New movies and special events, June 17-23, 2022

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Find this week’s movie releases and community events at theaters across Sonoma County, including a classic Indiana Jones adventure and a new George Michael documentary.

New releases

“Light year”: Disney transforms “Toy Story” Buzz Lightyear action figure into a sci-fi action hero in an animated adventure. Chris Evans (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) replaces Tim Allen as the voice of the beloved space ranger. “Lightyear” plays everywhere. Rated PG. 1h45.

“Brian and Charles”: A lone inventor builds a robot with artificial intelligence from random parts, and the two embark on a quirky, comical journey of self-discovery. “Brian and Charles” plays at Summerfield Cinemas, 551 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa. Masks strongly recommended; and at Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St., Sebastopol. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and masks required. Rated PG. 1h30.

“Really Smooth Cha Cha”: Writer-director Cooper Raiff also stars as a man working as a DJ for a local bar and bat mitzvahs who befriends a young mom, played by Dakota Johnson in this coming-of-age drama. . “Cha Cha Real Smooth plays at Summerfield Cinemas, 551 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa. Masks strongly recommended; and Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St., Sebastopol. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and masks required. Rated R. 1 hour, 47 minutes.

“The Phantom of the Open”: Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies”) stars as Maurice Flitcroft, who infamously shot the worst trick in British Open Golf Championship history in 1976. The film is showing at Summerfield Cinemas, 551 Summerfield Rd., Santa Rosa . Masks strongly recommended. Rated PG-13. 2 hours, 12 minutes.

Special events

“Summer of the Soul”: The June 19 celebration features the 2021 Oscar-winning documentary about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sebastiani Theater, 476 First St. E., Sonoma. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test required. FREE ENTRANCE. Rated PG-13. 1 hour 58 minutes. For more information, visit sebastianitheatre.com.

“Jurassic World Dominion”: Nonprofit groups Corázon Healdsburg and AVFilm present a Spanish-language screening (without English subtitles) of the new blockbuster Dinosaurs Unleashed at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, at the Clover Theatre, 121 E 1st St., Cloverdale as part of their family “ ¡Vamos Juntos al Cine! Let’s go to the movies!” series. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and masks required. $7. Rated PG-13. 2 hours, 27 minutes. For more information, visit avfilmpresents.org.

“The Raiders of the Lost Ark”: The original Indiana Jones adventure returns to the big screen for 2 days, Sunday and Wednesday, with screenings at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. each day at Boulevard 14 Cinema, 200 C St., Petaluma. Rated PG. 1 hour 55 minutes. For more information, visit cinemawest.com.

“Abominable”: The 2019 children’s animated film about a group of friends reuniting a young Yeti with his family screens at 10 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Reading Cinemas, 555 Rohnert Park Expy West, Rohnert Park. Rated PG. 1 hour 37 minutes. For more information, visit readingcinemasus.com/rohnertpark.

“Paw Patrol: The Movie”: Based on the TV series, this 2021 children’s film screens at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Prime Cinemas Sonoma, 200 Siesta Way, Sonoma. Rated G. 1 hour, 26 minutes. For more information, visit prime-cinemas.com.

“George Michael Freedom Uncut”: The musical documentary uses archival footage to show the formative period of the Grammy Award winner’s life and career, before and after the release of his hit album ‘Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1’. The film will screen at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Reading Cinemas, 555 Rohnert Park Expy West, Rohnert Park and Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St., Sebastopol. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and masks required. Unclassified. 2 hours.

Don’t miss

“Take Me to the River: New Orleans”: The second in director Martin Shore’s American music documentary franchise, “Take Me to the River: New Orleans” celebrates the history, legacy and influence of New Orleans and Louisiana music. The film features the Neville brothers, Dr. John, Snoop Dogg and many more. “Take Me to the River: New Orleans” plays at Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St., Sebastopol. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and masks required. Unclassified. 1h50.

Everything Everywhere All at once“: Directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, known collectively as Daniels (“Swiss Army Man”), the sci-fi action comedy stars Michelle Yeoh (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”) as the ‘a woman in the midst of a midlife crisis who explores parallel realities. Rated R. 2 hours, 19 minutes.

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”: Marvel Studios has asked acclaimed director Sam Raimi (“The Evil Dead,” “Spider-Man”) to return to the director’s chair for a big-screen show for the first time since 2014’s “Oz the Great and Powerful” to direct the comic book film, and Raimi incorporates elements of horror and fantasy into the mystic arts master’s world-hopping adventure. Rated PG-13. 2 hours, 6 minutes.

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