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THE GREEN PRINCE

Winner - Sundance Audience Prize!  Opens Friday!

Set against the chaotic backdrop of recent events in the Middle East, Nadav Schirman's THE GREEN PRINCE retraces the details of a highly unprecedented partnership that developed between sworn enemies. In the style of a tense psychological thriller, this extraordinary documentary recounts the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel's prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him.

101 min  •  PG-13  •  Dir. Nadav Schirman


MEMPHIS

"Captures the mood of the blues with pitch perfect sensuality!" - The New Yorker

Opens Friday!

A strange singer with ‘god given talent’ drifts through the mythic city of Memphis under its canopy of ancient oak trees, shattered windows and burning spirituality.

Surrounded by lovers, legends, hustlers, preachers, and a wolfpack of kids, the unstable performer avoids the recording studio and is driven to spend time in his own form of self-discovery. Shown in fragments, his journey drags him from love and happiness right to the edge of another dimension.

Featuring an explosive performance and score from Willis Earl Beal, MEMPHIS is a film steeped in folklore, music, surrealism, and the abstract search for glory.

75 min  •  NR  •  Dir. Tim Sutton


GONE GIRL

One time screening: October 1st, 7pm!                                                

GONE GIRL - directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn - unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?


THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA

Presented by The Royal Shakespeare Company!  Captured LIVE from RSC's stage in Stratford-upon-Avon!

Monday, September 22nd at 7pm                                                                Saturday, September 27th at 11am                                                         

Valentine and Proteus are best friends until they both fall in love with the Duke's daughter Silvia. But Proteus is already sworn to his sweetheart Julia at home in Verona, and the Duke thinks Valentine is not good enough for his Silvia.

With friendship forgotten, the rivals' affections quickly get out of hand as the four young lovers find themselves on a wild chase through the woods, confused by mistaken identity and threatened by fierce outlaws before they find a path to reconciliation.

Simon Godwin makes his RSC debut to direct Shakespeare's exuberant romantic comedy. Simon is Associate Director of the Royal Court. His production of Strange Interlude recently played to critical acclaim at the National Theatre.


IL SUD È NIENTE (SOUTH IS NOTHING)

Part of the Italian Film Sudestival- Six Films from Southern Italy!

Screens Tuesday, September 23rd.  Director Fabio Mollo visits for Q+A! 

Grazia (Miriam Karlkvist) is seventeen years-old and lives in Reggio Calabria. When she was little, her brother Pietro (Giorgio Musumeci) emigrated in Germany and never came back. Her father, Cristiano (Vinicio Marchioni), told her that the brother is dead and does not want to talk
about him.

One night, after a disagreement with the father, Grazia thinks she saw the brother on the beach and decides to look for him. At the same time, Cristiano gets a visit from the local Mafioso boss, who demands his house and his business.


SONG e NAPULE (I'm FROM NAPLES)

Part of the Italian Film Sudestival- Six Films from Southern Italy!

Screens Tuesday, September 23rd!                                                

Paco (Allessandro Roja) is a refined, unemployed pianist, whose mother gets him a recommendation to enter the police corps. As a result of his total ineptitude, he is relegated to a judicial unit, until Commissioner Cammarota (Paolo Sassanelli) assigns him as a pianist to the group
led by Lollo Love (Giampaolo Morelli).

This popular singer has been hired to perform at the wedding of the daughter of the Somma Vesuviana boss, where the dangerous Camorra killer, O’ Fantasma, is expected to be present. Paco, undercover, risks his life while playing music that he hates. But his life will take a turn…


IL SEMINARISTA (THE SEMINARIAN)

Part of the Italian Film Sudestival- Six Films from Southern Italy!

Screens Wednesday, September 24th!  Director Gabriele Cecconi visits for Q+A!                  

Italy, 1959. Guido as a kid dreams of becoming a priest, and enters the Minor Catholic Seminary. Soon he realizes that to be a good seminarian one must submit to a rigid education and an inflexible hierarchical system, which demands obedience to regulations and to authorities.
They teach him a religious practice of rituals and prayers which prevails over solidarity, for him the most important of the commandments.

Facing a reality different from the one he had imagined, which hides immoral behavior in order to save the reputation of the institution, he makes an important life choice.


ORE 18 IN PUNTO (AT PRECISELY SIX O'CLOCK)

Part of the Italian Film Sudestival- Six Films from Southern Italy!

Screens Wednesday, September 24th!                                                       

A dusty office out of Time holds the files containing the most significant events that will mark the life of human beings. Paride has been working there for more than three thousand years.

At six o'clock on a rainy afternoon, Paride has an appointment with Nicola, a homeless man defeated and disillusioned. At the time of the appointment, at precisely 6 o'clock, a series of events upset their lives and those of many others. None of the events could be prevented and the certainties of this office crumble miserably.

The beauty of life and its variations through love, friendship, powerful ideas, the joy of living, can be more powerful than fate. Destiny is not written in the stars, but it is built inside each of us because humans, regardless of how things evolve, "always" have choices.


THE LYTHIUM CONSPIRACY

Part of the Italian Film Sudestival- Six Films from Southern Italy!

