Every Friday there are new movies released in theaters across the country, and many of these new movies are released in over 2,500 theaters, making them ubiquitous and ultimately not so special. But there are also those small movies, the ones that opened up in “select cities” weeks ago – which usually means New York and LA and occasionally Chicago – and take a little longer to play in your local theaters. So when one of these movies do end up playing in your town, it can definitely be something special, and you may only have a week or two to take advantage of the opportunity, so you have to jump on that chance and see these smaller movies, help give the little guy a fighting chance against these blockbuster behemoths. Do them and yourself a favor and check out:
Part documentary, part mystery, part thriller, “The Imposter” is a film about a child that disappeared from his Texas home in the early 1990s, and who was found three years later in Spain with a crazy story. The child comes home to him family, and they take him in, despite the fact that their blonde haired, blue eyed kid is now a dark haired, brown eyed kid. This movie has been getting great reviews, and this weekend it is playing at the Enzian Theater as a matinee only show, so that means tickets are going to be very limited for this very acclaimed movie. So get yours in advance. Ye hath been warned.
And playing in the evenings at the Enzian Theater this weekend is “Liberal Arts,” a comedy drama about a 35-year old man who befriends a 19-year old college student (played by long lost but now found Elizabeth Olsen), so this would make for an interesting date movie.
Simon & The Oaks
Or if foreign movies are your bag, then you may want to see “Simon & The Oaks,” a Swedish coming of age story about a couple of boys growing up during World War II. This movie is playing at the Regal Winter Park Village 20, so you will have to navigate through the hordes of people turning out for the latest double-oh adventure. Have fun.
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