Friday, December 2, 2011
Movies opening in North Texas this weekend (December 2)
Foreign film lovers: Can you say Goethe? (I thought you could.)
Who would have thunk it?
Trailer for Young Goethe In Love
There's not a single new Hollywood film opening in North Texas this Friday. I can't remember the last time that happened — or didn't happen, depending on how you look at it.
In fact, the only new film of any ilk (Hollywood, independent, or otherwise) making its area debut this Friday is a German import called Young Goethe In Love, directed by Philipp Stölzl, complete with English subtitles and replete with literary references.
After Saturday's 5:50 p.m. showing at the Angelika Dallas, Dr. Jacob-Ivan Eidt, chairman of the Department of Modern Languages and Literature at the University of Dallas, will conduct a Q-and-A — which is sure to be ausgezeichnet!
While I didn't really get it (for reasons both linguistic and, perhaps, generational), a lot of people had glowing praise for this street-thugs-save-the-world sci-fi actioner.
Auteur Cox himself will be on hand to host a Q-and-A following each of the features; he will also be hawking signed posters and selling DVDs.
Special pricing note: You can purchase tix to see both movies for $15, or spend just $9 on one or the other.
Also at the Texas Theatre this weekend:
House of Boys (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
A TEDxSMU simulcast viewing party (Saturday from 10 a.m. — 6 p.m.)
Sergio Leone's The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, in 35mm print format (Saturday & Sunday)
Walker, another Alex Cox opus (Sunday only)
And that, as they say, is all she wrote!
(At least, until next Friday.)