Sing along to ‘The Little Mermaid’ and catch Telluride’s Mountainfilm Festival in St. Pete Beach

Published May 2 2018
Updated May 2 2018

FILM FEST: Telluride’s Mountainfilm Festival on Tour

A roving iteration of the famous short-film showcase in Telluride, Colo., the Mountainfilm Festival on Tour makes a stop at the Don CeSar Hotel this weekend. The intent of the tour is to help spread the filmmakers’ inspiring content by bringing the festival to those who wouldn’t normally see it. The tour is laid out in three themed, two-hour documentary film blocks, featuring Ice Call by Sam Favret, showing a surreal landscape inside glaciers, to the hilarious Owl Dance-Off Part II, the much-anticipated follow-up to wildlife photographer Megan Lorenz’s award-winning Internet sensation that made stars of two burrowing owls. It kicks off with a reception at 7 p.m. Friday followed by the show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday has shows at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $65 for a two-day pass, $50 for students. (727) 360-1881. eventbrite.com.

SING-ALONG: The Little Mermaid

This week’s entry for Tampa Theatre’s Family Favorites Film Series brings The Little Mermaid: Sing Along Version. As if we weren’t going to be singing along anyway when that reggae crab Sebastian urges the prince to Kiss de Girl. The 1989 hit came along as Disney had just suffered a string of critical and commercial failures (The Black Cauldron, The Great Mouse Detective). So Disney went back to its roots, brought out a fairy tale animated musical and opened up the era now known as the Disney Renaissance. The film went on to win two Oscars for best song (Under the Sea) and best score. With Sunday’s special sing-along version, you can come dressed as your favorite character, follow the words on the screen and sing as loud as you like because you’ll be part of her world. 3 p.m. Sunday. Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10, $8 ages 12 and under. (813) 274-8982. tampatheatre.org.

OPENING FRIDAY:

OVERBOARD

The classic Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell comedy Overboard gets a reboot — and a gender swap, with Anna Faris in the Russell role opposite Eugenio Derbez (How to Be a Latin Lover), right. He plays a spoiled, wealthy yacht owner who is thrown overboard and loses his memory, becoming the target of revenge from his mistreated employee. (112 minutes, PG-13)

TULLY

The Juno team (Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody) are behind Tully, a film about mother of three Marlo (Charlize Theron, left) and her night nanny, Tully (Mackenzie Davis). (96 minutes, R)

LEAN ON PETE

Directed by British filmmaker Andrew Haigh (45 Years), Lean on Pete is the story of a teenage boy named Charley (Charlie Plummer, right) who cares for an aging horse named Lean on Pete. Also starring Travis Fimmel, Chloe Sevigny and Steve Buscemi. (Tampa Theatre, 122 minutes, R)

Critics’ picks

mAvengers: Infinity War:
A decade of Marvel movies have been leading to this.

A Quiet Place: A family faces terror in the woods. With Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds.

You Were Never Really Here: Grim, artful New York crime thriller about a tormented thug-for-hire (Joaquin Phoenix).

UPCOMING RELEASES

(Dates subject to change)

May 11: Life of the Party; Breaking In; RBG

May 18: Deadpool 2; Book Club; Show Dogs

May 25: Solo: A Star Wars Story; How to Talk to Girls at Parties

June 1: Action Point; Adrift; American Animals

June 8: Ocean’s 8; Hereditary

June 15: The Incredibles 2; Tag; Superfly

June 22: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

June 29: Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Uncle Drew, The Hustle, Leave No Trace,
Valley Girl

     
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