Birdman – Omak Film Festival – Thurs March 5 – Sat March 7

Birdman Omak Film FestivalBirdman is the fifth film of the 12th annual Omak Film Festival playing Thursday March 5 through Saturday March 7 at the Mirage. Birdman is rated R and runs 119 minutes. Starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Edward Norton, Birdman is directed by  Alejandro González Iñárritu. Showtimes: Thurs Mar 5 – 6:30 *|* Fri Mar 6 – 6:30 & 9:30 *|* Sat Mar 7 – 3:30 (matinee), 6:30 & 9:30

See the full Omak Film Festival line-up here.

Rotten Tomatoes on Birdman:

“Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.”

Christy Lemire from describes Birdman:

“The first time we see Michael Keaton in his tighty-whities in “Birdman,” it’s from behind. His character, a formerly high-flying movie star, is sitting in the lotus position in his dressing room of a historic Broadway theatre, only he’s levitating above the ground. Bathed in sunlight streaming in from an open window, he looks peaceful. But a voice inside his head is growling, grumbling, gnawing at him grotesquely about matters both large and small.”

New York Times fim critic Manohla Dargis’ take on Birdman:

“Birdman, a big bang of movie razzle-dazzle from Alejandro G. Iñárritu, opens with a winking sleight of hand. Riggan Thomson, a Hollywood has-been turned Broadway second-chancer played by a blissed-out Michael Keaton, is hanging out in his dressing room at the St. James Theater in Times Square, by which I mean floating, like a mystic who’s passed transcendence and gone straight to nirvana. It’s a destabilizing liftoff for a funny, frenetic, buoyant and rambunctiously showboating entertainment in which Mr. Iñárritu himself rises high and then higher still.”

CBS News reports on the Academy Award nominations for Birdman:

“Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead this year’s crop of Oscars nominees with nine nods each, including best picture.”

See the full Omak Film Festival line-up here.

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