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July 3, 5–9

One Cut, One Life

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One Cut, One Life

Lucia Small and Ed Pincus / 2014, USA
106min / Blu-ray

Co-director Lucia Small schedule to Q&A after Friday 7pm, Sunday 5pm, Wednesday & Thursday 8pm screenings!

When documentarian Ed Pincus, considered the father of first-person non-fiction film, is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he and collaborator Lucia Small team up to make one last film – much to the chagrin of Jane, Ed’s wife of 50 years. This New York Film Festival selection is told from both filmmakers' points of view. Ed and Lucia’s unique approach to filming offers an intimacy rarely seen in docs, questioning whether some things might be too private to be made public. An intense, raw, yet sometimes humorous exploration of the human condition, One Cut, One Life invites viewers to contemplate for themselves what is important, not only at the end of life, but also during.

"CRITICS’ PICK! Stunning." Village Voice

"Extremely personal and moving...often pulses with an almost ecstatic vitality. In its vision of human existence, life is as messy and unpredictable as it is precious." The New York Times

"20 Must-See Summer Movies for Grownups. [A film] about discovering what is most important about living." Huffington Post

Showtimes:
Fri: 7pm
Sat: Closed. Happy 4th!
Sun: 5pm & 7pm
Mon-Thur: 8pm


July 10 – 16

Felt

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Felt

Jason Banker / 2014, USA
80min / Blu-ray

Amy is hanging on by a thread. Struggling to cope with past sexual trauma and the daily aggressions of a male-dominated society, she creates grotesquely-costumed alter egos that reappropriate the male form. While giving her the sense of power she craves, acting as these characters pushes her further into a world of her own making. When she begins a new relationship with a seemingly good guy, she opens herself up to him - but that vulnerability comes at a dangerous cost, and her alter egos threaten to lash out in explosive violence. Based on the real experiences and art of co-writer/star Amy Everson, Felt doesn’t just point a finger at rape culture; it takes a full on swing at it, creating a feminist psychological thriller that audiences will be hard-pressed to shake off.

"sneaks up on you and lingers for hours afterward." A.V. Club

"a beautiful film from one of the most exciting new directors working today" Birth.Movies.Death.

"This strange, quiet film takes social narratives about romance and gender and upends them, often seeming like one thing until it's another." Village Voice

Showtimes:
Fri: 7pm & 9pm
Sat: 5pm, 7pm & 9pm
Sun:5pm & 7pm
Mon-Thur: 8pm


July 17 – 23

Stung

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Stung

Bennie Diez / 2015, Germany
90min / Blu-ray

Mrs. Perch, an elderly, wealthy lady from rural America, is throwing a fancy garden party at her remote country villa. Same procedure as every year - except this time her illegally imported plant fertilizer seeps into the ground. Subsequently, a local species of killer wasps that usually lay their eggs into other insects mutates into 7 ft tall predators. And the celebrating upper class company provides just the right kind of prey. It's up to Paul and Julia, the two catering staffers, to stop the creatures, fight for their lives, and incidentally get their stumbling romance in order.

"…deliberately reminiscent of "Night of the Living Dead" and "Demons." The film keeps topping itself, for a long and consistent stretch, growing loonier and more free-associative. It's the giant wasp comedy of your inner gore hound's nightmares." Slant Magazine

Showtimes:
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July 24 – 30

A Hard Day

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A Hard Day

KIM Seong-hun / 2014, South Korea
111min / Blu-ray

Driving back from his mother's funeral, homicide detective Gun-soo runs over a man in a dark rural street. In a moment of desperation, he dumps the body in a coffin alongside his mother. A few days later, Gun-soo flips through a listing of open cases and finds his accident victim. His colleague is on the accident case and is slowly making progress. Making matters worse, a witness steps forward, a detective named Park. For a reason unclear to Gun-soo, Park wants the body. Without another choice to depend on, Gun-soo digs his mother's grave and retrieves the body, only to find gunshot wounds on it. As Park's threats become more vicious and hits closer to home, Gun-soo decides to face Park head-on once and for all. In Korean with English subtitles.

