''Happiness Runs,'' ''The Killer Inside Me,'' ''Restrepo'' and more opening this summer
Free love is costly in HAPPINESS RUNS, about a young man breaking away from a hippie commune (5/7)…. Academy Award nominee Laura Poitras helmed THE OATH, a doc about two men on the other side of the war on terror (5/7)…. BEST WORST MOVIE peeks behind the scenes of the Z-grade classic Troll 2 (5/14)…. Gritty social realist Ken Loach goes for laughs and soccer in LOOKING FOR ERIC (5/14)…. Barry Pepper gets the lei of the land in 19th-century Hawaii in PRINCESS KAIULANI (5/14)…. Bollywood’s KITES follows a wanted man as he looks for the love of his life (5/21)…. Kill me, I’m Irish. Brendan Gleeson unleashes Celtic fury as a gangster in PERRIER’S BOUNTY (5/21)…. Rachel Weisz’s turn as an astronomer in Roman Egypt should help convert those who are AGORA-phobic (5/28)…. MICMACS is the latest slice of Gallic whimsy from the director of Amélie (5/28)…. The Martin Scorsese-produced doc PICASSO & BRAQUE GO TO THE MOVIES examines the intersection of art and film (5/28)…. George A. Romero returns to the grave with SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD (5/28).
Colin Farrell nets the girl of his dreams, literally, in the fisherman-meets-mermaid fable ONDINE (6/4)…. Something’s rotten in the state of Denmark, and it might be all the bloodless bodies in the Hamlet-inspired vampire comedy ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE UNDEAD (6/4)…. An indie follows the very cultured love affair between COCO CHANEL & IGOR STRAVINSKY (6/11)…. In the Sundance favorite WINTER’S BONE, a girl navigates the Ozarks searching for her father (6/11)…. Tilda Swinton is a doomed lover in Milan in I AM LOVE (6/18)…. Casey Affleck plays a vicious small-town deputy sheriff in director Michael Winterbottom’s THE KILLER INSIDE ME (6/18)…. LET IT RAIN is a dramedy set in Provence (6/18)…. Director Oliver Stone goes SOUTH OF THE BORDER to interview the likes of Raúl Castro and Hugo Chávez for a documentary (6/25)…. 87-year-old director Alain Resnais’ latest is the mysterious romance WILD GRASS (6/25)….Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci might be the last two people you’d expect to see in a brothel, but they run LOVE RANCH (6/30).
Those with a Swede tooth will want to catch THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, based on Stieg Larsson’s follow-up to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (7/2)…. The Afghan-war doc RESTREPO picked up a prize at Sundance (7/2)…. COUNTDOWN TO ZERO is a documentary exploring the possibility of nuclear war (7/9)…. David Lynch and Bernardo Bertolucci are two of the GREAT DIRECTORS featured in this documentary (7/9)…. A disgraced conductor gets a second chance in THE CONCERT (7/16)…. In KISSES, two Dublin kids run away at Christmas (7/16)…. JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: THE RADIANT CHILD is an artful doc (7/21)…. Go behind the scenes at the grotto in the doc HUGH HEFNER: PLAYBOY, ACTIVIST AND REBEL (7/23)…. Vikings abound in the Norse epic VALHALLA RISING (7/23)…. Vanessa Hudgens plays the Beauty in the updated fairy tale BEASTLY (7/30)…. Kevin Kline is a playwright in THE EXTRA MAN (7/30)…. I KILLED MY MOTHER deals with mommy issues, Quebec-style (7/30)…. And GREASE SING-ALONG is exactly what you think it is (TBA).