“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” & “Sound of My Voice” Open May 25; Summer Classic Film Series Kicks Off With “Charade” Wednesday May 30

Romance and suspense in “Charade”, as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust? Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn star in this stylish comedy-thriller directed by Stanley Donen, very much in a Hitchcock vein. Grant plays Peter Joshua, who meets Reggie Lampert (Hepburn) in Paris and later offers to help her when she discovers that her husband has been murdered. trailer

 

You’ve been asking for it, and we finally have it! “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” follows a group of British retirees who decide to “outsource” their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past. Fantastic cast includes Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Tom Wilkinson. trailer

 

A new thriller from Sundance, Zal Batmanglij’s film, “Sound of My Voice,” could serve as a useful primer for a person who doesn’t understand the psychology of how cults (religious or otherwise) snare their followers. In “Sound of My Voice”, Peter (Christopher Denham) and Lorna (Nicole Vicius), a couple and documentary filmmaking team, infiltrate a mysterious group led by an enigmatic young woman named Maggie (Brit Marling). Intent on exposing her as a charlatan and freeing the followers from her grip, Peter and Lorna start to question their objective and each other and they unravel the secrets of Maggie’s underworld. This debut film, by a young director keeps you focused with an added possibility of creeping you out not just a little bit.  trailer

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