"[an] amusingly sick South Korean thriller… wicked fun." LA Daily News

"A masterclass in throat-squeezing, stomach-knotting suspense." The Hollywood Reporter

Showtimes:
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July 31 – August 6

New Rijkmuseum

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New Rijkmuseum

Oeke Hoogendijk / 2014, Netherlands
131min / Blu-ray

In 2003, the ambitious renovation of one of the world's greatest museums began. The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, home to a glorious collection including masterpieces by Rembrandt and Vermeer, was supposed to reopen its doors in 2008 after five years of construction. But from the start, the project was opposed by unyielding bureaucrats and public resistance. The museum directors battled politicians, designers, curators and even the Dutch Cyclists Union as they struggled to complete the renovation and put its massive collection back on public display. Five years late, with costs exceeding half a billion dollars, the museum finally reopened. Oeke Hoogendijk's epic documentary captures the entire story from design to completion, offering a fly-on-the-wall perspective on one of the most challenging museum construction projects ever conceived. With its decade-long scope, the film reveals a surprisingly dramatic story that art and architecture lovers will not want to miss. In Dutch, English, French & Spanish with English subtitles.

"Engrossing...an elegant portrait of dysfunction… lively and incisive." LA Weekly

"A masterclass in throat-squeezing, stomach-knotting suspense." The Hollywood Reporter

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August 7 – 13

The Wanted 18

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The Wanted 18

Amer Shomali, Paul Cowan / 2014, Canada, France, Palestine
75min / Blu-ray

Through a clever mix of stop motion animation and interviews, The Wanted 18 recreates an astonishing true story: the Israeli army's pursuit of 18 cows, whose independent milk production on a Palestinian collective farm was declared "a threat to the national security of the state of Israel." In response to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, a group of people from the town of Beit Sahour decide to buy 18 cows and produce their own milk as a co-operative. Their venture is so successful that the collective farm becomes a landmark, and the cows local celebrities -- until the Israeli army takes note and declares that the farm is an illegal security threat. Consequently, the dairy is forced to go underground, the cows continuing to produce their "Intifada milk" with the Israeli army in relentless pursuit. Recreating the story of the "wanted 18" from the perspectives of the Beit Sahour activists, Israeli military officials, and the cows, Palestinian artist Amer Shomali and veteran Canadian director Paul Cowan create an enchanting, inspirational tribute to the ingenuity and power of grassroots activism. In Arabic, English and Hebrew with English subtitles.

"follows a worthy tradition of highlighting absurdities that arise during conflict." New York Times

"It's beautiful and important and very strange." Village Voice

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August 14 – 20

Tom at the Farm

Tom at the Farm

Xavier Dolan / 2013, Canada
102min / Blu-ray

After the sudden death of his lover, Guillaume (Caleb Landry Jones - Heaven Knows What), Tom (Xavier Dolan - Mommy, Heartbeats, I Killed My Mother), travels from his home in the city to a remote country farm for the funeral. Upon arriving, he’s shocked to find that Guillaume's family knows nothing about him and was expecting a woman in his place. Torn between his own grief and that of the family, Tom keeps his identity a secret but soon finds himself increasingly drawn into a twisted, sexually-charged game by Guillaume’s aggressive brother (Pierre-Yves Cardinal), who suspects the truth. Stockholm syndrome, deception, grief, and savagery pervade this psychological thriller from filmmaker Xavier Dolan.

WINNER: FIPRESCI PRIZE - VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

"Xavier Dolan's kinky queer noir is his most accomplished, enjoyable and commercially viable work to date." Variety

Showtimes:
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August 28 – September 3

The Iron Ministry

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The Iron Ministry

J. P. Sniadecki / 2014, USA
83min / Blu-ray, 5.1 surround

Filmed over three years on China’s railways, THE IRON MINISTRY traces the vast interiors of a country on the move: flesh and metal, clangs and squeals, light and dark, language and gesture. Scores of rail journeys come together into one, capturing the thrills and anxieties of social and technological transformation. THE IRON MINISTRY immerses audiences in fleeting relationships and uneasy encounters between humans and machines on what will soon be the world's largest railway network. In Mandarin with English subtitles

"A formally controlled look at the range of classes [and] implied changes wrought by China’s economic boom." Variety

“The best film about China in the twenty-first century that I’ve seen to date was made by an American, J.P. Sniadecki.” Artforum

Showtimes:
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September 12 & 13

Love Live! The School Idol Movie

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Love Live! The School Idol Movie

Takahiko Kyogoku / 2015, Japan
99min / Blu-ray

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Although μ’s, the defending champions of the school idol tournament, plans to dissolve their group after the graduation of their senior members, they receive news that leads them to holding a concert event! The 9 girls continue to learn and grow in this new and unfamiliar world. What is the last thing that these girls can do as school idols? With the clock ticking, what kind of meaning will the μ’s members find in performing the most exciting live performance? There will be giveaway items on a first come basis. Item TBD. In Japanese with English subtitles.

Showtimes:
Sat 9/12 & Sun 9/13: 4pm


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