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Bear Festival offers new events From staff reports

Since its beginning in 1996, Dahlonega’s Bear on the Square Mountain Festival has been faithful in offering events and activities consistent with its mission of celebrating the Southern Appalachian region’s music, art and folkways. While crowds were smaller and activities were fewer in the early years, the number of participants and attendees has increased throughout the years. Numerous additions have been made to the festival’s lineup, and the 17th Bear festival on Saturday and Sunday in and around the Historic Public Square is no exception. A brand-new event will be an open mic event from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday on the pavilion stage at Hancock Park. Other expanded events and activities both days include free workshops, jams and demos; a free children’s program; and storytelling.

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When: Friday and Saturday Where: Downtown Dahlonega Contact: www.bearonthesquare. com

Workshops, jams and demos should last about 45 minutes each. They will be at three different locations: the workshop tent in Conner Memorial Park, the pavilion stage at Hancock Park and Searcey Underground, which is downstairs in Hall Block, 106 Public Square North. Workshops and activities range from organized jams to workshops on subjects covering buck dancing and hambone and from singing to stringed instrument lessons. The children’s program will run from noon to 3 p.m. on both days. Moira Nelligan of the Nelligan School of Traditional Music in Decatur will

present the program in the workshop tent in Conner Memorial Park. The Home Depot of Dahlonega and its store associates will present a toymaking booth on North Chestatee Street as another children’s activity. Storytelling, which served to entertain, educate and build community for early Appalachian settlers, will happen both days at the Crimson Moon Café. Participating storytellers will include Connie Chancey, Sandy Dillard, Steven Rhymer, Pat Shields, Esther Culver, Breyanne Culver, Betsy Doty, Hannah From and Debbie Weston From. For the creative-minded adults, the artist marketplace will be the place to congregate. The juried event will be comprised of a collection of one-of-akind, handmade arts and crafts from the Southern Appalachian region’s top artists. Booths will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, rain or shine.

Cornelia Apple Blossom BBQ Festival, Cornelia. Friday and Saturday. KCBS sanctioned BBQ competitions. 2013 Flowery Branch Spring Festival, Flowery Branch. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Free. 678-825-4228, festivals@troop228.info or www.troop228.info. Symposium: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Problems in Healthcare Delivery, Gainesville. 12:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Brenau University East Campus, 1001 Chestnut St. SE, Gainesville. Free. 678-707-6414 or 678-707-5029. Book Signing at Books With A’Peal, Cornelia. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Cornelia Plaza, N. Main St., Cornelia. Denise Weimer will sign Sautee Shadows. 706-7784563. Genealogy Day, Homer. 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Ga. 51 N, Homer. Guest speaker Mildred Grafton will introduce beginning and intermediate levels of conducting genealogical research. Staff and volunteers will provide assistance. Free. 678-9719390, bankscountyhistoricalsociety.org. Volunteers Wanted, Dahlonega. Through Sunday. The Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. Volunteer for concessions or ticketing duties and receive two free tickets for any Holly Theater Company Production. Georgia Mountain Krav Maga, Gainesville. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Beginning Tuesday. East Hall Community Center, 3911 P. Davidson Road, Gainesville. Free seminar 6:30 p.m. April 16. $85 a month. 678-450-1540. Spelling Bee 2013, Gainesville. 7 p.m. April 23. Pearce Auditorium, Brenau University, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville. Adults $5, children $2. 770-531-4337, www.allianceforliteracy.org.

Family This week Owl Craft Week, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St. SE, Gainesville. $1 with paid admission to museum, INK Members are free. 770536-1900. Raising Happy and Healthy Children, Gainesville. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Lakeview Academy Student Center, 796 Lakeview Drive, Gainesville. With parenting expert John Rosemond. Simon Kidgits Club Anniversary Party, Kennesaw. 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Town Center at Cobb, 400 Ernest W Barrett Parkway NW, Kennesaw. www.simon.com/ kidgits. Earth Day Craft Week, Gainesville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 22-26. Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St. SE, Gainesville. $1 with paid admission to museum, INK members free. 770-536-1900. “Mommy and Me” Preschool Program for 2- to 3-yearolds, Gainesville. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Every second and fourth Wednesdays of the month through May 8. Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville.


