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Schedule for Wednesday, March 13
Land of Milk and Honey
For his final feature film, Étaix wanted to mark the changes in France after the revolutionary social and political upheavals of May ’68. The result: this bitingly funny “burlesque documentary” of the nation on holiday.
Pierre Etaix. 1971. 74 m. NR. France, French with subtitles. Janus Films.2:00 PM 3:45 PM 5:30 PM 7:15 PM
"...a stinging, brutally funny satire of modern politics from Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain that ads up to lesson on how to defeat a despot with a Smile button." (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone)
Academy Award Nominee- Best Foreign Language Film
When controversial military dictator Augusto Pinochet's permanence of power is put up to a vote of "yes" or "no", opposition leaders hire a young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. With scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.
Pablo Larrain. 2013. 115 m. R. Chile, Spanish with subtitles. Sony Pictures Classics.2:20 PM 5:00 PM 7:35 PM
"It is guaranteed to trouble any one, left, right, center or head in the sand, with confidence or certainly in his or her own opinions. If you need reassurance or grounds for optimism about the Middle East, you will not find it here. What you will find is rare, welcome and almost unbearable clarity." (A.O. Scott, NY Times)
Academy Award Nominee for Documentary Feature
Dror Moreh. 2013. 97 m. PG-13. France/Germany/Israel/Belgium, English/Hebrew. Sony Pictures Classics.2:40 PM 5:10 PM
Ginger and Rosa
"Elle Fanning is simply extraordinary as a budding teen in 1962 London who takes the whole weight of the world on her small shoulders in Ginger & Rosa, Sally Potter’s sharply observed tale of growing up amid the turmoil the nuclear threat and familial discord." (The Hollywood Reporter)
Set in London in the 1960’s, Ginger & Rosa follows two inseparable teenagers (played by Elle Fanning and Alice Englert) coming of age during the Cold War and the sexual revolution. The film premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and garnered many accolades for its powerful story and stellar cast. Also starring: Annette Bening and Christina Hendricks.
Sally Potter. 2013. 89 m. PG-13. Denmark/UK. A24 Films.7:30 PM
Q&A w/filmmaker Sally Potter and NY Times critic Janet Maslin
Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)