CULTURE

Saturday, May 29

FILM: Inventing the Abbots A working-class boy in a Midwestern town manages to woo each of the three lovely and rich Abbot girls, but his brother, who lusts after one of them, doesn’t seem to share his luck or charm. Romantic drama starring Liv Tyler, Joaquin Phoenix, Billy Cruddup and Jennifer Connelly. (Antenna-14.40) FILM: Beetlejuice Two recently deceased, rather friendly ghosts hire a weird ‘bio-exorcist’ to remove the irritating new owners from their house. Fantasy comedy horror directed by Tim Burton, starring Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis and Michael Keaton. (Star-17.30) FILM: The Waterboy Bobby is a 31-year-old water boy for a football team with an unknown talent for tackling. When a new coach spots his hidden ability, he signs him on to the team, but Bobby must keep his success a secret from his overprotective mother. Comedy starring Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates and Henry Winkler. (Mega-18.10) FILM: Outbreak Colonel Sam Daniel and his crew of scientists must keep a deadly and mysterious airborne virus from spreading from a small US town to the rest of the country, but first they must find out where it comes from. Thriller directed by Wolfgang Petersen, starring Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey and Cuba Gooding Jr. (Star-22.30) FILM: Il Grido A factory worker and his daughter drift aimlessly through a desolate landscape after the woman he loves, and the child’s mother, abandons them. Locarno Film Festival-winning social drama directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, starring Steve Cochran, Alida Valli and Betsi Blair. (In Italian) (ET-1-24.00)