Dirty Wars AUG 24 & 26-29 SAT MON-THURS 9:00 p.m. ONLY 7:30 p.m. ONLY Unrated; contains mature themes and disturbing images; 93 minutes. Richard Rowley’s hard-hitting documentary Dirty Wars takes an uncompromising look at U.S. military actions in Iran, Afghanistan, and other countries. The film’s thesis is that many operations supposedly conducted because America must be protected from terrorism “by any means necessary” do not make us safer—in fact, by raising anti-American sentiment, these actions make the world much less safe for everyone. Dirty Wars reveals the operations that caused countless, unreported civilian deaths; meticulously planned covert assassinations; and the ways in which military and news agencies work together to fashion manipulative reports about what’s going on in these countries. The film presents startling, unique images and footage shot on handheld cameras and cell phones, and features interviews from military officials juxtaposed with sobering testimony from the survivors of the operations. Even more eye-opening is how Scahill and Rowley follow the trail of carnage left by various military strikes, looking at the devastation done to civilian households and neighborhoods, and attempting to measure the anger that remains. Dirty Wars is political, but it’s not shrill or didactic. Rowley and Scahill realized that such a film needs to grip the viewer almost like a thriller, and that it shouldn’t feel like a traditional news report. Erica Abeel, writing for the Huffington Post, called this movie “a game-changing, mind-blowing film.” The Way Way Back AUG 30-SEP 5 FRI 5:30 7:45 p.m. SAT & SUN 2:00 5:00 7:15 p.m. MON-THURS 5:30 p.m. ONLY Rated PG-13 for profanity, some sexual content, drug use, and mature themes; 103 minutes. Nat Faxon and Jim Rash collaborate for their directorial debut with this wise, insightful comedy-drama that takes audiences to emotional places other films overlook. The Way Way Back focuses on Duncan (Liam James), a shy, insecure 14-year-old boy. The original screenplay perfectly captures the look and feel of teenage anxiety as Duncan deals with his clueless mom (Toni Collette), her self-centered jerk of a boyfriend Trent (Steve Carrell), and his obnoxious daughter Steph (Zoe Levin). When this dysfunctional quasi-family moves into Trent’s beach house for the summer, Duncan falls for the pretty girl next door, Susanna (AnnaSophia Robb); his inarticulate attempts to connect with her are heartbreaking and amusingly true to life. But Duncan will soon meet what every lonely wallflower needs: a laid-back, irrationally confident, adult mentor to take him under his wing. Sam Rockwell is hilarious as Owen, manager of the local water park, who gives Duncan a job and dishes out some (questionable) advice on life, love, and what’s truly important. The Way, Way Back is a genuinely emotional underdog story that both adults and teenagers can appreciate. ...and making the switch to a digital projection system. You can HELP! For information or to donate, visit salinaartcenter.org or call 785.827.1431. 150 S. Santa Fe | 785.452.9868 | email@example.com films in AUGUST ADMISSION PRICES $6.00 SAC Members $7.00 Seniors/Students (with valid ID) $8.00 Adults Membership card must be shown for discount. R or MA rating requires purchase of ticket by parent or guardian of person under 17.