Category Archives: Arthouse & Indepedent Film

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MY OLD LADY

Renowned American playwright Israel Horovitz adapts his own play for the screen in his feature directorial debut, MY OLD LADY. Broke after three failed marriages and three unpublished novels, down-and-out New Yorker Mathias Gold inherits an apartment in Paris through his estranged father’s will. Hoping to sell the valuable property, he’s stunned to find a refined old lady living there with her protective daughter. The all-star veteran cast features Academy Award winners Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline, and Oscar nominee Kristin Scott Thomas, in standout performances.

Directed By

Israel Horovitz

Written By

Israel Horovitz

Cast

Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith

Official Site

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KILL THE MESSENGER

112 min | R
Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner leads an all-star cast in KILL THE MESSENGER, a dramatic thriller based on the true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. After exposing the CIA’s role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California, he becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign. Webb‘s investigation draws the kind of attention that threatens not just his career, but his family and his life. Directed by Michael Cuesta, the film also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, and Michael Sheen.

 

Directed By
Michael Cuesta

Written By
Peter Landesman, Gary Webb (book)

Language
English Cast Includes
Jeremy Renner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michael Sheen

Official Site
www.focusfeatures.com/kill_the_messenger/

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PRIDE

117 min | R
A crowd-pleasing hit since its Cannes Film Festival premiere, PRIDE is a warm-hearted film inspired by the extraordinary true story of two very different communities. In the summer of 1984, the National Union of Mineworkers strike prompts a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers. Rebuffed by the Union and with the strike dragging on, the group sets off to a tiny mining village in Wales to make their donation in person. The standout ensemble cast includes Paddy Considine (SUBMARINE), Bill Nighy (LOVE ACTUALLY), Ben Schnetzer (THE BOOK THIEF), and George MacKay (HOW I LIVE NOW).

 

Directed By
Matthew Warchus

Written By
Stephen Beresford

Language
English

Cast Includes
Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine

Official Site
www.pridemovie.com

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TRACKS

PG-13  |  1 hour 42 minutes 

Adapted from Robyn Davidson’s deeply evocative memoirs and directed by John Curran (THE PAINTED VEIL), TRACKS tells the remarkable true story of a young woman (Mia Wasikowska, JANE EYRE) who leaves her life in the city to make a solo trek through almost 2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert. Accompanied by only her dog and four unpredictable camels, she sets off on a life-changing journey of self-discovery. Along the way, she meets National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan (Adam Driver, THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU) who begins to photograph her voyage.

Directed By

John Curran

Written By

Marion Nelson, Robyn Davidson (book)

Cast

Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver

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WISH I WAS HERE

R  |  1 hour 47 minutes • Now Playing

About

In the hotly anticipated, Kickstarter-funded follow up to his indie breakout hit GARDEN STATE, writer/director Zach Braff plays a 30-something man forced to examine his life, career, and family when he finds himself at a major crossroads. Originally premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, WISH I WAS HERE shows Aiden Bloom’s journey as a struggling actor trying to balance his childhood fantasies while raising two adolescent children. Also starring Josh Gad, Ashley Greene, Kate Hudson, and Mandy Patinkin, this heartfelt indie comedy explores the chaotic journey of life and the unexpected lessons learned in the process.

Directed By

Zach Braff

Written By

Zach Braff, Adam Braff

Cast

Zach Braff, Josh Gad, Ashley Greene, Kate Hudson

Official Site

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LAND HO! – coming soon

95 min | R
Appearing in the Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals, LAND HO! is a throwback to classic road comedies following a pair of 60-something ex-brothers-in-law as they journey on a road trip through Iceland hoping to reclaim their youth. Written and directed by Martha Stephens (PILGRIM SONG) and Aaron Katz (QUIET CITY), and shot on location in the beautiful scenery of Iceland, LAND HO!’s stars Paul Eenhoorn and Earl Lynn Nelson deliver a delightful and candid exploration of aging, loneliness and friendship.

 

Directed By
Martha Stephens, Aaron Katz

Written By
Martha Stephens, Aaron Katz

Language
English

Cast Includes
Paul Eenhoom, Earl Lynn Nelson, Karrie Crouse

Official Site
sonyclassics.com/landho/