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May 24, 2013

Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana: May 24, 2013


The Iceman (2013)

Pickings are slim this week due to the big Memorial Day weekend movies pushing most of the limited release titles out of theaters. What there is, is listed 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.


The Iceman– “Appearing to be living the American Dream as a devoted husband and father, in reality Kuklinski is a ruthless killer-for-hire. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters have any clue about his real profession.” Iceman– starring Michael Shannon, Ray Liotta, James Franco, Chris Evans, and Winona Ryder- opens at the Carmike 20 in Fort Wayne, AMC Muncie 7 (at partial showtimes), AMC Evansville 16, AMC Honey Creek 8, AMC South Bend 16, and the Landmark Keystone Art Cinema in Indianapolis.


Trance (2013)

The Company You Keep– Director/star Robert Redford’s apologia for 1970s violent anti-war radicalism holds over at Landmark Keystone Art Cinema in Indianapolis (for one show a day).

Mud– Two boys form a bond with a fugitive (Matthew McConaughey) hiding out on an island in the Mississippi in this indie drama written and directed by Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter), and which also features Reese Witherspoon, Sam Shepard, and Michael Shannon in the adult cast. The Southern Gothic element doesn’t really come off but most of the film is excellent, starting with the core story of two boys who are suddenly confronted with the complexities of adult relationships. Mud is still doing well this week, holding over at the Landmark Keystone Art Cinema in Indianapolis, Showplace Cinemas East in Evansville, and these AMCs: Kokomo 12, Evansville 16, Bloomington 11, Terre Haute 12, South Bend 16, and Schererville 12. Highly Recommended.

The Place Beyond the Pines– This high-profile indie drama stars Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper as two men on opposite sides of a series of bank robberies. Ray Liotta, Ben Mendolsohn, and Eva Mendes lead the supporting cast. The Place Beyond the Pines moves to the Starplex Fort Wayne Coventry 13. Recommended.

Trance– Danny Boyle’s new movie is a thriller revolving around an art heist gone wrong. James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, and Rosario Dawson are the stars. Their charismatic performances and Boyle’s characteristically dynamic filmmaking power through the “gotcha” plotting. Trance opens in Fort Wayne at the Cinema Center. Recommended (with qualifications).


State Wide

Fathom Events returns to this space after a length absence with a documentary called First, about 12 first-time Olympians who competed in the London Games. Thursday at 7:30; check the Fathom website for a list of participating theaters.

Indianapolis and Central Indiana

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

The IMAX Theater at the Indiana State Museum is showing Spaceballs twice this weekend, on Saturday and Sunday nights at 7.

The movie this weekend at the historic Artcraft Theatre on Franklin’s main street is the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Showtimes 2 and 8 Friday and Saturday; the evening shows come with pre-show entertainment starting at 7:30.

Southern Indiana

Gimme the Loot (2013)

The (sometime) monthly Friday Night Frights at the Strand Theatre in Shelbyville returns tonight at 8 to bring you the double feature of Spider Baby and They Live, the latter of more recent vintage than is usual for the series.

The IU Cinema has a reduced schedule during the summer. A new film in the “International Arthouse” series screens Friday and Saturday nights at 7 and Sunday at 3. This week’s title is The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Also at the Cinema this week: true crime documentary Bayou Blue, about a serial killer in Louisiana, on Thursday evening.

British comedy-drama The Angels’ Share, indie NY-set comedy Gimme the Loot, and documentary/personality profile Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner are the movies on offer this weekend in the Ryder repertory series; showings Friday thru Sunday at IU and Bear’s Place in Bloomington (Ryder film series page for showtimes and venues).

Northern Indiana

Cat People (1942)

Tonight at 6:30 you can see perennial Hoosier favorite Breaking Away (apparently May is bike month) at the Cinema Center in Fort Wayne. The Center also offers a midnight show of Fight Club on Saturday and a movie I know nothing about called The Last Mile on Sunday at 6:30.

The Cinema Center this summer is hosting a six week free, open attendance IPFW (Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne) summer film class on film noir and horror. This week is one of the contenders for ultimate noir, Out of the Past on Tuesday, followed by classic atmospheric horror from the original Cat People on Thursday. The class portion starts at 7 and the movie at 7:30.

In West Lafayette, Cinematheque for All’s summer season continues with We Have a Pope, which has no connection with any actual papal conclave, recent or otherwise. This page has the full lineup; all screenings are Wednesdays at 7 on the Purdue campus.


Films and events scheduled for next Friday:

Style Wars at the IMA

Something in the Air at the IU Cinema