These are films opening in selected cities this weekend, and as David Letterman always says, “we just pray to God that your city has been selected.”
Anvil!: The Story of Anvil
A highly-acclaimed documentary on the struggles of Canadian metal band Anvil, who were well-liked and respected as “demigods,” but have languished in obscurity for years. This Sundance hit has been called “the greatest movie ever made about rock and roll.” Even if metal fans will get pissy with you for lumping metal in with rock.
A dark yet funny coming of age story about a teenage boy (Rory Culkin) dealing with the tense relationship between his parents (Alec Baldwin, Jill Hennessy), his combative older brother (Kieran Culkin) returning from the military, and falling for his neighbor (Emma Roberts), whose father (Timothy Hutton) has been alienated from his wife (Cynthia Nixon) after suffering some brain damage due to lyme disease.