This week in art-house cinema: Extreme weather, bicycle shorts and supernatural suspense
This week in art-house cinema offers something for everyone, from a Tulsa actress’ first starring role to a film festival with a bicycle spin to silent film and anime.
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“Dig Two Graves”: This supernatural suspense thriller, starring Tulsa’s Samantha Isler and Ted Levine, opens Friday.
“Frantz”: This French drama, set during the post-World War II era, is the new film from director Francois Ozon (“Swimming Pool,” “Potiche”).
“Extreme Weather”: This National Geographic documentary includes a 7 p.m. Friday showing, followed by a Q-and-A with Justin Walker, a native Oklahoman and meteorologist featured in the film.
Tulsa Bicycle Film Festival: This inaugural event mixes bicycle demonstrations and giveaways, a BMX celebrity appearance, Tulsa Tough information and movies like “Breaking Away” beginning at 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, with films starting about 7 p.m.
“Robocop”: “Dead or alive, you’re coming with me” ... The Circle’s “Graveyard Shift” for May features 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday screenings of this tough-minded 1987 crime thriller.
“My Neighbor Totoro”: The 1988 Hayao Miyazaki animated classic is this month’s Anime Club showing, with 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday screenings and a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee.
“Her Sister From Paris”: The Circle’s “Second Saturday Silents” series of monthly silent films continues with an 11 a.m. Saturday screening of this 1925 feature, a Constance Talmadge comedy, with live theater pipe organ accompaniment provided by the Sooner State Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society. A “Felix the Cat” short is included.
“Manhattan”: Woody Allen’s 1979 masterpiece has screenings set for 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, with introductions by Jeff Huston of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle.
“The Fifth Element”: A film-classics series continues with 20th anniversary showings of Luc Besson’s sci-fi adventure starring Bruce Willis. Screening at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday at Cinemark Tulsa and Cinemark Broken Arrow.
See next week’s wide-release movie early: Showtimes are set for previews of movies including “Alien: Covenant” beginning as early as 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at Tulsa-area theaters.