This week in art-house cinema: big-buzz indies, anime, opera and drum corps

Three hot-button indie dramas open at Circle Cinema, while specialty cinema offerings at other theaters include anime classics, opera and high school marching bands.


“The Seagull”: A new adaptation of the Anton Chekhov play has an impressive cast that includes Saoirse Ronan, Annette Bening and Elizabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”).

“First Reformed”: A tragedy and a tortured past torment a priest (Ethan Hawke) in filmmaker Paul Schrader’s (the writer of “Taxi Driver” and “Raging Bull”) latest intense character study.

“Sweet Country”: One of the year’s most acclaimed films is this crime drama from Australia, starring Sam Neill, Bryan Brown and newcomer Hamilton Morris as an aged Aboriginal farmhand who shoots a white man in self-defense and goes on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down in this Australian frontier Western set in the 1920s.

“Creepshow”: This spooky George Romero movie anthology from 1982 plays at 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 15-16, as part of the “Graveyard Shift” programming.


Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 presents “Pom Poko”: This yearlong nod to the anime masters from Japan continues with screenings of the 1994 raccoon tale “Pom Poko” set for 12:55 p.m. Sunday, June 17, and 7 p.m. Monday, June 18, and Wednesday, June 20, at Broken Arrow Warren Theatre, Cinemark Tulsa and Cinemark Broken Arrow.

Rifftrax Live: “Space Mutiny”: The “Mystery Science Theater” guys return to provide mocking-comedy treatment for this 1988 sci-fi junker at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at Cinemark Tulsa and Cinemark Broken Arrow.

Metropolitan Opera on the big screen: Experience the Metropolitan Opera’s series “The Met: Live in HD” with a summer encore performance of the season’s “Madama Butterfly” at 1 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at Cinemark Tulsa.

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“DCI 2018”: This Drum Corps International one-night event is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at  Cinemark Tulsa and Cinemark Broken Arrow.


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