Jem Cohen's 'Museum Hours' (Cinema Guild)

Indie Weekend: ‘Museum Hours,’ ‘Populaire,’ ‘Sample This,’ and More

Jem Cohen's 'Museum Hours' (Cinema Guild)
Jem Cohen’s ‘Museum Hours’ (Cinema Guild)

A veritable flood of indie films open in the Metroplex this weekend! None of which I’ve seen yet! Let’s discover something cool, shall we? We’ll start with three that I’ve heard good things about, and then list the rest alphabetically.

  • ‘Museum Hours.’ When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads which sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways artworks reflect and shape the world. Not previewed. (Angelika Dallas)
  • Populaire.’ 1958. Rose is a terrible secretary but a demon typist. Her handsome boss resolves to turn her into the fastest girl in the world.. Not previewed. (Angelika Dallas, Angelika Plano)
  • Sample This.’ A documentary that reveals how a forgotten record by the Incredible Bongo Band helped cement the foundation of hip hop when DJ Herc extended its percussion by playing them back to back, creating an anthem on the streets of the Bronx., Not previewed. (Texas Theatre)
  • Four.’ On a hot 4th of July night, sparks fly between four people as they test the limits and possibilities of their own freedom. Not previewed. (AMC Mesquite)
  • Jayne Mansfield’s Car.’ Billy Bob Thornton wrote, directed, and stars in a comedy-drama about fathers and sons, war and peace. With Robert Duvall, Kevin Bacon. More hereNot previewed. (AMC Grapevine Mills)
  • Mademoiselle C.’ A documentary focused on former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief and fashion stylist Carine Roitfeld as she moves to New York to launch her own magazine. Not previewed. (Angelika Dallas, Angelika Plano)
  • The Patience Stone.’ A husband, a wife, and a magical stone in Afghanistan. Not previewed. (Angelika Dallas)
  • Plush.’  Young people, danger, romance, and dressing up in costumes. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke (‘Twilight’). Not previewed. (AMC Grapevine Mills)

Opening in wide release:

  • ‘Insidious: Chapter 2.’ Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne return in James Wan’s sequel to 2010’s haunted house — or is it? — thriller. Reviewed here. Recommended with reservations.
  • The Family.’ Robert DeNiro as a Mafia chief who turns rat and then relocates to Europe with his wife and children. Chaos ensues. With Michelle Pfeiffer; directed by Luc Besson. Not previewed.