Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana (June 22, 2012)
by HELEN GEIB
Good news for Indianapolis indie movie lovers as Moonrise Kingdom continues strong and Safety Not Guaranteed opens at the KAC. I’m excited as well about the new Bollywood romance Teri Meri Kahaani. Not a whole lot in limited release outside Indy, although Bernie continues its circuit of the state. For the full listings and the week’s repertory offerings, read on…
Note: For trailers, cast and crew, and suchlike follow the title link to the movie’s official website. For showtimes and directions for the non-multiplex venues, follow the links under “Outside the Multiplex” in the sidebar.
OPENING THIS WEEK IN LIMITED RELEASE
Safety Not Guaranteed- “In the scrappy romantic comedy Safety Not Guaranteed, an unusual classified ad inspires three cynical Seattle magazine employees to look for the story behind it. They discover a mysterious eccentric named Kenneth (Mark Duplass), a likable but paranoid supermarket clerk, who believes he’s solved the riddle of time travel and intends to depart again soon.” Safety Not Guaranteed, which has generated a lot of positive buzz, starts today at the Landmark Theatres Keystone Art Cinema in Indianapolis.
Teri Meri Kahaani- Bollywood romance Teri Meri Kahaani, starring my current favorite Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, opens today at the Republic Theaters Georgetown 14 in Indianapolis. Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra play three different couples in three different decades: 1910s, 1960s, and today.
THEATRICAL HOLDOVERS (AND “RE-OPENINGS”)
Bernie- In director Richard Linklater’s black comedy, Jack Black stars as a funeral home director and pillar of his community who may also be the murderer of a very unpopular old lady (Shirley MacLaine). Bernie, which I really enjoyed and which features a really good seriocomic performance by Black, holds over, in some cases at reduced showtimes, at the AMC Evansville 16 and AMC Bloomington 12 and expands to the AMC Honey Creek 8 and AMC Muncie 7.
Coriolanus- Ralph Fiennes directed and stars in this adaptation of a lesser-known Shakespeare play. If that’s not enough to sell it, you can read Nir’s review here. Coriolanus holds over at Fort Wayne’s Cinema Center. While it is out on DVD/Blu-ray now, I highly recommend a big screen viewing.
Darling Companion- A married couple (Kevin Kline, Diane Keaton) rediscover each other as they look for their lost dog, helped by a quirky group of friends and strangers. Lawrence Kasdan’s dramedy holds over at reduced showtimes at the Landmark Keystone Art Cinema in Indianapolis.
Ferrari Ki Sawaari- A father and young son have an unexpected adventure when dad “borrows” a ferrari for an hour in this Bollywood family film. Manoranjan is silent on the question but Hindi-language films usually have subtitles. You can find out for yourself at the Republic Theaters Georgetown 14 in Indianapolis this weekend, where Ferrari has a few (or so) more shows.
Hysteria- From the Landmark’s website: “Hysteria is a lighthearted romantic comedy that tells the surprising story of the birth of the electro-mechanical vibrator at the very peak of Victorian prudishness.” It holds over at the Landmark Theaters Keystone Art Cinema in Indianapolis (at reduced showtimes).
The Intouchables- French drama “The Intouchables is the inspiring true story of two men who should never have met—a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.” The Intouchables holds over at the Keystone Art Cinema in Indianapolis.
The Kid with a Bike- This French drama follows a troubled boy who was abandoned by his father and the woman who takes him in. The Dardenne brothers’ latest film, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, opens at the Cinema Center in Fort Wayne.
Moonrise Kingdom- Wes Anderson’s new film, a smash hit on the arthouse circuit, is a coming-of-age and young love comedy set in 1965. The adult cast includes Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand and a raft of other big names. Moonrise Kingdom holds over, still on two screens, at the Landmark Theaters Keystone Art cinema in Indianapolis.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen- Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt star in this romantic drama about a fisheries expert hired to introduce salmon, for sport fishing, to the Yemen River by the local sheikh. It returns to the state this week for an engagement at the Yes Cinema in Columbus (the Yes is closed Monday and Tuesday).
FESTIVALS, REPERTORY SCREENINGS, AND MORE
Indianapolis and Central Indiana
The charming family film Babe is the weekend movie at Franklin’s Artcraft Theatre; shows today and tomorrow at 2 and 7:30.
The Summer Nights series of movies on the terrace continues tonight with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; full lineup and screening details. Documentary Fold Crumple Crush, the third and final film in a series on art and artists, screens Sunday at 2 in the Toby; tickets are $5/$3 members.
The Keystone Art Cinema’s midnight movie series continues with The Shining; shows on Friday and Saturday nights through June and July (the full lineup here- jump to the end of the page).
Tomorrow night at 8 at the Garfield Park Arts Center, local film historian and collector Eric Grayson will screen The Valley of Gwangi (1969), the first of a three film series showcasing the work of famed stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen.
Tonight is the (most months) monthly Friday Night Frights at the Strand Theatre in Shelbyville. This month’s B-movie double feature is Night Tide and The Phantom Planet. The former is a 1961 atmospheric horror film starring Dennis Hopper that has an infinitely better reputation than most “Friday Night Frights” features.
Norwegian comedy of adolescence Turn Me on, Dammit! screens tonight and tomorrow night at 7 at the IU Cinema. Hysteria starts its (next) weekend run on Thursday. (Note to IU Cinema regulars: The Cinema is closed for summer vacation in July.)
Mahler on the Couch and Nobody Else But You have showings today and tomorrow in the ongoing Ryder film series in Bloomington, on the IU campus; Mahler has an additional show Sunday at Bear’s Place.
The Charley Creek Arts Fest in Wabash will include screenings of a number of 2011 Heartland award winners on the evenings of June 26-28. Screenings are at the Eagles Theater and include a variety of features, documentaries, and shorts.
Chinese drama Electric Shadows (2005) is this week’s film in the ongoing West Lafayette repertory series Cinematheque for All; Wednesdays at 7 on the Purdue campus.
NEXT WEEK AND BEYOND
The Landmark has added three films to the coming soon for next Friday, indie comedy-dramas Your Sister’s Sister and Lola Versus and Lebanese comedy-drama Where Do We Go Now?, from the director of Caramel.
Preview the coming attractions of the 2012 Indy Film Fest:
Films and events scheduled for next Friday:
Big at the IMA
Hysteria at the IU Cinema
Mahler on the Couch, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, and Nobody Else But You at the Ryder
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind at the KAC
Indy Film Fest’s The Nooner: 48 Hour Film Project Edition at Earth House