November 2013

Una Noche

2013  Cuba  1h 26 min  Drama  R

Accused of assault, Raul is forced to flee Havana. He relies on his best friend Elio to help him escape to Miami. Elio is conflicted over protecting his sister’s welfare and his own desire to get out. One stressful night, the duo face the biggest challenge of their lives, involving 90 miles of treacherous ocean.

Mother of George

2013  USA  1h 47 min  Drama  R

Adenkike and Ayodele are a Nigerain couple living in Brooklyn.  Following a joyous celebration of their wedding, complications arise out of their inability to conceive a child – a problem that devastates their family and defies cultural expectations, leading Adenike to make a shocking decision that can either save her family or destroy it. Acclaim- ed director Andrew Dosumnu captures the nuances of this unique and fascinating culture by creating a beautiful, vibrant and moving portrait of a couple whose joys ans struggles are at once intimate and universal.

The Great Beauty

2013  Italy  2h 20 min  Drama/Comedy  R

Journalist Jep Gambardella (the dazzling Toni Servillo, Il divo) has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city’s literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafés to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

20 Feet From Stardom

2013  USA  1h 29 min  Documentary/Music  PG

Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In this com- pelling new film 20 FEET FROM STARDOM, award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others.