A witty romantic drama, WORDS & PICTURES stars the engaging duo of Juliette Binoche and Clive Owen working together on-screen for the first time. Prep school English teacher Jack Marcus (OWEN) laments his students’ obsession with social media and good grades rather than engaging with the power of the written word. A one-time literary star, Jack has not published in years filling his spare time with drink versus the art of language. He meets his match in Dina Delsanto (BINOCHE) – an abstract painter and new teacher on campus, who was once celebrated for her art. From the start, the two flirt and provoke each other with equal relish. (C) Roadside trailer
Midnite Friday brings REPO MAN! REPO MAN is many things: an alien-invasion film, a punk-rock musical, a send-up of consumerism. One thing it isn’t is boring. Starring Harry Dean Stanton and Emilio Estevez trailer
In DILLINGER,John Milius’s first directorial effort in its own small way set the stage in the 1970s for a subgenre of action films that depict a nostalgia for historical figures tinged with a hard-edged skepticism. Presented at 7:00pm Sunday as part of the Harry Dean Stanton Film Festival, Mr. Stanton and Michelle Phillips are expected to attend. $7 advance tickets available at harrydeanstantonfest.org.
This week’s entry in our Classic Movies Series is DR. STRANGELOVE. In 1964, with the Cuban Missile Crisis fresh in viewers’ minds, the Cold War at its frostiest, and the hydrogen bomb relatively new and frightening, Stanley Kubrick dared to make a film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button — and played the situation for laughs. Dr. Strangelove’s jet-black satire (from a script by director Stanley Kubrick, Peter George, and Terry Southern) and a host of superb comic performances (including three from Peter Sellers) have kept the film fresh and entertaining. trailer