Thinking Outside the Multiplex in Indiana: August 8
by HELEN GEIB
The critically adored Boyhood expands to a few more theaters around town. Plus, the annual 48 Hour Film Project screening event is Saturday night at the IMA and there are several chances to see The Wizard of Oz on the big screen courtesy of Franklin’s Artcraft Theater.
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
Entertainment– Bollywood comedy starring Akshay Kumar. AMC Castleton
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.” AMC Traders Point, AMC Indianapolis, Landmark Keystone Art Cinema, Regal Village Park in Carmel
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
FESTIVALS AND REPERTORY SCREENINGS
The movie this weekend at the historic Artcraft Theatre in Franklin is The Wizard of Oz. Showtimes 2 and 8 on 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.
This year’s slate of short films made during the Indianapolis 48 Hour Film Project will be shown tomorrow, in two sets at 7 and 9:30, in the IMA’s Toby Theater (event page).
The AMC’s “Classic Series” continues this week at the AMC Indianapolis 17 on the south side with Beverly Hills Cop; Sunday at 2 and Wednesday at 2 and 7.
Studio Movie Grill has a six movie series- three titles last week and three this- 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 Legally Blonde, Crazy Stupid Love, and Bridget Jones’s Diary.
The RiffTrax crew takes on the 1998 Godzilla on Thursday at 8 in a Fathom Events special. List of participating theaters and the rest of the details here.