Schedule for Saturday, November 10
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Tales of the Night
Acclaimed filmmaker Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress ) is a master of silhouette animation. This collection of five exotic fables from around the world (and one from another world entirely) blends history with fairytale, whisking us off to colorful enchanted lands inhabited by dragons, captive princesses, and enormous talking bees.
Michael Ocelot. 2011. 84 m. NR. France, French with subtitles. GKids.12:00 PM
"The achievement of this simply told, exceptionally fine film is the clarity with which it portrays the drama of a good soul in an inert body." (Ty Burr, Boston Globe)
1 Academy Award Nomination for Actress in a Supporting Role
Based on the autobiographical writings of journalist Mark O'Brien,The Sessions tells the story of a man confined to an iron lung who is determined to lose his virginity. With the help of his therapists and the guidance of his priest, he sets out to make his dream a reality. The Sessions is a heart-warming joyful comedy starring John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H. Macy.
Ben Lewin. 2012. 98 m. R. US. Fox Searchlight.12:10 PM 2:40 PM 5:05 PM 7:10 PM 9:15 PM
A Late Quartet
"Centered around four outstanding performances, Yaron Zilberman's fiction-feature debut feels like the work of a filmmaker who knows and appreciates the art form under scrutiny, laying a credible foundation for a story that lays bare the often melodramatic passions of the artistic soul." (Justin Chang, Variety)
When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet receives a life changing diagnosis, the group's future suddenly hangs in the balance. Inspired by and structured around Beethoven's Opus 131 String Quartet in C-sharp minor, the film pays homage to chamber music and the cultural world of New York and stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener and Christopher Walken.
Yaron Zilberman. 2012. 105 m. R. US. Entertainment One.12:15 PM 2:35 PM 5:10 PM 7:25 PM 9:50 PM
"Daring, novelistic, and unforgettable." (Salon)
An explicit, unflinching exposé of prostitution in Thailand, Bangladesh, and Mexico, Whores’ Glory is the third (after Megacities and Workingman's Death) in Michael Glawogger's documentary trilogy on the life and work of people struggling on the margins. And it’s as beautiful as it is audacious: Glawogger’s way of working with image sets him on his own plain, apart from most documentarians- he is a true visual artist who has won awards at film festivals the world over.
Michael Glawogger. 2011. 119 m. NR. Germany/Austria, Bengali/English/French/German/Japanese/Spanish/Thai. Kino/Lorber.2:30 PM 9:35 PM
How To Survive a Plague
"A model for the here and now of how social change occurs." (New York Times)
To be HIV-positive in the late 1980s was to be facing a death sentence. But a group of determined young people used nonviolent civil disobedience and grassroots participatory democracy to battle bigotry and neglect. They also helped identify promising new treatments and move them through trials and into drugstores in record time. In compelling detail, this meticulous documentary puts us smack in the middle of the emotional, inspirational story of the movement that turned AIDS into a manageable condition.
David France. 2012. 120 m. NR. US. IFC Films.5:00 PM
"Education opened my eyes to a new set of possibilities and a hope for the future that I never had." (Andre C., Mercy College graduate)
**Canceled** Zero Percent is an immensely moving story about the power of education. Through the privately funded Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison program, Sing Sing inmates attend courses and earn degrees from Mercy College, studying with professors who routinely comment that these students are more dedicated students than their peers on the outside. Their transformation is as enduring as it is inspiring: In the face of a 60% national recidivism rate, not a single Hudson Link graduate has returned to prison.
Q&A Nov. 6, 7:30: Sean Pica, executive director of Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison, which made this program possible. He will be joined by other Hudson Link graduates and JBFC Programming Director Brian Ackerman.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the film cannot be screened now, but we're are looking to reschedule the event with Sean Pica and others soon.
Tim Skousen. 2011. 92 m. NR. US. HBO.