Wild Tales

ARGENTINA  115min  Drama/Comedy  Rated R

Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world we live in cause stress and depression for many people. Some of them, however, explode. This is a movie about those people. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover’s betrayal, a return to a repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control.

Academy Award Nominee “Tales of Apocalyptic Revenge. The Year’s Most Fearlessly Funny Film” Richard Corliss, Time Magazine


We Remember

Special Screening at Museum of Ventura County: We Remember Exhibition

MAY 24: Sunday, 2pm WE REMEMBER: Ventura County to Vietnam and Back

Vietnam Veterans from Ventura County look back at their military service during the Vietnam War. Documentary is produced and directed by George J. Sandoval.

Ventura County Vietnam Veterans Tribute


Marshland

SPAIN  105min  Drama  Rated R

Set in 1980 in the wetlands of Rio Guadalquivir in southern Spain, MARSHLAND has a palpable sense of heavy unease. Two teenage girls have disappeared, and two Madrid policemen arrive to investigate – Juan (Javier Gutierrez, winner of the Best Actor Goya) and Pedro (Raul Arévalo). Yet suspicion and hostility from the townspeople, including the victims’ own parents, greet them. Ensnarled in upsetting discoveries and clues that only deepen the confusion and mystery, MARSHLAND explores more than a potential murder – it upends the fearsome heart of a conservative faction of Spain still traumatized by the harsh light of post-Franco liberalism.

Winner of 10 Goya Awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor


The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed...

SWEDEN  114min  Comedy  Rated R

Powered by the antics of a mischievous centenarian on the run, comic fable The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared abounds with irreverent charm.  After a long and colorful life working in munitions and getting entangled in the Spanish Civil War, the Manhattan Project, and other definitive events of the 20th century, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home.  Determined to escape on his 100th birthday, he leaps out of a window and onto the nearest bus, kicking off an unexpected journey involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some wicked criminals, and an elephant named Sonya.  Like an unruly Nordic cousin of Forrest Gump, Allan’s youthful escapades and current adventures weave together into an offbeat treat for anyone who’s young at heart.  Starring beloved comedian Robert Gustafsson, this fanciful spin on world history is based on a best-selling novel and also the highest-grossing Swedish film of all time.

”It’s a hoot and a half.” Betsey Sharkey, Los Angeles Times


Clouds of Sils MariaFRANCE  124min  Drama  Rated R

Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is an actress at the peak of her international career who is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years earlier. Back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young woman who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena. She departs with her assistant (Kristen Stewart) to rehearse in Sils Maria, a remote region of the Alps. A young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Chloë Grace Moretz) is to take on the role of Sigrid, and Maria finds herself on the other side of the mirror, face to face with an ambiguously charming woman who is, in essence, an unsettling reflection of herself.

The three women in “Clouds of Sils Maria” love, talk and move, move, move, sharing lives, trading roles and performing parts. The lives they lead are messy and indeterminate, but each woman’s life belongs to her.”  Manohla Dargis, New York Times