PG-13for some thematic content
“Willem Dafoe’s radiant intensity fills every corner of the film.” –Time
Director Julian Schnabel (BASQUIAT, THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY) illustrates the final years of Vincent Van Gogh (the legendary Willem Dafoe) as he creates some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art—despite skepticism, ridicule, and illness. This glorious reinvention of the traditional biography draws from van Gogh’s letters, historical events, and wondrously imagined moments. (111m)
J“Critic’s Pick … stunning, devastating … brilliant.” –New York Times
The difficult life of Jongsu (Ah-in Yoo), a frustrated introvert, is complicated by the appearance of two people into his orbit: first, Haemi (Jong-seo Jun), a spirited woman who offers romantic possibility, and then, Ben (Steven Yeun), a wealthy and sophisticated young man she returns with from a trip. When Jongsu learns of Ben’s mysterious hobby and Haemi suddenly disappears, his confusion and obsessions begin to mount, culminating in a stunning finale. This brilliant mesh of themes, moods and genres from Chang-dong Lee (POETRY, SECRET SUNSHINE) was adapted from a short story by Haruki Murakami.
Noted author, speaker and radio host David Barsamian revisits the history of resistance. When is enough enough? In the face of evil what does it take for people to move from passivity to active resistance? Throughout history there have been instances of people defying tyranny. Fighting back no matter what the odds. Can we take the same risks? Barsamian’s weekly radio show Alternative Radio—now in its 33rd year—and his books with Noam Chomsky, Eqbal Ahmad, Howard Zinn, Tariq Ali, Richard Wolff, Arundhati Roy and Edward Said explore the stories that the mainstream media often neglects. He lectures on world affairs, imperialism, capitalism, propaganda, the media, the economic crisis and global rebellions. He is the winner of the Media Education Award, the ACLU's Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, and the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. The Institute for Alternative Journalism named him one of its Top Ten Media Heroes. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center. He has collaborated with the world-renowned Kronos Quartet in events in New York, London, Vienna and elsewhere.
This comprehensive journey through the life and work of Salvador Dalí, and also of Gala, his wife, muse, and collaborator, starts in 1929, following the surrealist master through 60 years of mind-bending provocations. Director David Pujol, with unprecedented access to the Dali archives, has crafted an outstanding look at one of the 20th century’s most influential cultural figures. (Spain, 2018, 105m)
RFor some sexual content and nudity.
“At once charming and heart-wrenching, this exquisitely performed film will steal the hearts of both art-house and mainstream audiences.” –Variety
Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan’s greatest living Japanese director, follows a family of petty thieves who exploit the children to do the stealing. The behavior of the adults cannot be condoned, but Kore-eda offers much to admire in the warmth of this bizarre family. Like Yasujiro Ozu, he expresses a quiet humanism through long thoughtful takes, yet Kore-eda’s film is filled with narrative twists and surprising moments, a celebration of the unpredictability of our human species. It’s loving, touching, funny and heartbreaking. (Japan, 2018, 121m)
“The rare film where the energy generated by three talents at the top of their game and the energy generated by their characters swirl and merge in a perfect storm.” –Screen International
A frail and mercurial Queen Anne (Golden Globe winner Olivia Colman, from The Crown) rules 18th-century England, but her close friend Lady Sarah (Oscar winner Rachel Weisz, CONSTANT GARDENER) governs the country in her stead. As the politics of war overwhelm Sarah, a new servant (Oscar winner Emma Stone, LA LA LAND) fills in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to influence in a bitterly divided political landscape and pursue their personal agendas. The latest from cult favorite Yorgos Lanthimos (the Oscar-nominated, and five-time Cannes winning writer-director of THE LOBSTER and KILLING OF A SACRED DEER) combines lush period design with the off-kilter humor he has become legendary for.
“Critic’s Pick … after watching, it’s difficult to look at the city the same way.” –New York Times
For the past six years, on a budget of $15 per day, Matt Green has attempting to walk all 8,000 miles of roads and paths in New York City—every street, park, cemetery, beach, and bridge. His five-borough journey stretches from the barbershops of the Bronx to the forests of Staten Island, from the Statue of Liberty to Times Square. A modern-day Thoreau, the former engineer has amassed a detailed knowledge of New York's history and people along the way. Jeremy Workman’s film pays tribute to an endlessly fascinating city and the freedom to be found, wherever you live, in simply taking a walk. (U.S., 2018, 95m)