Dances With Films and the Five Minutes Game: Your Weekly Movie To-Do List
George Chakiris in West Side Story
Saturday, May 24
Running in a special engagement at the Arena Cinema, More Than the Rainbow is a documentary that follows cab driver and photographer Matt Weber on a candid exploration of New York. Also featured are interviews with, and work by, photographers Ralph Gibson, Dave Beckerman and Ben Lifson. Tickets and showtimes can be found at arenascreen.com.
Sunday, May 25
Once upon a time, there was a boy named Tony and a girl named Maria who fell in love in a modern Romeo and Juliet story. We're talking, of course, about West Side Story. This musical classic, starring Richard Beymer and Natalie Wood as the star-crossed lovers, screens at the Aero Theatre at 7:30 p.m., with an introduction from Sharks gang leader Bernardo (George Chakiris) himself.
Monday, May 26
The Cinefamily Memorial Day tradition of the Five Minutes Game is back. Based on the idea that every movie is interesting for at least its first five minutes, Cinefamily will screen the first five minutes of 15 movies. Then, the audience will vote for one to be shown in its entirety. Also, bring the BBQ gear for some patio grilling. The event begins at 5 p.m.
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Thursday, May 29
Also back this week is Dances With Films at the Chinese 6 Theaters, showcasing up-and-coming filmmakers. This year's theme is "Love Your Journey," and the lineup includes Apolla Echino's A New York Love Story, in which a dancer and a painter enter into an open relationship, and Joshua Caldwell's Layover, about a French girl who gets stuck in Los Angeles after her connecting flight to Singapore is canceled. For the full schedule and tickets, check danceswithfilms.com.
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