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Elachee, GEHC celebrate Earth Day From staff reports A busy Earth Day celebration is planned for children and adults from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Elachee Nature Science Center. The experienced nature education staff and volunteers will provide a variety of fun and engaging educational activities for children, including live animal programs, woodland hikes, arts and crafts and face painting. While the children are engaged in playful learning, adults may attend a series of backyard conservation workshops from experts including: ■■ “Green Roofs and Rainwater Harvesting” — Julie Evans of the Fockele Garden Company ■■ “The Basics of Effective Tree Planting” — arborist Odis Sisk of Global Tree Preservation ■■ “Backyard Composting” — Peter Gordon of Elachee Nature Science Center

■■ “Energy Conservation in the Home” — Tim Bala, Lanier Technical College Plus, guests may tour the new “E-House,” an energy-efficient demonstration home, complete with solar panels, a “Solatube” skylight, sustainable building components that save energy and money, and xeriscaping, which is a special type of landscaping reducing or eliminating the need for supplemental water from irrigation. For more information, call 770-5351976, visit www.elachee.org or email elachee@elachee.org. While Elachee celebrates with its specified activities, the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center will mark Earth Day with activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Buford. Visitors will enjoy a wide range of activities, including games, guided nature hikes, crafts, solar T-shirt screening, face painting, organic

Teams look to cast a spell at literacy bee From staff reports Hall County’s top spellers will try to scrabble their way to victory at the Gainesville/Hall County Alliance for Literacy’s 22nd annual “Brain Teasing, Crowd Pleasing, Good Time Romp of a Spelling Bee” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Brenau University’s Pearce Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for ages 12 and younger, on sale at the door. Nine teams return to vie for the trophy: the Brenau Bellas, representing Brenau University; the Beeattitudes, representing First Baptist Church; the Circuit Rider, representing First United Methodist Church; the Rotary Raisers, representing the Gainesville Rotary Club; the Team Godspell, representing Grace Episcopal Church; the Bibliophiles, representing the Hall County Library (sponsored by Lessie Smithgall and Walters Management Co.); the Word Nerds, representing Lanier Technical College; and The Education Club, representing University of North Georgia. Cargill is also an event sponsor, but was unable to field a team. Gay Hammond will reprise her role as wordsmith. She will conduct an “audience participation” round. The attendee who answers the most correctly will win a $50 gift card from Lakeshore Mall. Entry fee is $5.

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popcorn and much more. Visitors may meet a real life great horned owl at an 11 a.m. presentation and discover the types of wildlife in their own backyard. Visitors also will have the opportunity to experience “Peanuts.. Naturally,” a traveling exhibit taking a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Guests get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain, and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Scientifically oriented interactive stations allow children of all ages to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. The program costs $5 for ages 13 and older and $3 for ages 12 and younger. Children ages 2 and under and GEHC members are admitted free.

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Gardens on Green class on ferns, Gainesville. Noon Thursday. 711 Green St., Gainesville. 770-540-2969. Grand-Am, Braselton. April 19-20. Road Atlanta, 5300 Winder Highway, Braselton. 800-849-7223, www.roadatlanta.com. Spring Fling, Gainesville. 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20. 930 Athens

St., Gainesville. Yard sale, petting zoo, food, entertainment, kids activities, arts and crafts. Free. 770-535-7464, www. rehabindustries.org. No Excuse for Child Abuse Run, Gainesville. 7:45 a.m. Saturday. First Baptist Church, 751 Green St. NW, Gainesville. Registration $30. 770-532-6530, www. hopeandhealingga.org or active.com. 2013 Promise to Ride, Gainesville. 10 a.m.

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Saturday. 4844 Jim Hood Road, Gainesville. $35 in advance registration or $45 the day of the event. 770-530-1735, active. com. Youth Fishing Days at Buck Shoals, Helen. 8 a.m. to noon. Saturday. Smithgall Woods State Park, 61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen. $5 parking. 706878-3087. Wild Edibles: From Forest

to Fork, Athens. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20. The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 S. Milledge Ave., Athens. $35. 706542-6156. Garden Irrigation Workshop, Cumming. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 20. Forsyth County Extension, 875 Lanier 400 Parkway, Cumming. $5. 770-8872418, www.ugaextension. com/forsyth.

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George hits ‘The Big Five-Oh’ New play about middle age opens at Habersham From staff reports

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Lisa Gleim-Jones painted the oil canvas “Tea Time,” which is showcased in the Atlanta Fine Arts League exhibition “Food For Thought.”

Quinlan exhibit features tapestry to hot rod artistry From staff reports A mixed bag of art disciplines will be on display at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center’s Spring Exhibitions opening this week. An opening reception is set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the center, 514 Green St., Gainesville. Artwork featured will include “Threads of Life” tapestries by members of Tapestry Weavers South; “For the Love of

Arts This Week Art Journaling with Debra Paff, Sautee. Thursdays, April 18, 25 and May 2. Sautee Nachoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N,

Art,” featuring artwork by Gainesville artist Judy Black; “Food for Thought” works by members of the Atlanta Fine Arts League; and “The Car Show,” a juried exhibition. “The Car Show” features modes of transportation. At the reception, a showing of classic cars with awards and announcements for the exhibitions will start at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more, visit www. quinlanartscenter.org. Sautee. 706-768-6311, jevans@snca.org. The Georgia Art League, Gainesville. Noon, third Thursday each month. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. All artists invited. www. georgiaartleague.org.

