Schedule for Sunday, September 30
- A Cat in Paris
- Searching for Sugar Man
- Fireworks Wednesday
- Iím Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad and the Beautiful
- Dancing in the Dust
- About Elly
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A Cat in Paris
Dino is a cat who leads a double life. By day he’s a lovely pet, living with Zoe, the young daughter of a Paris detective. But at night Dino sneaks out the window to work with a slinky cat burglar with a big heart. A beautifully hand-drawn caper set in the shadowy alleyways of Paris, A Cat in Paris was created with young viewers in mind, but it’s smart and stylish enough that adults love it, too. Nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar!
Jean-Loup Felicioli/Alain Gagnol . 2012. 65 m. PG. France/Switzerland/Belgium/Netherlands. GKids.12:00 PM
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.12:05 PM 2:00 PM 5:55 PM 7:50 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 .12:10 PM 2:20 PM 5:00 PM 7:10 PM
Another deeply human Farhadi film, Fireworks Wednesday takes place during the chaotic new year celebrations in modern-day Tehran. Amid the festivities, though, a darker story of love, jealousy, and betrayal plays out. A subtle, beautifully written gem that compassionately explores complex relationships and social hierarchies of Iranian society.
Asghar Farhadi. 2006. 102 m. NR. Iran, Persian. Facets Multimedia.2:30 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.3:55 PM
Dancing in the Dust
"Farhadi's theme is love and the sacrifices it demands, beautifully illustrated in the story's final, satisfying twist." (Variety)
Forced into divorce due to a scandal in his wife’s family, Nazar falls into debt. He finds himself in the desert, where he meets an old man who supports himself by catching poisonous snakes to harvest their venom. Will this dangerous new job allow the young man to return to his life—or lead to his doom? Farhadi’s eye-catching debut is a deep exploration of emotional truths.
Asghar Farhadi. 2003. 95 m. NR. Iran, Persian. Farabi Cinema Foundation.5:15 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.7:20 PM