Actress-turned-director Melanie Laurent’s second feature is essentially “Mean Girls” for the arthouse crowd. Based on Anne-Sophie Brasme’s novel of the same name, Laurent’s film focuses on a pair of mismatched French schoolgirls who become fast friends in the kind of consuming and obsessive way that should look familiar to plenty of viewers.
Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.
An intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.
PARADISE IS THERE revisits Natalie Merchant’s multi-platinum solo debut album, Tigerlily, originally released in 1995 after she left the hit rock band 10,000 Maniacs. On the occasion of re-recording Tigerlily, she’s made a memoir-style film to tell her own story, the story behind the songs and the impact Tigerlily has had on her audience. IN PERSON: Natalie Merchant Jon Bowermaster
It’s 1916; war rages in the Ottoman Empire while Hussein is raising his younger brother, Theeb (Wolf) in a traditional Bedouin community that is isolated by the vast, unforgiving desert.This was one of the featured films at MoMA/Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 2015 New Directors/New Films.
A poignant true story and a vital reminder of the necessity of equal rights for gay and lesbian couples, FREEHELD stars Julianne Moore and Ellen Page as two women who take on the biggest fight of their lives in their darkest hour.
Based on the Booker-shortlisted best-seller by Emma Donaghue, ROOM is a tale of survival and endurance that is by turns harrowing, suspenseful, and wondrous. Recounting the story of a mother and child escaping from the captivity in which they have been held for several years, this visionary drama explores the trauma of being stolen from the world — and the marvel of discovering it for the first time.
Award winning Iranian director Jafar Panahi ran afoul of his government, was placed under house arrest and forbidden to make films but he’s found a way to skirt this decree this time becoming a taxi driver in order to make Jafar Pahani’s Taxi which won the top prize, the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlin Film Festival.
In this lively, freewheeling road movie, Emmy Award nominee Ben Mendelsohn plays Gerry, a talented but down-on-his-luck gambler whose fortunes begins to change when he meets Curtis (Ryan Reynolds), a younger, highly charismatic poker player.
Today’s show will be accompanied with live music performed by the Andrew Alden Ensemble, a contemporary and electronic chamber music group influenced by Steve Reich, Philip Glass, David Lang, Radiohead, Velvet Underground and Krzysvtof Penderecki. Eisenstein’s classic, commissioned by the Soviets to mark the uprising of 1905, focusses on how the revolt of the battleship Potemkin’s crew inspired the “people” to join with them. It includes one of the most memorable and influential sequences ever filmed – the Odessa Steps.