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 on the official site links.
IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE):
Jauja (2014): A Danish soldier (Viggo Mortensen) hunts for his eloped daughter in the wilds of Patagonia in this minimalist experimental feature. Reviews have been general good, but this is one of those arthouse features that comes with a “slow” warning. Jauja official site.
SCREENINGS – (Ann Arbor, MI, Wed., Mar. 25, 9:30 PM):
Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922): Read the Certified Weird entry! The diabolically weird silent documentary is performed with a live score supplied by piano/percussion duo Demdike Stare as part of the Ann Arbor film festival. Haxan w/ Live Score by Demdike Stare >> Ann Arbor Film Festival.
SCREENINGS – (Los Angeles, Cinefamily, Fri., Mar. 20-21):
The Color of Pomegranates (1968): : The Color of Pomegranates at Cinefamily.‘s stunning impressionistic biography of Armenian poet Sayat Nova, in a newly restored print. Screens tonight (Friday 20th) at 7:30 PM PST, and again tomorrow at 5 PM.
NEW ON BLU-RAY:
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972): The Spanish conquistador Aguirre loses his mind and sets off on a suicidal journey down the Amazon searching for the fabled city of El Dorado. Arguably Buy Aguirre, The Wrath of God [Blu-ray].‘s greatest performance and ‘s masterpiece, it’s also been a long-standing fixture in our reader-suggested review queue.
FREE MOVIES ON SHOUT FACTORY TV:
Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970): Read the Certified Weird entry! Shout Factory continues exploiting their Werner Herzog catalog with this free online screening of his weirdest classic, about dwarf inmates revolting against their dwarf oppressors at an unnamed institution. Watch Even Dwarfs Started Small free.
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.