Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana: July 25
by HELEN GEIB
The John le Carre spy thriller A Most Wanted Man, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman as a possibly rogue bureau chief in Hamburg, is the big new movie this week.
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
Kick– Bollywood actioner starring Salman Khan. AMC Castleton
A Most Wanted Man– Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, and Willem Dafoe star in this spy thriller set in Germany; based on a John le Carre novel. AMC Indianapolis, Landmark Keystone Art Cinema
Venus in Fur– Mind games between a director and actress tarring Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Seigner and directed by Roman Polaski. Landmark Keystone Art Cinema
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
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. AMC Indianapolis, Landmark Keystone Art Cinema, Regal Village Park in Carmel, Carmike Metropolis in Plainfield, Goodrich Hamilton in Noblesville
FESTIVALS AND REPERTORY SCREENINGS
The annual Indy Film Fest runs through tomorrow. Venue is the IMA, where films will be screened in the Toby Theater and the DeBoest Lecture Hall. This page has the schedule.
The movie this weekend at the historic Artcraft Theatre in Franklin is Back to the Future. 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 Princess Bride.
The AMC’s “Classic Series” continues this week at the AMC Indianapolis 17 on the south side with Monty Python and the Holy Grail; 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 Despicable Me, Mrs. Doubtfire, Pitch Perfect, and Dumb and Dumber.