For a man about to turn 50, George Thomas is not coping well with the barrage of AARP brochures, notices from his lawyer to update his will, and pamphlets from local funeral homes he receives in the mail each day. The 49-year-old college professor is the focus of a new comedy by Brian Mitchell — “The Big FiveOh” — which spotlights a middle-age man, his family, eccentric neighbors and one of his students who may or may not have a crush on him.

Theater This week “Twelfth Night,” Oakwood. 7:30 p.m. April 18-20, 2:30 p.m. April 20. Ed Cabell Theatre, University of North Georgia Gainesville campus, 3850 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. $16-18 for adults, $14-16 for seniors and $10-12 for students. Preview performance 7:30 p.m. April 8, tickets $8. 678-717-3624, www. gainesvilletheatrealliance. org. “The Dixie Swim Club,” Gainesville. 7:30 p.m. April 18-19 and 2:30 p.m. April 14 and 20. Georgia Mountains Center Theatre, 301 Main St. SW, Gainesville. Adults $17; seniors, students, children $13. 770-536-4677, www. georgiamountainplayers. org.

Directed by Justin Dudkiewicz, “The Big FiveOh” showcases the talents of Jack Molnar as George Thomas, Carmen Adams as Marie Thomas, Ben Cusato as Eric Thomas, Emily Macey Brown as Julie Thomas, Alta Moseley and Ernie Ashworth as the neighbors Kathy and Steve, Jeff Skelton as Douglas and Cassandra Martin as Sara, the college student. Performances of “The Big Five-Oh” will be at 7:30 p.m. April 19 through April 21 and 2 p.m. April 25 through 28 at the Harbersham Theater. Tickets are $13 for

adults and $8 for full-time students. Tickets may be purchased by calling 706839-1315 or visiting www. habershamtheater.org.

“Brigadoon,” Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. April 19-21. Historic Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. Tickets go on sale Jan. 29. Adults $18, children and students $12. 706-8643759, www.hollytheater. com. “Art,” Jefferson. 7:30 p.m. April 19-20. Jefferson Community Theatre, 28 College St., Jefferson. $25.

www.mainstreetjefferson. com. “The Big Five-Oh,” Clarkesville. 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. April 19-21, 25-28. Habersham Community Theater, 1370 Washington St., Clarkesville. www. habershamtheater.org, 706-839-1315. “Morningstar,” Demorest. 5 p.m. April 20. Piedmont Swanson Center, Piedmont College, 365 College Drive, Demorest.

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Jack Molnar portraying George Thomas and Carmen Adams playing his wife get into a heated yet hysterical discussion about their neighbors coming over for dinner.


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“Strong!” film screening Gainesville. 7 p.m. April 18. Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St. SE Gainesville. The Tour of Independent Filmmakers. www. theartscouncil. net/independent films.html.

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Cornelia Apple Blossom BBQ Festival, Cornelia. April 19-20, downtown Depot. 40 teams compete in Kansas City Barbecue Societysanctioned event. Food, entertainment, movie screening, beer

17th annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, Dahlonega. April 19-21. 244 Wild Turkey Trail, Dahlonega. Celebrates Southern Appalachian music, art and culture. Free. 706-864-9007, www.bearonthesquare.org.

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The Believers Concert Band of First United Methodist Church spring concert, Gainesville. 3 p.m. April 21. Brenau University’s Pearce Auditorium, Gainesville. Free.

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Even a casual sci-fi fan will recognize “Oblivion” for what it is: a mishmash of standard tropes and plot devices from better movies. The movie borrows heavily from “WALL-E,” “Moon,” “Bladerunner,” “The Matrix,” “2001: A Space Odyssey,” and many others. Sci-fi fans might enjoy spotting all of the film’s references, but that is likely where their enjoyment will end. Worse than being derivative, though, “Oblivion” offers two utterly implausible premises. It might be time for Tom Cruise to hang up his laser gun.

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The University of North Georgia Orchestra concert, Dahlonegha. 8 p.m. Friday, April 19. Hoag Student Center Auditorium, Dahlonega. $5 for adults, $2 for students. 706-864-1423, www.northgeorgia.edu/music.

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“The Big Five-Oh”, Clarkesville. 7:30 p.m. April 1921, 2 p.m. April 25-28. $13 for adults, $8 for fulltime students. 706-839-1315,

The Return, Demorest. 6 p.m. Thursday, April 25. Swanson Center for Performing Arts and Communications, Piedmont College, 359 College Drive, Demorest. $7. 706-778-8500 ext.1050, ncrawford@piedmont.edu.

