|CHICO & RITA
An Academy Award Best Animated picture nominee which The Hollywood Reporter called â??a visually hypnotic, musically electric film.â? With the directors in New York for Q&As and a book signing in the cafe, CHICO & RITA is at the top of our weekend list. Opens Friday at the Angelika New York, 3/16 at the Angelika Dallas, and 4/13 at the Angelika in Hawaii
An Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film nominee that also snagged a nomination for Best Original Screenplay, this intense Iranian drama has impressed international critics and film festival audiences all year. Now playing at the Angelika Dallas; opens Friday at the Angelika PlanoÂ andÂ 3/2 at the Angelika in Hawaii
Another Oscar nominee! IN DARKNESS is â??a grimy alternative to SCHINDLERâ??S LISTâ? from Polish director Agnieszka Holland, focusing on the story of a petty crook who helps hide Jews from Nazi-occupiers. Opens Friday at the Angelika New York, 3/2 at the Angelika Plano, andÂ 3/23 at the Angelika in Hawaii
Linda Cardellini (from Freaks and Geeks!) has been getting incredible reviews for her performance as a soldier struggling to re-assimilate into small town life after her tour in the Middle East. FellowÂ small screenÂ vets Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire) and John Slattery (Mad Men) costar, and Shannon and director Liza Johnson will be in New York Friday night for a Q&A. Opens Friday at the Village East.
February 9, 2012