In Selected Theaters: The Cove, Thirst, Adam, Lorna’s Silence

by | July 31, 2009 at 8:15 PM | The Movies

Here’s what’s playing in selected cities this weekend, and as Dave Letterman always says, we just pray to God your city has been selected. Also, the highly acclaimed films The Hurt Locker and 500 Days of Summer are expanding wider.

The Cove
A daring film crew manages to clandestinely capture footage of the secret Japanese dolphin hunting trade that the country and organized crime try to keep hidden by any means necessary.

Lorna’s Silence
An award-winner at Cannes, this film tells the story of an Albanian woman who wants to start a business and agrees to a false marriage to a struggling drug addict named Claudy so she can get her Belgian citizenship, but when she’s asked to marry a Russian mobster so he can get papers as well, she finds she that she’s grown to care about Claudy too much.

Adam (Hugh Dancy) is a lonely man with Asperger’s syndrome who develops a complicated relationship with his neighbor, Beth (Rose Byrne), in this Sundance hit.

Acclaimed director Park Chan-wook’s latest effort is the story of a priest who selflessly volunteers to test a vaccine that is supposed to cure a deadly virus, but things go wrong, and the resulting blood transfusion turns him into a vampire.