New this week:

Rust and Bone (**** out of four stars) Marion Cotillard is a trainer of orca whales, Matthias Schoenaerts is a homeless father of a small boy, and a couple of jolting events throw the two of them together in the south of France, in Jacques

(A Prophet) Audiard's raw and beautiful melodrama. Rated R.


Altman embraces his Jewishness

in his own way, through Jewmongous, a concert performance that employs the New Yorker's talents as

a singer, songwriter, and musician to both poke fun at and celebrate his heritage. Though Altman goes for laughs (and his show is not for kids), he also aims to make deeper, more serious points.


"A Christmas Carol"

at Walnut Street Theatre

Travel to 19th-century London on Saturday and meet Ebenezer Scrooge at the Walnut Street Theatre production of A Christmas Carol. The play, based on the 1843 novel by Charles Dickens, takes audiences to the world of the selfish, and greedy Scrooge - who begins to change his feelings toward Christmas when he receives some ghostly visits.

- Monica Peters