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Coal Country

Posted 6/16/2010

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Barry Sonnenfeld's 1991 big-screen translation of the 1960s television show inspired by Charles Addams' long-running New Yorker comic. If this version is at all entertaining, it's because of Christina Ricci's morbidly deadpan Wednesday Addams. At the Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus Wyman Quad June 18 at 8:30 p.m.

COAL COUNTRY Mari-Lynn Evans and Phylis Geller's documentary explores the devastating effects coal mining has on the people and land of West Virginia. Screens with Catherine Pancake's in-progress documentary Coal River Wind. At the Creative Alliance at the Patterson June 18 at 8 p.m.

JONAH HEX Josh Brolin and Megan Fox star in this adaptation of John Albano and Tony DeZuniga's comic book series about the titular bounty hunter's violent adventures in the American West. Opens June 18.

THE PRINCESS BRIDE Robin Wright stars as the most beautiful girl in the land in Rob Reiner's once-upon-a-time old-fashioned romantic comedy from 1987. A robust cast--Wallace Shawn, Peter Cook, and Carol Kane--keeps everything moving along fairly painlessly. Screens at the Village of Cross Keys June 19 at dusk.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Harper Lee's only novel celebrates its 50th birthday in July, and the Enoch Pratt fires up this beloved cinematic adaptation, directed by Richard Mulligan and adapted by Horton Foote, about attorney Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck), who defends an African-American man falsely accused of raping a white woman in Alabama during the Great Depression. At the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Wheeler Auditorium June 19 at 2 p.m.

TOY STORY 3 Disney goes to the well one more time with this third installment in the animated franchise about the lives of whimsical lives of toys--this time in 3-D. Opens June 18.

UNRAVELING MICHELLE This 2008 documentary chronicles filmmaker Joe O'Ferrell's transition into Michelle Ann Farrell. At the Minás Gallery June 17 at 7 p.m.

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