IRON MAN 3 Opens Today (wide release)

Iron Man 3

Robert Downey Jr. stars in IRON MAN 3, a film directed by Shane Black; also starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak and James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley.

Opens Today: Shootout at Wadala

Shootout at Wadala

Shootout at Wadala (limited release on Friday, May 3rd):

In 1992, Bombay witnessed the famous SHOOTOUT AT LOKHANDWALA. This police encounter was telecast live by the BBC and covered extensively by the media across the country and internationally. The people of India had by then, become immune to this brutal method of serving justice by the Mumbai police. Till date more than 820 encounters...

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Opens at Harkins Today: Midget Zombie Takeover

Midget Zombie Takeover

Midget Zombie Takeover (opens at Harkins Valley Art on Friday, May 3rd (Friday/Saturday only); premiered on Friday, February 8th):

MIDGET ZOMBIE TAKEOVER is the newest film from indie filmmaker Glenn Berggoetz. The film stars Kristi McKay, Matt "Goose" Goosherst, Kedryn Carpenter, Daniel G. Cramer, Anita Nicole Brown, Cassandra Crawford, Brian Johnson Jr., and Jonathan Hodges.

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Opened Wednesday: The Source Family

The Source Family

The Source Family (limited release on Wednesday, May 1st):

The Source Family was a radical experiment in '70s utopian living. Their outlandish style, popular health food restaurant, rock band, and beautiful women made them the darlings of Hollywood's Sunset Strip; but their outsider ideals and the unconventional behavior of their spiritual leader, Father Yod, caused controversy with local authorities...

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Details on Films Opening Friday, May 3rd

Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3 (wide release):

Marvel's "Iron Man 3" pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and insti...

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Caroline and Jackie

Caroline and Jackie (limited release):

On a celebratory birthday trip, Caroline (Marguerite Moreau) visits her sister, Jackie (Bitsie Tulloch) and her boyfriend (David Giuntoli). What starts out as a fun evening with close friends quickly goes awry, as secrets from the sisters' obscure past darken the party's mood. Caroline and the group attempt to support Jackie for what appears to be an illness--though it's unclear as events unfold who...

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Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla

Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla (limited release):

On May 5th, 1862, a few thousand Mexican soldiers put their lives on the line against the world's largest and most powerful army in one legendary battle for freedom and for Mexico.

Cinco de Mayo, La Batalla chronicles the story of Mexico's Battle of Puebla, the most important battle in Mexico's history. When the unbeatable French army invades Mexico to set up a monarchy, General Ignacio...

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Desperate Acts of Magic

Desperate Acts of Magic (limited release):

Bored with his life as a computer programmer, amateur magician Jason (Joe Tyler Gold) dreams of going pro. Stacy (Valerie Dillman) achieved that dream, only to be spit out by the male-dominated magic establishment, leaving her to fend for herself on the street, passing the hat to tourists and picking pockets. Both Stacy and Jason have talent and something to prove. When the Brotherhood...

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First Night

First Night (limited release):

Adam (Richard E. Grant) is a rich industrialist, who aspires to a more cultured world. Spurred on by playful jibes that he is little more than a city suit living the capitalist's dream, this frustrated amateur opera singer decides to throw an opera in his lavish country retreat. Once his friends see him belting out the notes, he feels sure it will spell the end to their shallow taunts. In fact, it might even help him win the...

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Fragments of Kubelka

Fragments of Kubelka (limited release):

This epic documentary subtly introduces the complex world view of iconic filmmaker and theoretician Peter Kubelka (born 1934, Vienna). While Kubelka's radical and pioneering body of films is a highly condensed work of about an hour focussing on the essence of cinema, his legendary lectures often unfold over many hours. These lectures on "what is cinema" and cooking as an art...

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Free the Mind

Free the Mind (limited release):

Free the Mind is the fantastic tale of how one man's vision provides a turning point in the lives of three people.

Professor Richard Davidson is one of the world's leading researchers of the human brain. He sets out to discover if, and how, it is possible to physically change the brain using only the power of thought.

Steve and Rich are just two out of thousands of American war veterans. Their lives...

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Greetings from Tim Buckley

Greetings from Tim Buckley (limited release):

In 1991, a young Jeff Buckley (Penn Badgley, "Gossip Girl") rehearses for his public singing debut at a Brooklyn tribute show for his father, the late folk singer Tim Buckley. Struggling with the legacy of a man he barely knew, Jeff forms a friendship with an enigmatic young woman (Imogen Poots) working at the show and begins to discover the powerful potential of his own musical voice...

