I’ll cut right to the chase this week. Here are this week’s best movie bets:
Monday, June 16 & Tuesday, June 17: American Jesus (Trylon Microcinema)
Screening as part of the Trylon Premieres series, here is their description: “From the breadline to the yoga studio, the humble churches of snake handlers to the mega churches in the suburbs, director Aram Garriga travels from his native Barcelona to the US, chronicling the many faces of worship in this uniquely American tableaux.”
Tuesday, June 17: Jersey Boys (Showplace ICON at West End)
Want a special advance screening of the latest from director Clint Eastwood? Jersey Boys (adapted from the hit Broadway musical) is showing at the Showplace ICON this Tuesday on the eve of it’s Friday opening, and WCCO Radio has tickets to give away. Get your tickets while supplies last at gofobo.com/rsvp. Code: WCCOELHW
Wednesday, June 18: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Stevens Square Park)
Heroes in a half shell can be seen in the park this week, so long as the weather holds up. Grab a pizza and cowabunga your way to Stevens Square on Wednesday! It’s part of the park’s Civics & Cinema series, so you can also get your egghead on at the same time.
Thursday, June 19: The Women (Heights Theater)
Possibly the bitchiest movie to come out of Golden Age Hollywood studios, George Cukor’s The Women (based on a play by Claire Boothe Luce) is also one of the most purely pleasurable ensemble pieces of its era. Watch Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell all engage in unabashed cattiness at the Heights this week.
Friday, June 20 & Saturday, June 21: Labyrinth (Uptown Theater)
“Will you go left? Or right?” “Up? Or Down?” “What kind of magic spells to use?” Man, Jennifer Connelly gets asked a lot of questions in this imaginative (and frequently kind of disturbing) fantasy adventure from Jim Henson’s creature shop. Worth it if only to catch David Bowie as the Goblin King, wearing some of the loosest tights ever to be seen in a PG-rated film.