Schedule for Wednesday, July 18
- Beasts of the Southern Wild
- To Rome with Love
- The Intouchables
- Mama Africa
- Shut Up and Play the Hits
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Beasts of the Southern Wild
"A stunning debut that finds its dandelion-haired heroine fighting rising tides and fantastic creatures in a mythic battle against modernity." (Peter Debruge, Variety)
4 Academy Award Nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Actress in a Leading Role
Winner of the Caméra d'Or award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Beasts of the Southern Wild was one of the most anticipated indie films of 2012. From first-time filmmaker Benh Zeitlin, the film tells the story of an extraordinarily imaginative six-year-old girl who when faced with unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions must learn to survive on her own.
Benh Zeitlin. 2012. 91 m. PG-13. US. Fox Searchlight.2:25 PM 5:10 PM 7:20 PM 9:30 PM
To Rome with Love
"One of the most delightful things about To Rome With Love is how casually it blends the plausible and the surreal, and how unabashedly it revels in pure silliness." (A.O. Scott, NY Times)
With a sumptuously photographed Rome as the backdrop, this charming comedic omnibus starring Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, and Penelope Cruz is sure to please.
Woody Allen. 2012. 102 m. R. US/Spain/Italy, English/Italian. Sony Pictures Classics.2:35 PM 5:00 PM 7:25 PM
A phenomenon in France, where it shattered box-office records to become the second most successful French film of all time, Intouchables tells the true story of the unlikely friendship between a quadriplegic aristocrat (François Cluzet) and his unconventional Senegalese caretaker from the projects (Omar Sy). Critics are applauding breakout star Omar Sy, who received the Cesar Award for Best Actor for his performance.
Olivier Nakache/Eric Toledano. 2012. 112 m. R. France, French. The Weinstein Company.2:40 PM 5:05 PM 9:45 PM
South African singer Miriam Makeba lived and breathed music and politics, using her powerful, versatile voice to fight apartheid and sing out for justice. “Her haunting melodies gave voice to the pain of exile and dislocation,” said Nelson Mandela. Bringing African music into the global spotlight, Makeba toured with Harry Belafonte, sang at JFK’s birthday party, performed with Paul Simon, and hung out with political activists and musical leaders around the world. An unforgettable homage.
Mika Kaurismäki . 2011. 90 m. NR. Germany/South Africa/Finland. Fortissimo.7:45 PM
Shut Up and Play the Hits
"...the LCD Soundsystem documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits offers more basic narrative satisfaction than many of the fiction films shown here [Sundance Film Festival] using documentary aesthetics in the name of realism."(Karina Longworth, The Village Voice)
On April 2, 2011, LCD Soundsystem, one of the most celebrated dance-punk bands of the last 10 years, played its final show, at Madison Square Garden, calling it quits at the peak of its popularity. Time Magazine lamented “we may never dance again.” Shut Up and Play the Hits documents this once-in-a-lifetime performance, described as “a marvel of pure craft” (New York Magazine), and is also an intimate portrait of frontman James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision. Shut Up and Play the Hits has been called The Last Waltz of this generation and is the must see of the summer!
Dylan Southern/Will Lovelace. 2012. 114 m. NR. USA. Oscilloscope.10:00 PM