The Wedding Plan

Israel  1hr 50mn Comedy/Romance/Drama

At 32, Michal (Noa Kooler), an Orthodox Jewish woman, is finally looking forward to the comfort and security of marriage, when she is blindsided by her fiancé’s decision to call off the wedding with only a month’s notice. Unwilling to return to lonely single life, Michal decides to put her trust in fate and continue with her wedding plans, believing Mr. Right will appear by her chosen date. Confident she will find a match made in heaven, she books a venue, sends out invitations and buys a wedding dress, as her skeptical mother and sister look on with trepidation.

“Unexpectedly rich, “The Wedding Plan” uses the frame of an apparent romantic comedy as a vehicle to study religious faith, loneliness, culture and inner turmoil.” – Tom Long, Detroit News

City of Ghosts

USA 90 min Rated R  Documentary

This documentary from Matthew Heineman goes behind enemy lines in Syria to follow the citizen journalist collective “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently” as they attempt to expose the human rights violations by ISIS and fight the terrorist group’s misinformation campaigns in their home country.

“City of Ghosts” provides a grim reminder of what journalism should look like, and why its stakes are literally life and death.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

Truman

Spain/Argentina   1hr 49mins   Drama/Comedy  PG-1

TRUMAN explores the intimacy and tenderness of a lifelong friendship headed towards its imminent end. Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Julián (Ricardo Darin, has decided to forgo treatment, and spend his final days tying up loose ends. When childhood friend Tomás (Javier Cámara) pays his ailing friend an unexpected visit, he quickly realizes he won’t be able to change his mind. In what will be their final reunion, the two friends set out to finalize Julián’s funeral arrangements, settle his accounts and, most importantly, find a home for his beloved dog, Truman, in this heartfelt and surprisingly humorous film.

“Cámara and Darín contribute outstanding work here…a beautifully meshed pair of performances.”The Guardian