CHILD'S PLAY—In Roman Polanski's Carnage, a parental discussion over a playground brawl turns ugly. Over the course of the short film, the vestiges of civility are stripped from four polished Brooklyn parents. Screaming, vomiting, and hamster murder are just the tip of the iceberg. AH
Various Theaters, see Film Times for dates and showtimes
BLACKJACK BY GOD—In the critically lauded documentary Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians, a gang of young evangelicals decide to take on casinos (and raise money for their church) by learning to count cards in blackjack. The result is a tense, fascinating account of strained faith, gambling, and whether the ends justify the means. WSH
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, 7 & 9 pm, $6
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