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The best new films from Canada
July 7–Sept. 13. This week: 25th-anniversary 2K restoration of Jean-Claude Lauzon's coming-of-age fantasy LÉOLO (Aug. 13, 12:30 p.m.); Kevan Funk's nuanced hockey drama HELLO DESTROYER (Aug. 16, 7:10 p.m.); and 10th anniversary of Guy Maddin's "docu-fantasia" MY WINNIPEG (Aug. 16, 9:30 p.m.).
July 8–Sept. 13. This week: Tarik Saleh's dark, modern noir THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT (Aug. 11, 7:20 p.m.; Aug. 17, 7:10 p.m.); Gareth Evans' Indonesian martial-arts action thriller THE RAID: REDEMPTION (Aug. 12, 9:00 p.m.) and its sequel, THE RAID 2 (Aug. 13, 9:00 p.m.); and Wolfgang Murnberger's crime comedy THE BONE MAN (Aug. 14, 9:30 p.m.; Aug. 17, 9:20 p.m.).
In this landmark 1950 masterpiece, a meditation on the nature of truth, the murder of a man and the rape of his wife are seen from several different perspectives. Directed and written by Akira Kurosawa; starring Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô and Masayuki Mori.
Aug. 11, 5:15 p.m., 9:35 p.m.; Aug. 12, 14, 16 & 17, 5:15 p.m.; Aug. 15*, 5:15 p.m., 9:00 p.m. (*see it as a complimentary Double Feature with doc MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI!)
Nearly 20 years after his death comes an insightful documentary on actor Toshiro Mifune (RASHÔMON, SEVEN SAMURAI, YOJIMBO), a true giant of world cinema, directed by Steven Okazaki.
Aug. 15, 7:20 p.m.
Two-for-Tuesday Double Feature Offer: MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI ticketholders may watch the 9:00 show of RASHÔMON for free; ticketholders to the 5:15 show of RASHÔMON may watch MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI for free.
Silver Spring's FREE Outdoor Summer Screening Series
Friday nights on Veterans Plaza, Aug. 11–Sept. 1. This Friday: BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II (Aug. 11, 8:00 p.m.). Coming up next: THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (Aug. 18, 8:00 p.m.), PURPLE RAIN (Aug. 25, 8:00 p.m.) and SCHOOL OF ROCK (Sept. 1, 8:00 p.m.).
July 7–Aug. 20. This week: Lina Wertmüller's kidnapping comedy SUMMER NIGHT, starring Mariangela Melato and Michele Placido (Aug. 13, 7:00 p.m.); and biographical documentary BEHIND THE WHITE GLASSES, a personal portrait of Wertmüller directed by Valerio Ruiz (Aug. 14, 7:10 p.m., tickets $5).
July 8–Aug. 26. All tickets $5!
This Saturday: HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE, directed by David Yates and based on the book by J.K. Rowling; starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Jim Broadbent and Alan Rickman. Aug. 12, 11:00 a.m.
July 7–Sept. 7. This week: Diane Keaton, Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson star in Beatty's thoughtful, romantic and historical epic REDS, set during the Russian Revolution in 1917. The 195-minute film features a score by Stephen Sondheim. Aug. 13, 3:00 p.m.
The perfect holiday gift for the film lover in your life! Available in the web shop and at the theatre box office.
Presenting Sam Raimi's acclaimed horror-comedy trilogy: THE EVIL DEAD (1981) (Aug. 17, 9:25 p.m.), sequel EVIL DEAD 2 (Aug. 19 & 25, midnight) and 25th anniversary of ARMY OF DARKNESS (Aug. 26, midnight).
40th Anniversary
Nobuhiko Ôbayashi's psychedelic ghost tale is a hallucinatory head-trip about a schoolgirl who comes face to face with evil spirits.
Aug. 19, 11:30 p.m.; Aug. 21, 9:45 p.m.; Aug. 24, 9:20 p.m.