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Tick­ets are $10.

The screen­ing also func­tions as a pre­lude and ap­petite-whet­ter for the Mem­phis de­but of the kids’ movie it­self, “Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adap­ta­tion,” set to screen at 7:45 p.m. Sat­ur­day, Sept. 24, at the Or­pheum’s Hal­lo­ran Cen­tre, 225 S. Main. Both Zala and Strompo­los will at­tend the “Adap­ta­tion” screen­ing and will an­swer ques­tions af­ter the movie. Tick­ets are $15.

The Sept. 24 screen­ing is the fi­nal event of that day’s in­au­gu­ral Indie Mem­phis Youth Film Fest at the Hal­lo­ran. The Youth Fest will in­clude sem­i­nars and work­shops for young peo­ple, and also will screen work by the area’s young film­mak­ers.

Tick­ets for the “Raiders”-re­lated screen­ings and a full Youth Fest sched­ule can be found at in­diemem­phis.com. De­scrip­tions and starred mini-re­views by John Bei­fuss. The Bea­tles: Eight Days a Week — The Tour­ing Years (Not rated, 138 min.) Ron Howard’s doc­u­men­tary chron­i­cles the liveper­for­mance hey­day of the Fab Four. Stu­dio on the Square. Blair Witch (R, 89 min.) Di­rec­tor Adam Win­gard (“The Guest”) re­turns movie­go­ers to the Mary­land woods. Cine­planet 16, Col­lierville Towne 16, Cor­dova Cin­ema, De­soto Cin­ema 16, For­est Hill 8, Hol­ly­wood 20 Cin­ema, Ma­jes­tic, Olive Branch Cin­ema, Palace Cin­ema, Par­adiso, Stage Cin­ema, Stu­dio on the Square, Sum­mer Quar­tet Drive-in. Brid­get Jones’s Baby (R, 122 min.) Renée Zell­weger re­turns as He­len Field­ing’s Bri­tish hero­ine, 12 years af­ter the pre­vi­ous film. Cine­planet 16, Col­lierville Towne 16, Cor­dova Cin­ema, De­soto Cin­ema 16, For­est Hill 8, Hol­ly­wood 20 Cin­ema, Olive Branch Cin­ema, Par­adiso, Ridge­way Cin­ema Grill, Stage Cin­ema. Hill­song: Let Hope Rise (PG, 103 min.) A “theatri­cal wor­ship ex­pe­ri­ence” of a doc­u­men­tary about Aus­tralia’s Hill­song United. Col­lierville Towne 16, Cor­dova Cin­ema, De­soto Cin­ema 16, Stage Cin­ema. The Hol­lars (PG-13, 88 min.) John Krasin­ski plays a prodi­gal son, re­join­ing his small-town dys­func­tional fam­ily. See story on Page 14. Ridge­way Cin­ema Grill. Jo Achyu­tananda (Not rated, 150 min.) Two broth­ers fall for the same woman in this Tel­ugu-lan­guage ro­mance. Wolfchase Gal­le­ria Cin­ema 8. Kicks (R, 80 min.) An Oak­land teen em­barks on a mis­sion to re­trieve his stolen Air Jor­dans in this indie com­edy-drama. Ma­jes­tic. Mr. Church (PG-13, 104 min.) Call it “Cook­ing for Miss Daisy”: Ed­die Mur­phy plays a cook who be­comes a beloved fix­ture in the 1970s Los An­ge­les home of a sick woman (Natascha Mcel­hone) and her daugh­ter (Britt Robert­son). Hol­ly­wood 20 Cin­ema, Ma­jes­tic, Palace Cin­ema, Wolfchase Gal­le­ria Ci­nama 8. Pink (Not rated, 136 min.) A Hindi film about a cru­sad­ing lawyer (Amitabh Bachchan). Wolfchase Gal­le­ria Cin­ema 8. Snow­den (R, 134 min.) Oliver Stone di­rects Joseph Gor­don-le­vitt as the NSA whis­tle-blower. Col­lierville Towne 16, Cor­dova Cin­ema, De­soto Cin­ema 16, Hol­ly­wood 20 Cin­ema, Olive Branch Cin­ema, Par­adiso, Stage Cin­ema, Stu­dio on the Square. A Brighter Sum­mer Day (Not rated, 237 min.) Tai­wanese di­rec­tor Ed­ward Yang’s 1991 mas­ter­piece is an epic/in­ti­mate look at teenage re­bel­lion and rockand-roll love in 1960s Taipei. 2 p.m. Sat­ur­day, Mem­phis Brooks Mu­seum of Art. Tick­ets: $9, or $5 for stu­dents and mu­seum mem­bers. Visit brooksmu­seum.org. Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Wor­ry­ing and Love the Bomb (PG, 95 min.) The Turner Clas­sic Movie se­ries con­tin­ues with Stan­ley Kubrick’s 1964 black com­edy in which the Cold War gets hot. 2 p.m. Sun­day and 7 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Par­adiso. Tick­ets: $13.50. Visit malco. com. Jean-michel Cousteau’s Se­cret Ocean 3D (Not rated, 45 min.) The son of ocean pi­o­neer Jac­ques Cousteau of­fers a break­through look at a se­cret world within the ocean. Through Nov. 18, CTI 3D Gi­ant The­ater, Mem­phis Pink Palace Mu­seum, 3050 Cen­tral Ave. Tick­ets: $9 adult (13-59), $8 se­niors (60+), $7 chil­dren (3-12). Shown in reg­u­lar non-3d for­mat Mon­days through Fri­days at 4 p.m. only. Call 901-636-2362 for show­times, tick­ets and reser­va­tions. Jour­ney to Space 3D (Not rated, 45 min.) Ex­pe­ri­ence space flight his­tory and the space shut­tle pro­gram. Through Nov. 18, CTI 3D Gi­ant The­ater, Mem­phis Pink Palace Mu­seum, 3050 Cen­tral Ave. Tick­ets: $9 adults (13-59), $8 se­niors (60+), $7 chil­dren (3-12). Call 901-636-2362 for show­times, tick­ets and reser­va­tions. Mother of George (R, 107 min.) Danai Gurira (the samu­rai sword-wield­ing Mi­chonne of “The Walk­ing Dead”) is a Nige­rian ad­just­ing to life in Brook­lyn. 7 p.m. Fri­day, 1 and 7 p.m. Sat­ur­day, 4 p.m. Sun­day, Baobab Film­house, 652 Mar­shall. Tick­ets: $12.50 at the door ($10 for mati­nees), $10 in ad­vance ($8 for mati­nees), $8 for se­niors and stu­dents. Visit baob­a­b­film­house.com. Na­tional Parks Ad­ven­ture 3D (Not rated, 45 min.) Robert Red­ford nar­rates this off-trail trek through more than 30 na­tional parks. Through Nov. 18, CTI 3D Gi­ant The­ater, Mem­phis Pink Palace Mu­seum, 3050 Cen­tral Ave. Tick­ets: $9 adult (13-59), $8 se­niors (60+), $7 chil­dren (3-12). Call 901-636-2362 for show­times, tick­ets and reser­va­tions. Once (Not rated, 85 min.) The out­door “Indie Mem­phis Mu­sic Film Se­ries” con­tin­ues with the in­stant-cult-clas­sic indie ro­mance from 2007 about an Ir­ish busker (Glen Hansard) who pairs up with a Czech singer (Markéta Ir­glová) in Dublin. 7 p.m. Thurs­day, Le­vitt Shell. Ad­mis­sion: free. Visit in­diemem­phis.com. Peggy Guggen­heim: Art Ad­dict (Not rated, 96 min.) A doc­u­men­tary about the ex­tra­or­di­nary arts pa­tron “who trans­formed a mod­est for­tune and im­pec­ca­ble taste into one of the pre­mier col­lec­tions of the twen­ti­eth cen­tury.” 1 p.m. Fri­day, Mem­phis Brooks Mu­seum of Art. Tick­ets: $5. Visit brooksmu­seum. org. Raiders! The Story of the Great­est Fan Film Ever Made (Not rated, 106 min.) Star Eric Zala hosts this screen­ing of the doc­u­men­tary about the child­hood quest of Zala (then 12) and sev­eral other young Mis­sis­sippi fans of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” to re­make their fa­vorite movie, scene by scene, with back­yard sets and hand­crafted ama­teur ef­fects. See story on Page 14. 7 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Stu­dio on the Square. Tick­ets: $10. Visit in­diemem­phis.com. Star Wars: The Force Awak­ens (PG-13, 136 min.) The lat­est “Star Wars” se­quel con­tin­ues its multi-week run on the gi­ant-size Pink Palace screen. In 2D. 4 p.m. Sat­ur­day and Sun­day, CTI 3D Gi­ant The­ater, Mem­phis Pink Palace Mu­seum, 3050 Cen­tral Ave. Tick­ets: $9 adult (1359), $8 se­niors (60+), $7 chil­dren (3-12). Call 901-636-2362 for show­times, tick­ets and reser­va­tions. Time Warp Drive-in: Para­noid vi­sions — The Films of John Car­pen­ter: An all-night pro­gram of hor­ror and science-fic­tion from a movie mas­ter, in­clud­ing ”They Live” (1988), “In the Mouth of Mad­ness” (1994), “The Thing” (1982) and “Prince of Dark­ness” (1987). Movies start at dusk. 7:30 p.m. Fri­day, Sum­mer Quar­tet DriveIn. Ad­mis­sion: $10. Visit face­book.com/ time­warp­drivein. To Joey, with Love (Not rated, 90 min.) A doc­u­men­tary about Rory Feek and his late wife, Joey Mar­tin Feek, who died at 40, six years af­ter the coun­try/ blue­grass mu­si­cians won the Top New Vo­cal Duo of the Year award at the Academy of Coun­try Mu­sic Awards. 