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The Happy House

The Happy House (limited release):

In D.W. Young's new horror comedy THE HAPPY HOUSE, a young Brooklyn couple with relationship problems (Khan Baykal and Aya Cash) head upstate to a remote bed & breakfast to work things out. From the moment they arrive at The Happy House it's one disaster after another, and they soon begin to suspect they've wandered into a real life horror movie. Events escalate from weird to terrifying as...

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Kiss of the Damned

Kiss of the Damned (limited release):

Beautiful vampire Djuna (Josephine de La Baume) tries to resist the advances of the handsome, human screenwriter Paolo (Milo Ventimiglia), but eventually gives in to their passion. When her troublemaker sister Mimi (Roxane Mesquida) unexpectedly comes to visit, Djuna's love story is threatened, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered...

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Love Is All You Need

Love Is All You Need (limited release):

Philip (Brosnan), an Englishman living in Denmark, is a lonely, middle-aged widower and estranged single father. Ida (Dyrholm) is a Danish hairdresser, recuperating from a long bout of illness, who's just been left by her husband for a younger woman, Tilde. The fates of these two bruised souls are about to intertwine, as they embark for a trip to Italy to attend the wedding of Patrick and Astrid, Philip...

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Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's (limited release):

It's the most mythic of all American emporiums -- and the scene of many an ultimate fashion fantasy. Now audiences get a rarified chance to peek behind the backroom doors and into the reality of the fascinating inner workings and fabulous untold stories from Bergdorf Goodman's iconic history in Matthew Miele's Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's. The legend, the parties, the...

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Shootout at Wadala

Shootout at Wadala (limited release):

In 1992, Bombay witnessed the famous SHOOTOUT AT LOKHANDWALA. This police encounter was telecast live by the BBC and covered extensively by the media across the country and internationally. The people of India had by then, become immune to this brutal method of serving justice by the Mumbai police. Till date more than 820 encounters have been recorded in the files of...

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Something in the Air

Something in the Air (limited release):

In the months after the heady weeks of May '68, a group of young people search for a way to continue the revolution believed to be just beginning. For Gilles (newcomer Clement Mettayer), this means having to balance his political commitments with his desire to explore painting and filmmaking; for his girlfriend Christine (Goodbye, First Love star Lola Creton), this means throwing herself whole...

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Turtle Hill, Brooklyn

Turtle Hill, Brooklyn (limited release):

In this subtle and engaging comedy, Mateo (Ricardo Valdez) throws a 30th birthday party for Will (Brian Seibert) at their garden apartment in TURTLE HILL, BROOKLYN. Naturally, Will's hyper-conservative sister stops by, unexpectedly, and discovers that Mateo and Will are a couple, forcing Will to come out on the spot and reveal that he had lied to Mateo when he assured him that his family...

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What Maisie Knew

What Maisie Knew (limited release):

A contemporary reimagining of Henry James' novel, WHAT MAISIE KNEW tells the story of a captivating little girl's struggle for grace in the midst of her parents' bitter custody battle. Told through the eyes of the title's heroine, Maisie navigates this ever-widening turmoil with a six-year-old's innocence, charm and generosity of spirit.

An aging rock star (Moore) and a contemporary art dealer (Coogan)...

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Wuss

Wuss (limited release):

WUSS is the story of a high school teacher who faces constant ridicule after he's repeatedly beaten up by several of his own students. Having nowhere else to turn, he eventually teams up with another of his students to fight back. This student, a young girl, is feared school-wide because of a dark family reputation. She also has an unfortunate nickname grafted to her due to her predilection for smoking discarded...

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Details on Films Opened Wednesday, May 1st

Post Tenebras Lux

Post Tenebras Lux (limited release):

POST TENEBRAS LUX ("light after darkness"), ostensibly the story of an upscale, urban family whose move to the Mexican countryside results in domestic crises and class friction, is a stunningly photographed, impressionistic psychological portrait of a family and their place within the sublime, unforgiving natural world. Reygadas conjures a host of unforgettable, ominous...

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The Source Family

The Source Family (limited release):

The Source Family was a radical experiment in '70s utopian living. Their outlandish style, popular health food restaurant, rock band, and beautiful women made them the darlings of Hollywood's Sunset Strip; but their outsider ideals and the unconventional behavior of their spiritual leader, Father Yod, caused controversy with local authorities. They fled to Hawaii, leading to their dramatic...

