This Week at the Movies – April 19-25, 2019

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This Week at the Movies – April 19-25, 2019

What’s playing at the movies this week, ranked by how good the movies might be.

Two other notes for movie folks. On Wednesday there’s a “drunk staged reading” of Richard Griffin’s Strapped for Danger 2, the sequel to the 2017 Dorry-nominated horror comedy. That’s at the Dark Lady on Wednesday at 7pm, which annoyingly coincides with the Law and Order Subscriber Party.

Also, this is a little out of the way but worth mentioning: Marvel superfans (ugh) can head to Revere for a 22-movie marathon that lasts two days, complete with meal breaks and portable showers (?!) Tickets are only $90 which doesn’t actually sound that bad for a 48-hour audiovisual assault.

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Current Releases

1. Amazing Grace
directed by Sydney Pollack
featuring Aretha Franklin
playing daily at Avon Cinema and Jane Pickens Theater*
(*The Jane Pickens is closed Sunday for Easter, though)

2. Teen Spirit
directed by Max Minghella
starring Elle Fanning, Agnieszka Grochowska, Archie Madekwe
playing daily at Avon Cinema

3. Kalank
Telugu with English subtitles
directed by Abhishek Varman
starring Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapoor
playing daily at Showcase Cinemas Providence Place and Regal Cinemas Bellingham

4. Penguins
directed by Alastair Fothergill and Jeff Wilson
narrated by Ed Helms
playing daily at all the big movie theaters (except Warwick Mall, apparently)

5. Breakthrough
directed by Roxann Dawson
starring Chrissy Metz, Topher Grace, Josh Lucas
playing daily at most of the big movie theaters


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1. The Apartment (1960)
directed by Billy Wilder
starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray
part of the series Desperate Workers
screening Thursday 4/25 at Warwick Library (7pm)

2. Nureyev (2019)
directed by Jacqui and David Morris
starring Dana Fouras, Illya Koltobskoy, and Jordan Kennedy
playing Sunday 4/21 (2pm) and Tuesday 4/23 (7pm) at Mystic Luxury Cinemas

3. Bigger Than Me: My Fight with ALS (2018)
directed by James “VideoHero” Ridley
featuring Thomas Johnson
part of Rhode Island Black Film Festival
screening Tuesday 4/23 at Dunkin’ Donuts Center (12:35pm)
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4. Slugs (1988)
directed by J.P. Simon
starring Michael Garfield, Kim Terry, and Philip MacHale
presented by Dreadphile Cinema Club
screening Thursday 4/25 at Columbus Theater (8pm)

5. Le Franc / The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (1994/1999)
Wolof with English subtitles
directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty
presented by Kino-Eye Club
screening Saturday 4/20 at ISD Auditorium (#330) (9pm)

Also Opening

The Curse of La Llorona

Still Playing

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (*****) 
East Providence 10

Gloria Bell (****) 
Route One Cinema Pub

Vice (****) 
Narragansett Library (Tuesday)