Schedule for Monday, November 19
- The Sessions
- A Late Quartet
- Putin's Kiss
- Love Free or Die
- The Green Wave
- The Fitzgerald Family Christmas
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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
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
"For anyone eager to understand Russia's depressing 20-year slide from one version of cynical totalitarianism into another...Putin's Kiss is required viewing." (Salon)
Putin’s Kiss portrays life in Russia through the story of Masha, a magnetic, patriotic teenager who soars to the top of Nashi, a pro-government youth organization. When she gets to know a group of liberal journalists, her eyes are opened—and this courageous young woman confronts chilling possibilities she’d never dreamed of. Winner of a cinematography award at Sundance, the film beautifully conveys the evolution of Masha’s political consciousness.
Lise Birk Pedersen. 2012. 82 m. NR. Denmark/Russia, Russian. Kino Lorber Films.2:45 PM
Love Free or Die
"A thoughtful reflection of the divisiveness of homosexuality in organized religion." (Hollywood Reporter)
When the Episcopal Church elevated Gene Robinson to Bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire in 2003- the first gay person to attain such a rank in the history of Christendom- he wore a bulletproof vest to his consecration, and he has lived with death threats ever since. This award-winning portrait evokes a brave man in love with both God and his partner, a hero to many around the world, whose church has led the way to real institutional change.
Macky Alston. 2012. 82 m. NR. USA. Wolfe Releasing.5:15 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.7:30 PM
The Fitzgerald Family Christmas
With The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, Burns returns to the working-class, Irish-American roots of The Brothers McMullen. Reuniting with McMullen co-stars Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights), and Mike McGlone, Burns seamlessly weaves a tale about adult siblings dealing with the sudden reappearance of their estranged father. Alliances form, old wounds are reopened and the possibility for forgiveness emerges.
Q&A filmmaker/actor Ed Burns with NY Times critic Janet Maslin
Edward Burns. 2012. 103 m. NR. US. Tribeca Films.7:30 PM