Mud – AMC Loews Waterfront, Cinemark Robinson
Two boys, Ellis and his friend Neckbone, find a man named Mud (Matthew McConaughey) hiding out on an island in the Mississippi. Mud describes fantastic scenarios—he killed a man in Texas and vengeful bounty hunters are coming to get him. He says he is planning to meet and escape with the love of his life, Juniper (Reese Witherspoon), who is waiting for him in town. Skeptical but intrigued, Ellis and Neckbone agree to help him. It isn’t long until Mud’s visions come true and their small town is besieged by a beautiful girl with a line of bounty hunters in tow. Mud is now playing at AMC Loews Waterfront and Cinemark Robinson.
Room 237 – Harris Theater
This subjective documentary from Rodney Ascher explores numerous theories about the hidden meanings within Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining (1980). The film may be over 30 years old but it continues to inspire debate, speculation, and mystery. Five very different points of view are illuminated through voice over, film clips, animation and dramatic reenactments. Together they’ll draw the audience into a new maze, one with endless detours and dead ends, many ways in, but no way out. Room 237 opens at the Harris Theater on May 3rd.
Kiss of the Damned – Hollywood Theater
Beautiful vampire Djuna (Josephine de La Baume) tries to resist the advances of the handsome, human screenwriter Paolo (Milo Ventimiglia), but eventually gives in to their passion. When her troublemaker sister Mimi (Roxane Mesquida) unexpectedly comes to visit, Djuna’s love story is threatened, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered. Described by Variety as a “tongue-in-cheek tribute to old-school horror films,” Kiss of the Damned is a must for fans of Mario Bava, Dario Argento, and Tony Scott‘s The Hunger. The film runs from May 17th to May 19th at the Hollywood Theater.