Category Archives: Arthouse & Indepedent Film

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THE SKELETON TWINS

Sundance Film Festival Screenwriting Award winner, Grand Jury Prize nominee

R  |  1 hour 32 minutes 

Saturday Night Live veterans Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig give knockout performances in this fearless indie dramedy about thirty-something angst. As children, Maggie and Milo seemed inseparable. But their father’s death sent them on different paths, and ultimately led to a decade-long estrangement. Now in their thirties, another set of near-tragedies forces them to consider how their lives got so off track. As the siblings reconnect, they realize the key to fixing their lives may lie in repairing their relationship. Luke Wilson and Ty Burrell also star in Craig Johnson’s Sundance Film Festival award-winning sophomore feature.

Directed By

Craig Johnson

Written By

Mark Heyman, Craig Johnson

Cast

Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson

Official Site

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THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY

R | 2 hours 3 minutes

A hopeful look at the endurance of love, THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY elicits riveting performances from an acclaimed cast led by Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy. Once happily married, Conor and Eleanor suddenly find themselves longing to understand each other in the wake of tragedy. The film explores the couple’s story as they try to pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone. With his unique vision, filmmaker Ned Benson ambitiously captures two perspectives on a relationship in this beautifully relatable portrait of love, empathy, and truth.

Directed By

Ned Benson

Written By

Ned Benson

Cast

James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis

Official Site

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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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MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT

98 min | PG13
Oscar winning filmmaker Woody Allen (BLUE JASMINE and MIDNIGHT IN PARIS) delivers another whimsical romantic comedy in his 1920′s period piece MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT. Academy Award winner Colin Firth (THE KING’S SPEECH) stars as a master magician known for his work disproving fake spiritualists, who travels to the south of France to expose another presumed fraud, a psychic medium played by Emma Stone (CRAZY, STUPID LOVE and THE HELP). This quirky tale of mystery and love also stars Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver, Eileen Atkins and Simon McBurney.

 

Directed By
Woody Allen

Written By
Woody Allen

Language
English Cast Includes
Emma Stone, Colin Firth, Marcia Gay Harden

Official Site
sonyclassics.com/magicinthemoonlight/

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WISH I WAS HERE

R  |  1 hour 47 minutes • Now Playing

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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/