New This Week
Glengarry Glen Ross, A Late Quartet, Breaking Dawn, Horse Feathers, and Orphee
Published: November 14, 2012
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, and a boatload of others curse up a fuckin’ blue streak in this adaptation of David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Part of University of Baltimore’s RetroCineFest, at UB’s Wright Theater Nov. 16 at 2 P.M.
A LATE QUARTET It’s a power struggle for musical chairs in this drama about a New York-based string quartet. Christopher Walken plays a cellist whose Parkinson’s diagnosis sends fissures through the foursome. Capote co-stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Catherine Keener reunite as a couple on the verge of dissolving professionally and emotionally. Adultery abounds (insert no-strings-attached joke here), as does Beethoven’s “Quartet No. 14, Opus 131.” Opens Nov. 16.
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PT. 2 If you’re not already party to the good-looking-vampires craze, count yourself lucky. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson see the series through to its conclusion. Opens Nov. 16.
HORSE FEATHERS Groucho, Chico, Harpo, and Zeppo clown around on the college football field in this 1932 classic. At the Charles Theatre Nov. 17, 19, and 21.
ORPHEE Dip in and out of the underworld in Jean Cocteau’s second and best entry in his Orphic Trilogy. Jean Marais—one of Cocteau’s more significant lovers—plays Orpheus, who becomes romantically entangled with Death while pursuing his slain wife’s soul. Part of UB’s RetroCineFest, at UB’s Wright Theatre Nov. 18 at 4 P.M.