You all going to Rock the Garden this weekend? The Saturday concert might explain why the Walker isn't showing any movies this week. That's ok, cause we got all of these folks to pick up the slack:
Captain Blood, 1935 (Pirates! Pirates! Pirates!). Fri (7:00, 9:15), Sat (7:00, 9:15), Sun (4:45, 7:00).
Michael Curtiz directed 5 films in 1935 (and unofficially directed another), none of which really suggest he'd go on to direct one of the most loved American films of all time seven years later. The all-star cast of Errol Flynn (Robin Hood), Olivia de Havilland (Gone With The Wind), and Basil Rathbone (Sherlock Holmes), helped earn this tale of piracy in the Carribbean a nomination for Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
Water For Elephants, 2011. Fri (4:25, 7:10, 9:30), Sat (1:45, 4:25, 7:10, 9:30), Sun (4:25, 7:10)
Toast, 2010 (From Britain With Love). Sun (11:00).
Sons of the Desert, 1933. Sun (2:00).
The Heights begins their series "From Britain With Love: UK Independent Film Showcase" this Sunday with a screening of the Toast, a tale of a boy and his stepmother and their household culinary battles in 1960's Britain. The film played at the 2011 Berlinale and stars Helena Bonham Carter at that boy from Finding Neverland (you were wondering what happened to him, weren't you?). Also playing is one of Laurel and Hardy's greatest features, Sons of the Desert (I haven't seen it, but I'm sure it's no Music Box), as well as some film with Reese Witherspoon and a vampire.
"Minnesota Reel: Movies From Our Own Backyard"
All this weekend and continuing into next week, The Film Society is screening locally made films of both the independent and blockbuster nature. In addition to big-budget Hollywood features like The Mighty Ducks and Grumpy Old Men, they're showing MSPIFF winners for best local films Rough Tender, the documentary Thicker Than Water, and this Monday they have a free screening of the documentary Never Stop Singing with director Peter Myer in attendance. Check the site for screen times.
You can also see My Fair Lady at the Loring Theater on Sunday, late night screenings of The Princess Bride at Riverview, Pretty Woman at Willow Creek, and Sixteen Candles at Uptown, and finally three MSPIFF favorites (Just Like Us, Beginners, and 13 Assassins) and two previous Walker screenings (The Robber and The Tree of Life) are playing at Landmark this weekend.