Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana: June 6
by HELEN GEIB
I’m way too busy with work again to make it out to the theater so I’ll give the pick of the week over to my friend Gary, who I know will be excited about For No Good Reason, the documentary about Gonzo artist Ralph Steadman that’s opening at the Keystone Art Cinema.
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
For No Good Reason– Documentary about artist Ralph Steadman. From the Landmark’s website: “Best known for his work with Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas writer Hunter S. Thompson, as well as his political cartoons and social caricatures, Steadman rose to prominence in the early 1970s when his impassioned and stirring artworks gained recognition for their bold comment on world politics and human rights infringements.” Landmark Keystone Art Cinema
Holiday– Bollywood thriller starring Akshay Kumar. Co-starring Sonakshi Sinha. AMC Castleton Square
Words and Pictures– From the Landmark’s website: “In this witty romantic drama, a prep school English teacher (Clive Owen), lamenting his students’ obsession with social media and good grades rather than engaging with the power of the written word, declares a war between Words and Pictures, sparring with an abstract painter and new teacher on campus (Juliette Binoche).” Landmark Keystone Art Cinema
Belle– From the Landmark’s website: “Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode). Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. After meeting an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on changing society, he and Belle help shape Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.” AMC Indianapolis, Regal Village Park in Carmel, Landmark Keystone Art Cinema
Fed Up– Activist documentary that attempts to pin the blame for America’s obesity epidemic on big companies in the food business. AMC Washington Square
The Immigrant– Period drama set in 1920s New York and starring Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Renner, and Joaquin Phoenix. Directed by James Gray (Two Lovers, We Own the Night). AMC Indianapolis
The Raid 2– Action-packed follow-up to the 2012 Indonesian martial arts movie sensation. Iko Uwais is back in front of the camera and Gareth Evans returns as director. Cinemark in Greenwood HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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. AMC Washington Square, Studio Movie Grill, Carmike Metropolis in Plainfield
FESTIVALS AND REPERTORY SCREENINGS
The Keystone Art’s occasional midnight movie series- with Friday and Saturday shows- returns this weekend with Back to the Future, which has been making the repertory cinema rounds the last few weeks.
The AMC’s “Classic Series” continues this week at the AMC Indianapolis on the south side with Saturday Night Fever; Sunday at 2 and Wednesday at 2 and 7.
The Studio Movie Grill regularly shows an older movie on a weeknight for $2. This week’s selection is Dirty Dancing; on Wednesday at 7:30.