Schedule for Thursday, August 18
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"A gripping, intimate story to which science fiction adds a provocative, philosophical context." (Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter)
Another Earth offers a high concept science-fiction romance that tells the story of two strangers: an MIT student (Brit Marling) and a composer (William Mapother). On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth, the lives of these strangers becomes intertwined in an unlikely love affair. Another Earth won the Alfred P. Sloan award at this year's Sundance Film Festival and has critics raving over new-comer, Marling and director/co-writer Mike Cahill.
Mike Cahill. 2011. 92 m. PG-13. USA. Fox Searchlight.2:25 PM 9:15 PM
"A heartbreaking, wonderfully acted and superbly dramatized drama." (Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter)
The critically acclaimed French film, Sarah's Key, follows modern day American journalist, Julia (Kristen Scott Thomas), as she investigates the experiences of a young Jewish girl during the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in Paris. Through the course of her investigation, Julia uncovers a connection to the girl and hidden truths about France, her French in-laws and ultimately, herself.
Gilles Paquet-Brenner. 2010. 113 m. PG-13. France, English/French. The Weinstein Company.2:35 PM 5:00 PM 7:20 PM 9:40 PM
The Rules of the Game
The Party: a shooting party and theatrical revue at the Marquis’ château.
In Jean Renoir’s ultimate comedy of manners, amorous entanglements are exposed, objects of desire are swapped, and nobody plays by the rules during a weekend retreat in the French countryside. Structured as a farce, yet every bit a biting satirical look at bourgeois social forms coming to an end under the shadow of war, the film is rightly considered one of the all-time best.
Jean Renoir. 1939. 110 m. NR. France, French with subtitles. Janus Films.2:45 PM 5:10 PM 7:30 PM 9:50 PM
Academy Award winner Errol Morris uses his superior gift for storytelling to bring us the true story of Joyce McKinney, a former beauty queen whose romantic obsession with a young Mormon becomes tabloid fodder in the late 1970's. Tabloid is a poignant and humorous portrayal of McKinney's strange tale and the public's love for sensationalism.
Errol Morris. 2010. 87 m. R. USA. IFC/Sundance Selects.5:05 PM 7:10 PM