Curtain goes up on Montana Theatre fall film fest Thursday

The Montana Theatre at 905 Main St. in Miles City is known for featuring the latest flicks — Star Trek Beyond, Sully, Pete’s Dragon and the like.

But movie buffs will also get a taste of more artistic and avant-garde fare along with their popcorn this fall, as the cinema hosts its annual Fall Film Festival.

The 2016 festival will feature six lesser known but critically acclaimed films on six successive Thursdays at 7 p.m. beginning tomorrow.

The films and the dates they will be shown are:

Sept. 29 — “Cafe Society.” This is Woody Allen’s latest film. It is a 1930s romantic comedy shot on location in New York and Los Angeles starring Jeannie Berlin, Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll and Ken Stott. (Rated PG-13 for violence, drugs and smoking).

Oct. 6 — “Indignation.” Based on Philip Roth’s novel, “Indignation” takes place in 1951, as Marcus Messner (Logan Lerman), a brilliant working class Jewish boy from Newark, New Jersey, travels on scholarship to a small, conservative college in Ohio, thus exempting him from being drafted into the Korean War. Once there, Marcus’ growing infatuation with his beautiful classmate, Olivia Hutton (Sarah Gadon), and his clashes with the colleges imposing dean, Hawes Caudwell (Tracy Letts), put him and his family’s best laid plans to the ultimate test. (Rated R for sex and language).

Oct. 13 — “Hunt for Wilder People.” A hard-to-handle foster child from the big city and a grouchy bushman in his sixties are forced to forge an unlikely alliance to survive in the New Zealand wilderness after their misinterpreted relationship triggers a national manhunt. (Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violence and language).

Oct. 20 — “The Lobster.” A love story set in the near future where single people, according to the rules of The City, are arrested and transferred to The Hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into The Woods. A desperate Man escapes from The Hotel to The Woods where The Loners live and falls in love, although it is against their rules. (Rated R for sexual content and violence).

Oct. 27 — “Florence Foster Jenkins.” Set in 1940s New York, Florence Foster Jenkins is the true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite (Meryl Streep) who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her “husband” and manager, St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), an aristocratic english actor, was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair knew he faced his greatest challenge. (Rated PG-13 for brief suggestive material).

Nov. 3 — “Absolutely Fabulous.” Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more. (Rated R for sexual references, language, drugs).