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Creepy Muppets at the Parkway, Esteemed 2021 Indies at the Walker, and the Rest of This Week’s Complete Movie Listings

New stuff! Old stuff! Every movie that's in theaters right now. Plus jokes.

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I’ve been compiling these movie listings for a few months now, tucking them away at the bottom of our weekly film reviews like a little hidden prize buried in a cereal box. Then I reconsidered and decided, why not let them shine in a post of their own? Not everyone wants to eat a whole box of cereal!

Just to get you oriented here, I compile three kinds of listings, the most fun of which are the “special screenings,” which will cover all the theaters showing older or more offbeat stuff. This week, for instance, the Walker’s annual showcase of Film Independent’s Spirit Awards nominees continues (your chance to catch my fave C’mon C’mon if you missed it).

We’ll also let you know what’s opening and what’s still showing. (Good news on that front: The Riverview is apparently back to screening recent second-run flicks.)

Special Screenings This Week

Thursday, Feb. 3

Act of Violence (1948)
The Heights
Robert Ryan, Van Heflin, and Janet Leigh star in this postwar revenge film. $12. 7:30 p.m. More info here.

The Dark Crystal (1982)
Parkway Theater
Jim Henson really went off with this one. Trivia at 7:30 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. More info here.

Friday, Feb. 4

Dersu Uzula (1975)
Trylon
The Trylon’s late Kurosawa series begins with Uzula saving a Russian explorer in Siberia. $8. 7 p.m. Sunday 3 p.m. More info here.

Saturday, Feb. 5

Grease (1977)
Alamo Drafthouse
Just so you know: This is advertised as a singalong. $10. 6:30 p.m. More info here.

The Fifth Element (1997)
Parkway Theater
Ah, yes, the five elements: rapping, DJing, breakdancing, graffiti, and Milla Jovovich. 1 p.m. $5-$10. More info here.

Hockeyland (2021)
Parkway Theater
Two rival Minnesota high school teams face off in the third film in the hockey trilogy from Northland Films. Part of the Great Northern Festival. $10. 6 p.m. More info here.

Sunday, Feb. 6

Pretty in Pink (1986)
Alamo Drafthouse
The best movie named after a Psychedelic Furs song? Granted, there’s not much competition. $10. 11 a.m. More info here.

The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
Parkway Theater
Dreyer’s silent classic, with a one-of-a-kind performance from Maria Falconetti at the center and live accompaniment from Al Church and friends. Part of the Parkway’s Major Major Minor Minor series. $10 advance/$15 door. 7:30 p.m. More info here.

A Chiara (2022)
Walker Art Center
An Italian teen discovers her father’s Mafia ties after he abandons his family. Free for Walker members. 12:30 p.m. More info here.

Procession (2022)
Walker Art Center
A sharply conceived documentary about survivors of sexual abuse from Catholic priests seeking justice. Free for Walker members. 3 p.m. More info here.

Night Train to Munich (1940)
Trylon
Don’t fuck around with Rex Harrison, you Nazis. $8. 6 p.m. Monday-Tuesday 7 & 9 p.m. More info here.

Tuesday, Feb. 8

7 Days (2022)
Walker Art Center
Two young Indians learn all about each other when their parents set them up on a date—and then COVID requires them to shelter in place. Free for Walker members. 6 p.m, More info here.

C’mon C’mon (2022)
Walker Art Center

Maybe the most perceptive movie about the life of a middle-aged, single, and childless uncle ever made, Mike Mills’ new film is about discovering that you earn that love through caring, and recognizing a child as a human rather than a means of validating yourself. Read our full review here. Free for Walker members. 8 p.m. More info here.

Wednesday, Feb. 9

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Alamo Drafthouse
Your chance to see it the way it was meant to be seen—as a middle-aged weirdo who just drove to Woodbury and spent $10. $10. 6:30 p.m. More info here.

February Tape Freaks
Trylon
“It’s Colette’s birthday and she’ll play what she wants to!” Well then! $5. 7 p.m. More info here.

Ascension (2022)
Walker Art Center
A documentary about the class divide in China. Free for Walker members. 6 p.m. More info here.

Holler (2022)
Walker Art Center
A young woman works at a southern Ohio scrap yard to earn money for college. Free for Walker members. 8 p.m. More info here.

Opening This Week

Jackass Forever (read our review here)
Just the punch in the dick you need to make it through February.

Moonfall (read our review here)
Can a disgraced former astronaut, Sam from Game of Thrones, and Halle Berry save humanity from its greatest foe… the moon?

Sundown
Tim Roth, you better take care, if I find you been creeping ’round my back stairs.

Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America
A somber doc about how racism is inextricable from U.S. history.

The Wolf and the Lion
Make them kiss.

Ongoing in Local Theaters

Clifford the Big Red Dog
Drive My Car (read our review here)
The French Dispatch (read our review here)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife (read our review here)
House of Gucci (read our review here)
The King’s Man
Licorice Pizza
Nightmare Alley (read our review here)
Parallel Mothers (read our review here)
Redeeming Love
Scream
Sing 2
Spider-Man: No Way Home
The 355
The Tragedy of Macbeth (read our review here)
West Side Story (read our review here)