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The Projector: Movies opening on Oct. 14


The Big Year—Three bird enthusiasts (Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson) are at a crossroads in their lives and decide to follow their passions in a competition to identify the most elusive birds in North America. (PG) Edwards 9 and Edwards 22

Footloose—Fish out of water Ren MacCormack (Kenny Wormald) moves from the big city to a small southern town and falls in love with a minister’s daughter (Julianne Hough). Ren stirs up trouble in this anti-dancing town in Craig Brewer’s remake. (PG-13) Edwards 9 and Edwards 22

Higher Ground—"This Dark World,” a memoir written by Carolyn S. Briggs is the basis for actor Vera Farmiga’s directorial debut. After a lifelong on again off again relationship with God, Corrine (Farmiga) struggles to balance her faith and desire for intellectual freedom. (R) The Flicks

Love Crime—The French corporate world is the setting for this tale of deceit, passion and murder as a mentor (Kristin Scott Thomas) teaches her protégée (Ludivine Sagnier) the ruthless ways of success – perhaps a little too well. (R) The Flicks

The Thing—Director Matthijs van Heijningen’s version is a prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 classic in which a Paleontologist (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is summoned to a remote Arctic wasteland after a research team stumbles upon a spaceship and its horrifying occupants that was frozen in ice for 100,000 years. (R) Edwards 9 and Edwards 22

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