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Quest

Quest

THEATRICAL STARTS FEBRUARY 23, 2018

105 MINUTES - 2017 -USA - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY JONATHAN OLSHEFSKI

QUEST is the moving portrait of a family in North Philadelphia. Christopher “Quest” Rainey, along with his wife Christine’a, aka “Ma Quest,” open the door to their home music studio, which serves as a creative sanctuary from the strife that grips their neighbourhood.

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

THEATRICAL STARTS NOVEMBER 24, 2017

SHOWTIMES

A FILM BY ALEXANDRA DEAN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS SUSAN SARANDON AND MICHAEL KANTOR
PRODUCED BY KATHERINE DREW AND ADAM HAGGIAG
CO-PRODUCERS DAVID KOH AND DAN BRAUN

The story of a Hollywood actress, defined by her appearance, who is secretly a brilliant inventor and changes the course of history.

Lamarr appeared nude at the age of 17 in the 1933 Czech film “Ecstasy” and later married a prominent Austrian businessman who became a weapons dealer to the Nazis. Lamarr, who was born Jewish, fled her husband in the middle of the night, boarding a boat for America with nothing to her name except a single designer gown. She eventually convinced MGM boss Louis B. Mayer to sign her to a deal.

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

THEATRICAL BEGINS APRIL 22, 2017

USA - 92 MINUTES - 2016 - COLOUR - B&W - ENGLISH
A FILM BY MATT TYRNAUER

In 1960 Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs’s prescient text, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today though the lens of one of its greatest champions.

I Called Him Morgan

I Called Him Morgan

THEATRICAL STARTS APRIL 7, 2017

SWEDEN/ USA - 2016 - 91 MINUTES - COLOUR AND BLACK AND WHITE - DCP (D-CINEMA)
A FILM BY KASPER COLLIN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: RON MANN, NICOLE STOTT, DAN BRAUN

On a snowy night in February 1972, celebrated jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot dead by his wife Helen during a gig at a club in New York City. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts those who knew the Morgans. This documentary by Swedish filmmaker Kasper Collin (My Name Is Albert Ayler) is a love letter to two unique personalities and the music that brought them together. A film about love, jazz and America with cinematography by Bradford Young (DOP, Selma).

Finding Vivian Maier

Finding Vivian Maier

USA – 2014 – 84 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY JOHN MALOOF & CHARLIE SISKEL

A mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, is now considered among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.

Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story

Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story

USA – 2015 – 101 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY DANIAL RAIM

NON-THEATRICAL: AVAILABLE FOR TV, VOD & FILM FESTIVALS ONLY

For sixty tumultuous years, Harold and Lillian weathered personal and professional setbacks while working on hundreds of films, many of them now classics, including The Ten Commandments, The Apartment, The Birds, Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, The Graduate, Rosemary’s Baby, Fiddler On The Roof, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Scarface, Full Metal Jacket. Although the couple was responsible for some of Hollywood’s most iconic examples of visual storytelling, their contributions remain largely uncredited.

Through an engaging mix of love letters, film clips and interviews (including candid conversations with Harold and Lillian, Danny DeVito, Mel Brooks, and Francis Coppola), home movies, and rare production art, HAROLD AND LILLIAN lovingly chronicles a remarkable relationship and two extraordinary careers spanning six decades of movie-making history.

The Dog

The Dog

USA – 2013 – 100 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY ALLISON BERG & FRANK KERAUDREN

Official selection — Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Berlinale 2014 and SXSW 2014

Coming of age in the 1960s, John Wojtowicz took pride in being a pervert. His libido was excessive even by the libertine standards of the era, with multiple wives and lovers, both women and men.

In August, 1972, he attempted to rob a Brooklyn bank to finance his lover's sex-reassignment surgery. The attempted heist resulted in a fourteen-hour hostage situation that was broadcast on TV. Three years later, Pacino portrayed his character instigating the unforgettable crime on the big screen. The award-winning film had a profound influence on Wojtowicz, when he emerged from prison six years later, he became known as "The Dog."

PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT

PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT

USA - 2015 - 97 MINUTES - 5.1
A FILM BY LISA IMMORDINO VREELAND

Lisa Immordino Vreeland follows up her acclaimed debut "Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel" with PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT.

A colourful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it, Peggy Guggenheim was an heiress to her family fortune who became a central figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century,she collected not only art, but artists.