Films of the Week

June 10-13: Gossip. The U Film Society, Bell Auditorium, 17th and University Aves. S.E., Mpls. 7:30 p.m. (612) 627-4430. $4-$6.

Nine beautiful Swedish actresses star together in this sex-comedy that follows nine famous actresses waiting to hear who will play the lead in the remake of Queen Christina, Greta Garbo’s first film.

 

June 13: Hampton Alexander. The Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place, Mpls., (612) 375-7651. Free.

Shot in St. Paul in the 1970s, this could be the first nondocumentary film produced independently by African Americans in Minnesota. It’s a quesy look at race relations at the time.

 

June 14-20: Yellow Asphalt. The U Film Society, Bell Auditorium, 17th and University Aves. S.E., Mpls. 7:15 p.m. (and 9:15 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday). (612) 627-4430. $4-$6.

A three-storied film set in the Judean Desert, Yellow Asphalt follows an unhappy marriage, a love affair, and the tragic death of a young man.

 

June 15: How I Learned to Overcome My Fear and Love Arik Sharon. The U Film Society, Bell Auditorium, 17th and University Aves. S.E., Mpls. 5 p.m. (612) 627-4430. $4-$6.

This film is part of U Film’s series, Heightened Tensions Docs, a series of documentaries that have to do with pivotal regional conflicts. How I Learned … is a fiction-spiked documentary that reveals Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to be a charismatic fella.

 

June 15: Burnt Money. The Uptown, 2906 Hennepin Ave S., Mpls. 12 a.m. (612) 825-6006.

Released last year and set in Argentina, Burnt Money is about two gay thugs as their relationship is put to the test after they rob a bank. It is inspired by the true story of a bank robbery that took place in Buenos Aires in the 1960s.