Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana: August 1
by HELEN GEIB
Critical favorite Boyhood, a coming-of-age story filmed by director Richard Linklater over 12 years, opens at the Keystone Art Cinema. Plus, several good holdover and repertory options around town.
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
Boyhood– From the Landmark’s website: “Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Boyhood by writer/director Richard Linklater (director and co-writer of Before Midnight) is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents.” Landmark Keystone Art Cinema
I Origins– From the Landmark’s website: “I Origins tells the story of Dr. Ian Gray (Michael Pitt), a molecular biologist whose study of the human eye points to evidence with far-reaching implications about our scientific and spiritual beliefs. Writer/director Mike Cahill’s bold and original second feature film takes place in the same realm of speculative fiction as his last movie, Another Earth.” Landmark Keystone Art Cinema
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, AMC Castleton, Landmark Keystone Art Cinema, Regal Village Park in Carmel
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, AMC Indianapolis, AMC Castleton, Carmike Metropolis in Plainfield
FESTIVALS AND REPERTORY SCREENINGS
The AMC’s “Classic Series” continues this week at the AMC Indianapolis 17 on the south side with The Big Lebowski; Sunday at 2 and Wednesday at 2 and 7.
On Sunday, the IMA is showing Ernest and Celestine in the Toby as part of “Animation Day: Film & Art-Making Workshop”, a program for families. Tickets are $5/$2 for members; this page for more event details.
Studio Movie Grill has a six movie series- three titles this week and three next- of “chick flicks”. The program runs Monday through Thursday; all three films are shown each day. The price is $2 per movie. This week’s lineup is Pitch Perfect, Sex & the City, and the singalong version of Grease.
Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 there’s a Fathom Events showing of the new anime feature Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. Event page for participating theaters and other details.