Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana (August 10, 2012)
by HELEN GEIB
No new releases this week, but a few well-reviewed movies hold over- and expand to new parts of the state. The full listings after the break.
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.
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 and AMC Schererville 16.
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 reduced showtimes at the AMc South Bend 16 and expands to the Goodrich Quality Theaters Lafayette 7 and Portage 16.
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 this week at the Keystone Art Cinema in Indianapolis and expands to the AMC Bloomington 11 and Fort Wayne’s Cinema Center.
Ruby Sparks- In the new film from the directors of Little Miss Sunshine, Paul Dano plays a novelist suffering from chronic writers-block. When his newest character shows up in person, is he going crazy or is she the change he needs in his life? Ruby Sparks holds over at the Keystone Art Cinema in Indianapolis and expands to the AMC Indianapolis 17, AMC Schererville 16, AMC Traders Point 12 in Indianapolis, and Rave Cinemas Metropolis 18 in Plainfield.
FESTIVALS, REPERTORY SCREENINGS, AND MORE
RiffTrax fans can hear live riffing on “Manos” The Hands of Fate on Thursday night; theater listings at the Fathom website.
Indianapolis and Central Indiana
The IMA’s Summer Nights series of movies on the terrace continues tonight with Double Indemnity; full lineup and screening details.
The IMA is hosting a screening of short films made during this year’s 48 Hour Film Project; to be presented in three sets on Saturday, August 11, starting at 5. A short series at the IMA in connection with the exhibition “Snapshot: Painters and Photograph” begins Thursday with Antonioni’s Blow Up.
The Irving Theater’s monthly Rocky Horror showing is tomorrow night.
There will be a one-time showing of new cult sci-fi movie Iron Sky on Wednesday at the AMC Indianapolis 17; brought to you by Tugg, a startup company that shows the movie only if a critical number of tickets are pre-sold, which in this case they were (more details here). Ticket price is $10.
The weekend movie at Franklin’s Artcraft is Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure; shows today and tomorrow at 2 and 7:30. Also at the Artcraft this week: new indie drama Ways To Live Forever on Thursday at 7:30.
The weekend movie at the IU Cinema is To Rome With Love. Next weekend’s movie, Beasts of the Southern Wild, starts Thursday.
Polisse, Kumare: The True Story of a False Prophet, and The Pigeoneers are this week’s movie in the Ryder film series in Bloomington.
The Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso is showing the documentary Bill W., on the life of one of the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, on Tuesday evening.
NEXT WEEK AND BEYOND
Three documentaries have appeared on the KAC’s coming soon list: The Queen of Versailles and Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry are slated for August 17 and Journeys: Neil Young for August 24. Also listed for the 24th is French period drama Farewell, My Queen.
If you missed the Fathom Events showing of Singin’ in the Rain, there’s an encore on August 22; at theaters around the state. Other upcoming Fathom one-night-only movie screenings are The Birds on September 19 and To Kill a Mockinbird on November 15.
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. The same weekend and not far distant, Shelbyville’s Strand Theatre and Skyline Drive-In host “Super Monster Movie Fest” of classic horror and sci-fi movies on September 14 and 15.
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. The Dark Carnival Film Festival returns to the Buskirk-Chumley in Bloomington the weekend of October 20 and 21.
Films and events scheduled for next Friday:
Tim Burton’s Batman at the IMA
The Well Diggers Daughter, Polisse, The Pigeoneers at the Ryder
Beasts of the Southern Wild at the IU Cinema