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Friday, June 14
The Dead Don’t Die, a Jim Jarmusch zom-com, takes its title from a pulpy 1951 Robert Bloch short story (and subsequent made-for-TV Curtis Harrington movie) but otherwise stands on its own. It opened the Cannes Film Festival last month and will be released wide through Focus Features. The story concerns a zombie outbreak in upstate New York that throws a small-town sheriff (Bill Murray) into a panic. The all-star supporting cast includes Adam Driver and Chloe Sevigny as befuddled deputies, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Carol Kane, Selena Gomez, Tom Waits, Austin Butler and Eszter Balint. Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, Larry Fessenden, and others are featured undead extras.
The Landmark, 10850 Pico Blvd., Rancho Park; Fri., June 14, various showtimes; $12-$15; (310) 470-0492, landmarktheatres.com.
Also opening Friday, June 14: 5B, American Woman, Being Frank, Blackbear, Daughter of the Wolf, Deep Murder, For the Birds, Framing John DeLorean, Hampstead, Head Count, In the Aisles, Men in Black: International, Plus One, Saving Flora, Say My Name, Surprise Me!, Vault