In late 1941, two Czech agents (Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan) parachute into German-occupied Czechoslovakia on a mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich (Detlef Bothe). The film is based on the true story of Operation Anthropoid; Heydrich was the main architect of the Final Solution as well as the head of Nazi forces in the agents’ homeland. Rated R. 120 minutes. Regal DeVargas. (Not reviewed)
DON’T BLINK ROBERT FRANK
Not rated. 88 minutes. The Screen. See review, Page 64.
EQUUS FILM FESTIVAL
This touring festival, founded in 2013, features a wide array of horse-themed films (primarily documentaries). All proceeds of the Santa Fe stop on the tour go to The Horse Shelter, a nonprofit that rescues and rehabilitates horses in New Mexico. The festival opens on Thursday, Aug. 18, with a VIP event and screenings of Their Last Ride and Horse Shelter Diaries, and runs through Saturday, Aug. 20. For more information, visit www.equusfilmfestival.net, and for a full schedule of the Santa Fe installment, visit www.thescreensf.com. The Screen. (Not reviewed)
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
Steel yourself for a lot of high-pitched off-key singing in this dramedy based on the life of the early-20th-century New York City heiress who became an amateur opera singer despite possessing little talent. Meryl Streep plays the title character, and Hugh Grant plays her supportive husband. Simon Helberg portrays the pianist who tries to coax passable vocals out of her in time for her Carnegie Hall performance. Rated PG-13. 110 minutes. Regal DeVargas; Violet Crown. (Not reviewed)
Rated R. 110 minutes. Violet Crown. See review, Page 62.
THE KIND WORDS
This Israeli comedy centers on three siblings (Rotem Zissman Cohen, Roy Assaf, and Assaf Ben-Shimon) who, after their mother’s death, discover that their father is infertile. They travel from Israel to Paris to find the man whom they suspect is their real father. Not rated. 118 minutes. In French and Hebrew with subtitles. Center for Contemporary Arts. (Not reviewed)
MICROBE AND GASOLINE
Two unpopular boys — one called “Microbe” because of his small size (Ange Dargent), and the other called “Gasoline” because he works in his father’s garage and smells of it (Théophile Baquet) — build a car and use it to run away from home. This coming-of-age drama is directed by Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind). Despite Gondry’s reputation for whimsy and the film’s eccentric premise (the car is designed to look like a shack, complete with window boxes), the movie is fairly straightforward and realistic. Gondry directs this likeable pair’s adventures with energy, but not a lot of insight, and the story seems of little consequence. Rated R. 105 minutes. In French with subtitles. Center for Contemporary Arts. (Robert Ker)
In 1977 Disney’s Pete’s Dragon featured a novel blend of live action and hand-drawn animation to tell the story of an orphan boy who befriends a dragon. This remake combines live action and computer animation, and the story focuses on a woman (Bryce Dallas Howard) who encounters young Pete (Oakes Fegley) in the woods, where he has lived for years with the help of his dragon, and attempts to learn Pete’s identity. Karl Urban and Robert Redford co-star. Rated PG. 102 minutes. Screens in 3-D and 2-D at Regal Stadium 14; Violet Crown. Screens in 2-D only at Dream Catcher. (Not reviewed)
Cue the Oscar buzz — or at least the Oscar Meyer buzz, for this profanity-laden R-rated animated feature about a sausage named Frank (voiced by Seth Rogen) who lives in a grocery store. When he learns that he exists only to be eaten, he tells some of his fellow foodstuffs of their fate and convinces them to attempt an escape. Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, Paul Rudd, Edward Norton, Salma Hayek, and more lend their voices. Rated R. 89 minutes. Regal Stadium 14; Violet Crown; Dream Catcher. (Not reviewed)
Boyhood: Microbe and Gasoline, at Center for Contemporary Arts