Friday, April 15, 2022

Next Week in Tickets: Films playing Boston 15 April 2021 - 21 April 2022

Huh, looks like I should have hit that Indian movie earlier. Just left everywhere in a rush to make room for the next big things
  • Landmark's Kendall Square will welcome Viva Maestro! director Ted Braun for the 6:50pm show Friday night to discuss his documentary about conductor Gustavo Dudamel. They also offer up Paris, 13th District, , which is about four young folks in the titular area pairing off - or coming up with more complicated arrangements. There is apparently no giant wall or parkour, though.

    On Tuesday, they have the weekly musical - Mamma Mia! - and a preview of Petite Maman. There's also a special reprise of Robert Eggers's The Witch on Wednesday ahead of his new film The Norseman.
  • Hong Kong movie theaters seem to be just reopening after having been closed for a few months - Omicron is beating the heck out of the SAR - but we get some new Hong Kong action internationally, with Man on the Edge presenting a cast including Richie Jen, Alex Fong, Patrick Tam, and Ron Ng, with Simon Yam, Sammo Hung, Karena Lam apparently there for support. It's at Boston Common. The Common is the last place for anime Jujutsu Kaisen: 0, all subtitled shows.

    K.G.F.: Chapter 2 seems to have absorbed all the screens that RRR was on, playing in multiple languages at Apple Fresh Pond (Kannada/Telugu/Tamil/Hindi), Boston Common (Kannada/Hindi/Telugu), and South Bay (Kannada/Telugu). Tamil action flick Beast also continues at Fresh Pond after opening Wednesday.
  • Riley Stearns's new one, Dual opens at Boston Common. It stars Karen Gillan as a woman who orders a clone to replace her after being diagnosed with a terminal disease, but must prepare for a duel to the death when she goes into remission and the clone opts not to go quietly.

    There's also Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, and it was all well and good when these Harry Potter follow-ups were keeping Eddie Redmayne and Johnny Depp out of other movies, but now it's got Jude Law and Mads Mikkelson. It's at the Capitol, Fresh Pond, West Newton, Boston Common (including Imax Xenon & Dolby Cinema), Fenway, Kendall Square, South Bay (including Imax Xenon & Dolby Cinema), Assembly Row (including Imax Xenon & Dolby Cinema), Arsenal Yards (including CWX), the Embassy, and Chestnut Hill. Father Stu opened on Wednesday and plays the Capitol, Fresh Pond, Boston Common, Fenway, South Bay, and Assembly Row.

    Arsenal Yards has The Lorax for their Monday afternoon show. "Inspirational drama" The Mulligan plays Fenway, South Bay, and Assembly Row Monday and Tuesday. Korean music doc/concert movie Seventeen Power of Love: The Movie plays Boston Common and Fenway on Wednesday.
  • Wicked Queer continues through Sunday at the Brattle and the Bright Screening Room at ArtsEmerson's Paramount Center from Friday to Sunday, with online presentations available through the end of the month.

    After that, The Brattle Theatre offers 35mm Muppet Madness during school vacation, with The Muppet Movie on Monday (digitally-projected sing-along) and Wednesday, The Dark Crystal (Monday/Tuesday), and Labyrinth (Monday/Tuesday/Thursday).
  • The Coolidge Corner Theatre shuffles three movies among four screens, because some of them are long-ish and that lets them overlap. Meanwhile, they've got 35mm prints of Blade II (Friday) and Big Trouble in Little China (Saturday) for the midnight martial arts movies, masked matinees of CODA (Saturday) and Everything Everywhere All at Once (Sunday), a Big Screen Classic show of The Godfather on Monday, Alphaville as the French New Wave selection Tuesday, and a 35mm print of Cabaret on Thursday.
  • The Somerville Theatre picks up Aline and continues their slate of 35mm special presentations: The Deer Hunter on Friday, Casablanca on Saturday, a Travola-vs-Cage double feature of Get Shorty & Leaving Las Vegas on Tuesday, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas on Wednesday. They also have a special presentation of independent film Walk with Me on Thursday, with writer/director/editor Isobel de Rosal on hand for a Q&A afterward.

    The Capitol has school vacation screenings of Boss Baby (Sunday/Monday), Trolls (Tuesday/Wednesday), and Penguins of Madagascar (Thursday)
  • The Harvard Film Archive has two programs playing for the next couple of weeks, with the mostly-audio documentary Expedition Content playing Friday and Monday, while Saturday offers up a selection of 16mm "Films By Kids" from the Yellow Ball Workshop.
  • Belmont World Film has Tom Medina streaming through Monday, featuring David Murga as a man on probation looking to start a new life in rural France; a live discussion will take place Monday night.
  • Bright Lights has Flee on Thursday, which had the interesting hat-trick of being nominated for the Documentary, Animated, and Foreign-Language features at the recent Oscars. As always, the show is free at the Paramount Center in the Bright Screening Room, tickets available day-of, with post-film discussion.
  • The Lexington Venue offers The Rose Maker and Everything Everywhere All at Once from Friday to Sunday.

    The West Newton Cinema is closed for Patriot's Day on Monday, but adds Fantastic Beasts Sonic the Hedgehog 2, The Rose Maker, CODA, Cyrano, Parallel Mothers (no show Thursday), Sing 2 (no show Friday), West Side Story (no show Tuesday), Licorice Pizza, and Encanto (Friday-Sunday).

    The Luna Theater keeps going with X Friday and Saturday nights, with Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché and All My Friends Hate Me earlier on Saturday. Sunday is the "Halfway to Halloween" Monster Movie Marathon with four tightly-packed showtimes, so I'm guessing it's classic Universal stuff, but who knows? Then later in the week, it's Weirdo Wednesday, with The Witch playing Thursday.

    Cinema Salem has Everything Everywhere All at Once, Fantastic Beasts, and Sonic 2 from Friday to Monday (Monday's matinees captioned).
  • For those still not ready to join random people in a room for two hours, theater rentals are available at Kendall Square, The Embassy, West Newton, the Capitol and Somerville, The Venue, CinemaSalemand many of the multiplexes. Jordan's Furniture and the film program at the MFA are still in limbo.
I hit Dual last night (eh), so I'll probably look at Man on the Edge and do some catching-up this week. Plus - baseball! It's going to be nice to get back to Fenway.

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