Friday, June 10, 2022

Next Week in Tickets: Films playing Boston 10 June 2022 - 16 June 2022

It's starting to look like something akin to a regular summer movie season, except that one of the places you might expect to be showing off their new projector is instead going all-in on repertory material.
  • The big release this weekend is Jurassic World: Dominion, with Colin Treverow returning to the director's chair for the finale of the series, picking up where Fallen Kingdom left off with dinosaurs out of the park and original Jurassic Park stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum joining new series leads Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. It's at The Capitol, the Museum of Science (Omnimax weekends), Jordan's Furniture (Imax 2D/3D weekends), Fresh Pond (including 3D), Boston Common (including Imax Xenon 2D & 3D/Dolby Cinema/RealD 3D and showtimes subtitled in various languages), Fenway (including RealD 3D), South Bay (including Imax Xenon 2D & 3D/Dolby Cinema/RealD 3D), Kendall Square, Assembly Row (including Imax Xenon 2D & 3D/Dolby Cinema/RealD 3D), Arsenal Yards (including CWX), the Embassy, and Chestnut Hill.

    Fenway and South Bay have 60th Anniversary shows of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? on Sunday and Wednesday. There are special "Andy Experience" screenings of Lightyear on Wednesday at Boston Common (Dolby Cinema), South Bay (Dolby Cinema), Assembly Row (Dolby Cinema) before the normal early shows on Thursday.
  • Landmark Theatres Kendall Square picks up Cannes award-winner A Chiara, whose teenage title character searches for her father who has disappeared, learning about how her family is connected to the local crime syndicate. From the names of the cast, it looks like star Swamy Rotolo's real-life family fills the supporting roles.

    There are relatively few shows of The Walk on the schedule, but director Daniel Adams and his co-writer George Powell will be there for the one at 6:30pm on Saturday to discuss their film about desegregation and busing in 1970s Boston. The week's Pride Month Retro Replay is Too Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything!, Julie Newmar on Tuesday.
  • Korean action film The Roundup opens at Boston Common; you may remember it from the trailer was nothing but Ma Dong-seok (aka Don Lee) punching people with his big meaty fists cannily released the same week as Eternals.

    New from India are Hindi condom-sales comedy Janhit Mein Jaari at Boston Common, Telugu comedy Ante Sundaraniki at Boston Common; Apple Fresh Pond also gets Marathi-language biography Dharmaveer and cute-dog Rakshit Shetty comedy 777 Charlie. Vikram sticks around Fresh Pond (Tamil/Telugu) and Boston Common (Tamil), Major at Fresh Pond, and Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 at Boston Common.

    Anime Macross Frontier: The False Songstress plays Fenway, South Bay, and Assembly Row on Thursday.
  • Noir City Boston returns to the The Brattle Theatre this weekend with a mostly-35mm slate of rarities: Naked Alibi on Friday and Sunday, the 1949 adaptation of The Great Gatsby Saturday and Monday, a supernatural-tinged double feature of Night Has a Thousand Eyes and Alias Nick Beal on Saturday, and a digital double feature of Too Late for Tears & Woman on the Run on Sunday. Film Noir Foundation board member Foster Hirsch will be on-hand for intros for the early-evening shows.

    Italian dystopian thriller Mondocane gets the late-ish shows from Friday to Sunday, with earlier shows on Tuesday. There are also two special presentations: Something Wild on Wednesday as a tribute to Ray Liotta, and In Bed with Ulysses on Thursday, a James Joyce documentary on Bloomsday.
  • The Coolidge Corner Theatre brings back Memoria for another six-day run through Wednesday, with the screenings of Apichatpong Weerasethakul's new film with Tilda Swinton coming via a 35mm print this time around. The plan is for a perpetual roadshow rather than home releases, and it's worth catching at least once.

