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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, April 12-18, 2019. Osio, a nonprofit movie theater dedicated to independent, foreign, and art films, is located at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey.

MONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN 40TH ANNIVERSARY
Thurs at 7:30pm

Monty Python delivers the group's sharpest and smartest satire of both religion and Hollywood's epic films. Set in 33 AD Judea where the exasperated Romans try to impose order, it is a time of chaos and change with no shortage of messiahs and followers willing to believe them. At its center is Bethlehem-born Brian Cohen, who, by a series of absurd circumstances, is caught up in a new religion and reluctantly mistaken for the promised messiah. The entire Monty Python ensemble shines in multiple roles as they question everyone and everything from ex-lepers, Pontius Pilate, and haggling to revolutionaries, crazy prophets, religious fanaticism, Roman centurions, and crucifixion, forever changing our biblical view. Watch the trailer.

TALES
Thurs at 7pm

A series of seven vignettes about different people loosely related to each other dealing with their every day problems in modern day Iran. Award-winning director Rakhshan Banietemad will answer questions after the movie. Watch the trailer.

THE PUBLIC
Weekdays at 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 7pm
Sat & Sun at 11:15am, 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 7pm

When sub-zero temperatures reach downtown Cincinnati, patrons of the public library - many of them homeless or mentally ill - stage a sit-in, refusing to leave the library and face the dangerously inclement weather. The situation evolves into a stand-off with the local authorities as the media and public watch on. The provocative story and excellent cast tackle important social issues such as poverty, mental illness, and the commodification of news media. Watch the trailer.

TRANSIT
Weekdays at 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:20pm
Sat & Sun at 12pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:20pm

Assuming the identity of a deceased author, Georg flees Nazi occupied France during World War II. When he is delayed in Marseilles he meets a woman desperately seeking her missing husband, the very man whose identity Georg has stolen. Transit is the third entry in Petzold’s “Love in Times of Oppressive Systems” trilogy, following his films Barbara and Phoenix. Watch the trailer.

THE INVISIBLES
Fri, Mon, Tues, Wed at 2:15pm, 7:10pm
Thurs at 2:15pm
Sat & Sun at 11:45am, 2:15pm, 7:10pm

While Goebbels infamously declared Berlin "free of Jews" in 1943, 1700 managed to survive in the Nazi capital. This gripping docudrama traces the stories of four real-life survivors who...Read More

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Butterfly Boutique not only creates beautiful custom quinceañera dresses for young women, we also create custom dolls for quinceñera celebrations. Stop by our shop in Old Monterey at 458 Alvarado Street and speak with us. Locally owned and operated, we'd love to help you with your upcoming quinceañera.

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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, April 5-11, 2019. Osio, a non-profit movie theater dedicated to independent, foreign, and art films, is located at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey.

THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT
Weekdays at 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm
Sat & Sun at 11:30am, 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm

Cousins from New York, Vincent and Anton are players in the high-stakes game of High-Frequency Trading, where winning is measured in milliseconds. Their dream? To build a straight fiber-optic cable line between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions. But nothing is straightforward for this flawed pair. Anton is the brains, Vincent is the hustler, and together they push each other and everyone around them to the breaking point with their quixotic adventure. Watch the trailer.

THE INVISIBLES
Weekdays at 2:15pm, 4:45pm, 7:10pm
Sat & Sun at 11:30am, 2:15pm, 4:45pm, 7:10pm

While Goebbels infamously declared Berlin "free of Jews" in 1943, 1700 managed to survive in the Nazi capital. This gripping docudrama traces the stories of four real-life survivors who learned to hide in plain sight. Moving between cinemas, cafés, and safe houses, they dodged Nazi officials and a dense network of spies and informants. Yet their prudence was at odds with their youthful recklessness, prompting them to join the resistance, forge passports, or pose as Aryan war widows. Masterfully weaving these story threads together, The Invisibles is a testament to the resourcefulness, willpower and sheer chance needed to survive against incredible odds. Watch the trailer.

