This Weekend in Film…

Friday, December 16 — Tuesday, December 20

Please Note: We are only reviewing independent films at this time. This will change in the near future.

First off, if you haven’t seen King Kong yet this movie should be #1 on you list. If you have here’s our picks from movies opening this weekend:

Wait… I need to tell you about a one night only screening of Afro-Punk at Warehouse this Friday—read the full story.
 

Brokeback Mountain

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Synopsis: Set against the sweeping vistas of Wyoming and Texas, the film tells the story of two young men — a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy — who meet in the summer of 1963, and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys, and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love.

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Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, Randy Quaid, Linda Cardellini, Anna Faris, and Scott Michael Campbell. Directed by Ang Lee . Rated R. Synopsis provided by Focus Features.

Go For Zucker

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Synopsis: In this comic film about a dysfunctional Jewish family, Jaeckie Zucker (Henry H?�bchen) is a hard-living, former East German celebrity sportscaster now down on his luck, and Samuel (Udo Samel) is his quasi-Orthodox brother from the West. The two estranged brothers are awkwardly reunited when they learn that in order to share their mother’s inheritance, they will need to reconcile before burying her in her native East Germany. Jaeckie, desperate for the money, decides that his best shot is to convince his brother that he is kosher. Said to be the first German-Jewish comedy made in Germany since World War II, Dani Levy’s contemporary farce won the Ernst Lubitsch Award for best German comedy.

95 minutes, Color, in **German w/English Subtitles

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Starring Hannelore Elsner, Udo Samel, Golda Tencer, Henry Huebchen, Anja Franke, Sebastian Blomberg, Steffen Groth. Directed by: Dani Levy. Comedy. Rated NR . Synopsis provided by First Run Features.

The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam

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Synopsis: This historical epic tells the story of a contemporary boy living in America who uncovers a secret connection to the Great Omar Khayyam, 11th Century Persian Mathematician, Astronomer, and Poet of the famous “Rubaiyat.”

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Official Site | IMDb | Metacritic Reviews | View the Trailer | Playing at E Street Cinemas.

Starring Vanessa Redgrave, Moritz Bleibtreu, Rade Serbedzija, Bruno Lastra, Christopher Simpson, Adam Echahly, and Marie Espinosa. Adventure, Drama. Rated NR . Synopsis provided by Arrival Pictures.

Also Opening this Weekend:
The Family Stone

Still Playing & Recommended:
Capote, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Darwin’s Nightmare, Good Night & Good Luck, Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Jesus is Magic, King Kong, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Machuca, Paradise Now, Pride & Prejudice, The Squid and the Whale, Syriana, Walk the Line