A: RRR, a blockbuster Indian story about revolution, tigers, and dancing better than the British. You can catch a special showing at the Main this week, as well as Hit the Road, the best thing I saw at MSPIFF.
Special Screenings This Week
Thursday, May 26
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
Wrong. Guess again. $12. 7:30 p.m. More info here.
The Long Haul (2022)
Minnesota’s first critical Covid case battles for recovery and begins training for an Ironman triathlon. So, this movie will make me feel like a big loser. Part of MSPIFF’s Best of the Fest. $8-$15. 3 p.m. More info here.
The Gravedigger’s Wife (2021)
How can a Somali gravedigger pay for his wife’s kidney treatment? Part of MSPIFF’s Best of the Fest. $8-$15. 5 p.m. More info here.
El Mayor (The Major) (2020)
The story of 19th century Cuban revolutionary Ignacio Agramonte y Loynaz. $6-$9. 7 p.m. More info here.
The Pez Outlaw (2022)
In the ’90s, when Pez dispensers are hot commodities, one man makes a killing smuggling them from eastern Europe to the U.S. Part of MSPIFF’s Best of the Fest. $8-$15. 7:15 p.m. More info here.
Point Break (1991)
The Parkway’s action movie month closes out with the classic president-masked, surf-crime-action buddy flick. $9-$12. 8 p.m. More info here.
Top Gunner: Danger Zone (2022)
Who needs Tom Cruise when you’ve got Michael Paré and a title that unquestionably meets the criteria for a fair use exception to copyright law, your honor? $8. 1 p.m. More info here.
Friday, May 27
LIKEHELL: The Movie (2005)
A rockumentary which must be seen to be believed. With post-show panel moderated by Brian Oake. $12-$16. 8 p.m. More info here.
Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
Godzilla faces every kaiju’s worst fear: a robot version of himself. $8. 7 & 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. More info here.
Saturday, May 28
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
The title says it all, really. $5-$10. 1 p.m. More info here.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Will you people keep it down? I’m trying to watch the movie! With live shadow cast performance by Transvestite Soup. $10. Midnight. More info here.
Sunday, May 29
Porco Rosso (1992)
When pigs fly. $10. 12:15 p.m. Also Monday 6:30 p.m. More info here.
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
AMC Rosedale 14/AMC Southdale 16/Emagine Willow Creek
Eastbound and down, loaded up and truckin’. $13.44. 4 & 7 p.m. Also Wednesday 7 p.m. More info here.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Emagine Willow Creek
Can you believe they never got around to making part two? $7.95. 12:30 & 5:30 p.m. More info here.
Mur Murs (1981)/Black Panthers (1970)
Agnès Varda’s documentary look at the murals of L.A. includes all-time French babe Juliet Barto. Preceded by Varda’s short film about the titular Black revolutionary org. $8. 5 p.m. Also Monday 7 p.m. & Tuesday 8:45 p.m. More info here.
Documenteur (1981)/Uncle Yanco (1968)
Another Agnès Varda twofer. A mom and her son (the director’s son Mathieu Demy) live a quiet life on the fringes of Los Angeles. Preceded by the short Uncle Yanco, a study of Varda’s colorful bohemian uncle. $8. 7:15 p.m. Also Monday 9:15 p.m. & Tuesday 7 p.m. More info here.
Monday, May 30
Emagine Willow Creek
It’s in your he-ad. In your he-ad. $6. 7:30 p.m. More info here.
Wednesday, June 1
Shogun Assassin (1980)
Two feature-length Japanese movies from the ’70s chopped and spliced into something new (new in 1980, anyway). 8:30 p.m. More info here.
You’ve got another chance to catch this spectacular, action-packed Indian historical epic on the big screen. Don’t blow it! $10. 7 p.m. More info here.
Dance Camera North Film Festival
An international festival hosted by Minneapolis’s Borealis Dance Theatre focused on choreography-based film. $10-$13. 7 p.m. More info here.
Tape Freaks June
This month’s theme: “Side Effects May Include…” $5. 7 p.m. More info here.
Opening This Week
The Bob’s Burgers Movie
Like the TV show, but a movie.
Hit the Road
An Iranian family with the funniest kid do just what the title says.
This was not filmed in New Zealand.
Top Gun: Maverick
Spoiler: Ed Harris says "You got a lot of balls, stick jockey" in this.
Ongoing in Local Theaters
The Bad Guys
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Downton Abbey: A New Era
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
The Lost City (read our review here)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent