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AN­THRO­POID

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)

IN­DIG­NA­TION

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)

PETE’S DRAGON

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)

SAUSAGE PARTY

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

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