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What’s Happening This Week? (June 5 – 11)

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Easy Virtue
Starts Friday, June 5
Edina Cinema

The timeless wit of Noel Coward graces the screen, courtesy of an all-star cast in Easy Virtue. An upper-class Brit (Ben Barnes) has abruptly married a glamorous American (Jessica Biel) after a whirlwind romance. But when they return to the family estate to meet the man’s parents (Kristin Scott Thomas and Colin Firth), cultures clash and the sparks begin to fly. Directed and co-written by Stephan Elliot (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.)

A Friend Indeed: The Bill Sackter Story
Monday, June 8 at 7:30 p.n.
Riverview Theatre

After 44 years in the Faribault Institution, Bill Sackter finally tastes freedom. But it wasn’t until he met a young college student, Barry Morrow, that he really began take off. Sackter’s life and their extraordinary friendship is chronicled in Lane Wyrick’s A Friend Indeed: The Bill Sackter Story, which will receive a special screening at the Riverview Theatre on June 8. Featuring in-person appearances from Barry Morrow, filmmaker Lane Wyrick and other people from the documentary. All tickets are $8. For more information, visit www.riverviewtheatre.com.

The Hangover
Starts Friday, June 5
Lagoon Cinema

“What did I do last night?” Many people have asked themselves that question. But when you and your friends wake up one morning to a trashed Las Vegas hotel room and a missing groom-to-be… then you’re in trouble. In The Hangover, three friends (Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis) must retrace the steps of their forgotten night if they hope to get their best friend back in time for his wedding. Heather Graham and Jeffrey Tambor co-star in this comedy from director Todd Phillips (Old School, Starsky and Hutch.)

Lawrence of Arabia
Thursday, June 11 at 7 p.m.
Heights Theater

Sure, you can watch Lawrence of Arabia anytime on DVD, on TV, or on your iPod. But what better way to watch David Lean’s Oscar-winning masterpiece than in old-fashion grandeur? Dean Rice and Dreamer’s Empire present a special, one-night-only presentation of Lawrence of Arabia at the Heights Theatre. Peter O’Toole, Alec Guiness, Anthony Quinn, and Omar Sharif star in the biography of T.E. Lawrence, which will be shown in a 70MM print. Tickets are $8, and can be ordered online at www.dreamersempire.com.

Little Ashes
Starts Friday, June 5
Lagoon Cinema

The evolution of one of the world’s great artists is at the center of Little Ashes. Salvador Dali (Robert Pattinson) is an 18-year-old student determined to become a great artist. He attracts the attention of his school’s premier students – Federico Garcia Lorca (Javier Beltran) and Luis Bunuel (Matthew McNulty.) But as the trio bonds, Dali finds himself more and more drawn to Federico. Their love begins to grow in the days of 1920s Spain.

The Longest Day
Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7 at 3 p.m.
Parkway Theatre

June 6th marks the 65th anniversary of the Allied troops storming Normandy. To commemorate the historic day, the Parkway Theatre will have two special screenings of Darryl F. Zanuck’s 1962 epic The Longest Day. Featuring appearances from John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Sean Connery, Richard Burton, and more, The Longest Day is a stunning documentation of the attack – as seen from all perspectives. Regular admission is $5, seniors and children under 15 are free. For more information, visit www.theparkwaytheatre.com.

Repo!: The Genetic Opera
Saturday, June 6 at Midnight
Uptown Theatre

And you thought credit card debt was bad. Years into the future, a giant corporation has risen to the very top by leasing out organs to the sick and needy people of the world. The contracts are the standard stuff. But if you miss a payment, the company sends out the Repo Man to reclaim their product… by whatever means necessary. And it’s a musical! Anthony Stewart Head, Alexa Vega, Sarah Brightman, Paris Hilton and more star in director Darren Lynn Bousman’s musical chiller, which screens as part of Midnight Madness at the Uptown Theatre. A special performance by the burlesque troupe Le Cirque Rouge will take place before the screening.

Revanche
Starts Friday, June 5
Lagoon Cinema

A horrific accident connects people in unexpected ways in Revanche, an Academy Award-nominated film from writer/director Götz Spielmann. An ex-con and his girlfriend work in a Viennese brothel and dream of something better. A police officer and his wife lead a quiet, albeit childless, life in a small village. But a bank robbery leads to an accidental murder, and the two couples’ lives are slammed together. A thought-provoking study about human nature and how our choices and mistakes truly affect us.

Summer Hours
Starts Friday, June 5
Edina Cinema

Acclaimed filmmaker Olivier Assayas (Demonlover) presents Summer Hours, a heartfelt study of accepting yourself and accepting your family. When their mother suddenly dies, three siblings (Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling, and Jeremie Renier) find themselves together again, piecing together their pasts and looking towards their futures.

Andrew Newman
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