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It’s a slow week for new releases. So catch up on Oscar nominees if that’s your thing, or dig into some continuing film series around town. Thai director Anocha Suwichakornpong is at the Walker this month, the Trylon is featuring French suspense master Henri-Georges Clouzot and Japanese anime great Satoshi Kon, and The Heights is serving up some Tim Burton. 

Oh, and speaking of Thai filmmakers, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s first English language film, the acclaimed Memoria, is finally coming to limited theaters nationwide, with screenings at the Walker on June 24-25 .

Special Screenings This Week

Thursday, March 10

Mars Attacks! (1996)
The Heights
Tim Burton’s broad sci-fi parody is about… well, you can all see the title. $12. 7:30 p.m. More info here.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Parkway Theater
Citizen Kane may have finally fallen from the top of the Sight & Sound poll, but Shawshank will forever remain #1 on the IMDb Top 250. $9/$12. Trivia at 7:30 p.m. Screening at 8 p.m. More info here.

Friday, March 11

Diabolique (1955)
Trylon
Watch this trailer and then you (like me) can walk around your house calling everything “diabolique!” $8. 7 & 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 3 & 5 p.m. Sunday. More info here.

By the Time It Gets Dark (2016)
Walker Art Center
The Walker residency of Thai director Anocha Suwichakornpong begins with her film about the protests and massacre at a Bangkok university in 1976. $12. 7 p.m. More info here.

Saturday, March 12

Labyrinth (1986)
Alamo Drafthouse
A “quote along,” which means there will be subtitles. Useful if you ever wanted David Bowie to teach you to read! $15. 4:15 p.m. More info here.

Uncle Buck (1989)
Parkway Theater
No planes, trains, or automobiles. Just babysitting. $5-$10. 1 p.m. More info here.

Come Here (2021)
Walker Art Center
Come Here eschews the immutable linearity of time with a narrative that simultaneously entangles multiple temporalities.” Oh hell yeah, that’s very much my shit. $12. 7 p.m. More info here.

Sunday, March 13

Almost Famous (2000)
Alamo Drafthouse
This is exactly what it’s like being a music journalist. $10. 1 p.m. More info here.

The Quiet Man (1952)
AMC Eden Prairie 18/AMC Rosedale 14/AMC Southdale 16
Shhh! $13.44. 1 & 7 p.m. More info here

Perfect Blue (1997)
Trylon
When a star leaves pop for the movies, she enrages a stalkerish fan. $10. 8 p.m. Also Monday-Tuesday 7 & 8:45 p.m. More info here.

Tuesday, March 15

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Alamo Drafthouse
No, really, how many of these movies are there? $10. 7 p.m. More info here.

Wednesday, March 16

The Evil Dead (1981)
Alamo Drafthouse
Where Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell kicked it all off. $10. 8:30 p.m. More info here.

The Last Vampire on Earth (2010)
Trylon
Trash Film Debauchery presents: a Ted Cruz-looking ping-pong whiz who’s also a vampire. $5. 7 p.m. More info here.

Opening This Week

Compartment No. 6
A Finnish archaeology student and an uncouth Russian miner share a train compartment? There’s no way they’ll ever learn to accept each other.

Ongoing in Local Theaters

The Batman (read our review here)
Cyrano
Dog
Death on the Nile
Jackass Forever (read our review here)
Licorice Pizza
Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2022: Animation
Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2022: Live Action
Sing 2
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Uncharted
The Worst Person in the World