OPENING THIS WEEK
BISBEE ’17 Rated PG. 112 minutes. Center for Contemporary Arts. See review, Page 44.
GARRY WINOGRAND: ALL THINGS ARE PHOTOGRAPHABLE
Not rated. 90 minutes. Center for Contemporary Arts. See review, Page 42.
I AM NOT A WITCH
In her debut feature, director Rungano Nyoni presents a fairy tale set in present-day Zambia. When a young girl named Shula (Maggie Mulubwa) mysteriously appears in a village, the locals become suspicious and sentence her to live in a camp for witches, tied to a long, white ribbon. She settles into the community there, until an opportunity for escape presents itself. The film is the United Kingdom’s official selection for the Best Foreign Language Academy Award. Not rated. 93 minutes. In English and Nyanja with subtitles. The Screen. (Not reviewed)
LIVING IN THE FUTURE’S PAST
7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, only. Not rated. 100 minutes. Violet Crown. See review, Page 36.
Rated PG. 90 minutes. The Screen. See review, Page 40.
7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, only. Presented by the National Organization of Women and International Council on Foreign Affairs. Not rated. 73 minutes. In Arabic with subtitles. The Screen. See review, Page 38.
A STAR IS BORN
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper step into the iconic roles that have been filled in three previous films, most recently by Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson in 1976. Cooper (who also directs) plays Jackson Maine, an alcoholic country singer whose career is on the wane. He meets a young singer (Lady Gaga), and helps her overcome her lack of confidence and become a famous singer. As they fall in love, their relationship is tested when her star power begins to eclipse his. Rated R. 135 minutes. Regal Stadium 14; Violet Crown. (Not reviewed)
Sony Pictures ceded partial creative control of Spider-Man to Marvel Studios, but they’re left with a slew of characters related to Spidey with which to do whatever they like. The first of these is Venom, Spider-Man’s giant-tongue-wagging, super-strong nemesis. Tom Hardy plays Eddie Brock, a journalist who investigates the suspicious research at the Life Foundation. He discovers they’re experimenting on an alien, which grafts itself to his body, granting him superpowers and an evil disposition. He puts those powers to work when the Life Foundation tries to retrieve it. Michelle Williams also stars. Rated PG-13. 112 minutes. Screens in 2D and 3D at Regal Stadium; Violet Crown. (Not reviewed)