“Georgia on My Mind,” Gainesville. 7:30 p.m. April 26, 3 p.m. April 28. St. Paul United Methodist Church, 404 Washington St., Gainesville. $15 general admission, $12 seniors and students, $5 children 11 and younger. 678-591-1545.

Taste of North Hall, Gainesville. 5 to 7:30 p.m. April 27. 4885 Mt. Vernon Road, Gainesville. Local restaurants, silent and live auctions, live music. $10. 770-983-7331 ext. 7283.

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“Georgia Gold Medal Plants,” Gainesville. April 25. 711 Green St., Gainesville. 770-540-2969.

Alliance for Literacy Spelling Bee, Gainesville. 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. Pearce Auditorium, Brenau University, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. $5 adults, $2 ages 12 and younger; $5 to participate in audience spelling contest. www.allianceforliteracy.org.

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Quinlan Spring Exhibitions, Gainesville. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, through June 8; opening reception, 5:30-7 p.m. April 18. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St., Gainesville. Free. 770536-2575, info@quinlanartscenter.org, www.quinlanartscenter.org.

Touch a Truck, Flowery Branch. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., April 21. Spout Springs Library, 6488 Spout Springs Road. Fire truck, dump truck, more. Free. 770-532-3311, ext. 192.

March for Babies, Gainesville. 9 a.m. registration and 10 a.m. 2-mile walk, April 20. Longwood Park at Wilshire Trail, 20 Pearl Nix Parkway NW. 770-977-3114.

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This sci-fi rip-off is on Cruise control ‘Oblivion’

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Seen a film in the genre? Then you’ve seen this one The audience for Universal’s science-fiction blockbuster, “Oblivion,” is small and easy to define. If you have never seen a single classic of the sci-fi genre, then you might enjoy it. If, however, you are even a casual sci-fi fan, you will recognize “Oblivion” for what it is: a mishmash of standard tropes and plot devices from better movies. AP Photo/Universal Pictures The opening premise is laughably similar to a live-action Olga Kurylenko, left, and Tom Cruise appear in a scene from “Oblivion,” out in theaters this weekend. “WALL-E,” which owed a great appears in this one movie. promptly destroys the plant. She objects he stores in a hidden deal to “Silent Running” (1972) Worse than being derivative, doesn’t immediately shut down little shack. He especially loves to begin with. though, “Oblivion” offers two like WALL-E’s love interest, Eve, plants. Sound like a lovable little Married couple Jack (Tom utterly implausible premises. but you get the point. robot you might have heard Cruise) and Victoria (Andrea Two major twists eventually The movie also borrows about? Riseborough) are the only two reveal Jack has been grossly heavily from “Moon,” I’m not the first person to humans still living on Earth after mislead about the nature of the “Bladerunner,” “The Matrix,” connect this movie to the Pixar a war with aliens decimated the war and his own existence. The “2001: A Space Odyssey,” and film, by the way. The Internet has planet. The rest of humanity lives third act gives us the true story many others. Sci-fi fans might already called out “Oblivion” on either on Titan, the largest moon just before it races to the climax. enjoy spotting all of the film’s this count. A couple of hilarious of Saturn, or on a triangular Problem is, the real story references, but that is likely viral videos demonstrate how spaceship called the Tet that is even more absurd than the where their enjoyment will end. similar the movie’s concept is to orbits the planet. original premise. Genre fans are more likely “WALL-E” by mashing together Enormous hydro plants suck The visuals are excellent, to rip it to shreds, especially if the audio and video from the up Earth’s ocean water and and the studio clearly invested they have paid $10 per ticket. I two films’ trailers. convert it into energy that fuels a great deal in the production heard people in the screening The connections become the Tet. Once the ship has values. Yet for all of the audience chuckling at moments laugh out loud funny when Jack enough stored energy, Jack and mammoth amounts of work definitely not intended to be finds a small flower still growing Victoria will join the others on put into it, the movie makes no funny. It begins to seem as if and presents it to Victoria as the Tet and go live on Titan. impact at all. every cliché device used in a gift. A firm believer in doing Jack works away each day, The performances are solid, the history of science fiction everything by the book, Victoria fixing drones and collecting

Starring: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Rated: PG-13, for scifi action violence, brief strong language, and some sensuality/nudity Runtime: 2 hours, 5 minutes Bottom line: Derivative and forgettable

but the only actor to really stand out is Riseborough. Victoria is the most human and sympathetic character, and Riseborough gets to show off the most range. I left the movie wondering whether Cruise is losing his appeal in action movies. I am not in the camp that mocks Cruise for his (admittedly troubling) off-screen exploits. He can worship whatever crazy religion he wants and jump on couches all over afternoon television for all I care, because he is one of the most consistent actors we have. His range is hugely underrated, too. Just see “Rock of Ages” (yes, I will defend him in that movie), “Tropic Thunder,” “Magnolia” and “A Few Good Men” for proof of his legitimacy as an actor. However, he chooses forgettable action movies and usually fails to open them to big box office numbers. At the ripe age of 51, it might be time to hang up his laser gun. He definitely should have passed on this project. Jeff Marker is head of the Communication, Media & Journalism Department at the University of North Georgia. His reviews appear weekly in Get Out and on gainesvilletimes.com/getout.


