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Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' June 2-4

Norma Productions

June has arrived, liberating children from schools all over Kansas City and vexing adults with the impossible task of keeping them entertained. If you're looking for a mental escape from this annual phenomenon, Up To Date's indie, foreign and documentary film critics suggest sheltering your mind in the safety of a good movie.

Steve Walker

The Wedding Plan, PG

  • Jilted by her fiancé, the owner of a mobile petting zoo in Jerusalem vows to find a replacement groom for her pre-planned ceremony that's less than a month away.

Churchill, PG

  • On the cusp of the Normandy invasion, the aging prime minister, played by Brian Cox, fights to stay relevant while offering advice and insight that generals, including Dwight Eisenhower, aren't inclined to take.

Whisky Galore, Not rated

  • Cheeky comedy with Eddie Izzard about the residents of a tiny Scottish village intent on plundering a stranded ship of its deserted stockpile of booze.

Cynthia Haines

A Quiet Passion, PG-13

  • This telling biopic about Emily Dickinson paints a portrait of a poetic genius ahead of her time, whose life was woven with intelligence and wit.

Chuck, R

  • A biographical drama based on the real-life boxing match that inspired the movie Rocky. Liev Schreiber delivers a powerful performance of heavyweight Chuck Wepner, who challenges Muhammad Ali in a contest for the ages.

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent, R

  • A film for the foodies. Catch Lydia Tenaglia's flavorful documentary about America's first celebrity chef.
Since 1998, Steve Walker has contributed stories and interviews about theater, visual arts, and music as an arts reporter at KCUR. He's also one of Up to Date's regular trio of critics who discuss the latest in art, independent and documentary films playing on area screens.