Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun August 30, 2013

INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS

 

Afternoon Delight (R for profanity, drug use and graphic sexuality) Midlife crisis dramedy set in L.A., about a bored housewife (Kathryn Haghn) who spices up her life by hiring a stripper (Juno Temple) as a live-in nanny. With Jane Lynch, Josh Radnor, Jessica St. Clair and Michaela Watkins.

 

american-made-movie-documentary-still-997eb1d153afb9d5American Made Movie (G) Nostalgic factory documentary revisits the glory days of the United States’ manufacturing industry when exports still exceeded imports.

 

I Declare War (Unrated) Coming-of-age dramedy about a group of 12 year-old neighborhood kids whose fantasy game of Capture the Flag turns realistic when jealousy rears its ugly head. Ensemble cast includes Siam Yu, Gage Munroe, Michael Friend, Aidan Gouveia and Mackenzie Munro.

 

King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis (Unrated) Re-release of the Oscar-nominated, 1970 documentary chronicling the life and career of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Includes appearances by Harry Belafonte, Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby.

 

The Lifeguard (R for drug use, profanity, disturbing images, graphic nudity and explicit sexuality) Kristen Bell stars in the title role of this jailbait drama as a jaded, NYC TV reporter who quits her to move back home to suburban Connecticut to work as a lifeguard only to end up having an affair with a troubled, 16 year-old (David Lambert). With Mamie Gummer, Martin Starr, Joshua Harto and John Finn.

 

Our Nixon (Unrated) Tricky Dick documentary, first aired on CNN, revisiting the events surrounding the Watergate break-in which brought down the Nixon administration. Featuring recently-unearthed, Super 8 film footage of White House insiders John Ehrlichman, Dwight Chapin and H.R. Bob Haldeman.

 

Passion (R for profanity, sexuality and violence) Brian de Palma directs this English language remake of Crime d’amour, the French thriller about the escalating, cutthroat competition between a corporate executive (Rachel McAdams) and her ambitious protégé (Noomi Rapace). With Karoline Herfurth, Paul Anderson and Rainer Bock.

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