Tuesday, July 10, 2018

This Week At The Cinema: Soccer and Sundance

Posted By on Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 3:14 PM

With the World Cup and the Thai soccer team rescue in the headlines, it's a good time for a soccer doc.
click to enlarge The Workers Cup
  • The Workers Cup

Migrant African workers in Qatar are currently building facilities for the 2022 World Cup. It's a hellish existence that borders on slavery. The worker's only outlet is a soccer tournament, held on the very fields they're constructing. The Workers Cup is by director Adam Sobel and producers Ramsey Haddad and Rosie Garthwaithe, and it's screening at Malco Ridgeway tonight at 7 PM. You can get tickets on the Indie Memphis website.

Tonight is also the 50th Anniversary screening of The Beatles' only excursion into animation, Yellow Submarine at the Paradiso.

On Wednesday, Indie Memphis Microcinema presents an encore of the 2018 Sundance short films at Crosstown Arts.

Friday night will be busy, with two very different possibilities to fulfill your entertainment needs. At the Orpheum Theatre, the summer goes into small gear with Joe Johnston's debut special-effects romp, Honey, I Shrunk The Kids.

Then Mike McCarthy's Midnight at the Studio continues with Alejandro Jodorowski's groundbreaking psychedelic western El Topo.

On Sunday at the Paradiso, Turner Classic Movies hosts the 30th anniversary of the film that made Tom Hanks a superstar, Big. Directed by Penny Marshall, it was the first film directed by a woman to gross more than $100 million.

See you at the movies! 

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