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FRESH DRESSED Fresher than you, to a degree that should fill you with humiliation and shame.

FRESH DRESSED Fresher than you, to a degree that should fill you with humiliation and shame.

Hey, know what isn't interesting? Another movie about a sad white guy. ERIK HENRIKSEN Laurelhurst Theater.

And We Were Young
Andy Smetanka's "stop-motion animated oral history of American Soldiers in France" in WWI. Director in attendance. NW Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium.

recommended The Apu Trilogy
A digital restoration of Satyajit Ray's acclaimed trilogy—1955's Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road), 1956's Aparajito (The Unvanquished), and 1959's Apur Sansar (The World of Apu). Cinema 21.

recommended A Clockwork Orange
"It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen." Hollywood Theatre.

recommended Dope
Dope launched an all-night bid-off between distribution companies at Sundance, and it's easy to see why. Shameik Moore stars as Malcolm, a nerdy high-school kid from a rough LA neighborhood, who's obsessed with '90s hip-hop and just wants to get into Harvard and play punk songs about eating food and having a great day with his fellow nostalgia-obsessed geeks. Alas, it's not to be (yet)—Malcolm gets roped into offloading a whole bunch of drugs for a dealer played by none other than A$AP Rocky. (If you've seen Lana Del Rey's video for "National Anthem," you already knew that A$AP Rocky can act; if you haven't, please educate yourself.) MEGAN BURBANK Various Theaters.

Escobar: Paradise Lost
A romantic thriller starring Benicio Del Toro as Pablo Escobar? Sure. This film was not screened for critics, by the way. Various Theaters.

The Farewell Party
See review this issue. Living Room Theaters.

recommended Fresh Dressed
At a breezy clip, director Sacha Jenkins' Fresh Dressed documents the importance and evolution of fashion as a component of hip-hop. It mashes up animation, archival footage, and interviews with music makers (Kanye, Pharrell, Nas), clothing entrepreneurs (Dapper Dan, Cross Colours' Carl Jones), and community figures (like former Savage Skulls gang member Lorine Padilla) to trace the importance of clothing and appearance to a community suffering from poverty and violence. Beginning with the ornamentation traditions of Africa, through American slavery, the terrifying '70s gangscape of New York to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and beyond, it's a huge story told with flair and economy. MARJORIE SKINNER Living Room Theaters, On Demand.

The Goonies
*looks around, whispers* It's not very good. Academy Theater.

Immortal Beloved
Gary Oldman plays Beethoven. This might seem like a boring thing to witness, but Beethoven was a pretty interesting kind of asshole, and Gary Oldman is pretty fucking brilliant at playing those sorts of assholes. Plus there's all this beautiful music everywhere. Hollywood Theatre.

recommended Inside Out
Are you the type of barren, childless adult who feels weird going to Pixar movies by yourself? Well... maybe you should. BUT! I strongly advise you to put those feelings aside (or rent a kid from your neighbors or the Duggar family) and see Inside Out, Pixar's latest kids movie that's actually for adults. WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY Various Theaters.

A Little Chaos
See review this issue. Living Room Theaters, On Demand.

magic mike xxl
Opens Tues June 30. See review in next week's Mercury. Various Theaters.

"A dog that helped US Marines in Afghanistan returns to the US and is adopted by his handler's family." Not screened for critics, probably because it would have made us cry too much. Because it is about a hero who is also a dog. Various Theaters.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
See review this issue. Various Theaters.

The Overnight
See review this issue. Cinema 21.

recommended Psycho
"Twelve cabins. Twelve vacancies." Laurelhurst Theater.

recommended Revenge of the Mekons
See review this issue. Hollywood Theatre.

Shredder Orpheus
A rare, one-night-only screening of 1990's Seattle-based story of skaters who go to hell to stop television signals brainwashing America. Includes a pre-film screening of the short Orpheus and Eurydice. Hollywood Theatre.

recommended Starship Troopers
"Naked force has resolved more conflicts throughout history than any other factor. The contrary opinion, that violence doesn't solve anything, is wishful thinking at its worst. People who forget that always die." Fifth Avenue Cinema.

Ted 2
See review this issue. Various Theaters.

Opens Tues June 30. See review in next week's Mercury. Various Theaters.

recommended A Tribute to Christopher Lee
A double feature celebrating the life and work of a cinematic legend, including 1958's Horror of Dracula and 1973's The Wicker Man: The Final Cut. Hollywood Theatre.

recommended Up in Smoke
Cheech and Chong's 1978 classic, screening in 35mm on Wednesday, July 1—the same day Measure 91 goes into effect. Let's hope the Hollywood is stocking extra snacks. Hollywood Theatre.

recommended The Wolfpack
The seven Angulo siblings—six boys, one girl—spent their childhoods confined to a four-bedroom apartment on the Lower East Side. The brothers were home-schooled, barely socialized, and let outside only a handful of times a year—"one particular year," one boy says, "we never got out all." Movies are the Angulos' connection to the world: They watch their favorites over and over, and create detailed, elaborate costumes and props to film their own reenactments. "If I didn't have movies, life would be pretty boring, and there wouldn't be any point to go on," says one. First-time director Crystal Moselle is the first guest to have ever been invited to the Angulos' apartment. Rather than wallow in the details of their insane childhood, Moselle focuses on their creativity, their camaraderie, and the pleasure they derive from their wide-eyed forays into the outside world. ALISON HALLETT Hollywood Theatre, Living Room Theaters.

recommended MEANS WE RECOMMEND IT. Theater locations are accurate Friday, June 26-Thursday, July 2, unless otherwise noted. Movie times are updated daily and are available here.



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