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Greener Grass

Greener Grass

THEATRICAL STARTS OCTOBER 18, 2019

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2018 - USA - 101 MINUTES
A FILM BY JOCELYN DEBOER AND DAWN LUEBBE
FEATURING JOCELYN DEBOER, DAWN LUEBBE, BECK BENNETT, NEIL CASEY, MARY HOLLAND, D’ARCY CARDEN

A deliciously twisted comedy set in a demented, timeless suburbia where every adult wears braces on their straight teeth, couples coordinate meticulously pressed outfits, and coveted family members are swapped in more ways than one in this competition for acceptance.

Dolce Fine Giornata

Dolce Fine Giornata

THEATRICAL STARTS OCTOBER 11, 2019

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2019 - POLAND - DRAMA - 2.39 - 90 MIN - IN ITALIAN, ENGLISH and POLISH WITH ENGLISH AND FRENCH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY JACEK BORCUCH
CAST: KRYSTYNA JANDA, KASIA SMUTNIAK, VINCENT RIOTTA, ANTONIO CATANIA, ROBIN RENUCCI, LORENZO DE MOOR

Maria Linde, a free-spirited, Jewish Polish Nobel Prize winner, lives in Tuscany surrounded by warmth and chaos in her family’s villa. A loving mother and grandmother, she also fosters a secret flirtation with the much younger Egyptian man who runs a nearby seaside inn. After a terrorist attack in Rome, Maria refuses to succumb to the hysterical fear and anti-immigrant sentiment that quickly emerge, deciding in her acceptance speech of a local honor to boldly decry Europe’s eroding democracy—but she is unprepared for the public and personal havoc her comments wreak.

Before You Know It

Before You Know It

THEATRICAL STARTS SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

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2018 - USA - 98 MINUTES
A FILM BY HANNAH PEARL UTT
FEATURING HANNAH PEARL UTT, JEN TULLOCK, JUDITH LIGHT, MANDY PATINKIN, MIKE COLTER, ALEC BALDWIN

Stage manager Rachel Gurner still lives in her childhood apartment—along with her off-kilter actress sister, Jackie; eccentric playwright father Mel; and deadpan preteen niece Dodge—above the tiny theatre they own and operate. Level-headed and turtleneck-wearing Rachel is the only thing standing between her family and utter chaos. Then, in the wake of a sudden family tragedy, Rachel and Jackie learn their presumed-deceased mother is actually alive and thriving as a soap-opera star. Now the sisters’ already-precarious balance turns upside down, and Rachel must figure out how to liberate herself from this surreal imbroglio.

Arab Blues

Arab Blues

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2019 - 88 MINUTES - FRANCE - COLOUR - ORIGINAL TITLE: UN DIVAN A TUNIS
A FILM BY MANELE LABIDI

Selma, a psychoanalyst, deals with a cast of colourful new patients after returning home to Tunisia to open a practice.

In this sophisticated comedy, Manele Labidi opens a fascinating window into modern Tunisia at a crossroads, with a story of contrasts, contradictions and culture clashes, full of vitality and humour.

Where Does A Body End?

Where Does A Body End?

THEATRICAL STARTS NOVEMBER, 2019

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123 MINUTES - CANADA - COLOUR

WHERE DOES A BODY END? is an intimate portrait of the band SWANS, from their roots as a brutal, confrontational post-punk band that emerged from the same early 1980s era NYC that gave us Sonic Youth (and, somehow, Madonna) through their ill-fated bid at mainstream success in the 90s indie-rock goldrush, through breakups and chaos (on and offstage) to their odds-defying current status as one of the most accomplished and ambitious bands in the world, one whose concerts are more like ecstatic rituals than nostalgic trips back through their most popular songs.

Varda by Agnès

Varda by Agnès

THEATRICAL STARTS November 29, 2019

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2019 - FRANCE - 115 MINUTES - ENGLISH - FRENCH

An unpredictable documentary from a fascinating storyteller, Agnès Varda’s new feature documentary sheds light on her experience as a director, bringing a personal insight to what she calls “cine-writing”.

What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael

What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael

THEATRICAL STARTS January 17, 2020

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2018 - USA - 95 MINUTES - COLOUR - 1,85: 1
A FILM BY ROB GARVER
VOICE OF PAULINE: SARAH JESSICA PARKER

Pauline Kael (1919-2001) was likely the most powerful, and person, movie critic of the 20th century. Writing for The New Yorker and publishing a dozen best-selling books, she ruthlessly pursued what made a movie or an actor’s performance work, or not, and why. Her passion made her both admired and despised amongst her readers.