OPENING THIS WEEK
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