Lots Coming up in the Week Ahead: “A Dangerous Method”, One Week Only; “Bicycle Dreams” March 13 Only; “The Hedgehog” March 15 Only; “Rocky Horror Picture Show” Midnite Saturday; And People Just Can’t Get Enough of “The Artist”, Held Over!

A provocative historical fiction about the early days of psychoanalysis, “A Dangerous Method” is buoyed by terrific performances by Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, and Viggo Mortensen and directed by David Cronenberg. trailer

Though it’s called a ‘race,’ the Race Across America is no ordinary cycling competition. This is an epic challenge for riders pressing themselves to pedal 3,000 miles from the Pacific to the Atlantic in just over 12 days. Finishing itself is an accomplishment: most years, about half of the participants drop out along the way due to exhaustion or medical issues that come as a result of riding 20 – 22 hours each day and night in the mountains, the desert, the heat and the cold and the rain. “Bicycle Dreams” followed the riders of RAAM 2005 to try and capture just what it is that makes people take on this seeming insanity. Tuesday at 7:30 only! trailer

And finally, on Thursday, Presented FREE by Lexington’s One World Film Festival, “The Hedgehog” (French with subtitles) is the timely story of Paloma a young girl bent on ending it all on her upcoming twelfth birthday. Using her father’s old camcorder to chronicle the hypocrisy she sees in adults, Paloma begins to learn about life from the grumpy building concierge. When Paloma’s camera reveals the extensive secret library in Renée’s back room, and that the often gruff matron reads Tolstoy to her cat, Paloma begins to understand that there are allies to be found beneath the prickliest of exteriors. As the unlikely friendship deepens, Paloma’s own coming of age becomes a much less pessimistic prospect. trailer