The movie-going experience at Market Street Cinema might cause one to recall the phrase, "You have to suffer for your art." The theaters there are small and/or narrow, and usually warmer than most folks would like in the summertime and colder than is comfy in winter. The sound is often fairly terrible and the films out of focus. The box office and snack bar only take cash. But you won't see the films being screened at Market Street anywhere else in Little Rock, so what's a little discomfort? With beer and wine. General admission $8, matinee $6. No debit or credit cards accepted. Five screens.
It's a great weekend for documentaries. On Saturday, at the Ron Robinson Theater, there will be a screening of Joshua Oppenheimer's Oscar-nominated "The Act of Killing." Meanwhile, Errol Morris's latest, "The Unknown Known," will be screening at Market Street twice a day (at 1:45 and 6:45) through next Thursday.
With the sweat-hammer of summer falling on our brows with exceptional fury (did it really get up to 114 in Little Rock this week?) this is the season when all warm-blooded mammals begin to seek out the cool and the dark.