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The Year My Parents Went on Vacation


THE GRAND SEDUCTION—Remake of the Canadian film Seducing Dr. Lewis, about a small town’s efforts to persuade a doctor to live there. Starring Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch and Gordon Pinsent. Directed by Don McKellar (Last Night). North Park

OBVIOUS CHILD—Comedy-drama starring Jenny Slate as a Brooklyn stand-up comic whose life is interrupted by an unplanned pregnancy. Directed by Gillian Robespierre. Reviewed this issue. Amherst, Eastern Hills

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION—Sequel with an all-new cast, like that will make a difference. Starring Nicola Peltz, Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, and Kelsey Grammer. Directed by Michael Bay (Pain & Gain). Aurora, Delevan Drive-In, Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In, Transit Drive-In


AIRPLANE! (1980)—The spoof of airplane disaster movies that made parody a popular movie genre again. Starring Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, and a bunch of familiar TV faces who started new careers making fun of themselves. Directed by Jim Abrahams and David and Jerry Zucker. Fri-Sun, Tue, Thu 7:30 pm. Screening Room

BEING GINGER—Light-hearted (mostly) documentary about why people dislike, distrust, and don’t want to date redheads. Directed by Scott Harris. Reviewed this issue. Weds 7:30. Screening Room

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME—From London’s West End, the hit play adapted from Mark Haddon’s novel about an autistic boy who discovers more than he is capable of understanding when he investigates the death of his neighbor’s dog. Sun noon, Mon 7. Amherst

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1960)—Long before the overwrought Broadway musical there was this, Roger Corman’s cheaply made (in two days) horror comedy about a nebbish raising a man-eating plant in a Skid Row flower shop. Starring Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Dick Miller, Mel Welles and a new young guy named Jack Nicholson. Fri 9:15 pm. Screening Room

SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE (1978) and SUPERMAN II (1980)—Christopher Reeves stars in this week’s Retro drive-in double feature, the number two answer to the trivia question “When was a sequel ever better than the original film?” Tues dusk. Transit Drive-In

THE YEAR MY PARENTS WENT ON VACATION—A young Brazilian boy anticipating the World Cup soccer matches of 1970 instead learns about anti-Semitism and other unpleasant realities about life under his country’s brutal military dictatorship. Directed by Cao Hamburger. Sun 9 am. North Park. Read George Sax's review of The Year My Parents Went on Vacation here, in the 5/22/08 edition of Artvoice.

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