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Details on DVD/Blu-ray Releases, Tuesday, Apr. 30th

Broken City

Broken City (wide release):

Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) has a promising career as a New York City cop until the night he is involved in a controversial shooting. Stripped of his badge, but kept out of jail by New York's popular Mayor (Russell Crowe), he re-makes himself as a private investigator.

Times are tough, and when the mayor offers Billy $50,000 to investigate the First Lady's (Catherine Zeta-Jones) extra-marital ac...

 
The Guilt Trip

The Guilt Trip (wide release):

This holiday season, Andy Brewster (Seth Rogen) is about to embark on the mother of all road trips . . . when he is guilted into bringing his mom, Joyce (Barbra Streisand), along for the ride on a cross-country adventure that careens through comical curves on the way to a surprising connection.

Across 3,000 miles and 8 days of shifting American landscape, Andy will be flummoxed, freaked out, ...

 
Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook (limited release):

Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything -- his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert De Niro) after spending 8 months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation...

 
Crazy Wisdom

Crazy Wisdom (limited release):

We speak casually of good parking karma, Samsara is a perfume, and Nirvana is a rock band. A recent survey by Germany's Der Spiegel revealed that Germans like the Dalai Lama more than their native-born Pope Benedict XVI. Tibetan Buddhism is doubling its numbers faster than any other religion in Australia and the U.S.A. How did this happen?

Crazy Wisdom explores this profound cultural shift...

 
The Details

The Details (limited release):

Tobey Maguire and Elizabeth Banks star in this darkly funny comedy about how one perfect couple's small mistake leads to a wild chain of events involving extortion, sex and murder. Laura Linney, Kerry Washington, Ray Liotta round out the all-star cast.

 
Not Fade Away

Not Fade Away (limited release):

Not Fade Away, David Chase's deeply felt love letter to the music of the Sixties, is a film about dreams that come true -- and the ones that never do. For Chase, "It's about anybody who has ever had a dream and about what it takes to actually realize that dream. Rock & roll is at the heart of the movie because for some of the characters, rock music is the gateway to transcendence, but it doesn't...

 
One Night Stand

One Night Stand (limited release):

New York's QUAD Cinema is proud to announce the New York Theatrical run of ONE NIGHT STAND (74 minutes), Elisabeth Sperling's and Trish Dalton's absorbing, adrenaline-pumping debut documentary, fresh off of its one-night-only screenings in 456 theaters across the country through Fathom Events.

A chronicle of the The 24 Hour Musicals this exhilarating back-stage action...

 
Only the Young

Only the Young (limited release):

ONLY THE YOUNG follows the story of three teenagers that live in a small desert town in Southern California -- a town dominated by foreclosed homes and underpasses, unfilled swimming pools and skate parks. These kids must find things to do in a place that offers nothing -- yet in the course of observing their day-to-day lives, we see them discover friendship, first love, heartbreak, and what it mea...

 
Parked

Parked (limited release):

Fred (Colm Meaney) lives a quiet and isolated life in his car, having lost all hope of improving his situation and re-entering the ranks of society. That all changes when he forms an unlikely friendship with Cathal (Colin Morgan), a dope-smoking 21-year-old with a positive attitude, who becomes his parking lot neighbor. Sharing laughs, and the hard times too, Fred and Cathal find the simple, free...

 
The Revisionaries

The Revisionaries (limited release):

THE REVISIONARIES showcases how public education has become the latest battleground in a new wave of cultural, religious and ideological clashes, with local Texas education board members advancing agendas of Creationism and other religious issues in public schools.

This "must-see film" (Michael Moore) premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, where it won a Special...

 
Wagner & Me

Wagner & Me (limited release):

In his new documentary film Wagner & Me, director Patrick McGrady follows one of Britain's most loved performers, actor and writer Stephen Fry (Wilde, Bones), as he explores his life-long passion for the world's most controversial composer: Richard Wagner. As a Jew, when Fry enters the world of the Wagner creations he loves, he is intensely aware that it is the same music that was also loved by...

 
Young and Wild

Young and Wild (limited release):

Seventeen-year-old Daniela is obsessed with sex. But her self-proclaimed "pussy in flames" is in direct conflict with her well-to-do, strict evangelical family in Santiago, Chile. She finds an outlet by detailing her naughty ruminations and exploits on her blog "Young & Wild" to her eager online followers. She dates handsome and pious Tomas, but maybe Antonia, the really cute girl at work...