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Best Classics and Indie Flicks on the Big Screen This Week

CineFile is our weekly digest of the best in Dallas’ under-the-radar cinematic fare—from indie movies, to documentaries, to foreign films, to re-screenings of the (cult) classics. Here’s what you could be watching:

 

Memento (2000)
Thriller
Dir.: Christopher Nolan
Runtime: 113 min.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Tuesday, March 11, at 7:15 pm

Christopher Nolan’s structurally ambitious revenge thriller re-creates the disorientation of his protagonist’s anterograde amnesia (a condition preventing the formation of new memories), as he’s on the hunt for his wife’s murderer.

 

City Lights (1931)
Silent, Comedy
Dir.: Charlie Chaplin
Runtime: 87 min.

Landmark Magnolia Theatre
Tuesday, March 11, at 7:30 and 10 pm

Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp is lovable and incorrigible in this brilliant comedy, which features many of the showman’s most indelible routines.

 

A Field in England (2013)
History, Thriller
Dir.: Ben Wheatley
Runtime: 90 min.

The Texas Theatre
Thursday, March 13, at 9 pm

In the midst of the English Civil War (in the 17th century, for the historically challenged), a pair of deserters is enlisted in a search for buried treasure.

 

Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Dir.: Paul Thomas Anderson
Runtime: 95 min.

The Texas Theatre
Friday, March 14, at 7 pm
Sunday, March 16, at 6:30 pm

Adam Sandler takes drama for a spin in this nervy tale of a warehouse worker with anger and depression issues. It features one of cinema’s awesomest freak outs.

 

Groundhog Day (1993)
Comedy
Dir.: Harold Ramis
Runtime: 101 min.

Angelika Film Center & Cafe – Dallas
Friday, March 14, at 11:30 pm

Bill Expletive Murray does his thing over and over again in this existential comedy about a peevish weatherman stuck in a time loop.

 

Ninotchka (1939)
Comedy
Dir.: Ernst Lubitsch
Runtime: 110 min.

The Texas Theatre
Saturday, March 15, at 8 pm

Greta Garbo plays a Soviet agent seduced by a colorful West in this sharp satire. Stalin was none too pleased.