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42 (PG-13) Thu. 1:00-1:50-4:40-6:30-7:3010:20 Fri.-Sat. 11:00-1:50-4:40-6:30-7:309:25-10:20-12:25 Sun. 11:00-1:50-4:406:30-7:30-9:25-10:20 Admission (PG-13) Thu. 11:45-2:15-7:25 The Call (R) Thu. 5:00 Fri.-Sat. 9:10-11:25 Sun. 9:10 The Croods (PG) Thu. 12:10-2:30-4:50-7:10 Fri.-Sat. 12:10-2:30-4:50-7:15-9:35-11:55 Sun. 12:10-2:30-4:50-7:15-9:35 The Croods 3D (PG) Thu. 1:25-3:50-7:5510:35 Fri.-Sun. 10:45-1:30-4:05-6:45 Evil Dead (R) Thu. 2:15-9:20 Fri.-Sat. 11:45-2:20-5:15-7:45-10:00-12:15 Sun.

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10:00 Fri.-Sun. (12:50-3:45) 6:50-9:55 Jurassic Park 3D (PG-13) Thu.-Sun. (12:303:30) 6:30-9:45 Oblivion (PG-13) Thu. 10:00 Fri.-Sun. (12:55-4:00) 7:10-10:10 Olympus Has Fallen (R) Thu.-Sun. (1:003:50) 6:50-9:50 Oz the Great and Powerful (PG) Thu.-Sun. (12:35-3:40) 6:45-9:50 Oz the Great and Powerful 3D (PG) Thu. (12:00-3:05) 6:20-9:25 Fri.-Sun. (12:00) 6:20 Scary Movie V (PG-13) Thu.-Sun. (12:402:55-5:20) 7:35-9:50

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42 (PG-13) Thu. 4:00-7:00-9:30 Fri.-Sun. 1:15-4:15-7:00-9:30 Admission (PG-13) Thu. 4:45-7:15-9:45 The Call (R) Thu. 4:45-7:30-10:00 Fri.-Sun. 4:45-10:00 The Croods (PG) Thu. 5:30-7:45-10:00 Fri.Sun. 2:00-4:30-6:45-10:00 The Croods 3D (PG) Thu. 4:15-6:45-9:15 Evil Dead (R) Thu. 5:30-7:45-10:00 Fri.Sun. 2:00-4:45-7:15-10:00 G.I. Joe: Retaliation (PG-13) Thu. 4:15-9:45 Fri.-Sun. 1:45-4:15-6:45-9:45 G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3D (PG-13) Thu. 6:45 Home Run (PG-13) Fri.-Sun. 1:15-4:15-7:009:45 The Host (PG-13) Thu. 4:15-7:00-9:45 Fri.Sun. 1:30-4:15-7:00-9:45 Jurassic Park 3D (PG-13) Thu. 4:00-7:009:45 Fri.-Sun. 1:15-4:00-6:45-9:30 Oblivion (PG-13) Thu. 10:00 Fri.-Sun. 1:002:15-4:00-5:00-7:00-8:00-9:45 Olympus Has Fallen (R) Thu. 4:00-6:45-9:30 Fri.-Sun. 1:15-4:00-6:45-9:30 Oz the Great and Powerful (PG) Thu. 4:157:15-9:15 Fri.-Sun. 1:30-4:15-7:15-9:15 The Place Beyond the Pines (R) Fri.-Sun. 1:00-4:00-7:00-9:30 Safe Haven (PG-13) Thu. 4:00-6:45 Scary Movie V (PG-13) Thu. 5:15-7:30-10:00 Fri.-Sun. 1:00-3:00-5:15-7:30-10:00 Snitch (PG-13) Thu. 4:30-7:15-9:45 Fri.Sun. 2:00-7:15 Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (PG-13) Thu. 4:30-7:009:30 Fri.-Sun. 1:45-4:30-7:15-9:45

