Repertory

A weekly roundup of what else is screening around town.

By Matt Prigge
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Ambler Theater

$3.50-$8.50. 108 E. Butler Ave. 215.345.7855. www.amblertheater.org

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004) (Shown on DVD): Tom Kenny is a genius. (Not reviewed.) Sat., Feb. 23, 11am.




Bryn Mawr Film Institute

$3.50-$9.25 (unless otherwise noted). 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr. 610.527.9898. www.brynmawrfilm.org

Arctic Tale (2007) (Shown on DVD): Ostensibly meant to show the harsh realities of living way up north, this doc cutes up walruses and a family of polar bears, complete with a fart scene. You know, for the kids. Queen Latifah narrates. (Not reviewed.) Sat., Feb. 23, 11am.

Empire of the Sun (1987) (Shown on DVD): On the heels of One Book One Philadelphia comes One Film, One Philadelphia, which, like Dave Eggers' What Is the What, focuses on living through war. Adapted (by Tom Stoppard) from J.G. Ballard's quasi-memoir, Steven Spielberg's early attempt at seriousness finds a rich British boy residing in Shanghai (Christian Bale, giving a great child performance) after being separated from his parents following the Japanese invasion. Be sure to catch one of the many screenings over the next two weeks; if you can't make any of them, be sure to rent it. For more events check the site. B- Wed., Feb. 27, 7pm.



Chestnut Hill Film Group

Free. Screening room at the Chestnut Hill Branch of the Free Library, 8711 Germantown Ave. 215.248.0977. www.armcinema25.com

Decision at Sundown (1957) (Shown on film): Still--still!--criminally missing from DVD (save Seven Men From Now), the seven terse Westerns Budd Boetticher made with Randolph Scott get another hand from the CHFG. This time Scott arrives in the titular town to kill John Caroll, who he believes is responsible for the suicide of his wife. As usual with the two's Westerns, the running time is wicked scant: 77 minutes. (Not reviewed.) Tues., Feb. 26, 7:30pm.




Colonial Theatre

$4-$7. 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville. 610.917.0223. www.thecolonialtheatre.com

My Life as a Dog (1985) (Shown on film): Lasse Hallstr´┐Żm--later of the dreaded trifecta of The Cider House Rules, Chocolat and The Shipping News--first burst onto the scene with this Swedish dramedy about a boy who's sent off to his uncle's country house after his mom becomes terminally ill. (Not reviewed.) Sat., Feb. 23, 2pm.

Indiscreet (1958) (Shown on film): Still fresh off her dalliance with Roberto Rossellini, Ingrid Bergman reteamed with Notorious co-star Cary Grant for this frothy Stanley Donen romantic comedy. Grant seduces Bergman but claims to be stuck in a marriage he can't dissolve--a line that might possibly be a fib. B Sun., Feb. 24, 2pm.



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