This Week at the Movies

cleo from 5 to 7

This Week at the Movies

Four pieces of movie/TV news this week:

  1. Acoustic Java opens today in the old Cable Car Cinema space. Billing itself as a café and microcinema (hmmm…), they’ll be showing a lot of international classics. They open tonight with Agnes Varda’s classic Cleo from 5 to 7.
  2. Providence Latin American Film Festival runs September 20–28. Visit for schedule and film descriptions.
  3. Saturday is the Smithsonian’s Museum Day, and over two dozen local museums are taking part with special programs and free admission. Woonsocket’s Museum of Work and Culture will be screening two episodes of Smithsonian Channel’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Inventions series, at 10am and 1pm.
  4. Season 5 of Poldark won’t premiere on Masterpiece until the end of the month, but RI PBS has an early screening next Wednesday. It’s free, but you need to register by Sunday.

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Current Releases

1. Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles
directed by Max Lewkowicz
featuring Michael Bernardi, Joel Grey, and Lin-Manuel Miranda
opens Friday 9/13 at Showcase Cinema Warwick

2. Ad Astra
directed by James Gray
starring Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, and Ruth Negga
opens Thursday 9/19 at all the big movie theaters*

3. Hustlers
directed by Lorene Scafaria
starring Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, and Julia Stiles
playing daily at all the big movie theaters

4. El Equipito
Full title: El Equipito, Capítulo 1: ¡Todo por una Herencia!
Spanish with English subtitles
directed by Roberto Angel Salcedo
starring La Insuperable, Roberto Angel Salcedo, and Juan Carlos Pichardo Jr.,
playing daily at Showcase Cinemas Providence Place

5. Official Secrets
directed by Gavin Hood
starring Indira Varma, Keira Knightley, and Matthew Goode
playing daily at Showcase Cinemas (Providence Place/Warwick only)


(click titles for more info)

1. Cleo from 5 to 7 (1961)
French with English subtitles
directed by Agnes Varda
starring Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, and Dominique Davray
screening Thursday 9/19 (7:15pm) and Friday 9/20 (9pm) at Acoustic Java

2. Niebla de Culpa / Mist of Guilt (2018)
Spanish with English subtitles
directed by Francisco Larisgoiti
starring Marina de Tavira, Marco Treviño, and Rafael Sánchez Navarro
presented by Providence Latin American Film Festival
screening at Southside Cultural Center on Monday 9/22 (7pm)

3. Princess: Out There (2019)
concept video album and live performance
by Princess (Alexis Gideon and Michael O’Neill)
screening Sunday 9/22 at AS220 Black Box (7pm)

4. Wild Strawberries (1957)
Swedish with English subtitles
directed by Ingmar Bergman
starring Victor Sjöström, Bibi Andersson, and Ingrid Thulin
screening at Acoustic Java on Friday 9/20 (6pm) and Saturday 9/21 (6pm)

5. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
25th anniversary screening
directed by Frank Garabont
starring Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, and Bob Gunton
screening Sunday 9/22, Tuesday 9/24, and Wednesday 9/25 at all Regal Cinemas locations (Swansea/Bellingham/Stonington). Also screening Wednesday 9/25 at Showcase Cinemas Warwick

Also Opening

Downton Abbey
The Wedding Year
Rambo: Last Blood

Still Playing

Brittany Runs a Marathon (**) – Showcase Cinemas Warwick
Ne Zha – East Providence 10
Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark – Showcase (Warwick Mall), Cinemaworld Lincoln, and Regal Cinemas Swansea

Next Week

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