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Chadwick Boseman stars as Jackie Robinson, left, and Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey in a scene from “42,” now playing at area theaters. 2:20-5:15-7:45-10:00 G.I. Joe: Retaliation (PG-13) Thu. 1:15-2:153:45-4:55-6:30-7:30-9:15-10:15 Fri.-Sat. 10:35-11:40-1:05-2:15-3:35-5:10-6:357:45-9:05-10:25-11:40 Sun. 10:35-11:401:05-2:15-3:35-5:10-6:35-7:45-9:05-10:25 G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3D (PG-13) Thu. 5:15 Girl Rising (PG-13) Fri.-Sat. 12:05-2:304:55-7:20-9:45-12:10 Sun. 12:05-2:304:55-7:20-9:45 Homerun (Not Rated) Fri.-Sat. 12:00-2:254:50-7:15-9:40-12:05 Sun. 12:00-2:254:50-7:15-9:40 The Host (PG-13) Thu. 1:50-4:40-7:40-10:30 Fri.-Sun. 10:55-2:00-4:45-7:50-10:40 Jurassic Park 3D (PG-13) Thu. 1:50-4:507:40-10:30 Fri.-Sun. 10:50-1:40-4:307:35-10:35 Jurassic Park: An IMAX 3D Experience (PG13) Thu. 1:20-4:10 The Lords of Salem (R) Fri.-Sat. 10:3012:50-3:10-5:30-8:00-10:30 Sun. 12:503:10-5:30-8:00-10:30 Oblivion (PG-13) Thu. 10:00-10:15 Fri.-Sun. 11:00-11:30-1:50-2:20-4:40-5:10-7:308:00-10:20-10:50 Oblivion: The IMAX Experience (PG-13) Thu. 8:00-10:50 Fri.-Sat. 10:30-1:20-4:10-7:009:45-12:30 Sun. 10:30-1:20-4:10-7:009:45 Olympus Has Fallen (R) Thu. 2:10-5:007:40-10:20 Fri.-Sun. 11:15-2:00-5:007:55-10:40 Oz the Great and Powerful (PG) Thu. 11:453:15-6:40-9:35 Fri.-Sun. 1:00-7:00 Oz the Great and Powerful 3D (PG) Thu. 1:004:15-7:25-10:20 Fri.-Sun. 4:00-10:00

The Place Beyond the Pines (R) Fri.-Sun. 12:15-4:00-7:05-10:15 Scary Movie V (PG-13) Thu. 12:0012:45-1:00-2:15-2:50-3:10-4:304:55-6:50-8:00-10:05 Fri.-Sat. 10:4012:50-3:05-5:20-7:40-9:55-12:10 Sun. 10:40-12:50-3:05-5:20-7:40-9:55 Side Effects (R) Fri.-Sat. 11:10-1:45-7:10 Sun. 1:45-7:10 Silver Linings Playbook (R) Fri.-Sat. 4:159:40-12:20 Sun. 4:15-9:40 Spring Breakers (R) Thu. 4:00 Trance (R) Thu. 12:20-2:45-5:10-7:3510:10 Fri.-Sun. 10:50-1:15-3:45 Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (PG-13) Thu. 1:15-2:203:50-5:00-6:40-7:45-9:20-10:25 Fri.-Sat. 10:35-1:10-3:50-6:40-9:15-11:50 Sun. 10:35-1:10-3:50-6:40-9:15

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42 (PG-13) Thu. 4:15-7:10-9:45 Fri. 4:157:15-9:45 Sat.-Sun. 1:30-4:15-7:15-9:45 The Croods (PG) Thu. 5:00-7:00-9:15 Fri. 5:15-7:15-9:15 Sat.-Sun. 2:30-4:45-7:009:15 Evil Dead (R) Thu. 5:15-7:30-9:45 G.I. Joe: Retaliation (PG-13) Thu. 4:30-7:009:30 Fri. 5:00-7:30-10:00 Sat.-Sun. 2:305:00-7:30-10:00 Home Run (PG-13) Fri. 4:30-7:00-9:30 Sat.Sun. 2:00-4:30-7:00-9:30 Oblivion (PG-13) Fri. 4:45-7:20-10:00 Sat.Sun. 2:15-4:45-7:20-10:00 Scary Movie V (PG-13) Thu.-Fri. 5:30-7:309:30 Sat.-Sun. 1:30-3:30-5:30-7:30-9:30 Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (PG-13) Thu. 4:45-7:159:40

