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Thursday, October 13
Werckmeister Harmonies
7:30 10 12:30

This week, our obscure foreign film hails from Hungary. It tells the tale of a small town in rural Hungary that descends into chaos when a peculiar circus interrupts the bleak winter night and people from all around come to see a giant stuffed whale carcass. The story is part drama and part black comedy, and all artsy European filmmaking. Get your subtitle-loving on Thursday, and be glad that it's not winter here yet.

Friday, October 14
Wedding Crashers
7:30 10 12:30

This is a movie about men who aren't afraid to lie to get what they want. It doesn't ever happen in real life, of course ? men are trustworthy creatures who would never do anything except the absolute right thing to do. And they certainly wouldn't take advantage of women when their libidos are revved up by the prospect of weddings. No sir, never. In related news, this movie is extremely wholesome and definitely does not include a copious amount of naked breasts, swear words, or alcohol. It [ITAL]is[ITAL], however, one of the best movies to come out this summer, so go see it and be happy.

Saturday, October 15
Batman Begins
7:30 10 12:30

You know how [ITAL]Wedding Crashers[ITAL] was one of the best movies of the summer? [ITAL]Batman Begins[ITAL] is [ITAL]the[ITAL] best. The film, a "franchise reboot" to cleanse the proverbial national palate of the terrible aftertaste of Joel Schumacher's dual Batman atrocities, is awesome on every level. It's got great performances and great action, plus the absolute coolest movie vehicle of all time: the new Batmobile. Also, Liam Neeson and Cillian Murphy steal the show and generate two extremely memorable performances ? impressive for a comic book movie. Do yourself a favor and set aside two and a half hours on Saturday to go partake of this great movie.

Sunday, October 16
Maria Full of Grace
8 10 12

This Colombian film was nominated for an Oscar and dozens of other awards, and won a bunch of them too. It's about a pregnant teenage girl who becomes a drug runner to raise money for her family. A commendable and terrifying choice ? a choice that this film conveys the gravity of amazingly well. It's all in Spanish, so you'll have to be paying attention - but on the plus side, you'll learn the Spanish word for "heroin," and you never know when that'll come in handy.