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July 18, 2014

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Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana: July 18

by HELEN GEIB

Wish I Was Here (2014)

Several movies opened at the Keystone Art last week and one more this, while the Indy Film Fest continues through next Saturday at the IMA. Plus if you’re interested in Begin Again you’re in luck- it’s expanded to a number of screens around town and beyond the scope of TOTM.

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

Wish I Was Here– Zach Braff stars in and directed this comedy about an unemployed actor who starts a reluctant journey of self-discovery after he starts home-schooling his two kids. Kate Hudson co-stars as his gainfully employed wife. Landmark Keystone Art Cinema

THEATRICAL HOLDOVERS

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

Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania– Bollywood romantic comedy starring Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. AMC Castleton

Ida– From the Landmark website: “Acclaimed filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski (My Summer of Love) returns to his native land to make his first Polish film, a moving and intimate drama about a young novice nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, is told a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation.” Landmark Keystone Art Cinema

Life Itself– Documentary about Roger Ebert and his love of movies. By the director of Hoop Dreams. Landmark Keystone Art Cinema

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

Third Person– The latest multiple plot line drama from writer-director Paul Haggis (Crash). Landmark Keystone Art Cinema

FESTIVALS AND REPERTORY SCREENINGS

The annual Indy Film Fest started yesterday and continues through next Saturday. Venue is the IMA, where films will be screened in the Toby Theater and the DeBoest Lecture Hall. This page has the schedule.

The Keystone Art’s occasional midnight movie series- with Friday and Saturday shows- continues this weekend with Clue.

The AMC’s “Classic Series” continues this week at the AMC Indianapolis 17 on the south side with The Breakfast Club; Sunday at 2 and Wednesday at 2 and 7.

Studio Movie Grill is offering what it calls a “summer refresher series” of eight movies- four a week this week and next- with upcoming sequels. The program runs Monday through Thursday; all four films are shown each day. The price is $2 per movie. This week’s lineup is Jurassic Park, Skyfall, Hunger Games, and Magic Mike.

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  1. Mike
    Jul 21 2014

    This might not be the most timely note, but Belle isn’t at the Keystone Art Cinema this week.

    Meanwhile, the 50th-Anniversary re-release of A Hard Day’s Night is at the Yes in Columbus this week, and will be at Shelbyville’s Skyline Drive-In next weekend. But as far as what’s posted on the “theaters” page goes, Shelbysville is as close as AHDN will get to boring old Indianapolis in 2014.

    http://janusfilms.com/harddaysnight/index.html

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