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

 

Annual Holiday Party -5:30pm to 7pm at La Fonda del Rey, corner of 5th and A Streets  – Hors d’oeuvres – No Host Bar- 2017 preview.

 

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