BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE (PG) See review.
BIGGER THAN THE SKY (PG-13) In this modest-scaled romance, a lonely guy (Marcus Thomas) finds himself cast as the big-nosed title character in a small-town theater's production of Cyrano de Bergerac, cast opposite "Sex and the City's" John Corbett and "Felicity's" Amy Smart.
CONSTANTINE (R) See review
THE SEA INSIDE (PG-13) Nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar, this Spanish film depicts quadriplegic Ramon Sampedro (Javier Bardem) and the endgame of his decades-long battle with Spain's government and legal system to end his life. Rather than rely on flashbacks or courtroom theatrics, Sea finds drama in the emotional dynamics between Ramon and the other people in his life: He's like the sun around which every one else orbits. At times director/co-writer Alejandro Amenábar succumbs to TV-movie clich&233;s, but Bardem provides a remarkably melancholy, charismatic performance, despite barely moving a muscle. - Curt Holman
SKY BLUE (NR) See review
SON OF THE MASK (PG) This sequel to Jim Carrey's fun special-effects comedy The Mask stars neither Carrey nor Cameron Diaz, but Jamie Kennedy as a would-be cartoonist who stumbles across the magical headgear of the title. In nods to Norse mythology, Bob Hoskins and Alan Cumming play Odin and Loki, respectively.
THE ART & CRIMES OF RON ENGLISH (NR) Ron English's artworks featuring renditions of corporate henchmen like Ronald McDonald and Mickey Mouse were prominently featured in Morgan Spurlock's fast-food expos&233; Super Size Me. Fans of English's culture jamming will find even more fodder in Pedro Carvajal's documentary, in which English's paintings are often a detour from his real love: creating mock billboards lampooning our fast food, gas-guzzling, Bush/Cheney warmongering nation. It's easy to admire English's chutzpah (a parody of Apple's "Think Different" ad campaign featuring Charlie Manson-as-spokesman is genius) in beating advertising at its own game, even if his tactics can seem a little drama queen, and at times just plain obnoxious. Feb. 18-24. Cinefest, GSU University Center, Suite 211, 66 Courtland St. $5 ($3 until 5 p.m.). 404-651-3565. www.cinefest.org. - Felicia Feaster
BEFORE SUNRISE (1995) (R) A French gamin (Julie Delpy) and a young American (Ethan Hawke) meet on a train and spend a serendipitous night in Vienna talking about love, fate and cultural differences. Taken on its own, Sunrise alternates between romantic charm and annoying self-absorption. But when viewed as Act One of a tale that culminates with 2004's Before Sunset, the characters' youthful idealism takes on an added weight and poignancy. Thurs., Feb. 17. Cinefest, GSU University Center, Suite 211, 66 Courtland St. $5 ($3 until 5 p.m.). 404-651-3565. www.cinefest.org. - CH
BEFORE SUNSET (R) Sequels are rarely as satisfying as this one, a wonderful reacquaintance with French pessimist Celine (Julie Delpy) and American Jesse (Ethan Hawke) who had one night of bliss in Vienna in Richard Linklater's 1995 original Before Sunrise. But if the prequel was defined by youthful possibility and its two ethereal, dewy leads, Sunset is enriched by its older, wiser performers, and Linklater has matured alongside them. He invests his film with real intellectual and spiritual weight as Jesse and Celine contemplate what might have been, while holding onto the profoundly romantic belief that human connection and love may be the best chance we have. Thurs., Feb. 17. Cinefest, GSU University Center, Suite 211, 66 Courtland St. $5 ($3 until 5 p.m.). 404-651-3565. www.cinefest.org. - FF
CHARISMA (2000) (NR) Acclaimed Japanese horror filmmaker Kurosawa Kiyoshi presents the tale of a detective who accidentally causes a hostage's death. When he takes a retreat in the mountains, he gets involved in a feud over a mysterious tree. Great Japanese Filmmakers. Thurs., Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. 205 White Hall, Emory University. Free. 404-727-5087. www.college.emory.edu.
CHELSEA GIRLS WITH ANDY WARHOL (1994) (NR) This documentary from artist Michael Auder collects footage of Pop art icon Andy Warhol, filmed at work and play, in public and private, from 1971 to 1976. Auder will be in attendance. Garage Projects. Thurs., Feb. 17, 5:30 and 6:50 p.m. Castleberry Hill Arts District, 261 Peters St. Free. 404-302-9074. www.garageprojects.com.
FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE FILM FESTIVAL (NR) The fifth annual French and Francophone Film Festival presents a week's worth of French cinema, including Jacques Tati's classic comedy Playtime, the bullfight aftermath of Carnage, the Congolese political sports flick Hop, and the drama of rival brothers, Son Frère. French and Francophone Film Festival. Feb. 17-21. 205 White Hall, Emory University. Free. 404-727-5087. www.college.emory.edu.
THE GOOD FIGHT (1984) (NR) This documentary recounts the story of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, the 3,200 American volunteers who fought against Francisco Franco's fascists in the Spanish Civil War, then faced accusations of being Communist sympathizers in the United States after World War II. On the Side of Freedom. Sat., Feb. 19, 8 p.m. Woodruff Arts Center, Rich Auditorium, 1280 Peachtree St. $5. 404-733-4570. www.high.org.
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