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42 (PG-13) Thu. 4:05-7:00-9:20 Fri.-Sun. 1:05-4:05-7:00-9:20 The Call (R) Thu. 4:45-7:05-9:55 The Croods (PG) Thu. 4:40-7:05-10:00 Fri.Sun. 12:00-2:20-4:40-7:05-9:55 Evil Dead (R) Thu. 4:20-7:10-9:50 Fri.-Sun. 12:00-2:10-4:20-7:10-10:00 G.I. Joe: Retaliation (PG-13) Thu. 4:00-9:50 Fri.-Sun. 1:25-4:00-7:00-9:30 G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3D (PG-13) Thu. 7:00 The Host (PG-13) Thu. 4:15-7:10-9:25 Fri.Sun. 4:15-9:45 Jurassic Park 3D (PG-13) Thu. 4:05-7:059:30 Fri.-Sun. 1:10-4:05-7:05-9:50 Oblivion (PG-13) Fri.-Sun. 1:15-1:30-4:057:00-7:20-9:20 Olympus Has Fallen (R) Thu. 4:30-7:15-9:25 Fri.-Sun. 1:00-4:30-7:15-9:50 Oz the Great and Powerful (PG) Thu. 4:007:00-9:20 Fri.-Sun. 1:00-4:00-7:00-9:25 Scary Movie V (PG-13) Thu. 4:25-7:15-9:55 Fri.-Sun. 12:10-2:15-4:25-7:15-9:55


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‘Strong!’ looks at Ga. athlete’s dual challenges Independent series finale at Arts Center From staff reports The Arts Council Inc. and University of North Georgia present a feature film “Strong!” with director Julie Wyman, the final film of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers series. The screening is set for 7 p.m. Thursday at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center. 311 Spring St., Gainesville. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors 65 and older. Tickets include the screening and meet-thefilmmaker Q&A session following the film. In “Strong!” Savannah native Cheryl Haworth is a young woman with a big dream: to be the strongest woman in the world. As the 300-pound U.S. Olympic weightlifter prepares for Beijing 2008, she struggles with injury, confidence and her place in a world where larger women are not readily accepted. The film explores the contradiction of a body once celebrated within the confines of her sport and shunned by mainstream culture. Through Haworth’s journey, audience members learn not only about the sport of weightlifting, but also the material,

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Movie reviews from Associated Press, McClatchy-Tribune News Service. Stars out of four.

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‘Oblivion’ ■■ Review, 10 ‘Home Run’

‘Strong!’ When: 7 p.m. April 18 Where: Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center. 311 Spring St., Gainesville How much: $7 adults, $5 students and seniors ages 65 and older Contact: 770-34-2787, www.TheArtsCouncil. net

psychological and social consequences of a having a body that does not fit. A producer and director, Wyman is an award-winning filmmaker, performer, writer and professor. Her film “Buoyant” screened at MoMA New York, the Walker Arts Center, the La Jolla MoCA and at festivals internationally. Her full-length documentary “A Boy Named Sue” aired on Showtime, MTV’s Logo TV and was screened at festivals internationally. Wyman holds a MFA from the University of California, San Diego. She is a professor of digital filmmaking in the cinema and techno-cultural studies department at UC Davis. Trailers for each film in the series may be viewed at the Arts Council’s website, www.TheArtsCouncil. net. Tickets may be ordered online at www. TheArtsCouncil.net or by calling the Arts Council at 770-534-2787.

HH (PG-13 for some mature thematic material). The first rule of any baseball movie is that the guys cast to star in it have to look like they can play. And in “Home Run,” Scott Elrod had the build, the swagger and the sweet swing of a big leaguer. That makes him and this thin tale of 12step redemption credible and watchable, if nothing else. Elrod is Cory Brand, a big-league slugger with alcohol problems and daddy issues. It all blows up that day Cory’s drunkenly called out after hitting what he thought was an inside-the-park home run. The tirade he tosses injures a batboy — his own nephew, it turns out — and earns him an eight-week suspension. That forces his agent (Vivica A. Fox, terrific) to get creative. She packs him off to his hometown. But another screw-up — a DUI — adds to the mess. Now, he’s got to go to 12step “Celebrate Recovery” meetings. And he has to coach his brother’s Little League team. “Home Run” is an utterly conventional faith-based film built around Cory’s coming to grips with his demons, making amends for his wrongs and finding religion. The cast does what it can to enliven that, but the 12-step meetings are too familiar to play as fresh. The script lacks on-the-field drama as well, with Cory having few

real nuggets of wisdom to teach the kids about America’s Pastime.

continuing ’42’

HHH (PG-13 for language). There’s a natural beauty and romanticism about baseball that transitions to the silver screen as perfectly as a well-turned double play. If you add in a powerful story that resonates through history as sharply as the crack of the bat on a warm spring day, then what you have is “42.” Director and writer Brian Helgeland recounts how Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947 when he was offered a contract by owner Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) to play with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Helgeland shows a deep respect for both the game and for what Robinson accomplished by telling this baseball story through the human drama. Boseman hits a home run showing Robinson as a leader on and off the field. One reason Robinson was chosen was because he had the strength to stare down the hatred and ignorance that infected this country like a poison. Despite the control he had to show in the role, Boseman gets across through his expressive face the anger, fear, determination and hope that came out of this monumental moment in time. There’s a naturalness to his portrayal of Robinson that goes beyond playing a role to the point of embodying the spirit. Ford plays Rickey with equal amounts of gruffness and gentleness to make it one of his most complete acting performances.

