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ALICE THROUGH THE LOOK­ING GLASS

This se­quel to the 2010 smash Alice in Won­der­land doesn’t have di­rec­tor Tim Bur­ton, but many cast mem­bers re­turn — most im­por­tant, Johnny Depp reprises his Mad Hat­ter role. James Bobin (The Mup­pets) di­rects this in­stall­ment, set three years af­ter the first film, in which Alice (Mia Wasikowska) learns that the Mad Hat­ter is get­ting mad­der, and sets out to travel through time to save him and all of Won­der­land. In his fi­nal pro­duc­tion credit, Alan Rick­man once more voices the Cater­pil­lar. Rated PG. 113 min­utes. Screens in 3-D and 2-D at Re­gal Sta­dium 14; Dream Catcher. Screens in 2-D only at Re­gal DeVar­gas. (Not re­viewed)

A BIG­GER SPLASH

Ital­ian di­rec­tor Luca Guadagnino ( I Am Love ) re­turns with a mostly English-lan­guage story about a celebrity cou­ple (Tilda Swin­ton and Matthias Schoe­naerts) whose idyl­lic va­ca­tion is up­turned by the ar­rival of an old flame (Ralph Fi­ennes) and his daugh­ter (Dakota John­son). This drama is a loose re­make of Jacques Deray’s 1969 film La Piscine. In English and Ital­ian with sub­ti­tles. Rated R. 125 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas. (Not re­viewed)

THE CASE OF THE THREE-SIDED DREAM

Not rated. 88 min­utes. The Screen. See re­view, Page 44.

CINE FESTA ITALIA

This four-day film fes­ti­val (Wed­nes­day, June 1, to Satur­day, June 4) fo­cuses on con­tem­po­rary Ital­ian films from the last few years, over half of which fea­ture first-time and/or fe­male di­rec­tors. High­lights in­clude Le Mer­av­iglie (The Won­ders, 2014), a win­ner of the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Fes­ti­val, which de­tails the tribu­la­tions of a beekeeping fam­ily; Per Amor Vostro (For Your Love, 2015), in which a woman (Va­le­ria Galino) rein­vents her place in the world; and Italy­ina Day (2014), a doc­u­men­tary that gives an hour-by-hour ac­count of a day in the life of var­i­ous Ital­ians. Other movies fo­cus on Ital­ian cui­sine (Terra Madre (Mother Earth); Barolo Boys: The Story of a Revo­lu­tion) and film (L’ Ul­timo Metro di Pel­li­cola, or The Last Reel). Most films in Ital­ian with sub­ti­tles. Venues are Jean Cocteau Cin­ema and Vi­o­let Crown. For a com­plete sched­ule, visit www.cine­fes­taitalia.com. See sto­ries, be­gin­ning on Page 36.

THE CON­GRESS­MAN

This Frank Capra pas­tiche by novice di­rec­tors Jared Martin and Robert Mrazek starts off en­gag­ing, but soon bogs down in a swamp of cliché. Maine Con­gress­man Char­lie Win­ship (Treat Wil­liams) is in hot wa­ter with the loy­alty police for fail­ing to re­cite the Pledge of Al­le­giance at the open­ing of each House ses­sion. And schem­ing lob­by­ist Laird Dev­ereaux (an exquisitely coiffed Ge­orge Hamil­ton) is plot­ting with Char­lie’s am­bi­tious chief of staff, Jared (Ryan Mer­ri­man) to oust Win­ship from his seat and rake in the spoils of his elec­tive of­fice for them­selves. The screen­play creaks and bleeds through the cel­lu­loid as Char­lie and Jared go on a field trip to an en­dan­gered fish­ing is­land off the Maine coast, where they learn lessons in life, love, and lob­ster. Rated R. 98 min­utes. The Screen. (Jonathan Richards)

THE IN­VI­TA­TION

Not rated. 100 min­utes. Jean Cocteau Cin­ema. See re­view, Page 42.

LOVE & FRIEND­SHIP

Rated PG. 92 min­utes. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts; Vi­o­let Crown. See re­view, Page 40.

PELÉ: BIRTH OF A LEG­END

Kevin de Paula plays Brazil­ian soccer leg­end Pelé in this biopic, which fo­cuses on his rise from the slums of São Paulo to World

Feed your head: Mia Wasikowska and Johnny Depp in Alice Through the Look­ing Glass, at Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Re­gal DeVar­gas, and DreamCatcher

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