All is True

Kenneth Branagh stars as William Shakespeare in his final days in the new film “All is True,” which opens Friday at Circle Cinema and also stars Judi Dench and Ian McKellen. 

Courtesy/Sony Pictures Classics

A new twist on Shakespeare and Bob Dylan in the 1970s, along with a mature-couple romance and movies from France, Mexico and Cuba, fill out a busy week of new films at Circle Cinema.


”All is True”: Kenneth Branagh directs and portrays William Shakespeare in his final act, if you will. This story about his final days also features Judi Dench and Ian McKellen.

”Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese”: Showing one night before its debut on Netflix — presented by the Bob Dylan Center and with Larry “Ratso” Sloman (a member of the tour and a collaborator with JJ Cale) in attendance for the screening — is this film described by Netflix: “In an alchemic mix of fact and fantasy, Martin Scorsese looks back at Bob Dylan’s 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour and a country ripe for reinvention.” Set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11.

”The Tomorrow Man”: Is romance possible when a survivalist who keeps buying future-disaster goods meets a woman who keeps buying things she doesn’t need? John Lithgow and Blythe Danner star in this drama.

”Non-Fiction”: From the brilliant French director Olivier Assayas comes this comedy/drama/romance set in the publishing world and starring Juliette Binoche and Guillaume Canet.

”Cine de Oro: La Rosa Blanca”: Admission is free for these monthly movie classics from the Mexican film industry, including this 1961 drama. Sponsored by Casa de la Cultura of Tulsa, the Mexican Consulate and Circle Cinema. Showing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11.

”The Big Parade”: The Circle’s “Second Saturday Silents” series of monthly silent films continues with an 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, screening of this 1925 war drama starring John Gilbert. Live theater pipe organ accompaniment will be provided by the Sooner State Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society.

Tony Awards: A big-screen presentation of the live 7 p.m. Sunday, June 9, broadcast. Admission is free.

”Cuban Food Stories”: This documentary plays at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13, in partnership with Mangos Cuban Cafe and photographer Douglas Henderson, with his work showing in the gallery and with Mango’s food sampling beginning at 5 p.m. before the movie.


”The Souvenir”: Opening at AMC Southroads 20 is the tale of an artistic young woman (Honor Swinton Byrne) finding her vision as a filmmaker. She begins a dangerous new relationship, defying the wishes of her mother (real mom Tilda Swinton) in this indie drama for which a sequel has already been planned.

Michael Smith


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