This Week at the Movies – May 3-9, 2019

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This Week at the Movies – May 3-9, 2019

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

A few other film events:

The Hump! Film Festival returns to the Columbus Theatre on Saturday night and features homemade amateur porn, all five minutes or less.

Also on Saturday, Providence Children’s Film Festival hosts its annual Adults Only fundraiser at the Providence Athenaeum. They’ll screen clips from the most terribly misguided submissions to the festival.

Finally, the RISD Film, Animation and Video department senior shows screen at the RISD Auditorium Wednesday 5/8 through Saturday 5/11.

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1. Ask Dr. Ruth (2019)
directed by Ryan White
featuring Dr. Ruth Westheimer
presented by NewportFilm
screening Thursday 5/8 at Casino Theatre (6:30pm)

2. Daisies (1966)
Czech with English subtitles
directed by Vera Chytilová
starring Ivana Karbanová, Jitka Cerhová, and Marie Cesková
presented by Kino-Eye Club
screening Saturday 5/4 (9pm) at RISD Auditorium

3. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
directed by Ronald Neame
starring Maggie Smith, Gordon Jackson, and Robert Stephens
part of the series Nothing Like a Dame
screening Wednesday 5/8 at Barrington Library (1pm)

4. Tampopo (1985)
Japanese with English subtitles
directed by Jûzô Itami
starring Ken Watanabe, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto
screening Tuesday 5/7 at Jane Pickens Theater (7:30pm)

5. True Grit (1969)
50th anniversary screening
directed by Henry Hathaway
starring John Wayne, Glen Campbell, and Kim Darby
screening Sunday 5/5 at Regal Cinemas Swansea/Bellingham and Wednesday 5/8 at Showcase Cinemas Warwick and Regal Cinemas Swansea/Bellingham

Current Releases

1. Her Smell
directed by Alex Ross Perry
starring Elisabeth Moss, Cara Delevingne, and Dan Stevens
playing daily at Avon Cinema

2. Long Shot
directed by Jonathan Levine
starring Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, and June Diane Raphael
playing Friday and Saturday at Rustic Drive-In and daily at all the big movie theaters

3. Avengers: Endgame
directed by Joe and Anthony Russo
starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo
playing Friday and Saturday at Rustic Drive-In and daily at all the big movie theaters

4. The Intruder
directed by Deon Taylor
starring Meagan Good, Dennis Quaid, Michael Ealy
playing daily at all the big movie theaters

5. Mia and the White Lion
directed by Gilles de Maistre
starring Daniah De Villiers, Mélanie Laurent, and Langley Kirkwood
playing daily at East Providence Cinemas

Also Opening

Red Joan

Still Playing

Amazing Grace (*****)
Mystic Luxury Cinemas

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (*****) 
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