In the brief interval between the Dallas International Film Festival and the USA Film Festival, multiple indies compete for attention.
- Upstream Color, the new film by Shane Carruth, has perplexed and divided critics and audiences since it debuted at Sundance. Carruth will be on hand at the Angelika Dallas on Friday and Saturday following the 8 p.m. screenings for Q& A sessions, and will also introduce the 10:25 p.m. screenings each night; he will also be present on Sunday following the 5:25 pm. screening. (Angelika Dallas, Angelika Plano)
- From Up on Poppy Hill is the latest animated feature from famed Studio Ghibli. Reviews have been generally favorable, though not wildly enthusiastic. (Landmark Magnolia)
- Chasing Ice is a documentary that follows “National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.” Advance reviews have been quite positive. (Texas Theatre)
- To The Wonder has fewer critical champions that Terence Malick’s other recent non-narrative opuses, so a long theatrical run is not anticipated. Still, it’s Malick. Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, and Rachel McAdams star. (Angelika Dallas)
Opening in wide release:
- Oblivion, reviewed here.