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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.
Aug. 25–27. Featuring SOMETHING WILD (1986), STOP MAKING SENSE, SILENCE OF THE LAMBS and MELVIN AND HOWARD.
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.