Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana: June 13
by HELEN GEIB
I have yet another trial starting Monday but when it’s over I plan to take in The Grand Seduction, which starts today at the Keystone Art Cinema. That’s the only new release this week though there are a few holdovers and nostalgia type repertory screenings to fill out the schedule.
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
The Grand Seduction– This charming looking comedy, set and filmed in a fishing village in Newfoundland, stars Brendan Gleeson as a mayor trying every stratagem he can think of to recruit a desperately needed town doctor (Taylor Kitsch). 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.” 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).” AMC Indianapolis, Landmark Keystone Art Cinema
FESTIVALS AND REPERTORY SCREENINGS
The movie this weekend at the historic Artcraft Theatre in Franklin is Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. 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.
The Keystone Art’s occasional midnight movie series- with Friday and Saturday shows- continues this weekend with The Big Lebowski.
The AMC’s “Classic Series” continues this week at the AMC Indianapolis 17 on the south side with Dirty Dancing; 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 Big; on Wednesday at 7:30.