Schedule for Friday, September 28
- Searching for Sugar Man
- A Separation
- About Elly
- Iím Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad and the Beautiful
- Beautiful City
- The Big Lebowski
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Searching for Sugar Man
"An electrifying illustration of music's power to inspire and change lives on both sides of the footlights."
Academy Award Nominee for Documentary Feature
The greatest '70s rock icon that you've never heard of, Rodriguez's albums were critically well-received, but bombed on the U.S. charts. While he faded into obscurity in the States, his legend grew in South Africa, where a bootleg copy of his album made it to the airwaves and quickly became a phenomenal success. The film follows two of Rodriguez's biggest fans, who travel to the U.S. in hopes of finding out what happened to the singer whose anti-establishment message connected with them during the dark days of apartheid. Searching for Sugar Man is a story of hope, inspiration, and the resonating power of music.
Malik Bendjelloul. 2012. 85 m. PG-13. Sweden/UK. Sony Pictures Classics.2:00 PM 3:55 PM 5:50 PM 7:45 PM 9:40 PM
"A thrilling domestic drama that offers acute insights into human motivations and behavior" (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times)
Academy Award Winner: Best Foreign Language Film
Asghar Farhadi. 2011. 123 m. PG-13. Iran, Persian. Sony Pictures Classics.2:30 PM
"Jarecki, it's clear, has the talent to make shrewdly pleasurable Hollywood movies. Here's hoping Arbitrage is the first of many." (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly)
Arbitrage is a taut and alluring Wall Street thriller about love, loyalty, and high finance. Richard Gere's performance as a businessman forced to confront the limits of his own moral duplicity is already garnering awards buzz. From writer Nicholas Jarecki, making his feature directorial debut, Arbitrage also stars Susan Sarandon and Brit Marling (Another Earth).
Nicholas Jarecki. 2012. 100 m. R. US/Poland. Roadside Attractions .2:35 PM 5:00 PM 9:15 PM
"Farhadi takes the complexity of his storytelling to a fascinating level." (Variety)
The disquieting, complex story of a young woman who mysteriously vanishes while on a visit to the seashore with some acquaintances. Has she drowned? Run away? Does anyone know who she really is? In this precursor to A Separation, Farhadi created another indelible film that is both specific and entirely universal. Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin Film Festival.
Asghar Farhadi. 2009. 119 m. NR. Iran, Persian. DreamLab Films.5:15 PM
Iím Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad and the Beautiful
"I’m Carolyn Parker... implicitly counters the narrowness of our current political discourse, which seems often to rest on a brittle dichotomy between the individual and the state."(AO Scott, New York Times)
**The first Jacob Burns Film Center co-production** Academy Award–winning filmmaker Jonathan Demme directed this portrait of the witty, inspiring New Orleans woman who was the last to leave her neighborhood as Hurricane Katrina approached and the first to return. Jonathan filmed in Louisiana for over five years and did all the editing and postproduction at JBFC in partnership with our staff. An Official Selection of the 2011 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and of the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. Produced in association with American Documentary | POV.
Jonathan Demme. 2011. 90 m. NR. USA. IFC Films.7:10 PM
A penetrating exploration of retribution versus forgiveness, blood money, sacrifice and the intricacies of Iran's Islamic judicial system. (New York Times)
Condemned to death for murder at age 16, Akbar spends two long years in prison waiting for the sentence to be carried out. Meanwhile on the outside, a friend—a paroled thief— works to save his life. Presented with Farhadi’s typical evenhanded honesty, this is a suspenseful morality play with a lot of impact.
Asghar Farhadi. 2004. 101 m. NR. Iran. Farabi Cinema Foundation.7:30 PM
The Big Lebowski
"An undeniable pop-cult force. For many it is a way of life." (LA Times)
The Dude abides. The reputation of this cult classic, all about bowling and ruined rugs and a certain kind of cool, has only grown in the years since its release. Whether you’re seeing it again or for the first time, this loopy, off-kilter film will draw you in. With Jeff Bridges as the pothead hero stumbling through life, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, and Steve Buscemi.
Joel Coen. 1998. 118 m. R. US. Universal Pictures.10:00 PM