This week in arthouse cinema: Nominated films, anime and ‘Lord of the Rings’
A pair of awards-season favorites, including the final performance from Daniel Day-Lewis, are highlights of the specialty cinema offerings for this week.
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“Call Me By Your Name”: This set-in-Italy tale of a teen boy who begins a relationship with his professor father’s protege (Armie Hammer) has been considered an Oscar candidate ever since its debut at Sundance in January. A 7:20 p.m. screening on Friday will be preceded by a 6 p.m. reception hosted by the theater and Oklahomans for Equality.
“Phantom Thread”: A re-teaming of director Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis (“There Will Be Blood”), in what will allegedly be the actor’s final performance on film, is set in the high-fashion world of 1950s London.
“Mary and the Witch’s Flower”: The director of animated films “The Secret World of Arrietty” and “When Marnie Was There” returns with this story of a flower granting a young girl secret powers, playing the Circle’s monthly Anime Club event at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”: The classic adventure film screens at Starworld 20 at 7 p.m. Tuesday.