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Schedule for Tuesday, March 27
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
“A very clever tale of modern ecoissues intertwined with old-style political intrigues and New Age romance.” (LA Times)
The latest from director Lasse Hallström (Chocolat, My Life as a Dog) and screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) has been producing standing ovations at festivals. It’s a quick-witted comedy about a wealthy sheik who wants to bring sport fishing to his desert country—and he just may be able to pull it off, with the help of a beautiful consultant (Emily Blunt) and a stuffy but adorable scientist (Ewan McGregor).
Lasse Hallström. 2011. 112 m. PG-13. UK. CBS Films.2:25 PM 5:05 PM 7:30 PM
“A feat of intellectual and cinematic elegance.” (Entertainment Weekly)
Academy Award Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film
Joseph Cedar. 2011. 103 m. PG. Israel, Hebrew. Sony Pictures Classics.2:30 PM 5:10 PM 7:25 PM
The Kid With a Bike
“A wholly gripping, emotionally acute work of humanistic cinema.” (Telegraph, London)
Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Rosetta, L’Enfant) are acclaimed for their intense portrayals of people at the gritty fringes of society. They reveal a more hopeful face in this new drama about a sensitive but uncontrollable 11-year-old and a woman who believes in him. Winner of a raft of festival honors, including the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes and the European Film Award for best screenplay.
Jean-Pierre Dardenne/Luc Dardenne. 2011. 87 m. NR. France/Italy/Belgium, French with subtitles. IFC/Sundance Selects.2:45 PM 5:00 PM
AW: “During the early 2000s there were several historical epics about Thailand and Burma. They were pure propaganda, filled with prejudice. I made this to learn more about outsiders, escape, and happiness. I think my subsequent films continue in this vein.”
A heady and sensual story in which a leisurely road trip and jungle picnic give way to uninhibited emotion and eroticism.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul. 2002. 125 m. NR. Thailand, Thai. Strand Releasing.7:15 PM