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 Rich Hill

Rich Hill

GRAND JURY PRIZE WINNER - SUNDANCE 2014

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"A truly moving and edifying film, Rich Hill is the type of media object that could and should be put in a time capsule for future generations." - Katie Walsh, IndieWire

Rich Hill intimately chronicles the turbulent lives of three boys living in an impoverished Midwestern town and the fragile family bonds that sustain them.

Directed by Andrew Droz Palermo

(In English, 91 minutes)

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 To Be Takei

To Be Takei

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"Director Jennifer Kroot grants her subject's past and present endeavors equal vitality, effortlessly jumping backward and forward, and creating an alternate continuity that owes little to straight-ahead chronology. Results should wow audiences of various persuasions." - Ronnie Scheib, Variety

Over seven decades, actor and activist George Takei boldly journeyed from a WWII internment camp, to the helm of the starship Enterprise, to the daily news feeds of five million Facebook fans. Join George and his husband Brad on this star's playful and profound trek for life, liberty, and love.

Directed by Jennifer M. Kroot

(English, 93 minutes)

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 Frank

Frank

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"Dreams of rock stardom become a warped reality in this barking-mad but affecting comedy about the side-effects of being a non-conformist genius." - Damon Wise, Empire

A comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), who discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender).

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson

(In English, 95 minutes)

 

 Jealousy

Jealousy

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"Like an astutely aching ballad, the film—aptly scored with sweet, strumming beats by Jean-Louis Aubert—is pleased to ambiguously infer the interior logic of its irresolute characters without pigeonholing their motivations."
- Nick McCarthy, Slant Magazine

The film opens with a man leaving his wife and daughter and, in a series of brief conversations, observed gestures, chance encounters and impulsive acts, tells the story of the relationships that flounder and thrive in the wake of this decision.

Directed by Philippe Garrel

(In French with English Subtitles, 77 minutes)

 

 Abuse of Weakness

Abuse of Weakness

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"Another fascinating entry in the director's ongoing exploration of the sadistic and masochistic facets of human behavior." - Time Out New York

Inspired by director Catherine Breillat's (Fat Girl, Romance) true life experiences, her latest film is an exploration of power and sex. Isabelle Huppert stars as Maud, a strong willed filmmaker who suffers a stroke. Bedridden, but determined to pursue her latest film project, she sees Vilko (Kool Shen), a con man who swindles celebrities, on a TV talk show. Interested in him for her new film, the two meet and Maud soon finds herself falling for Vilko's manipulative charm as their symbiotic relationship hurdles out of control.

Directed by Catherine Breillat

(In French with English subtitles, 115 minutes)

 

 The Trip to Italy

The Trip to Italy

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"Brydon and Coogan's discourse over breakfast, lunch and dinner is captured with a casualness that makes the eavesdropping delicious." - Los Angeles Times

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reunite for a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets' grand tour of Italy and indulging in some sparkling banter and impersonation-offs. Rewhetting our palates from the earlier film, the characters enjoy mouthwatering meals in gorgeous settings from Liguria to Capri while riffing on subjects as varied as Batman's vocal register, the artistic merits of "Jagged Little Pill," and, of course, the virtue of sequels.

Directed by Michael Winterbottom

(In English, 108 minutes)

 

 Alive Inside

Alive Inside

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"…its power is indisputable." - LA Times

"Practically guaranteed to elicit tears within its first five minutes, Alive Inside... is nonetheless more than just a tearjerker." - Village Voice

Alive Inside investigates the power music has to awaken deeply locked memories. The film follows Dan Cohen, a social worker, who decides on a whim to bring iPods to a nursing home. To his and the staff's surprise many residents suffering from memory loss and Alzheimer's Disease seem to "awaken" when they listen to music from their past. With great excitement, Dan turns to renowned neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks, and we follow them both as we investigate the mysterious way music functions inside our brains and our lives.

Directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett

(In English, 78 minutes)

 

 God Help the Girl

God Help the Girl

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"The whole phantasmagorical enterprise is so sweetly confident that it just about gets away with its entirely casual approach to believability." - Time Out

While in the hospital dealing with some emotional problems, Eve starts writing songs as a way of getting better. Songwriting becomes her way forward, leading her to the City where she meets James and Cassie, two musicians each at crossroads of their own. What follows is a story of renaissance over the course of a long, dream-like summer in Glasgow, Scotland.

Directed by Stuart Murdoch

(In English, 111 minutes)

 

 The Zero Theorum

The Zero Theorem

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"The Zero Theorem is a spectacle that demands to be cherished - as long as the society Gilliam portrays is a satire, not a prophesy." - Time Magazine

Terry Gilliam's madcap science fiction epic The Zero Theorem stars two- time Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst.

Living in isolation in a burnt-out church, Qohen is obsessively working on a mysterious project personally delegated to him by Management (Matt Damon) aimed at discovering the meaning of life - or the complete lack of one - once and for all.

Directed by Terry Gilliam

(In English, 107 minutes)

 

 Fifi Howls from Happiness

Fifi Howls from Happiness

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"Thoughtful, moving...A portrait of the artist as a refusenik, a recluse, a survivor and a stubborn question mark, Fifi Howls From Happiness registers, by turns, as a celebration, an excavation and an increasingly urgent rescue mission."
- New York Times

"Addictively fascinating...The lovely meeting of artistic sensibilities makes this doc sing." - Village Voice

"Stunningly multifaceted...surprising and deeply affecting."
- Time Out New York

Mitra Farahani's lyrical documentary explores the enigma of provocative artist Bahman Mohassess, the so-called "Persian Picasso," whose acclaimed paintings and sculptures dominated pre-revolutionary Iran.

Irreverent and uncompromising, a gay man in a hostile world, Mohassess had a conflicted relationship with his homeland - revered by elites in the art scene and praised as a national icon, only to be censored later by an oppressive regime. Known for his iconoclastic art as well as his scathing declarations, Mohasses abandoned the country over 30 years ago for a simple, secluded life in Italy.

Directed by Mitra Farahani

(In Farsi with English Subtitles, 96 minutes)

 

 Take Me to the River

Take Me to the River

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Take Me to the River celebrates the inter-generational and inter-racial musical influence of Memphis in the face of pervasive discrimination and segregation. The film brings multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together, following them through the creative process of recording a historic new album, to re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender and generational collaboration of Memphis in its heyday.

Featuring Terrence Howard, William Bell, Snoop Dogg, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Lil P-Nut, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Yo Gotti, Bobby Rush, Frayser Boy, The North Mississippi All-Stars and many more.

Directed by Martin Shore

(In English, 95 minutes)

 

 Wetlands

Wetlands

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Eighteen year-old Helen Memel likes to skateboard, masturbate with vegetables and thinks that body hygiene is greatly overrated. Struggling with her parents divorce, she spends her time experimenting and breaking one social taboo after the other with her best friend, Corinna (Marlen Kruse).

Directed by David Wnendt

(In German with English subtitles, 109 minutes)

 

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Film Field Trips for School Groups

Available films:
Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks
Mighty Times: The Children's March
A Place at the Table
Resolved
Bloods and Crips: Made in America
Favela Rising

Read film descriptions and find out more about our Education Programs here.

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