Schedule for Friday, November 16
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"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.2:30 PM 5:00 PM 7:05 PM 9:10 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.2:40 PM 5:05 PM 7:20 PM 9:35 PM
"A powerful reminder of how journalism often requires immense amounts of physical and psychological bravery." (New York Magazine)
Veteran Tijuana reporter Sergio Haro and his colleagues at the newsweekly Zeta risk their lives every day as they investigate and expose the connections among Mexico’s drug cartels and public officials. How do these journalists carry on, against a backdrop of intractable violence in which dozens of others- including two Zeta editors- have been killed or have vanished? A devastatingly honest report from the front.
Q&A Nov. 14, 7:30: filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz. This screening is free for members! Tickets available at the box office.
Bernardo Ruiz. 2012. 72 m. NR. Mexico/USA, English/Spanish.2:45 PM
The Green Wave
"That Ahadi and his team were able to safely compile, let alone edit together, this much ground-level footage is a feat in and of itself; that it comes together in such a compelling manner makes it almost vital." (Village Voice)
How to cover a burgeoning revolution in a nation where pointing a camera the wrong way can mean a ticket to prison? Ali Samadi Ahadi’s solution: Take on-the-ground reporting from Twitter feeds, blogs, and cell-phone cameras; add interviews with protest organizers for context; and create vivid animation to depict events that could not be captured live. The result is a lively, and deeply human portrait of a people who will not abandon hope.
Ali Samadi Ahadi. 2010. 80 m. NR. Germany, English/German/Persian. Red Flag Releasing.5:30 PM
"Don't expect to look at a catwalk in quite the same fashion again." (Daily News)
A wrenching but deeply humane portrait of a dark, little-known corner of the modeling world. Complex, conflicted former model Ashley Arbaugh serves as a "talent scout," locating barely pubescent Russian girls and sending them to Japan in an arrangement that more closely resembles human trafficking than anything else. Nadya, the 13-year-old Siberian girl who is the focus of Arbaugh's efforts, stands in for thousands of other girls seeking fame, fortune, and a better life- and finding something far different.
David Redmon/Ashley Sabin. 2011. 78 m. NR. France/Japan/Russia/USA. First Run Features.7:30 PM
In Their Skin
"An impressive calling card for its debuting director." (Hollywood Reporter)
A hit at the Tribeca Film Festival, this dark thriller is a strong addition to the home-invasion theme. Selma Blair (Hellboy, Dark Horse) and Joshua Close star as grieving parents who retreat to their isolated country house after a devastating tragedy. And then they meet the neighbors. The violent climax is guaranteed to haunt you well after the screen has gone black.
Jeremy Power Regimbal. 2012. 97 m. NR. Canada. IFC Films.9:45 PM