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THE DIS­CREET CHARM OF THE BOUR­GEOISIE

Luis Buñuel’s 1972 film is the latest screen­ing in the Auteurs se­ries. This comic slice of sur­re­al­ist cin­ema fo­cuses on a se­ries of din­ners with five mem­bers of up­per-class so­ci­ety, in­ter­twined with the dreams of four of them. Not rated. 102 min­utes. In Span­ish with sub­ti­tles. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts. (Not re­viewed)

A LIT­TLE CHAOS

Rated R. 118 min­utes. Vi­o­let Crown. See re­view, Page 56.

THE MAFIA ONLY KILLS IN SUM­MER

The Mafia blood bath against law en­force­ment that con­sumed Palermo and much of Si­cily over the last few decades of the 20th cen­tury is triv­i­al­ized in this mug­ging, tonedeaf com­edy-ro­mance by Pier­francesco Dilib­erto, an Ital­ian TV per­son­al­ity who would like to be Woody Allen. He plays Ar­turo, a jour­nal­ist cov­er­ing the killings, and spends a good deal of the movie coyly nar­rat­ing an ex­tended flash­back to his child­hood, when he idol­ized Prime Min­is­ter Gi­ulio An­dreotti and fell in love with a pretty class­mate, and adults fed him mis­in­for­ma­tion along the lines of the film’s ti­tle. The satire has its mo­ments, but they don’t be­gin to jus­tify the whole. Not rated. 90 min­utes. In Ital­ian with sub­ti­tles. The Screen. (Jonathan Richards)

THE NEW RI­JKSMU­SEUM

Oeke Hoogendijk’s two-part doc­u­men­tary com­pletes a tri­fecta that be­gan with Fred­er­ick Wise­man’s Na­tional Gallery and con­tin­ued with Johannes Holzhausen’s The Great Mu­seum. Hoogendijk’s fea­ture is the most ac­ces­si­ble and deals with the restora­tion of Am­s­ter­dam’s Ri­jksmu­seum, a build­ing that houses mas­ter­pieces by Rem­brandt, Ver­meer, and other Dutch Mas­ters. Its nar­ra­tive struc­ture fol­lows the po­lit­i­cal and fi­nan­cial pit­falls that plagued the pro­ject and staff, in­clud­ing in­flat­ing costs and a change of lead­er­ship. It’s a dra­matic telling that en­ter­tains and inspires. Not rated. 118 and 110 min­utes. In Dutch, French, and English with sub­ti­tles, Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts, Santa Fe. (Michael Abatemarco)

THE OVERNIGHT Di­rec­tor Pa­trick Brice ap­pears via Skype at the 7:30 p.m. Fri­day, July 3, screen­ing. Rated R. 79 min­utes. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts. See re­view, Page 54.

PER­FOR­MANCE AT THE SCREEN

The se­ries of high-def­i­ni­tion screen­ings con­tin­ues with a show­ing of Strauss’ Ara­bella from the Salzburg Fes­ti­val. Renée Flem­ing and Thomas Hamp­son star. 11:15 a.m. Sun­day, July 5, only. Not rated. The Screen, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

Take the can­noli: The Mafia Only Kills in Sum­mer, at The Screen

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