October 2016

Moonlight

USA  1hr 50 min Drama Rated R

The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

“Barry Jenkins’ game-changer about growing up black, gay and alienated in the Miami projects is both intimate and epic. It gets inside your head, makes you see the world with new eyes- and then it owns you.” 
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

 

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Tanna

Australia   1hrs 43mins  Drama/Romance    NR

Tanna, an extraordinary Australia/Vanuatu co-production, is a Romeo and Juliet story set in one of the world’s last true tribal societies. It is the first feature film shot entirely in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, in a village called Yakel. The people of this remote community, high in the mountain rainforests near a spitting volcano, truly wear grass skirts and penis sheaths and have rejected colonial and Christian influences in favor of their traditional and pure “Kastom” system of laws and beliefs. Their customs and lifestyle have changed little for centuries.

“One couldn’t ask for a more tender or memorable pair of star-crossed screen lovers than Wawa and Dain.” -David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

 

 

A Man Called Ove

Sweden   1hr 54mins  Comedy/Drama   PG-13

Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman’s international best-selling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox while moving in and earning his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove’s past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it’s shared.

“A darkly funny, tragic, and ultimately heartwarming tearjerker about the life of one lonely but extraordinary man.” – Devan Coggan, Entertainment Weekly

 

 

My King

France    2hr 5mins  Drama/Romance  NR

Tony is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious skiing accident. Dependent on the medical staff and pain relievers, she takes time to look back on a turbulent relationship that she experienced with Georgio. Why did they love each other? Who is this man that she loved so deeply? How did she allow herself to submit to this suffocating and destructive passion? For Tony, a difficult process of healing is in front of her, physical work which may finally set her free.

“Bercot and Cassel deliver phenomenal performances in this erotic bonfire of a movie. Maïwenn doesn’t want to warm our heart, she wants to rip into it.” -Peter Travers, Rolling Stone