Two Movies — Columbus Film Club

(8.6) The 7pm evening movie is “Paint it Black,” directed by Amber Tamblyn whose acting C.V. includes Portlandia and Metalocalypse, and that’s all I need to know. (But also she is married to David Cross. I wonder if they need a nanny.) The movie features Janet McTeer and the always interesting Alia Shawkat of Arrested Development and Search Party. Having said that, this film is about suicide and grief and won’t be easy to watch. (Starts 7pm. Running time 1 hour, 37 minutes.)

“Paint it Black” is the story of the aftermath of Michael’s death, and Josie’s struggle to hold onto the true world he shared with her. As Josie searches for the key to understanding his death, she finds herself both repelled and attracted to Michael’s pianist mother, Meredith, who holds Josie responsible for her son’s torment. Soon, the two women find themselves drawn into a twisted relationship reflecting equal parts distrust and blind need.

The afternoon movie at 3pm is “The Lure,” a savage coming-of-age fairy tale with a new-wave soundtrack, lavishly grimy sets, and outrageous musical numbers. The debut of Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska.

A pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters are drawn ashore in an alternate ’80s Poland to explore the wonders and temptations of life on land.

Well, why wouldn’t mermaids be carnivorous . . . free sushi just floating around. (Something tells me “Córki Dancingu” does not translate directly to “The Lure.”) Running time: 92 minutes.

$10, 3pm & 7pm, Sunday, August 6, Columbus Theatre, 270 Broadway, (directions)

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