Indie Weekend: ‘Reality,’ ‘Renoir,’ ‘Reluctant Fundamentalist,’ ‘Kon-Tiki’

Matteo Garone's 'Reality,' at Angelika Dallas.
Matteo Garone’s ‘Reality,’ at Angelika Dallas.

New indie releases and special screenings of note this weekend:

  • Reality. Italian filmmaker Matteo Garrone turns his perceptive lens from organized crime (Gomorrah) to reality television in his latest effort, described as a darkly comic piece. In Italian with English subtitles. (Angelika Dallas)
  • Renoir. In 1915, the great painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir and his son, filmmaker Jean Renoir, fall for the same woman, an enchanting artist’s model. In French with English subtitles. (Angelika Dallas, Angelika Plano).
  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist. A drama about ‘the cultural divide that cracks open’ between a Pakistan man (Riz Ahmed) and an American woman (Kate Hudson) after 9/11. Directed by Mira Nair. (Landmark Magnolia)
  • Kon-Tiki. A modern adventurer attempts to recreate the 1947 voyage of Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl across the Pacific Ocean. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. (Angelika Dallas)
  • Upstream Color, the new film by Shane Carruth, has perplexed and divided critics and audiences since it debuted at Sundance. Continuing in limited release. (Angelika Dallas, Texas Theatre)

Opening in wide release:

  • Iron Man 3. Robert Downey Jr. returns as the Marvel superhero, this time opposed by The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley). With the usual gang.