    Midnights for June will primarily feature the work of David Cronenberg (whose latest Crimes of the Future continues), with a 35mm print of Dead Ringers on Friday and a DCP of Crash on Saturday. There's also a Masked Matinee of Everything Everywhere All at Once on Saturday, a Goethe-Institut presentation of Dear Thomas Sunday morning, as well as a 35mm Cinemas Jukebox show of La Bamba on Thursday
  • The Somerville Theatre officially kicks off their 70mm and Widescreen Fest this week, although they kind of do that all the time. Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood and The Hateful Eight play Friday to Sunday, both on 70mm film (the latter Ultra-Widescreen). The Midnight Special on Friday night is Speed Racer (for those looking to stretch the Brattle's Wachowski Week out a bit). A 35mm submarine double feature of Run Silent, Run Deep & U-571 plays Monday and Tuesday, while Wednesday night's Crime Pays Double finale features Touch of Evil (35mm) and Detour.

    Their friends at The Capitol will have a special screening of Lightkeepers on Thursday; it's a locally-produced film set during the War of 1812 about two teenage girls left in charge of their parents' lighthouse while they have business in tow, with a British ship primed to attack.
  • The Harvard Film Archive starts a new summer program of The Complete Federico Fellini this week with most shows featuring new digital restorations. First up are I vitelloni (Friday/Monday), La Dolce Vita (Saturday), Nights of Cariba (Sunday), and La Strada (Sunday), with more screenings scheduled deep into August. "Forgotten Filmmakers of the French New Wave" still has a couple of films left to go as well, with a 35mm print of Alain Cavalier's Le combat dans l’├«le screening Saturday afternoon.
  • The Wednesday Ocean Film Series entry at The Regent Theatre this week is The Race to Alaska, a documentary featuring an event described as "the Iditarod on a boat".
  • ArtsEmerson and The Taiwan Film Festival of Boston will be showing American Girl in the Bright Screening Room at the Paramount Center on Saturday afternoon, about a 13-year-old Chinese-American girl who must move to Taipei when her mother becomes sick. Filmmakers Feng-I Fiona Roan and Clifford Miu will be there for a post-film Q&A.
  • Belmont World Film will be streaming Concerned Citizen beginning Monday for both Pride and World Refugee Month; it will be available online for a week with an in-person screening at West Newton on the 20th.
  • The Museum of Science will be playing Jurassic World: Dominion on the Omnimax dome on Friday and Saturday through July ninth. Their "SubSpace" summer program shows films from the Woods Hole Film Festival on that screen on the third Thursday of every month, with this week's presentation being "Bruce & Alvin", a documentary about a submersible and its long-time operator. It's short (24 minutes), but there will be a panel discussion and Q&A afterward.

    The New England Aquarium seems to be refreshing its Imax shows, with the rotation now including "Incredible Predators" (22 minutes), "Wings Over Water" (27 minutes), "Cephalopods: Aliens of the Deep" (25 minutes), and "Superpower Dogs" (49 minutes).
  • The Lexington Venue has Jurassic World: Dominion and Top Gun: Maverick from Friday to Sunday.

    The West Newton Cinema brings in Jurassic World Dominion alongside Top Gun: Maverick, Downton Abbey: A New Era, The Automat (no show Friday), The Duke, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Saturday/Sunday), and The Bad Guys. They also have All the Lonely People on Wednesday, though it's not entirely clear which film of that title they're showing from the site.

    The Luna Theater screens Men most of the week, with shows Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; Fanny: The Right to Rock on Saturday and Thursday; a Pride Edition of the Teseracte Players' Rocky Horror show on Saturday; and But I'm a Cheerleader on Sunday. And, of course, the free Weirdo Wednesday show.

    Cinema Salem Friday-Monday line-up is Top Gun: Maverick, Jurassic World: Dominion, and The Bob's Burgers Movie. They will also be showing Panorama Film Festival 2022: A Revolutionary Exis, a 2+ hour short film block for and by queer and trans youth on Thursday.
  • The big outdoor screening this week has the Coolidge bringing a 35mm projector to the Greenway for The Birds on Wednesday (or Thursday in the case of rain). Joe's Free Films, sadly, isn't showing many more yet.
  • 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, CinemaSalem, and many of the multiplexes. The film program at the MFA will return at the end of the month with the Roxbury International Film Festival.
My plans involve living at the Brattle for Noir City and Mondocane after catching The Roundup, catching up with Crimes of the Future, and maybe the sub stuff and Lightkeepers. Jurassic World might have to wait until I can get to the furniture store next weekend!

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