Four movies to see this weekend: ‘Les Vampires,’ ‘Repulsion,’ ‘Rosa Chumbe’ and ‘Star Trek Beyond’

LesVampires1_758_426_81_s_c1“Les Vampires” – A true masterpiece, Louis Feuillade’s”Les Vampires” is a ten-part serial released in 1915 and 1916. Concerning a gang of criminals called the Vampires (not supernatural creatures), “Les Vampires” is full of misdirection, disguises and false identities. Featuring the legendary silent actress Musidora as gang leader Irma Vep  and Édouard Mathé as the heroic journalist Philippe Guerande. A massive influence on everyone from Hitchock to Luis Buñuel, “Les Vampires” is required viewing. At the Alamo Ritz. Tickets to parts 1-6, which screens 1:15 p.m. Saturday, can be found here. Tickets to parts 7-10, which screens 1 p.m. Sunday, can be found here.

“Repulsion.” Speaking of masterpieces, here is Roman Polanski’s still-chilling psychological thriller starring Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry and John Fraser. 9:30 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Sunday. $7-$10. AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road.

“Rosa Chumbe.” CineNoche presents this Peruvian film about a middle-aged police officer in Lima who has both a gambling and drinking problem and needs a miracle after her daughter leaves her with her baby. 11 a.m. July 24. $11. Violet Crown, 433 W. Second St. 512-495-9600, – Arianna Auber

“Star Trek Beyond” — Look, I haven’t seen it yet and as much as I have problems with Beastie Trek, I remain…curious.

Author: Joe Gross

Joe Gross has covered books, movies, music and culture for the American-Statesman since 2002. He tweets at @joegross.

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