A classy new film festival, a classic “Fright” and live Circle Cinema events with Q-and-A sessions following films headline this week in art-house cinema.
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Architecture & Design Film Festival: The best in these aesthetics from around the world are on display through 20 documentaries, with 10 Q-and-A sessions with filmmakers and more, set for Friday-Sunday at various times. A schedule with more information can be found at adfilmfest.com for this inaugural festival presented by Tulsa Foundation for Architecture.
“The Promise”: A romantic triangle starring Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac and Charlotte Le Bon is set against Armenian genocide in this period drama.
“Free Fire”: Brie Larson, Sharlto Copley and Armie Hammer star in this action-packed crime-comedy set in a warehouse where a deal-gone-wrong leads to a shootout.
“Fright Night”: The Circle’s “Graveyard Shift” series celebrates this, with 10 p.m. showtimes set for Friday and Saturday.
Woody Guthrie Festival program: The documentary “Pete Seeger: The Power of Song” about the folk-music pioneer is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, with its Emmy-winning filmmaker Jim Brown taking part in a Q-and-A following the film. Bonus: A reception begins at 6 p.m., with folk/Americana group Bandelier performing in the Circle’s lobby.
“A Very Sordid Wedding”: “Master of the Texas comedy” Del Shores (“Daddy’s Dyin’ ... Who’s Got the Will?”) brings his new film Thursday (6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. screening) to Tulsa — it has ties to local producers Square 1 Theatrics — and he will do a Q-and-A, along with actor-producer Emerson Collins after the movie, a star-studded comedy about marriage equality coming to a small Texas town that spins off from his “Sordid Lives” play, TV show and movie. The film begins a week of regular screenings April 28.
“The Graduate”: A classic-movie series continues with showings of this Dustin Hoffman-starring 1967 comedy that changed Hollywood. Showtimes are set for 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday at Cinemark Tulsa.
“The Lost City of Z”: Charlie Hunnam portrays true-life British explorer Percy Fawcett, who in 1925 set out to find a mythical city hidden in the Amazon forests, but he disappeared. Playing at AMC Southroads 20.
“Grow House”: Malcolm MacDowell (portraying “Dr. Doobie”), Snoop Dogg and DeRay Davis star in this pot comedy. At AMC Southroads 20.
— Michael Smith, Tulsa World