A brief rundown of what’s happening at the Circle Cinema
OPENING APRIL 19
The Brink Documentarian
Alison Klayman follows former Trump political strategist and white nationalist Steve Bannon as he travels around the country during the 2016 midterm elections.
OPENING APRIL 26
A provocative, sexually-charged sci-fi drama starring Robert Pattinson about a group of prisoners on a space mission to find alternate energy near a black hole. During the journey, they must undergo sexual experiments led by a cruel doctor (Juliette Binoche). It’s the English-language debut of French filmmaking legend Claire Denis. Rated R.
The stirring, critically-acclaimed documentary about Aretha Franklin’s seminal live recording of a Gospel album at a Los Angeles Baptist Church. For two showtimes on Saturday, April 27, the Metropolitan Baptist Church Choir will perform live prior to the 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. screenings.
The Biggest Little Farm
An inspiring documentary for the whole family about one California couple’s eight-year journey to transform drought-depleted land into a place of diverse habitats, where various crops, animals, and vegetation could thrive. A panel discussion follows the debut screening on Thursday night, April 25. Rated PG.
Streets of Fire (1984)
Graveyard Shift presents a 35th Anniversary screening of this 1980s rock-and-roll action noir about a mercenary that fights to save an ex-girlfriend (Diane Lane) who’s been kidnapped by the leader of a biker gang (Willem Dafoe). From director Walter Hill (“48 HRS.”). (Fri. & Sat. April 20 & 21, 10 p.m.)
Iyengar: The Man, Yoga, and the Student’s Journey
Documentary about the reclusive creator of Iyengar Yoga, a popular form of yoga practiced around the world. (Tue. April 23, 7:30 p.m.)
For this family matinee screening, John Stamos and Sean Astin lead the voice cast of an animated adventure about a little chick who doesn’t learn to fly before winter migration, and must survive an arctic winter. Rated PG. (Fri. April 26, noon)
J. J. Cale Album Release Event
The 2003 documentary “To Tulsa and Back,” plus three new music videos anchor this special album release event of previously-unreleased material from guitarist, singer, and songwriter J.J. Cale. Reception begins at 6 p.m., co-sponsored by OKPOP.
(Fri. April 26, 7 p.m.)
Secret Lives: Hidden Children & Their Rescuers During WWII
Presented by the Oklahoma Jewish Film Festival, this moving documentary tells the story of 1.5 million Jewish children across post-war Europe, fostered without families whose lives were saved by non-Jewish people. $9.50 admission. (Sun. April 28, 2 p.m.)