Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana: May 9
by HELEN GEIB
Welcome to the new, slightly slimmed down TOTM in IN. Something had to give so I’ve decided to focus on what interests me, namely movies in movie theaters. Screenings in movie theaters and theater-like venues like auditoriums are in. Folding chair venues (e.g., pop-up cinema, outdoor screenings) and movie-related events are out.
Options are good this week thanks to the Keystone Art Cinema- the Landmark being in one of its occasional, highly welcome all-arthouse periods- and a varied lineup of repertory screenings.
Note: Theaters and other venues are Indianapolis except where otherwise noted. For trailers, cast and crew, and suchlike follow the title link to the movie’s official website. For more information on venues, follow the links under “Outside the Multiplex” in the sidebar.
OPENING THIS WEEK IN LIMITED RELEASE
Fading Gigolo– John Turturro wrote, directed, and stars in the title role. Woody Allen plays his pimp. Landmark Keystone Art Cinema
Only Lovers Left Alive– I’m very much intrigued by writer-director Jim Jarmusch’s latest, an offbeat comedy/drama/horror movie starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as vampire lovers with wildly different perspectives on the merits of an immortal life. Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Jeffrey Wright, and Anton Yelchin are in the supporting cast. Landmark Keystone Art Cinema
Finding Vivian Maier– Documentary about a street photographer who supported herself as a nanny and whose work was discovered in a storage locker after her death. Landmark Keystone Art Cinema
The Lunchbox– When a woman’s lunchbox for her husband is delivered to the wrong office worker (played by Bollywood star Irrfan Khan), it’s the start of an exchange of letters leading to an unexpected friendship that could become something more. It’s easy to see why this Indian independent film has been so popular at film festivals, and why it caused so much domestic controversy when it was passed over as India’s official submission to the Oscars in the best foreign-language film category. This is one of those movies that hits all the right notes. Don’t miss it. Landmark Keystone Art Cinema HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Le Week-end– From the Landmark’s site: “Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan give exquisite performances as Nick and Meg, a long-married British couple revisiting Paris for the first time since their honeymoon in an attempt to rekindle their relationship. This magically buoyant, bittersweet comedy-drama is a new peak in the ongoing collaboration between Notting Hill director Roger Michell and screenwriter Hanif Kureishi (Venus, The Mother).” Landmark Keystone Art Cinema
The Railway Man– Colin Firth is a WWII veteran still tormented by the horrors of his experiences in a Japanese POW camp in this based-on-a-true-story drama. Nicole Kidman, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Stellan Skarsgard lead the supporting cast. Landmark Keystone Art Cinema
FESTIVALS AND REPERTORY SCREENINGS
The movie this weekend at the historic Artcraft Theatre in Franklin is Jaws. Showtimes 2 and 8 Friday and Saturday; the evening shows come with pre-show entertainment starting at 7:30. Tickets are $5 for adults and go down from there for serving military, seniors, students, and children.
A touring festival of new Italian films at the Lilly Auditorium at IUPUI concludes tomorrow. The schedule is at this page on the festival website.
The AMC’s “Classic Series” continues this week at the Indianapolis 17 on the south side with Titanic; Sunday at 2 and Wednesday at 2 and 7.
Mixology documentary Hey Bartender will be screened on Tuesday evening at the IMAX at the Indiana State Museum.
The Studio Movie Grill regularly shows an older movie on a weeknight for $2. This week’s selection is Pretty Woman; on Wednesday at 7:30.
The IMA is showing documentary Sol Lewitt on Thursday at 7 in the DeBoest Lecture Hall as part of its occasional “Art History on Film” series; tickets $9/$5 IMA members.