Fall Series 2016 (Sept-Nov)
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DARK HORSE (Sept. 15th, 7pm)
Runtime: 85 minutes
“A DECADE AGO, IN A SMALL VILLAGE THEY SHARED A DREAM.
A DREAM SO WILD IT COULDN’T BE STOPPED.
A DREAM THAT BECAME A LEGEND”
An inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men’s club who decide to take on the elite ‘sport of kings’ and breed themselves a racehorse.
Set in a former mining village in Wales, DARK HORSE is the inspirational true story of a group of friends from a pub who decide to take on the elite ‘sport of kings’ and breed themselves a racehorse. Raised on a slagheap allotment, their foal grows into an unlikely champion, beating the finest thoroughbreds in the land, before suffering a near fatal accident. Nursed back to health by the love of his owners – for whom he’s become a source of inspiration and hope – he makes a remarkable recovery, returning to the track for a heart-stopping comeback.
CAPTAIN FANTASTIC (Sept. 22nd, 7pm)
Director: Matt Ross
Writer: Matt Ross
Runtime: 118 minutes
Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father (Viggo Mortensen) devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, beginning a journey that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent.
Un Certain Regarde – Best Director at 2016 Cannes Film Festival
Best Film – Seattle International Film Festival
CHEVALIER (Sept. 29th, 7pm)
Runtime: 105 minutes
Country: GREECE (English Subtitles)
In the middle of the Aegean Sea, on a luxury yacht, six men on a fishing trip decide to play a game. During this game, things will be compared, measured and blood will be tested. Friends will become rivals, but at the end of the voyage, when the game is over, the winner will wear the victorious signet ring: the “Chevalier”.
Best Film – London Film Festival
Audience Award – Thessaloniki Film Festival (Greece)
THE DAUGHTER (Oct 6th, 7pm)
Director: Simon Stone
Writer: Henrik Ibsen (play), Simon Stone
Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Anna Torv, Sam Neill
Runtime: 96 minutes
In the last days of a dying logging town Christian (Paul Schneider) returns to his family home for his father Henry’s (Geoffrey Rush) wedding to the much younger Anna (Anna Torv). While home, Christian reconnects with his childhood friend Oliver (Ewen Leslie), who has stayed in town working at Henry’s timber mill and is now out of a job. As Christian gets to know Oliver’s wife Charlotte (Miranda Otto), daughter Hedvig (Odessa Young) and father Walter (Sam Neill), he discovers a secret that could tear Oliver’s family apart. As he tries to right the wrongs of the past, his actions threaten to shatter the lives of those he left behind years before.
LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD (Oct 13th, 7pm)
Runtime: 98 minutes
In LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD, the Oscar-nominated Herzog chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations as disparate as the Amazon, the Sahara, the South Pole and the Australian outback. Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works – from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships.
LAST CAB TO DARWIN (Oct 20th, 7pm)
Runtime: 123 minutes
Rex, a Broken Hill cab driver, has spent his life avoiding getting close to people. One day, he discovers he is dying of stomach cancer. He doesn’t want to be forced to rely on anyone so he decides to leave his home alone and drive 3000 kms across the continent to Darwin, where the recently passed euthanasia laws lead him to believe he can be in control of his own death. On this epic journey he does things and meets people who force him to re-evaluate his life.
Best Lead Actor – Australian Film Institute
Best Adapted Screen Play – Australian Film Institute
MIA MADRE (Oct 27th, 7pm)
Director: Nanni Moretti
Writer: Nanni Moretti (story), Valia Santella (story)
Runtime: 106 minutes
Country: ITALY (English Subtitles)
Acclaimed Italian auteur Nanni Moretti finds comedy and pathos in the story of Margherita, a harried film director (Margherita Buy, A Five Star Life) trying to juggle the demands of her latest movie and a personal life in crisis. The star of her film, a charming but hammy American actor (John Turturro) imported for the production, initially presents nothing but headaches and her crew is close to mutiny. Away from the shoot, Margherita tries to hold her life together as her beloved mother’s illness progresses, and her teenage daughter grows ever more distant.
Mia Madre premiered in the Main Competition of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival where it won Ecumenical Jury prize while Margherita Buy received the Best Actress prize at Italy’s 2015 Donatello Awards. Characteristically self-reflexive and autobiographical, Moretti’s latest speaks to the poignancy of human transience, how we process loss and how we gain strength through humor.
Prize of Ecumenical Jury – Cannes 2016
Best Actress – David di Donatello Awards
Best Actress – International Cinephile Society Awards
OUR LITTLE SISTER (Nov. 3rd, 7pm)
Runtime: 128 minutes
Country: JAPAN (English Subtitles)
“Our Little Sister”, directed by internationally acclaimed director Hirozaku Kore-eda, is adapted from Yoshida Akimi’s best-selling graphic novel “Umimachi Diary”. Three twenty-something sisters – Sachi, Yoshino and Chika – live together in a large old house in the seaside town of Kamakura. When they learn of their estranged father’s death, they decide to travel to the countryside for his funeral. There they meet their shy teenage half-sister Suzu for the first time and, bonding quickly, invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees, and begins a new life with her older sisters.
Amidst the many and varied colors of Kamakura’s four seasons, the four sisters cause each other emotional anguish, and support each other through life’s trials, developing a very special bond in the process. Set against the summer ocean sparkling with sunlight, radiant autumn foliage, a tunnel of gorgeous yet impermanent cherry blossom trees, hydrangeas damp from the rainy season, and brilliant fireworks heralding the arrival of another summer, their moving and deeply relatable story depicts the irreplaceable moments that form a true family.
Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Film – Awards of the Japanese Academy
Audience Choice – San Sebastian International Film Festival
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