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Fall Arts: Film Screenings

Rebirth. Director Jim Whitaker’s acclaimed 9/11 documentary (reviewed in this issue). At 2, 5 and 8 p.m. Sept. 11, Muse Arts Warehouse. Movies Savannah Missed (MSM).

Surviving Hitler: A Love Story. A documentary about a German Jew who joins the resistance and becomes an active participant in Operation Valkyrie, the plot to assassinate Hitler. Sept. 15, Lucas Theatre. Southern Circuit of Independent Film (SCIF).

Open Hearts/Love You Forever. This rarely seen early gem from Susanne Bier (Brothers, After the Wedding), last year’s Oscar winner (In a Better World) and one of Europe’s most respected and successful women directors, follows two young couples whose lives become traumatized by a car accident and adultery. Sept. 16, 7 p.m. at the Jepson Center Auditorium. CinemaSavannah presents.

Terri. A 2011 Sundance Film Festival hit, this 2011 dark comedy stars John C. Reilly as a principal who takes an interest in an obese, quirky student (Jacob Wysocki). Sept. 18, Muse Arts Warehouse (MSM).

Biutiful. Filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu’s acclaimed drama about a conflicted man (Javier Bardem) trying to cope with life, love and family within the criminal underworld of modern–day Barcelona. English subtitles. Sept. 22, Ogeechee Theater at Armstrong Atlantic State University. Free and part of AASU’s Latino Heritage Week.

In a Lonely Place. Considered one of Humphrey Bogart’s finest performances. In the 1950 film noir he plays brooding screenwriter Dix Steele, who becomes the prime suspect in a Hollywood homicide. Sept. 24, Trustees Theater. SCAD Cinema Circle (SCC).

Lourdes. Jessica Hausner’s feature-film debut examines the ambivalent nature of miracles. Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Victory Square Theaters. CinemaSavannah presents.

Essential Killing. Winner of multiple awards at last year’s Venice Film Festival and The Polish Film Festival, Essential Killing marks the triumphant return to top form of the veteran writer-director, Jerzy Skolimowski. Sept. 30, 7 p.m., Jepson Center Auditorium. CinemaSavannah presents.

Raiders of the Lost Ark. The world’s introduction to Indiana Jones needs to been on the big screen. Oct. 8, Trustees Theater (SCC).

Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles. A 2011 documentary about the dark side of street art. Oct. 9, Muse Arts Warehouse (MSM)..

Mars. Director Geoff Marslett’s romantic comedy (!), told and rendered in the style of a graphic novel, about three self–proclaimed astronauts determined to be the first humans to visit the red planet. Oct. 20, Lucas Theater (SCIF).

Halloween Horror Movie Double Feature. An annual event from the Psychotronic Film Society, which screens little–known, cult, odd or laughably bad movies every Wednesday night at the Sentient Bean (the fall schedule had not been finalized at press time). The Halloween event, at the Bean, features one film suitable for young people, and another that delves further into the scary/creepy/not OK for kids realm.

World’s Largest. A documentary about small–town America, and residents’ attempts to compete for tourism dollars. Nov. 16, Lucas Theatre (SCIF).

In the Heat of the Night. Sidney Poitier stars as Philadelphia police detective Virgil (Mr.) Tibbs, who must work with a bigoted Mississippi police chief (Rod Steiger) to solve a murder. Nov. 19, Trustees Theater (SCC).  cs