In Another Country – Opera Plaza Cinemas
Three different stories about three different French women named Anne, each of whom is visiting South Korea, and each of whom is played by the same actress, Isabelle Huppert. Confused? Get ready for even more confusion! It’s a French actress in her first English-language movie, directed by South Korea’s inimitable Hong Sang-soo (go see Hahaha if you haven’t!). All that said, this movie looks several shades of delightful — charm without fussiness, and smarts without banging you over the head. In this current cinema wasteland, it’s a gem! Go, go, go!
The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Animation and The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action – Embarcadero
Short films are the real losers of Oscar season, because nobody ever sees them or knows where they came from. If your Oscar betting pool allows shorts in, it might be worth seeing them? Although it’s always such a grab bag, there could be some gems in there. And if it sucks? Well, it’s over before it began. I bet there’s lots of feature length films you wish you could say that about!
FIlm Noir Weekend! – Castro
Man in the Dark, The Chase, The Window — Film noir classics being played all weekend, if you’re vintage like that. Hell, since most everything new in the theaters is crap, you might as well go get cultured? If you hate them, well, you can always go to Harvey’s and get drunk.