Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs, and on more distant horizons…
Trailers of new release movies are generally available at the official site links.
IN THEATERS (WIDE RELEASE):
mother!: A series of uninvited guests disturb Jennifer Lawrence’s tranquillity in
FILM FESTIVALS – AFI Latin American Film Festival (Silver Spring, MD., Sep 14-Oct 4):
This year, AFI’s showcase of Latin American (or at least Spanish language) film features a couple of movies we’ve seen around the festival circuit: the List-worthy animation Birdboy: The Forgotten Children [AKA Psychonauts, The Forgotten Children] and the Mexican psychosexual horror The Untamed. There’s also one new title of interest:
- Don’t Swallow My Heart, Alligator Girl! – A Brazilian boy falls in love with a Paraguayan girl in this magical realist take on “Romeo and Juliet.” Screens Sep. 17 & 19.
NEW ON BLU-RAY:
Phenomena (1985): A young girl who can speak to insects solves a mystery at a girls’ school. Synapse puts out a deluxe two Blu-ray set of Dario Argento‘s buggy horror with three cuts of the film, an Argento doc, and more surprises. Buy Phenomena [Blu-ray].
CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
- Columbus, OH, 9/17 – Audition [Ôdishon] (1999). At Gateway Film Center.
- Los Angeles, 9/15 – The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) with That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) (double feature). At the Egyptian Theater.
- Los Angeles, 9/15 (midnight) – Spirited Away (2001). At the Nuart Theater.
- Los Angeles, 9/16 – Repo Man (1984) with Death Watch (1980) (double feature). At the Egyptian Theater.
- Nashville, TN, 9/15-9/16 – Suspiria (1977). At the Belcourt Theater.
- New York City, 9/15-9/21. Stalker (1979). At IFC Center.
- New York City, 9/15-9/16 (midnights). El Topo (1970). At IFC Center.
- New York City, 9/21 – The Cremator [Spalovac Mrtvol] (1969) (part of the “Five Banned Films from the Czechoslovak New Wave” series). At Film Society of Lincoln Center.
- Oakland, CA, 9/17 – John Dies at the End (2012). At the New Parkway.
- Tuscon, AZ, 9/15-9/21 – Suspiria (1977). At the Loft Cinema.
- Vancouver, BC, Can, 9/15 – Akira (1988). At the Rio Theater.
What are you looking forward to? If you have any weird movie leads that I have overlooked, feel free to leave them in the COMMENTS section.