This week in arthouse cinema: Classic movies, Christmas movies and a silent movie

Falling ladders. A cat wrapped in a box. Cousin Eddie. The Griswolds go crazy for Christmas in this hilarious comedy showing at noon Saturday at Broken Arrow Warren Theatre. Courtesy/Warner Bros. Pictures

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Holiday classics and some Circle Cinema unique offerings fill the specialty cinema calendar for the week.


“The Disaster Artist”: James Franco is getting some of the best reviews of his career for this comedy biopic in which he plays indie filmmaker Tommy Wiseau, whose cult film “The Room” has been called the worst movie ever made.

“All the Queen’s Horses”: How are your tax dollars being spent? Learn the answer for some Illinois residents in this documentary about a city treasurer who became one of the country’s leading quarter-horse breeders — after embezzling $50 million, which forced the layoffs of municipal employees and stopped street repairs and more.

“Tokyo Godfathers”: The Circle’s Anime Club set for 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday is 2003’s “Tokyo Godfathers,” in which three homeless people in Tokyo find a newborn child on Christmas Eve and set out to locate the parents.

“The Clinging Vine”: The Circle’s “Second Saturday Silents” series of monthly silent films continues with an 11 a.m. Saturday screening of this 1926 Leatrice Joy comedy, with live theater pipe organ accompaniment provided by the Sooner State Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society.


“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” 50th anniversary”: In conjunction with Turner Classic Movies, this Oscar-winning movie screens at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday at Cinemark Tulsa, Cinemark Broken Arrow and AMC Southroads 20.

“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”: The Griswolds go crazy for Christmas in this hilarious comedy showing at noon Saturday at Broken Arrow Warren Theatre.

“Elf”: Buddy and his friends save Christmas in screenings of the Will Ferrell favorite at Starworld 20 at 4 and 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Michael Smith


Twitter: @michaelsmithTW

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