Four new indie releases compete for your attention this long holiday weekend, May 24-27:
- Frances Ha. Noah Baumbach directs a comedy about a would-be dancer (Greta Gerwig) who finds herself adrift in Manhattan. Recommended. Reviewed here. (Angelika Dallas) Baumbach will participate in a Q&A via Skype following the 8:30 p.m. screening on Friday, May 24.
- Dead Man’s Burden. A Western set in the aftermath of the Civil War, as a family must come to grips with their own deeply-seated differences. Directed by Jared Moshe. Not previewed. (Angelika Dallas, Angelika Plano) Moshe will be present for a Q&A following the screenings at 5:25 p.m. and 7:40 p.m. on Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25.
- Love is All You Need. A romantic comedy starring Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm. Directed by Susanne Bier. Not previewed. (Angelika Dallas, Angelika Plano)
- What Maisie Knew. An adaptation of a novel by Henry James, brought into the modern day. With Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan; directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel. Not previewed. (Landmark Magnolia)
Opening in wide release:
- Fast & Furious 6. The newest installment of the series follows the driving and thieving crew to Europe as they search for a lost family member, who may have defected to a rival group. Directed by Justin Lin. Recommended. Reviewed here.
- Epic. A magical world of talking insects and humanoid creatures are hidden beneath our feet in the latest animated film from Blue Sky Studios. Recommended. Reviewed at Twitch.
- The Hangover Part III. The boys are back in Las Vegas, minus the laughs, if advance reviews are any indication. Not previewed.