‘The Place Beyond the Pines’

HHH ½ stars (R for language, violence, teen drug/alcohol use.) “The Place Beyond the Pines” tells three overlapping stories that center on the legacies — voluntary or not — fathers leave their sons, and the split-second decisions that can shape them. The title is the English translation of the Mohawk word for the film’s setting, Schenectady. It’s a fitting romanticizing of reality for the film’s characters, who all hope for something better than what they have. As bottle-blond, tat-splattered motorcycle stunt driver Luke, Ryan Gosling has never been better. When he runs into former one-night stand Romina (Eva Mendes) and finds out he’s a baby daddy, the ramblin’ man goes gooey at the prospect of having an insta-family. Determined to support his toddler son, Luke teams with a mechanic (Ben Mendelsohn) to rob banks, and his single-take getaway chase scene is a nail-biter. The second story features Bradley Cooper as wounded-hero cop Avery, facing corruption among his cohorts (including Ray Liotta). The third and weakest story in the film intertwines the fates of the sons of the cop and the criminal when they reach their teens. The film easily could have sprawled out of control into a predictable epic. But it holds enough intimacy — and surprise — to satisfy. ‘Scary Movie 5’

H (PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, language, some drug material, partial nudity, comic violence and gore). “Scary Movie 5” comes up short in every way

imaginable. The broad swipes this sketch comedy takes at horror films such as “Mama,” “Paranormal Activity” and “Evil Dead” (yes, it’s that current), at reality TV, at “The Black Swan” and “Fifty Shades of Grey,” at sci-fi films such as “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and at the real-life personae of Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen and Snoop Dogg, produce barely a single laugh. It’s a series of short sketches that don’t end with a payoff, performed by actors who need a paycheck.

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University of North Georgia Orchestra in concert From staff reports The University of North Georgia Orchestra will present its Spring 2013 concert at 8 p.m. Friday at the Hoag Student Center Auditorium on the Dahlonega campus. The concert will feature Symphony No. 40 in G Minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, along with Gioacchino Rossini’s Overture to An Italian in Algiers and Dmitri Kabalevsky’s Comedians Suite. General admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students. UNG students, faculty, and staff are admitted free with ID. For information, call 706-864-1423 or visit www. northgeorgia.edu/music.

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‘Morningstar’ premiers at Piedmont From staff reports “Morningstar,” a new musical by Piedmont College professor Dr. Phillip Hayner, will premier at the Swanson Center Mainstage Theater in Demorest. The musical, which examines the role of evil in Biblical accounts of Satan, is directed by Piedmont senior Allison Criswell of Hoschton as her capstone presentation for a bachelor of arts degree musical theater. The free performance is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday in the Swanson Center at

365 College Drive, Demorest. Dr. Wallace Hinson will conduct the cast of 10 singers and orchestra. Singers include Chris Sudderth, Kelly Hood, Ian Vencil, John Wright, Kate Berardi, Greg Voyles, Elizabeth Parmer, Jennifer Pitt, ErikaJade Carr and Katie O’Neill. The orchestra will include Jessie Bee, flute; Mitchell Auger, saxophone; Heather Strachan, violin; Kallan Williams, guitar; Milton Clinkscales, trombone; Taylor Sexton, percussion; Phillip Hayner, keyboard I; and Joy Hayner, keyboard II.

Believers Concert Band sings way into spring From staff reports The Believers Concert Band of Gainesville First United Methodist Church will hold its 11th annual Spring Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Brenau University’s Pearce Auditorium. The 50-piece concert band’s program will feature Jack Bullock’s transcription of

Wagner’s Pilgrims’ chorus from Tannhauser to Leroy Anderson’s A Trumpeters Lullaby. Audience members also will hear a men’s quartet sing Southern gospel music, Marches of John Philip Sousa, selections from “The Sound of Music,” and a tribute to Gershwin. Joel Williams will narrate. Donations will be accepted during the free program.

Sharretts to be honored at concert The upcoming Piedmont College Wind Ensemble concert will honor Dr. Archie Sharretts for his 35 years in public and private education. Ensemble director Vickie Pinson said

all former students of Sharretts are invited to the free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the college’s Center for Worship and Music in Demorest. A reception will follow the concert.

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Brenau University barbecue championship is about good food, to be sure. But it is also about scholarships for deserving students in north Georgia. There’s room still for vendors to show their wares in the family-oriented festival atmosphere and for both professional and amateur cook teams in the MBN/GBAsanctioned event. For details go to www.brenaubbq.org.

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