Screns Thursday, September 25th!                                                         

A taught thriller in the John Grisham tradition, THE LITHIUM CONSPIRACY is set against a shadowy world of intrigue and corruption.

Giulio (Guido Caprino,) is a lawyer dealing with the fallout from a company merger as well as attempting to reunite with his estranged family. One day he finds himself aboard a plane to the South American republic of Queimada on a mysterious mission with his new, sexy superior Cecilia (Carolina Crescentini,).

When he questions the mission, he is told ‘the less you know the better’. Before long, Giulio learns that a salt lake in Queimada contains half the world’s supply of lithium, and that there is a desperate international race to control it. Thrust into a dangerous world of local politics and sinister conglomerates, Giulio desperately struggles to survive.

It’s been said that today you don’t conquer a country; you buy it. Not only is this an imaginative and intelligent drama, it is also a cautionary tale about corporate greed and the thirst for natural resources in the 21st century.


Se CHIUDO GLI OCCHI NON SONO PIU QUI (IF I CLOSE MY EYES, I'M NO LONGER HERE)

Part of the Italian Film Sudestival- Six Films from Southern Italy!

Screens Thursday, September 25th!                                                         

Sixteen year-old Kiko (Mark Manaloto) lost his Italian father in an accident and lives with his Filipino mother, Marilou, and Ennio (Giuseppe Fiorello), the mother’s companion who exploits illegal immigrants. Every day after school, Kiko is forced to work at Ennio’s construction site. He feels he is living on the wrong planet.

But there is place where is possible to daydream: an old, abandoned bus which the boy has made his refuge. One day Ettore (Giorgio Colangeli), an old friend of his father, offers to change his destiny by becoming his mentor. However, this man hides a secret.


BIRD PEOPLE

Opens September 26th!

In an airport hotel on the outskirts of Paris, a Silicon Valley engineer (Josh Charles, THE GOOD WIFE) abruptly chucks his job, breaks things off with his wife, and holes up in his room. As fate draws him and a young French maid (Anais Demoustier) together, an audacious second-act surprise suddenly transforms César Award-winning director Pascale Ferran's  dark-tinged fairy-tale into something altogether richer, more beguiling, and utterly astonishing.

128 min  •  NR  •  Dir. Pascale Ferran

I AM ELEVEN

Opens October 3rd!

I AM ELEVEN explores the lives and thoughts of children from 15 countries, weaving together deeply personal and at times hilarious portraits of what it means to sit at this transitional age. From an orphanage in India, to a single-parent household in inner-city Melboure, to bathing with elephants in Thailand, these young minds provide us with powerful insight into the future of our world.

128 min  •  NR  •  Dir. Genevieve Bailey

PUMP

Opens October 10th!

PUMP is an eye-opening documentary that tells the story of America’s addiction to oil, from Standard Oil’s illegal tactics to the monopoly oil companies enjoy today. The film explains clearly and simply how we can end this monopoly — and finally win choice at the pump.

88 min  •  PG  •  Dir. Joshua Tickell, Rebecca Harrell Tickell

MEN OF THE CLOTH

One time showing - October 14th! 

MEN OF THE CLOTH is an inspiring portrait of Nino Corvato, Checchino Fonticoli and Joe Centofanti, three Italian master tailors who confront the decline of the apprentice system as they navigate their challenging roles in the twilight of their career. The film unravels the mystery of their artistry and reveals how their passionate devotion to their Old World craft is akin to a religion.

96 min  •  NR  •  Dir. Vicki Vasilopoulos

THE E-TEAM

Opens October 24th! 

Anna, Ole, Fred and Peter are four members of the Emergencies Team - or E-Team - the ground division of a respected, international human rights group. Arriving after allegations of human rights abuse surface, the E-Team uncovers crucial evidence to determine if further investigation is warranted and, if so, to document evidence and challenge the responsible decision makers.

Using a cinema verite approach, our camera follow the E-Team investigators in the field as they piece together abuses around the globe. The team smuggles across the border into Syria to conduct undercover investigations as the civil war rages. And amidst bullets and bombs. we watch as Fred and Peter work to halt human rights abuses in the aftermath of the Gaddafi regime.

 

1,000 Times Goodnight

Opens October 24th! 

Rebecca (Juliette Binoche) is one of world's top war photojournalists, capturing dangerous and chilling images in the most dire landscapes, all in an effort to shed light on the real cost of modern war. But she's also a wife and mother, leaving behind a husband and two young daughters every time she travels to a new combat zone.

After a near-death experience chronicling the ritual of a female suicide bomber, husband Marcus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) levels an ultimatum: give up the dangerous profession or lose the family she counts on being there when she returns from each assignment. Yet the conviction that her photos can make a difference keeps pulling at Rebecca's resolve, making it difficult for her to walk away entirely. With an offer to photograph a refugee camp in Kenya, a place allegedly so safe that daughter Steph (Lauryn Canny) is allowed to join her, Rebecca comes face to face with just how much she risks each time she steps back into the fray.

117 min  •  NR  •  Dir. Erik Poppe