Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana (July 27, 2012)
by HELEN GEIB
Trishna at the Keystone Art Cinema in Indianapolis and Headhunters at the Cinema Center in Fort Wayne are the new limited release movies. Between those, the holdovers, and the special screenings it’s another week with plenty of choices outside the multiplex.
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
Headhunters- The well-reviewed Norwegian thriller Headhunters, based on a popular book in the Scandinavian crime genre, opens today at the Cinema Center in Fort Wayne. The title acquires a double meaning when a successful corporate headhunter gets caught up in a criminal scheme.
Trishna- English director Michael Winterbottom’s new film transplants Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles to contemporary India. Trishna, which stars Frieda Pinto, starts at the Landmark Keystone Art Cinema in Indianapolis.
THEATRICAL HOLDOVERS (AND “RE-OPENINGS”)
Beasts of the Southern Wild- “In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis), a six-year-old girl, exists on the brink of orphanhood.” Beasts of the Southern Wild has been receiving rave reviews for the individual vision of its first-time writer-director and the performances by the non-professional cast. It holds over at the Landmark Keystone Art Cinema in Indianapolis.
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, holds over at the Cinema Center in Fort Wayne.
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.” In what the theater is billing as a “special return engagement,” The Intouchables is back at the Keystone Art Cinema in Indianapolis this week.
Safety Not Guaranteed- A man in a small town in Washington places a classified ad for a time traveling companion: bring your own weapons, safety not guaranteed. A Seattle lifestyle magazine dispatches a writer in mid-life crisis and two interns to get a story out of it. I absolutely adored the unexpected, funny, truthful, and 100% delightful Safety Not Guaranteed, which holds over at reduced showtimes at the AMC Muncie 7.
Your Sister’s Sister- This indie relationship drama, “a twisted tale of ever-complicated relationships”, stars Mark Duplass, Emily Blunt, and Rosemary DeWitt. It holds over at the AMC Evansville 16 (at reduced showtimes) and AMC Honey Creek 8 in Terre Haute and expands to the AMC Muncie 7.
FESTIVALS, REPERTORY SCREENINGS, AND MORE
Indianapolis and Central Indiana
The Indy Film Fest runs through July 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 closing night event is Saturday at Earth House and includes the awards presentation and a showing of indie comedy Somebody Up There Likes Me; Sunday’s films are the category winners.
The IMA’s Summer Nights series of movies on the terrace continues tonight with the first Bond movie, Dr. No; full lineup and screening details.
The Big Lebowski is the final film in the Keystone Art Cinema’s summer midnight movie series; shows on Friday and Saturday nights.
The weekend movie at the Artcraft in Franklin is Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade; shows today and tomorrow at 2 and 7:30.
Vintage Movie Night returns to the Garfield Park Arts Center in Indianapolis on Saturday with cinema’s greatest skeleton fight in Jason and the Argonauts, the second installment of a three film tribute to pioneering special effects master Ray Harryhausen.
This month’s Friday Night Frights double feature at Shelbyville’s Strand Theatre is Bloody Murder and The Devil’s Hand; the show starts at 8.
Kumare: The True Story of a False Prophet, Gerhard Richter Painting, and Oslo August 31st at the Ryder this weekend.
The IU Cinema returns from its one month vacation on Thursday with Trishna, showing through Saturday.
The annual ANDkids World Film Festival runs through Saturday at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center in South Bend. The lineup includes a mix of features, documentaries, and programs of shorts.
The penultimate film in the Cinematheque for All summer series is The Tree (2010), an Australian drama about a family struggling to come to terms with the father’s death.
NEXT WEEK AND BEYOND
Contemporary Galatea Ruby Sparks is on the KAC’s coming soon list for August 3.
The IMA will show a collection of Lumiere Brothers films in the Toby on Thursday, August 9. A short series in connection with the exhibition “Snapshot: Painters and Photograph” begins Thursday, August 16 with Antonioni’s Blow Up. Tickets are $5/$3 members for both films.
The annual B Movie Celebration is moving to Columbus’ Yes Cinema (from Franklin’s Artcraft). The festival, now in its sixth year, is September 14-16; visit their website for this year’s lineup of movies, none of which I’ve heard of. In other B-movie news, the Keystone Art’s midnight movie series may be wrapping up for the summer, but it’ll be back in the fall starting with The Room the last weekend of September.
Films and events scheduled for next Friday:
The Shawshank Redemption at the IMA
Trishna at IU Cinema
Polisse, Kumare: The True Story of a False Prophet, Oslo August 31st at the Ryder