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What’s Happening This Week? (May 22 – 28)

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The Brothers Bloom
Starts May 22
Uptown Theatre

Writer/director Rian Johnson (Brick) presents a laugh-filled crime caper where family, like everything else, is more complicated than it seems. Two brothers (Mark Ruffalo and Adrien Brody), the best con men in the world, have decided to pull off one last big heist. They entice an unusual and beautiful heiress (Rachel Weisz) into their globe-trotting plot – bringing along their own “explosive” associate (Rinko Kikuchi). But as they jump from place to place and romance begins to blossom, the brothers start to wonder if they’re in too far over their heads. Also starring Maximilian Schell and Robbie Coltrane.

Every Little Step
Starts May 22
Edina Cinema

Since its debut in 1975, A Chorus Line has swept over the world and become one of the most popular musicals of all time – a far cry from its auspicious beginnings as a series of taped workshops with a few Broadway dancers. James D. Stern and Adam Del Deo’s new documentary follows A Chorus Line’s journey to legend – including old and new interviews from the show’s creative minds. The directors were also able to peek into the extensive audition process for the show’s recent Broadway revival – a first-time feat in the history of Broadway.

Gigantic
Starts May 22
Edina Cinema

Brian (Paul Dano) is the youngest member of a successful family trying to find his way in the world. But when Harriet Lolly (Zooey Deschanel) walks into his mattress store and falls asleep on one of his beds. They strike up an unusual romance, though they must struggle against their overbearing parents (Ed Asner, Jane Alexander, and John Goodman) if they want their love to survive.

The Girlfriend Experience
Starts May 22
Edina Cinema

On the eve of the 2008 presidential election, Manhattan call girl Chelsea (adult film star Sasha Grey) finds herself in the perfect job. She keeps her own schedule, works for $2,000 an hour, and gives her customers more than the average call girl – conversation and companionship. More over, she has a boyfriend who understands her. But when you meet new people every day, you never know who’s going to show up. From acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Saturday, May 23 at Midnight
Uptown Theatre

The quest for the Holy Grail takes to the screen this Saturday night – but it’s the one with fedoras and whips, not coconut horses. The third installment in the Indiana Jones adventures follows Indy (Harrison Ford) and his beloved dad (Sean Connery) across the world as they fight to get to the legendary cup before Hitler’s minions get their hands on it. Complete with side-splitting humor and nail-biting action, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is another smash for the Spielberg/Lucas team – and it comes to life again as part of Midnight Madness at the Uptown Theatre.

RIP: A Remix Manifesto
Thursday, May 28 at 8:00 p.m.
The Trylon Screening Room

Take-Up Productions collaborates with Sound Unseen will present RIP: A Remix Manifesto in its nearly-complete Trylon Screening Room on Thursday, May 28. Brett Gaylor investigates copyright law in the 20th century – and whether those who take advantage of it are pioneers or pirates. Tickets are $5, and seating is limited. For more information, visit www.take-up.org.

Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner
Starts Saturday, May 23
Edina Cinema

The Kushner celebration is going on strong at the Guthrie Theatre, but this weekend you can head over to the Lagoon Cinema to get a better look at the man himself. Featuring interviews with Kushner, Marcia Gay Harden, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mike Nichols, and more, Freida Lee Mock’s Wrestling with Angels is an in-depth portrait of a creative mind that inspired people the world over to look at life a little differently. Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner starts Saturday, May 23 for three days only.

Andrew Newman
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