Category Archives: Arthouse & Indepedent Film

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A FIVE STAR LIFE

NR  |  1 hour 25 minutes 

A FIVE STAR LIFE is the sophisticated story of one woman’s quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some of the most stunning cities and opulent hotels of the world. Irene is a luxury hotel critic with an elegant, jet-setting lifestyle that doesn’t leave her with much of a personal life. On the rare occasions she’s not working, Irene’s world revolves around her family. After a chance meeting shakes up her worldview, Irene’s small support network is fractured as she struggles to balance a glamorous career with the growing desire for something more

Directed By

Maria Sole Tognazzi

Written By

Ivan Cotroneo, Francesca Marciano, Maria Sole Tognazzi

Cast

Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi, Henry Arnold

Language

Italian and French with English subtitles

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LOVE IS STRANGE

R  |  1 hour 33 minutes

A multi-generational story of love and marriage, LOVE IS STRANGE depicts the delicate nature of two people trying to build a life together. Filmmaker Ira Sachs (KEEP THE LIGHTS ON) crafts the story Ben and George, played by Oscar nominee John Lithgow and Alfred Molina (AN EDUCATION), who upon returning from their honeymoon learn that Ben has been fired from his lifetime job at co-ed Catholic school. With no real savings to count on, the couple suddenly can’t afford their small New York City apartment and they are forced to call upon their tight-knit community of family and friends.

Directed By

Ira Sachs

Written By

Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias

Cast

John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei

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BOYHOOD

164 min | R
Filmed over a 12-year span with the same cast, Oscar nominee Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is an unprecedented coming-of-age story that follows the ups and downs of childhood like no other film before. Ellar Coltrane gives a stunning breakthrough performance as the boy, Mason, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke (Linklater’s BEFORE MIDNIGHT), Emmy winner Patricia Arquette (Medium), and newcomer Lorelei Linklater, this early Oscar contender is already being hailed by critics as one of the finest films of the year.

 

Directed By
Richard Linklater

Written By
Richard Linklater

Language
English

Cast Includes
Patricia Arquetter, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, Ethan Hawke

Official Site
boyhoodmovie.com

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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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CHEF

123 mins. | Rated R
A refreshingly honest road movie that charmed audiences at the Tribeca Film Festival, CHEF stars Jon Favreau as a prominent Los Angeles chef who refuses to compromise his creative integrity. After launching a social media tirade against his nemesis food critic and walking out on his job, Chef Carl Casper is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo), and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Casper goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen and zest for life.

 

Directed by
Jon Favreau

Written By
Jon Favreau

Cast Includes
Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo

Language
English

Official Site
ww.chefthefilm.com

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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/