Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana: July 2
by HELEN GEIB
Listing changes at the multiplex today for the holiday weekend. Snowpiercer at the south side AMC and Begin Again at the Keystone Art look interesting.
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
Begin Again– Romantic drama set in New York’s music scene from the director of Once. Starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, and Adam Levine. Landmark Keystone Art Cinema
Hellion– From the theater’s website: “Hard-drinking Texas single dad Hollis (Aaron Paul) struggles to raise his two boys, including rebellious teenager Jacob (first-time actor Josh Wiggins in a stunning breakthrough performance). Seething with anger, Jacob finds release in the high-risk, white-knuckle world of motocross—but his increasingly reckless behavior threatens to spin out of control. Academy Award nominee Juliette Lewis co-stars in this thrilling saga of fathers and sons that builds towards a heart-stopping climax, all set to an electrifying heavy metal soundtrack.” Shows tomorrow through Saturday. IMAX at the Indiana State Museum
Snowpiercer– From the AMC website: “In this sci-fi epic from director Bong Joon-Ho (The Host, Mother) a new ice age forces humanity’s last survivors to live aboard a futuristic train, The Snowpiercer. When cryptic messages incite the passengers to revolt, the train thrusts full-throttle towards disaster.” Starring Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, and Jamie Bell. AMC Indianapolis
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. 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
Obvious Child– Indie dramedy about a twentysomething aspiring stand-up comedian forced by life circumstances to finally grow up. Landmark Keystone Art Cinema
Punjab 1984– Drama based on true events of anti-Sikh riots in the titular year. The Cinemark website claims it has English subtitles, unusual for a non-Bollywood (in this case, Punjabi) Indian movie. Cinemark Greenwood
FESTIVALS AND REPERTORY SCREENINGS
The AMC’s “Classic Series” continues this week at the AMC Indianapolis 17 on the south side with The Godfather Part 2; today at 2 and 7. Next week’s movie is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; 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 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom; tonight at 7:30. A week from tonight is Footloose.
The Keystone Art’s occasional midnight movie series- with Friday and Saturday shows- continues this weekend with Jaws.
Next Thursday at 8, the RiffTrax crew takes on Sharknado in a Fathom Event presentation. Event page for participating theaters and other details.