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THEATRICAL STARTS DECEMBER, 2017

SHOWTIMES

2017 - 87 MINUTES - USA
A FILM BY COLETTE BURSON
WITH PATRICIA ARQUETTE, RAINN WILSON, KIRA MCLEAN

It’s the early 80’s in small town Virginia and “Perms” are all the rage. 13-year Aurelie dreams about getting one to fit in at her new school but when her clueless parents bring her to a hairdressing academy to save a few bucks, things go incredibly wrong. This is the story about adolescence, socially awkward family members and bad hair.

Some Velvet Morning

Some Velvet Morning

USA – 2013 – 83 MIN – USA - COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY NEIL LABUTE

Fred (Stanley Tucci) arrives at the doorstep of his beautiful young mistress Velvet (Alice Eve) after four years apart, claiming to have finally left his wife. But when she rejects his attempts to rekindle their romance, his persistence evolves into obsession — and a dark history between the former lovers comes into focus. A return to form for writer/director Neil LaBute (In the Company of Men, Your Friends & Neighbors), Some Velvet Morning is an astutely written portrait of a very modern romance.

Nature Calls

Nature Calls

USA – 2012 – 79 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY TODD ROHAL

Determined to honor his father’s scouting legacy and mount one last comeback for his dwindling troop, Assistant Scoutmaster Randy Stevens (Patton Oswalt) pays a visit to his business-minded brother Kirk (Johnny Knoxville), who is throwing a television-themed slumber party for his newly adopted 10-year-old son at his McMansion. Randy pressures the boys to secretly ditch the party and join him on a weekend scout trip. Pursued by Kirk and his security guard (Rob Riggle), the adventure lands the boys in trouble at every turn, pits them against angry parents and park rangers, yet ultimately turns the group of sheltered kids into a troop to be reckoned with.

Little Birds

Little Birds

USA – 2011 – 94 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY ELGIN JAMES

15 year-old Lily (Juno Temple) and her best friend Alison (Kay Panabaker) live on the shores of the Salton Sea among rundown trailers parks, rotting household items, drained pools and decaying streets. What was once an oasis for the wealthy and famous has become a near ghost town, leaving its residents fighting for breath in the deep end. Lily feels eternally claustrophobic and rebellious, living with her manic, single mother (Leslie Mann), clinging to hope for something more exciting than visits with her young and already washed up Aunt (Kate Bosworth).

A Town Called Panic

A Town Called Panic

BELGIUM – 2009 – 75 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY STÉPHANE AUBIER & VINCENT PATAR

Animated plastic toys like Cowboy, Indian and Horse have problems, too. Cowboy and Indian’s plan to surprise Horse with a homemade birthday gift backfires when they destroy his house instead. Surreal adventures take over as the trio travel to the center of the earth, trek across frozen tundra and discover a parallel underwater universe where pointy headed (and dishonest!) creatures live. 

Storm Surfers (3D & 2D)

Storm Surfers (3D & 2D)

AUSTRALIA – 2011 – 95 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY CHRISTOPHER NELIUS & JUSTIN MCMILLAN

STORM SURFERS is an epic, real-life adventure following two best friends on their quest to hunt down and ride the biggest and most dangerous waves in Australia. Aussie tow-surfing legend Ross Clarke-Jones and two-time world champion Tom Carroll enlist the help of surf forecaster Ben Matson and together they track and chase giant storms across the Great Southern Ocean.

L!fe Happens

L!fe Happens

USA / CANADA – 2014 – 118 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY KAT COIRO

From director Kat Coiro, and writers Kat Coiro and Krysten Ritter comes L!FE HAPPENS, a comedy centered on three young women – Kim (Krysten Ritter), Deena (Kate Bosworth) and Laura (Rachel Bilson) – who all live under the same roof in Los Angeles. When one of Kim’s one-night-stands results in an unexpected pregnancy, things take a sudden turn for the trio. 

Kenny

Kenny

AUSTRALIA – 2006 – 104 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY SHANE JACOBSON

 

God Help the Girl

God Help the Girl

UNITED KINGDOM – 2013 – 111 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY STUART MURDOCH
FEATURING EMILY BROWNING, OLLY ALEXANDER, HANNAH MURRAY

GOD HELP THE GIRL is a musical film written and directed by Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian.

