Palo Alto – Regent Square Theater
Shy, sensitive April (Emma Roberts) is the class virgin —a popular soccer player and frequent babysitter for her single-dad coach, Mr. B. (James Franco). Teddy (Jack Kilmer) is an introspective artist whose best friend and sidekick Fred (Nat Wolff) is an unpredictable live wire with few filters or boundaries. While April negotiates a dangerous affair with Mr. B., and Teddy performs community service for a DUI — secretly carrying a torch for April, who may or may not share his affection — Fred seduces Emily (Zoe Levin), a promiscuous loner who seeks validation through sexual encounters. One high school party bleeds into another as April and Teddy finally acknowledge their mutual affection, and Fred’s escalating recklessness spirals into chaos. Palo Alto opens at the Regent Square Theater on June 13th.
Obvious Child – Manor Theatre
For aspiring comedian Donna Stern (Jenny Slate), everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her hysterical and relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna winds up unexpectedly pregnant after a one-night stand, she is forced to face the uncomfortable realities of independent womanhood for the first time. Donna’s drunken hookup – and epic lapse in prophylactic judgment – turns out to be the beginning of a hilarious and totally unplanned journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Obvious Child opens at the Manor Theatre on June 27th.
La Bare – Hollywood Theater
Since the birth of the male review in the late 1970s, the greatest male strippers in the world can all be traced back to one club, La Bare Dallas. Directed by Pittsburgh native and Magic Mike star, Joe Manganiello. the La Bare dcoumentary provides a behind the curtains look at the lives, loves, laughs, and loss of the current crop of dancers as well as the man that’s been going strong for over three decades since the club’s inception, Randy “Master Blaster” Ricks. These are the true stories behind the magic of the men and women of La Bare. La Bare screens June 28th and June 29th at the Hollywood Theater.