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CAP­TAIN AMER­ICA: CIVIL WAR

Not long af­ter Bat­man v Su­per­man: Dawn of Jus­tice, we’ve got an­other bat­tle royale of su­per­hero against su­per­hero. In one corner is Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), who thinks that su­per­heroes should be reg­is­tered and reg­u­lated. In the other corner is Cap­tain Amer­ica (Chris Evans), who dis­agrees. Among the other heroes choos­ing sides are Black Widow (Scar­lett Jo­hans­son), Fal­con (Anthony Mackie), War Ma­chine (Don Chea­dle), Hawk­eye (Jeremy Ren­ner), Black Pan­ther (Chad­wick Bose­man), Ant- Man (Paul Rudd), Spi­der- Man ( Tom Hol­land), and, be­lieve it or not, many more. Rated PG-13. 146 min­utes. Screens in 3- D and 2- D at Re­gal Sta­dium 14; Vi­o­let Crown; DreamCatcher. (Not re­viewed)

THE FAM­ILY FANG

Rated R. 105 min­utes. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts. See review, Page 36.

FRAN­CO­FO­NIA

Not rated. 87 min­utes. In Rus­sian and French with sub­ti­tles. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts. See review, Page 34.

HERE COME THE VIDE­OFREEX

This doc­u­men­tary tells the story of a video col­lec­tive that shot an “al­ter­na­tive record” of key his­toric mo­ments such as 1970s anti- war protests and women’s lib­er­a­tion marches. Ini­tially hired by CBS, then fired shortly there­after, the col­lec­tive pi­o­neered a rad­i­cally new way of record­ing for tele­vi­sion. Di­rected by Jenny Raskin and Jon Nealon, this in­ti­mate retelling of the col­lec­tive’s evo­lu­tion cap­tures the vibe of the times: A man with a lamb at Wood­stock urges others not to make their bod­ies a “grave”; the Black Pan­thers talk about their mis­sion. Hosted by Gene Young­blood, fol­lowed by a Skype in­ter­view with film sub­ject Nancy Cain. 2 p.m. Satur­day, May 7, only. Not rated. 79 min­utes. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts. (Priyanka Ku­mar)

LOUDER THAN BOMBS

Rated R. 109 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas. See review, Page 38.

THE MER­MAID

The lat­est film by di­rec­tor Stephen Chow ( Kung- Fu Hus­tle) is the high­est- gross­ing film in China’s his­tory. Deng Chao plays Liu Xuan, a busi­ness­man who aims to de­stroy all of the sea life in a re­cently pur­chased gulf. Lin Yun plays a mer­maid from the gulf who is sent to as­sas­si­nate him. When they end up fall­ing for each other, it leads them both on a comic ad­ven­ture. Rated R. 94 min­utes. In Man­darin with sub­ti­tles. Jean Cocteau Cinema. (Not re­viewed)

SING STREET

Writer and di­rec­tor John Car­ney made a big splash with 2007’s

Once, and now he of­fers an­other movie about mu­sic and ro­mance on the cob­ble­stone streets of Dublin. This time, he takes view­ers back to the 1980s for a com­ing- of-age film about a boy (Fer­dia Walsh-Peelo) who joins a new school, where he starts a band to im­press a girl (Lucy Boyn­ton). Rated PG-13. 106 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas. (Not re­viewed)

SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME

“Any­thing that runs wild has got some­thing bad in them,” says Johnny Win­ters at the start of Chloé Zhao’s emo­tional fam­ily drama. “You want to leave some of that in there.” Johnny (John Reddy) is talk­ing about break­ing horses, but he may as well be speak­ing of him­self. He dreams of leav­ing his home on the Pine Ridge Reser­va­tion in South Dakota and start­ing fresh in Los Angeles. The world he would be leav­ing be­hind is one of quiet des­per­a­tion. The walls of the house he shares with his sin­gle mother and younger sister are cracked and peel­ing. Johnny takes to a life of petty crime, dealing in con­tra­band al­co­holic beverages, banned on the reser­va­tion.

Songs My Brothers Taught Me is a heart­break­ing film whose cast is com­posed pri­mar­ily of non­pro­fes­sion­als. The back­drop for this ex­is­tence is the serene, windswept prairie cap­tured in quiet, po­etic mo­ments by cin­e­matog­ra­pher Joshua James Richards. 98 min­utes. Not rated. The Screen. (Michael Abatemarco)

Steal this movie: David Cort, Bart Fried­man, and Parry Teas­dale in Here Come the Vide­ofreex, at Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts

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