ASH IS PUREST WHITE
Daily at 1:30pm, 6:45pm

Qiao is in love with Bin, a local mobster. During a fight between rival gangs, she fires a gun to protect him. Qiao gets five years in prison for this act of loyalty. Upon her release, she goes looking for Bin to pick up where they left off. Watch the trailer.

THE MUSTANG
Weekdays at 2:15pm, 5pm, 7:15pm
Sat & Sun at 12pm, 2:15pm, 5pm, 7:15pm

Roman Coleman, a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to participate in an “outdoor maintenance” program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer and helped by an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider, Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program. There, he rediscovers his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang. Watch the trailer.

APOLLO 11
Weekdays at 4:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11:30am, 4:30pm

Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio...Read More

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The Robert Louis Stevenson House will be open to visitors on Saturdays, 1pm-4pm, from April 6 through October 2019. Stop by and visit with the knowledgeable volunteer docents, relax in the large walled garden in back, and enjoy our local history! The house is located at 530 Houston Street in Monterey.

This two-story adobe has sheltered families, government officials, artists, writers, and fishermen beginning in the Mexican era. During its time as a rooming house, known as the French Hotel, a young writer, Robert Louis Stevenson, stayed a few months in the autumn of 1879. Poor, in frail health and unknown, Stevenson was cared for by friends while he courted his future wife, Fanny Osbourne. Today, the Stevenson House has been restored with several rooms devoted to "Stevensonia."

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The Old Monterey Business Association would like to congratulate the 34 Old Monterey businesses and organizations that won Monterey County Weekly’s Best of Monterey County 2019. Click the links to read what the Weekly’s writers and editors had to say about each business.

Aabha Indian Cuisine
Best Indian

Alvarado Street Brewery
Best Bar for Millennials
Best Selection of Craft Beers
Best Local Beer / Brewery

Bagel Bakery
Best Bagel

Britannia Arms of Monterey
Best Place for Karaoke

Bull and Bear Whiskey Bar and Taphouse
Best Singles Bar

CarmelBarre
Best Boutique Fitness Studio

Cibo Ristorante Italiano
Best Club for Jazz

Crown and Anchor
Best Late-Night Hangout
Best Pub

Dennis Murphy (of Dennis Murphy School of Music)
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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, March 29 - April 4, 2019. Osio, a non-profit movie theater dedicated to independent, foreign, and art films, is located at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey.

COMBAT OBSCURA
Daily at 2pm, 7:45pm

At the age of 18, Miles Lagoze enlisted in the Marine Corps. He was deployed to Afghanistan where he served as Combat Camera — his unit's official videographer. But upon being discharged, Lagoze took all the footage he and his fellow cameramen shot and he assembled a documentary: Combat Obscura. This film is a groundbreaking look at daily life in a war zone as told by the Marines themselves. Watch the trailer.

ASH IS PUREST WHITE
Daily at 1pm, 4pm, 6:50pm

Qiao is in love with Bin, a local mobster. During a fight between rival gangs, she fires a gun to protect him. Qiao gets five years in prison for this act of loyalty. Upon her release, she goes looking for Bin to pick up where they left off. Watch the trailer.

THE MUSTANG
Weekdays at 2:15pm, 5pm, 7:15pm
Sat & Sun at 12pm, 2:15pm, 5pm, 7:15pm

Roman Coleman, a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to participate in an “outdoor maintenance” program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer and helped by an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider, Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program. There, he rediscovers his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang. Watch the trailer.

APOLLO 11
Weekdays at 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Sat & Sun at 12pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm

Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future. Watch the trailer.

THE WEDDING GUEST
Weekdays at 5:25pm, 7:40pm
Sat & Sun at 11:15am, 5:25pm, 7:40pm

This propulsive, globetrotting thriller is a breathless tour through the shadowy underworlds and hidden realms of Pakistan and India. Jay is a man with a secret who travels from Britain to Pakistan to attend a wedding—armed with duct tape, a shotgun, and a plan to kidnap the bride-to-be. Despite his cool efficiency, the plot quickly spirals out of control, sending Jay and his hostage on the run across the border...Read More

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