New This Week
The Purge, The Internship, The Kings of Summer, and I am Divine!
Published: June 5, 2013
THE PURGE In a blissfully happy America, the populace is employed and at peace. Unrest has been solved by allowing citizens to commit whatever violent crimes they wish one night per year, without consequence. Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey play a pacifist couple whose family comes into danger when the house they usually hole up in on the night of “the purge” is infiltrated by a stranger. Produced by Michael Bay and Jason Blum, producer of Paranormal Activity 1-5. Opens June 7.
THE INTERNSHIP Tried-and-true comedic duo Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson reunite to make some more dough. This time, they’re recently unemployed watch salesmen who, improbably enough, land internships at Google, described by Vaughn’s character as “mental Hunger Games” where they’re in competition with a flock of uber-smart millennials. Opens June 7.
THE KINGS OF SUMMER Three adolescent boys, smothered by the summertime ennui and their parents’ overbearing attitudes, take to the forest and construct their own makeshift house in what looks to be a school’s out for the summer-meets-coming of age kinda-kids’ movie. Parks and Recreation’s Nick Offerman and Will & Grace’s Megan Mullally play supporting roles. Opens at the Charles Theatre June 7.
CHARM CITY LGBT FILM FESTIVAL AT THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE The second Charm City LGBT film fest features seven full-length movies, including Maryland Film Fest favorite I Am Divine!, plus some shorts. An opening celebration with performances by Sabrina Chap, G. Willikers, and others is held on Thursday night at 8 p.m. For more information on the films, visit creativealliance.org.
Friday, June 7: Cloudburst at 7 p.m., I Am Divine! at 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 8: Difficult Love at 5 p.m., Stud Life at 7 p.m., Love or Whatever at 9 p.m.
Sunday, June 9: TRANS at 5 p.m., Elliot Loves at 7:30 p.m.