· ART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL 1 star (R) See review.
· GOAL! THE DREAM BEGINS (PG) In this underdog sports drama, a young Mexican-American soccer player is recruited to play for England's Newcastle United. They call it "football" there, you know.
· JUST MY LUCK (PG-13) When Lindsay Lohan's lucky young executive shares a chance dancefloor kiss with an unfortunate loser (Chris Pine), their "luck" reverses in this supernatural romantic comedy.
· ONE PERFECT DAY (NR) In this Australian film, a musician undergoes a journey of self-discovery in Melbourne's dance/rave music scene.
· POSEIDON 3 stars (PG-13) See review.
· SIR! NO SIR! 4 stars (NR) See review.
· WAH-WAH (R) English character actor Richard E. Grant writes and directs this semi-autobiographical tale about a boy (Nicholas Hoult) growing up in the twilight of the British Empire in South Africa in 1969. Featuring Gabriel Byrne and Emily Watson.
· AMU (2005) (NR) Having lived in California for almost 20 years, a young woman returns to her birthplace in Delhi to resolve unanswered questions about the deaths of her birth parents. Film Festival of India. Sat., May 13, 8 p.m. Woodruff Arts Center, Rich Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St. Free. 404-733-4570. www.high.org.
· BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM (2003) 2 stars (PG-13) With a lack of anything better to fill one's empty hours, this British comedy might provide a temporary distraction from inevitable mortality. A conventional -- emphasis on light -- crowd-pleaser about an 18-year-old girl (Parminder K. Nagra) who longs to play soccer despite the objections of her conservative Indian parents, Gurinder Chadha's box office-directed global comedy is the cinematic equivalent of a Happy Meal: bland, momentarily delightful, but with a lot of empty calories. Soccer Films. Wed., May 17, 7 p.m. Goethe Institut Atlanta, 1197 Peachtree St. $3-$4. 404-894-2388. -- Felicia Feaster
· CELEBRATING CULTURES IN MOTION (NR) Part of Sweet Auburn Springfest 2006, this international film festival includes Senegal's family film Binta & the Great Idea; the award-winning documentary from Mumbai, "Ordinary Lives"; and two New Orleans-themed documentaries, "Jazz Funeral for Democracy" and "Katrina Ground Zero." Fri.-Sat., May 12-13. Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Ave. www.black-cinema.org.
· A DOULA STORY (NR) Alone, many of them never nurtured themselves, pregnant inner-city Chicago teenagers face terrible odds in the gripping documentary A Doula Story. Their champion is a former teenage mother herself, Loretha Weisinger, who helps her young charges prepare for motherhood, labor and the long road ahead as a "doula," the Greek word for "birth attendant" in director Daniel Alpert's awe-inspiring portrait of this guardian angel and superwoman. Free. Thurs., May 18, 7:30 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site Screening Room, 450 Auburn Ave. 404-331-5190. www.imagefv.org. -- Feaster
· FOUND FANTASIES (NR) This evening of video works by gay Vietnamese-American artist Nguyen Tan Hoang uses images and sounds from Hollywood movies, karaoke videos, porn and other sources to create dense collages about culture, identity and sexuality. Thurs., May 11, 8 p.m. Eyedrum, 290 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Suite 8. $5. 404-522-0655. www.eyedrum.org.
· THE LANGUAGE YOU CRY IN (NR) This documentary reaches across hundreds of years and thousands of miles to find traces of 18th-century Sierra Leone in the Gullah communities of modern-day coastal Georgia. Sat., May 13, 6 p.m. APEX Museum, 135 Auburn Ave. Free. 770-234-5890. email@example.com.
· THE MEMORY OF A KILLER (R) A hit man stalking two targets in Belgium finds his final assignment complicated by Alzheimer's symptoms as two police officers track him down. Thurs., May 11. Cinefest, GSU University Center, Suite 211, 66 Courtland St. $5 ($3 until 5 p.m.). 404-651-3565. www2.gsu.edu/~wwwcft.
· THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) (R) The cult classic of cult classics, the musical horror spoof follows an all-American couple (Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick) to the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a drag-queen/mad scientist from another galaxy. It's all fun and games until Meat Loaf gets killed. Dress as your favorite character and participate in this musical on acid. Midnight Fri. at Lefont Plaza Theatre and Sat. at Peachtree Cinema & Games, Norcross.
· TURN LEFT AT THE END OF THE WORLD (2005) (NR) This coming-of-age story depicts the friendship between two girls -- one Indian-Jewish, the other Moroccan-Jewish -- in 1960s Israel. Film Festival of India. Fri., May 12, 8 p.m. Woodruff Arts Center, Rich Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St. Free. 404-733-4570. www.high.org.
· AKEELAH AND THE BEE (PG) The spate of spelling bee films (Spellbound, Bee Season) continues with this tale of a girl (Keke Palmer) from Los Angeles attempting to compete in the National Spelling Bee. The cast includes What's Love Got to Do With It? co-stars Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne.
· AMERICAN DREAMZ 2 stars (PG-13) A befuddled U.S. president (Dennis Quaid doing a droll but superficial Dubya) and a reluctant suicide bomber (Sam Golzari) find themselves on a collision-course meeting via a televised singing contest clearly inspired by "American Idol." Dreamz features likable performers (including Hugh Grant as the caustic, self-loathing host), quotable jokes and a clever wrap-up, but disappointingly goes after easy targets in predictable way s. Writer-director Paul Weitz (American Pie, About a Boy) consistently avoids opportunities to put some real teeth in his satire. -- Curt Holman
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