In Limited Release
From gender-bending Mormon punk-rockers to stories about lost dreams in Los Angeles, there are plenty of off-beat, limited release movies to sink your teeth into this weekend.
- Christmas in the Clouds - Romantic comedy starring Tim Cahle and Mari Ana Tosca, directed by Kate Montgomery. Ray "Clouds on Fire" (Vahle) is the head of his tribes' struggling ski resort. When the chief's old pen pal "Tina" (Tosca) arrives from New York, she's mistaken for an anonymous critic by Ray. To add to the comedy of errors, she thinks Ray is her pen pal. [trailer | local showtimes]
- I Love Your Work - Drama starring Giovanni Ribisi, directed by Adam Goldberg. This movie chronicles the life of Gray Evans (Ribisi), a movie star coming to terms with his own celebrity as he simultaneously loses his grip on reality. This is not a love letter to Hollywood by any means. [trailer | local showtimes]
- New York Doll - Documentary/Musical starring Arthur Kane, directed by Greg Whiteley. In 1970s New York, the Dolls were the gender-bending kings of NY City punk. After the band split, bassist Arthur "Killer" Kane succumbed to alcoholism before finding God and becoming a Mormon. Despite the spotty past, he longed to reunite with the band. The movie chronicles that 1989 Morrissey-sanctioned reunion in London. [trailer | local showtimes]
- The Dying Gaul - Drama starring Peter Sarsgaard, directed by Craig Lucas. Haunted by the death of his deceased lover, an aspiring Hollywood screenwriter (Sarsgaard) finds himself entangled in a love triangle with a married couple that subsequently compromises his professional integrity. [trailer | local showtimes]
- The Squid and the Whale - Drama starring Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels, directed by Noah Baumbach. The Berkman family is falling apart at the seams as Bernard (Daniels) and his wife (Linney) part ways. Threatened by his wife's newfound writing talent, his jealousy divides and changes the family dynamics. In the meantime, his sons come to grips with their parents' divorce. [trailer | local showtimes]
What are you watching this weekend?