Philip Seymour Hoffman was perhaps the greatest actor of his generation. Seriously. We will fist-fight anyone who says otherwise. During his two-decade career, he emerged from that-guy-who-is-in-every-film to the marquee actor, creating dozens of indelible characters during his all-too-short career: rock editor Lester Bangs in Almost Famous, reform-minded priest Father Flynn in Doubt, and scraggly-haired Scotty J in Boogie Nights. But the role that won him his Academy Award was bringing Truman Capote to life on screen. Hoffman, of brawny chest and deep baritone, seemed at the time a surprising choice to play the petite, flamboyant writer with a voice in the highest of registers. But deliver he did. In celebration of his life and work, the Volcanic Theatre Pub screens Capote on Feb. 21 (6 pm), 22 and 23 (both 3 pm).
Under the Sea
On a mission to avenge his friend's death by a creature he describes as a "jaguar shark," Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) and his crew (which includes Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett and Jeff Goldblum) deal with all the highs and lows of life at sea, including broken hearts, pirates, helicopter crashes, red knit caps and mistaken identities. This is the third installment of the Source's film series, The Grand Anderson, celebrating the strange and wonderful worlds created by filmmaker Wes Anderson. This Feb. 26 show at The Old Stone Church at 7 pm is a build-up to the final film on Mar. 5: The Royal Tenenbaums (with bonus costume contest).