What’s Happening This Week (March 13 – 19)
The Amazing Double Interlocking Polaroid System 3D Film Festival
Continues this week
There’s nothing quite like those red-and-blue goggles that make those pictures pop onscreen. The Parkway Theater continues its festival of jaw-dropping, mind-bending 1950s 3-D this week. Six classics of the heyday of 3-D – including Hitchock’s Dial M for Murder and Vincent Price classics The Mad Magician and House of Wax – will be shown in double interlocking Polaroid 3D projection. Individual tickets are $10, and a full festival pass is $50. For a complete listing of films and show times, visit www.theparkwaytheater.com.
Saturday, March 14 at midnight
Martin Scorsese’s 2006 crime thriller – for which he won his first Oscar – arrives back on screens for Midnight Madness at the Uptown Theatre. Bill (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Colin (Matt Damon) are two recent police academy grads, eager to being their part as Boston’s finest. They move on opposite sides of the law: Bill is sent undercover to expose Irish mobster Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson). Colin keeps moving up, but everything he learns he tells to his mentor – Costello. As the investigation against Costello mounts he begins to suspect there’s a rat in his gang, and the cat-and-mouse game between the two young men begins. Dante & The Lobster will perform live before the screening.
Starts March 13
In 2006, Roberto Saviano wrote a book called Gomorrah, a chronicle of the mafia-like Camorra so explosive that he recieved death threats and was granted a permanent police escort. Now, director Matteo Garrone (The Embalmer) brings the novel to shattering life that’s won worldwide acclaim. Filmed on location in Naples, the film shows how the organization’s influence seeps into the everday life of ordinary people who fight to live or die. With documentary-like realism and shocking violence, the film is a harrowing experience like no other. Winner of the Grand Prize at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.
Universal Noir: Phantom Lady
Monday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Take Up Productions and the Heights Theatre’s Universal Noir series concludes with Robert Siodmak’s Phantom Lady, starring Franchot Tone and Ella Raines. After spending a night with an unknown woman he picked up in a bar, Scott Henderson returns home to find his wife strangled and investigators suspecting him of the murder. Tickets are $8, and can be purchased online at www.heightstheater.com.