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 Listen Up Philip

Listen Up Philip

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"I can't think of a recent movie that stages with as much joy and wonder the sense of living a life that becomes, directly or obliquely, in action or in idea, the stuff of art."
- The New Yorker

Anger rages in Philip (Jason Schwartzman) as he awaits the publication of his sure-to-succeed second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley (Elisabeth Moss), and his indifference to promoting his own work.

When Philip's idol Ike Zimmerman (Jonathan Pryce) offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, he finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject - himself.

Directed by Alex Ross Perry

(In English, 109 minutes)



 Expedition to the End of the World

Expedition to the End of the World

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"Dencik's travelogue reveals a journey with curious traces of the past, eye-popping encounters with a wild present and ... a weighted reminder of our future as stewards of the Earth." - Los Angeles Times

An epic journey the end of the world: the rapidly melting massifs of North-East Greenland, where brave sailors encounter polar bear nightmares, Stone Age playgrounds and entirely new species. But in their encounter with new, unknown parts of the world, the crew of scientists and artists also confront the existential questions of life.

Directed by Daniel Dencik

(In English and Danish, 90 minutes)




Last Days in Vietnam

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"Deftly woven...a concise and gripping film." - New York Times

“A documentary triumph.” - Newsday

During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempted to escape. On the ground, American soldiers and diplomats confronted a moral quandary: whether to obey White House orders to evacuate only U.S. citizens, or risk being charged with treason and save the lives of as many South Vietnamese citizens as they could.

Directed by Rory Kennedy

(In English, 98 minutes)



Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me

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Valedictory and elegiac, Keach's film captures a performer who only truly seems to inhabit himself during the performances. - Village Voice

In 2011, music legend Glen Campbell set out on an unprecedented tour across America. What was supposed to last 5 weeks went for 151 spectacular sold out shows over a triumphant year and a half.

Glen had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and told to hang up his guitar and prepare for the inevitable. Instead, Glen and his wife went public with his diagnosis and announced that he and his family would set out on a “Goodbye Tour.”

The film documents this amazing journey as Glen and his family attempt to navigate the wildly unpredictable nature of a progressing disease using love, laughter and music as their medicine of choice.

Special appearances include Bruce Springsteen, The Edge, Paul McCartney, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Steve Martin, Chad Smith and Bill Clinton among many others.

Directed by James Keach

(In English, 116 minutes)




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“Well-orchestrated and superbly acted. Though we know the outcome, the fate of Paris seems anything but guaranteed.” - Newsday

As the Allies march toward Paris in the summer of 1944, Hitler gives orders that the French capital should not fall into enemy hands, or if it does, then 'only as a field of rubble.' The person assigned to carry out this barbaric act is Wehrmacht commander of Greater Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, who already has mines planted on the Eiffel Tower, in the Louvre and Notre Dame, and on the bridges over the Seine. But at dawn on 25 August, Swedish Consul General Raoul Nordling steals into German headquarters and begins a tense game of cat and mouse as he tries to persuade Choltitz to abandon his plan.

Directed by Volker Schlöndorff

(In French, German with English subtitles, 85 minutes)


 Pelican Dreams

Pelican Dreams

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What's it like to try to get to know a flying dinosaur? Sundance-and-Emmy-Award-winning filmmaker Judy Irving ("The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill") follows a wayward California brown pelican from her "arrest" on the Golden Gate Bridge into care at a wildlife rehabilitation facility, and from there explores pelicans' nesting grounds, Pacific coast migration, and survival challenges.

Directed by Mark Bittner and Judy Irving

(In English, 80 minutes)


 Force Majeure

Force Majeure

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A critical favorite and word-of-mouth sensation at this year's Cannes Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family -handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond, pre-teen children-on a skiing holiday in the French Alps.

The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down. With panicked diners fleeing in all directions, Ebba calls out for her husband as she tries to protect their children. Tomas, however, makes a decision that will shake the family's world to its core.

Directed by Ruben Östlund

(Swedish with English subtitles, 120 minutes)


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