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The Brokeback Mountain director lightens up for this tie-dyed adaptation of Elliot Tiber's terrific Woodstock memoir. Tiber, played here by comedian Demetri Martin, isn't famous, but his family's dilapidated motel was ground zero for the iconic festival.
Henry (Eric Bana), a Chicago librarian, is forever bouncing around in time (literally). This makes life and marriage hard for his wife, Clare (Rachel McAdams), whose attempts to hold him still are captured in this film version of Audrey Niffenegger's bestseller.
Film fans still argue about just how classic this exemplar of new cultness really is. Puzzle anew at its time-bending logic and its geek status tonight, this time with less snickering at the now-sainted Patrick Swayze. The movie starts at 8:45 p.m. at the Kansas City Public Library (14 West 10th Street). See kclibrary.org for details.
Blame the bad spelling of the title on those infernal Nazis, who refer to the band of American, Jewish soldier-assassins led by Brad Pitt as "The Basterds." Tarantino's World War II action flick also stars Diane Kruger, B.J. Novak (The Office), Hostel writer-director Eli Roth and the mighty Cloris Leachman.
It's 1966, and rock and roll has yet to make it to the airwaves of the BBC, which controls all radio stations in England. So Philip Seymour Hoffman leads a renegade band of disc jockeys as they broadcast the devil's music from a boat off the U.K. coast, in this comedy from the director of Love Actually.
Vincent Cassel, who was so extraordinary as the mob boss' son in David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises, moves up the crime ladder in this four-hour epic about the action-packed life (murders, kidnappings — the works) of modern-day French criminal Jacques Mesrine.