From lost civilizations to vampires to teenage cannibals, this week’s must-see movie round-up covers all the bases.
Based on David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, “Lost City of Z” follows turn-of-the-century British explorer Percival Fawcett’s journey into the Amazon, where he discovers what could be the remnants of an ancient civilization.
Having just returned from their honeymoon, newlyweds Hedda and Tesman have already hit a rough patch. Feeling both trapped and bored, strong-willed Hedda tries to control those around her as her own life falls apart in this film of the Tony Award-winning play.
Horror film connoisseur Charley Brewster swears his new neighbor Jerry is a vampire in this 1985 cult classic. When strange events start to interrupt the teen’s life, he turns to TV vampire killer Peter Vincent for help.
A former prize-winning author turned private detective, Ryota squanders his earnings on gambling. “After the Storm” follows his struggle to take back control of his life and renew contact with his beautiful ex-wife, his aging mother, and his young son (in Japanese with English subtitles).
Catch “After the Storm” at 6:45 p.m. and 8:55 p.m. Friday, April 21, 4:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8:55 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 4:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 6:45 p.m. and 8:55 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 6:45 p.m. and 8:55 p.m. Thursday, April 27 at Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach. Tickets are $11 via mbcinema.com/
Julia Ducornau’s debut feature follows shy and super-smart teen Justine as she enrolls in the same veterinary college her parents and now older sister attend. Along with her fellow new students, Justine is forced to undergo a series of strange and macabre initiation rituals, which eventually lead to her discovering a new and voracious appetite for raw human flesh.