Frances Ha – Regent Square Theater
Frances (Greta Gerwig) lives in New York, but she doesn’t really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she’s not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren’t really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has, but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness. Frances Ha is a modern comic fable in which director Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale) explores New York, friendship, class, ambition, failure, and redemption. The comedy opens at the Regent Square Theater on June 7th.
The Source Family – Hollywood Theater
The Source Family was a radical experiment in ’70s utopian living. Their outlandish style, popular health food restaurant, rock band, and beautiful women made them the darlings of Hollywood’s Sunset Strip; but their outsider ideals and the unconventional behavior of their spiritual leader, Father Yod, caused controversy with local authorities. They fled to Hawaii, leading to their dramatic demise. Years later, former family members surface and the rock band reforms, revealing how their time with Father Yod shaped their lives in the most unexpected ways. This documentary provides an intimate view at this incredible group through archival photos, home movies, audio recordings, and interviews. The Source Family runs from June 7th to June 9th at the Hollywood Theater.
Much Ado About Nothing – Manor Theatre
Shakespeare’s classic comedy is given a contemporary spin in director Joss Whedon‘s Much Ado About Nothing. Shot in just 12 days (and using the original text), the story of sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick offers a dark, sexy and occasionally absurd view of the intricate game that is love. Starring Amy Acker, Fran Kranz, Nathan Fillion, Alexis Denisof, and Sean Maher. Much Ado About Nothing opens at the Manor Theatre on June 21st.