Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana (June 29, 2012)
by HELEN GEIB
Moonrise Kingdom expands to all the AMC theaters around the state that regularly appear in this column- and most of the other usual suspects as well. For the full listings and the week’s repertory lineup, read on….
My Top Pick for the Week
When it comes to my “outside the multiplex” moviegoing, I operate on the working assumption that every movie is a one week engagement. While that is not, happily, always the case, it is an approach that has stood me in good stead over the years. I encourage anyone interested in seeing Where Do We Go Now?, the sophomore effort by Lebanese writer-director-actress Nadine Labaki (Caramel), to adopt my philosophy and see it this week.
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
Where Do We Go Now?- “Infused with songs and dancing, this serio-comic fable of a community beset by conflict between two faiths speaks out the desire of every citizen to live in peace. Set in a remote village where a Christian church and Muslim mosque stand side by side, director/co-writer/actress Nadine Labaki’s (Caramel) ironically humorous drama follows the antics of the town’s women to keep their blowhard men from starting a religious war.” Where Do We Go Now? starts today at the Landmark Theatres Keystone Art Cinema in Indianapolis.
Your Sister’s Sister- This indie relationship drama, “a twisted tale of ever-complicated relationships”, stars Mark Duplass, Emily Blunt, and Rosemary DeWitt. It starts today at the Landmark Theatres Keystone Art Cinema in Indianapolis.
THEATRICAL HOLDOVERS (AND “RE-OPENINGS”)
Bernie- In director Richard Linklater’s black comedy-docudrama, 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, opens at the Yes Cinema in Columbus (the Yes is closed Monday and Tuesday).
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 and expands significantly, opening at these AMC theaters: Evansville 16, Honey Creek 8 in Terre Haute, Bloomington 11, Indianapolis 17, Muncie 7, Schererville 16, South Bend 16. It also opens at the Regal Shiloh Crossing 18 in Avon, Regal Village Park 17 in Carmel, Rave Jefferson Pointe 18 in Fort Wayne, Rave Metropolis 18 in Plainfield, Cinema Center in Fort Wayne, Carmike Cinemas 20 in Fort Wayne, Showplace Cinemas East in Evansville, Goodrich Quality Theaters Hamilton 16 in Noblesville, and Goodrich Quality Theaters Portage 16.
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, holds over 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, holds over at the Republic Theaters Georgetown 14 in Indianapolis. Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra play three different couples in three different decades: 1910s, 1960s, and today.
FESTIVALS, REPERTORY SCREENINGS, AND MORE
Indianapolis and Central Indiana
Indy Film Fest’s monthly Nooner program of short films at Earth House in downtown Indianapolis is today at, you got it, noon. This is the 48 Hour Film Project Edition; admission is free.
The Summer Nights series of movies on the terrace continues tonight with Big; full lineup and screening details.
The Keystone Art Cinema’s midnight movie series continues with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; shows on Friday and Saturday nights through June and July (the full lineup here- jump to the end of the page).
Hysteria screens tonight and tomorrow night at 7 at the IU Cinema. (Note to IU Cinema regulars: The Cinema is closed for summer vacation in July.)
Today and tomorrow on the IU campus, Mahler on the Couch, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, and Nobody Else But You in Bloomington’s Ryder film series. There’s an extra show of Jiro Dreams of Sushi on Sunday at Bear’s Place.
The music documentary Music from the Big House has a one night showing at Columbus’ Yes Cinema on Monday: “Rita Chiarelli, an award winning recording artist, takes a pilgrimage to the birthplace of the blues… Louisiana State Maximum Security Penitentiary, a.k.a Angola Prison. She never imagined that her love for the blues would lead her to raise the roof in a collaborative jailhouse performance with inmates serving life sentences.” Chiarelli will give a short concert and Q&A after the movie. Tickets are $10.
The Valparaiso Memorial Opera House has three film showings this week: Canadian foreign language Oscar nominee Monsieur Lazhar on Sunday evening and on Tuesday, a matinee of Peace Love and Misunderstanding and evening showing of the Russian thriller Elena.
NEXT WEEK AND BEYOND
Lots to look forward to in the second half of July in the way of special screenings and festivals:
There will be a Fathom Events showing of Singin’ in the Rain, in connection with the 60th anniversary of the movie’s release, on July 12 at 7; at participating theaters state-wide. A recorded interview with Debbie Reynolds about the making of the classic musical will precede the film.
The Indiana Black Expo Film Festival is the afternoons of July 14-15 at the IMA: “Screen a selection of independent films produced and written by African American and African filmmakers, including films with a distinct cultural message to share, and those with stories highlighting challenges and triumphs of the human spirit.” Admission is free.
A new made-in-Indiana indie horror movie, Found, will have its premiere at the Buskirk-Chumley on Saturday, July 14 at 8: “Shot throughout Indiana, Found features an all-Hoosier cast and crew, including special makeup effects by Bloomington’s Clockwerk Creature Company. This premiere screening at the historic Buskirk-Chumley Theater will be followed by an on-stage Q&A panel with members of the production.”
The Jewish Community Center will screen the drama Mulberry Child, about a Chinese immigrant’s attempts to re-connect with her Americanized daughter, on Wednesday, July 18; $5/$3 members.
The Indy Film Fest (a/k/a Indianapolis International Film Festival) is July 19-29 with screenings at the IMA and Earth House. Visit the fest’s website for tickets, logistics info, and the full schedule of films.
The annual ANDkids World Film Festival starts Wednesday, July 25 and runs through the 28th at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. The opening film is Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey; the lineup includes a mix of features, documentaries, and programs of shorts.
Finally, the Landmark has added the indie drama Take This Waltz and Woody Allen’s new movie To Rome With Love to the schedule for next Friday at the KAC. Music documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits, on LCD Soundgarden’s farewell concert, will have a one-night-only showing at the theater on Wednesday, July 18.
Films and events scheduled for next Friday:
On the Town at the Artcraft
Bringing Up Baby at the IMA
Jurassic Park at the KAC
Mahler on the Couch, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Elles at the Ryder