Eve’s a troubled young girl who also has a talent for singing and songwriting, which in the darkest of times, becomes her way forward. Music leads her to Glasgow where she meets James and Cassie, two kindred spirits each at crossroads of their own. Together they dive into the city’s music scene as their lives and lyrics intertwine. What follows is an uplifting story of renaissance, friendship and romance over a long, dream-like summer.

Fort Tilden

Fort Tilden

USA – 2014 – 95 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY SARAH-VIOLET BLISS AND CHARLES ROGERS

A comedy about Allie and Harper and their needlessly difficult journey to the beach.

Fort Tilden: New York City’s secluded seaside nirvana where, like flies to honey, Brooklyn’s hip millennial set flocks on sweltering weekend afternoons for unbridled summertime indulgence. Amidst the vexing stagnation of quarter-life crises, Allie (Clare McNulty) struggles to prepare for the Peace Corps, while Harper (Bridey Elliott) awaits checks from her father to fund her artistic dreams. But the two friends quickly shun responsibilities for the day when a pair of good-looking guys invites them along for a carefree Fort Tilden afternoon. As the two young women board their fixed-gear bicycles and embark on a lengthy journey to the beach, they quickly realize that, akin to their confusing, transitioning lives, they neither know where they’re going nor how they plan to get there.

The debut feature film of directors Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers – and showcasing the comedic versatility of Clare McNulty and Bridey Elliott as Allie and Harper – FORT TILDEN is a hilariously insightful and recognizable look at the consequences of extended adolescence.

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.

The Congress

The Congress

ISRAEL / GERMANY / POLAND / LUXEMBOURG / BELGIUM / FRANCE – 2013 – 120 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY ARI FOLMAN

Robin Wright, playing the role of herself, gets an offer from a major studio to sell her cinematic identity: she'll be numerically scanned and sampled so that her alias can be used with no restrictions in all kinds of Hollywood films — even the most commercial ones that she previously refused. In exchange she receives loads of money, but more importantly, the studio agrees to keep her digitalized character forever young — for all eternity — in all of their films. The contract is valid for 20 years.

Conan O'Brien Can't Stop

Conan O'Brien Can't Stop

USA – 2010 – 88 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RODMAN FLENDER

After a much-publicized departure from hosting NBC’s Tonight Show — and the severing of a 22-year relationship with the network — O’Brien hit the road with a 32-city music-and-comedy show to exercise his performing chops and exorcise a few demons. The “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television” tour was O’Brien’s answer to a contractual stipulation that banned his appearance on television, radio and the Internet for six months following his last show.  

Bill Cunningham New York

Bill Cunningham New York

USA – 2010 – 84 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY RICHARD PRESS

“We all get dressed for Bill,” says Anna Wintour about Bill Cunningham, the 80-year-old New York Times photographer and unlikely man-about-town. Cunningham has two weekly columns in the Style section of The New York Times: “On The Street,” in which he identifies fashion trends as he spots them emerging on the street; and “Evening Hours,” his ongoing coverage of the social whirl of charities that benefit the cultural life of the city. The result is far from simple picture taking — it is cultural anthropology.

THE LAST SURVIVORS

THE LAST SURVIVORS

USA – 2014 – 95 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
STARRING HAYLEY LU RICHARDSON AND BOOBOO STEWART (X MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, TWILIGHT)
A FILM BY THOMAS S. HAMMOCK

The Last Survivors follows two teenagers battling to survive in a vast and barren valley, where it has not rained for ten years.  As the rain dried up, the rules of society simply blew away, leaving them to single-handedly fight off a gang of bloodthirsty mercenaries, hell bent on seizing their most precious possession, a small water-bearing well.

 

The Keeping Room

The Keeping Room

USA – 2013 – 95 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
WITH BRIT MARLING, HAILEE STEINFELD, MUNA OTARU, SAM WORTHINGTON, KYLE SOLLER, 
A FILM BY DANIEL BARBER

Based on Julia Hart’s revered 2012 Black List screenplay, and directed by Academy Award® Nominated Daniel Barber (Harry Brown), The Keeping Room is a tense and uncompromising tale of survival that also shatters both gender and genre conventions.