A brief rundown of what’s happening at Circle Cinema
OPENING AUGUST 18
A twee indie Sundance sensation, Saturday Night Live’s Kyle Mooney plays a young man who was raised completely sheltered off from the rest of the world. When the children’s show produced exclusively for him ends, James sets out to finish the story himself and learn to cope with a world he’s never known. Co-stars Mark Hamill, Claire Danes, and Greg Kinnear. Written by Oklahoma native Kevin Costello; his video introduction will begin each screening. Rated PG-13.
From the inner city of Baltimore, an inspiring documentary about a high school dance team’s senior year. As the girls strive for success as a dance troupe, each one also tries to become the first person from their families to attend college. This breakout hit at the Sundance Film Festival is great viewing for families and schools. Rated PG.
A German-language World War II drama about the true story of Johann Georg Elser and his attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Rated R.
OPENING AUGUST 25
The new gritty crime thriller from up-and-coming New York duo the Safdie brothers, Robert Pattinson stars a bank robber on the run. Over the course of one night, he embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city’s underworld in a race against the clock to get his brother out of jail and save both of their lives. Jennifer Jason Leigh co-stars. Rated R.
Score: A Film Music Documentary
An inside look at the process of composing music for movies. Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, John Williams and many more explore the challenges and creative process of this unique art form. Not rated.
OPENING SEPTEMBER 1
A Yiddish-language drama about a New York ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jew who struggles against tradition at a crisis point in his life. Following the death of his wife, Menashe must fight to keep custody of his son. Rated PG.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
(1982) Presented on 35-milimeter film, this is a special 35th anniversary screening of the landmark high school R-rated comedy starring Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and many more. Co-star Robert Romanus will be the event’s special guest. A book signing with Romanus will precede the movie and a Q&A with TTV film critic Jeff Huston will follow. The event is a fundraiser for The Outsiders House Museum.
Sat., August 19, Meet & Greet
with Romanus at 6pm, Screening at 8pm.
Graveyard Shift Slumber Party!
This night-long five-movie event will be a marathon of classic ‘80s comedies. Curtis Armstrong, co-star in two of the films screened, will be a guest. He will discuss his new memoir, and then introduce the first film, “Revenge of the Nerds.” The slate also includes “Better Off Dead,” “Just One of the Guys,” “Back to School,” and “Weird Science.” Tickets are $20. A $47 special ticket price includes a meet-and-greet with Armstrong, a signed copy of his book, and a photo opportunity. Sat., August 26, 7pm.