7 p.m. Tues­day, Par­adiso. Tick­ets: $13.50. Visit malco.com. Trou­ble Man (R, 99 min.) Mar­vin Gaye wrote the score for this 1972 “blax­ploita­ton” film with Paul Win­field. 7 p.m. Mon­day, Stax Mu­seum of Amer­i­can Soul Mu­sic, 926 E. Mclemore. Ad­mis­sion by pay-what-you-can do­na­tion. Visit stax­mu­seum.com. True Grit (PG-13, 110 min.) The li­brary’s page-to-screen book club con­tin­ues with a screen­ing of the 2010 Coen Broth­ers movie with Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cog­burn, fol­lowed by a dis­cus­sion of the film and the orig­i­nal book by Charles Por­tis. 2 p.m. Sat­ur­day, Meet­ing Room A, Ben­jamin L. Hooks Cen­tral Li­brary, 3030 Po­plar. Ad­mis­sion: free. Call 901-415-2726. 2 Days in New York (R, 96 min.) A 2012 com­edy about the may­hem that en­sues when fam­ily mem­bers de­scend on the apart­ment of a mixed-race cou­ple, played by Julie Delpy (who also di­rected) and Chris Rock. 4 p.m. Sat­ur­day, 1 and 7 p.m. Sun­day, 4 p.m. Sun­day, Baobab Film­house, 652 Mar­shall. Tick­ets: $12.50 at the door ($10 for mati­nees), $10 in ad­vance ($8 for mati­nees), $8 for se­niors and stu­dents. Visit baob­a­b­film­house.com. Willy Wonka & the Choco­late Fac­tory (G, 100 min.) A day­long “Won­der­crump” fes­ti­val of fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties rec­og­niz­ing the 100th birth­day of Roald Dahl con­cludes with what is also a trib­ute to the late Gene Wilder: A screen­ing of the 1971 film about an odd­ball candy mag­nate (Wilder) who in­vites five mostly in­suf­fer­able chil­dren to his amaz­ing fac­tory. See story on Page 19. 6 p.m. Fri­day, Mem­phis Botanic Gar­den. Ad­mis­sion: $10, or $8 for gar­den mem­bers. Visit mem­phis­b­otan­ic­gar­den.com. Baar Baar Dekho (Not rated, 147 min.) A Hindi ro­mance. Hol­ly­wood 20 Cin­ema. Bad Moms (R, 101 min.) They’re en­gaged in “comedic self-in­dul­gence,” and they in­clude Mila Ku­nis, Kathryn Hahn and Kris­ten Bell. Cine­planet 16, For­est Hill 8, Olive Branch Cin­ema. Ben-hur (PG-13, 124 min.) Jack Hus­ton es­says the old Charl­ton He­ston role of the prince turned gal­ley slave turned char­iot-racer. Cine­planet 16, For­est Hill 8. The BFG (PG, 117 min.) HHH Work­ing from a 1982 chil­dren’s novel by the late Roald Dahl, di­rec­tor Steven Spiel­berg re­unites with “E.T.” screen­writer Melissa Mathi­son to re­visit the themes of their 1982 suc­cess, but with a re­veal­ing re­ver­sal: This time, the film­mak­ers seems to iden­tify more with the wiz­ened fan­tas­ti­cal out­sider (a sad-faced Big Friendly Gi­ant, por­trayed through mo­tion-cap­ture an­i­ma­tion by Mark Ry­lance) than with the small child (an or­phan, played by Ruby Barn­hill) who be­comes the ini­tial-id’ed ti­tle char­ac­ter’s friend and sav­ior. Like Spiel­berg and Mathi­son (who died in Novem­ber at 65). Bartlett 10. Cen­tral In­tel­li­gence (PG13, 114 min.) Star­ring Kevin Hart and Dwayne John­son. Bartlett 10. The Dis­ap­point­ments Room (R, 92 min.) A hor­ror movie with Kate Beck­in­sale. Cine­planet 16, Col­lierville Towne 16, Cor­dova Cin­ema, De­soto Cin­ema 16, Hol­ly­wood 20 Cin­ema, Ma­jes­tic, Par­adiso, Stage Cin­ema. Don’t Breathe (R, 88 min.) HHH ½ An in­stant neogrind­house clas­sic, this truly fright­en­ing hor­ror-sus­pense

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