Schedule for Sunday, November 11
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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
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.12:05 PM 2:35 PM 5:10 PM 7:25 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
You've Been Trumped
"If you didn't hate Donald Trump before, you definitely will after this." (New York Magazine)
Anthony Baxter's film documents what happened when Donald Trump arrived in Aberdeen, Scotland, cash in hand, to build a golf course on land so rare and pristine that it was dubbed the country's "Amazon rainforest." The result: the overturning of environmental laws, Baxter himself thrown in jail, an unspoiled habitat despoiled, and...a golf course.
THE PEOPLE'S MIC
Anthony Baxter. 2011. 95 m. NR. US. International Film Circuit.2:30 PM 7:15 PM
Brothers on the Line
"If you want to know how we once created a 'middle class'- and what it will probably take to get it back- watch this movie." (Michael Moore)
**Updated** This powerful chapter in the history of the American labor movement uses stirring first-hand accounts and rare archival materials to examine the transformative impact of the brothers Walter, Roy, and Victor Reuther. Pioneering labor organizers and champions of civil rights, they rose from shop-floor organizers in 1930s Detroit to lead the United Auto Workers union. With narration by Martin Sheen.
THE PEOPLE'S MIC
**RESCHEDULED Q&A** Due to the weather, Sasha Reuther will not appear after the NOV. 7, 7:30 screening. Instead, he will appear after the Nov. 11, 5:00 pm screening.
Sasha Reuther. 2012. 80 m. NR. US.5:00 PM