Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana: June 28, 2013
by HELEN GEIB
A wide range of new movies this week, with four of the five opening in Indianapolis. Hopefully Much Ado About Nothing– which I just saw and really, really liked- will expand beyond Indy, but for now it’s an exclusive at the KAC.
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
Copperhead– Indie film set during the Civil War starring Billy Campbell. It opens at the AMC Evansville 16 and AMC Indianapolis 17.
Ghanchakkar– Bollywood comedy starring Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi. Playing at the Regal/UA Galaxy 14 in Indianapolis.
Hey Bartender– Opening at the Cinema Center in Fort Wayne (summary from the Center’s website): “The documentary focuses on two bartenders trying to achieve their dreams through the world of bartending. After being injured, a Marine turns his goals to becoming a rock star bartender at the best cocktail bar in the world. A former bank executive who bought the corner bar in his hometown struggles to keep it afloat in a community that no longer values a place where everyone knows your name. Features the most famous bartenders in the world along with unprecedented access to the most exclusive bars in New York City and commentary from Graydon Carter, Danny Meyer and Amy Sacco.”
Jatt & Juliet 2– Punjabi comedy playing at the Cinemark Movies 8 in Indianapolis. I don’t know whether this one is subtitled.
Love Is All You Need– Susanne Bier’s (In a Better World, Things We Lost in the Fire) romantic drama stars Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dryholm as the father of the groom and mother of the bride. He’s a widower with a difficult personality and she’s reeling from her husband’s infidelity with a younger woman. It opens at the Landmark Keystone Art Cinema in Indianapolis.
Redemption– From the official site: “A gritty, explosive story about London’s criminal underworld, Redemption stars global action star Jason Statham as Joey, a damaged man struggling to find justice in a world saturated with violence.” The directorial debut of the screenwriter of Eastern Promises and Dirty Pretty Things opens this week at the AMC Castleton Square 14 in Indianapolis.
HOLDING OVER IN LIMITED RELEASE
Before Midnight– “Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) first met in their twenties in Before Sunrise, reunited in their thirties in Before Sunset, and now, in director/co-writer Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight, they face the past, present and future.” It’s playing at the Landmark Keystone Art Cinema in Indianapolis and AMC Bloomington 11.
The Bling Ring– Sofia Coppola’s new movie is a based on a true story tale of hedonistic teenagers who break into celebrities’ houses in LA to steal designer clothes and other accessories of fashionable living. It’s playing this week at the Regal Village Park 17 in Carmel, Landmark Keystone Art Cinema in Indianapolis, and these AMCs: Evansville 16, Bloomington 12, Bloomington 11, Columbus 12, Terre Haute 12, Schererville 16, Muncie 12 (for one show a day), Kokomo 12, and Castleton Square 14 (for one show a day) and Indianapolis 17 in Indy.
The East– Anti-corporate thriller The East holds over at the Landmark Keystone Art Cinema in Indianapolis. The good cast includes Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgard, Ellen Page, Julia Ormond, and Patricia Clarkson.
Frances Ha– Frances Ha is the new collaboration between writer-director Noah Baumbach and star and co-writer Greta Gerwig. Going by the trailer, it’s a sort-of comedy shot in black and white that claims the French New Wave as one of its inspirations. Frances Ha holds over at the AMC Muncie 7 (for one show a day) and moves north to open at the Cinema Center in Fort Wayne.
Much Ado About Nothing– Shakespeare’s comedy is given a modern staging in this new film version directed by Joss Whedon. Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker play sparring lovers-to-be Benedict and Beatrix. The completely delightful Much Ado About Nothing holds over at the Landmark Keystone Art Cinema in Indianapolis. Highly Recommended.
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 holds over at reduced showtimes at the Landmark Keystone Art Cinema in Indianapolis. Highly Recommended.
FESTIVALS, REPERTORY SCREENINGS, AND MORE
Indianapolis and Central Indiana
The movie this weekend at the historic Artcraft Theatre on Franklin’s main street is Charlotte’s Web. Showtimes 2 and 8 Friday and Saturday; the evening shows come with pre-show entertainment starting at 7:30.
The IMA’s annual Summer Nights series is every Friday in June through August. Location is the terrace amphitheater, doors open at 7 and the movie starts at dusk (around 9:30), and tickets are $10/$6 for members. Tonight’s movie is National Lampoon’s Animal House.
The Landmark Keystone Art Cinema is having another of its midnight movie series through June and July; shows Friday and Saturday nights. The movie this weekend is Spice World.
The (sometime) monthly Friday Night Frights is tonight at Shelbyville’s Strand Theatre; tickets are $5 and the double feature- this month from Troma- kicks off at 8.
The IU Cinema has a reduced schedule during the summer. This weekend the theater is hosting, for the first time, the annual Slapsticon festival of classic (sometimes just old) comedy short features. Visit the Cinema’s website for the lineup.
Olivier Assayas’ drama of ’70s student radicalism Something in the Air, French historical drama Renoir, about the famous father and son artists, and activist documentary A Place at the Table 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).
Midnight movies are back at the Cinema Center with Evil Intent showing tomorrow night. The tagline is “Love.Betrayal.Insanity.Murder.” Also at the Center this weekend is another horror movie, Phantom of the Woods, at the less fitting time of 6:30 Sunday.
In West Lafayette, Cinematheque for All’s summer season continues with The Kid with a Bike. This page has the full lineup; all screenings are Wednesdays at 7 on the Purdue campus.
NEXT WEEK AND BEYOND
Films and events scheduled for next Friday:
Miami Connection at the KAC
Renoir and Something in the Air at the Ryder
Raiders of the Lost Ark at the IMA