Category Archives: Arthouse & Indepedent Film

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WILD TALES

R  |  2 hours 2 minutes

Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world we live in cause stress and depression for many people. Some of them, however, explode. This is a movie about those people. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters of WILD TALES cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover’s betrayal, a return to the repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control.

Directed By

Damián Szifron

Written By

Damián Szifron

Cast

Darío Grandinetti, María Marull, Mónica Villa

Language

Spanish with English subtitles

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IT FOLLOWS

R  |  1 hour 37 minutes

One of the most buzzed-about films of last year’s festival circuit, IT FOLLOWS is a terrifying new take on the teen horror genre. After a seemingly innocent sexual encounter leaves 19-year-old Jay plagued by nightmarish visions, she can’t shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. Jay must somehow escape the unknown horrors that are only a few steps behind. With a riveting performance from up-and-comer Maika Monroe (LABOR DAY) and a strikingly ominous electronic score by Disasterpeace, IT FOLLOWS is an exciting follow up to filmmaker David Robert Mitchell’s THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER.

Directed By

David Robert Mitchell

Written By

David Robert Mitchell

Cast

Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto

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STILL ALICE

Academy Award winner: Best Actress – Julianne Moore
Film Independent Spirit Award winner: Best Female Lead – Julianne Moore
Golden Globes winner: Best Lead Actress (Drama) – Julianne Moore

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PG-13  |  1 hour 39 minutes

Julianne Moore gives a powerful, Oscar winning performance as a professor with early-onset Alzheimer’s in the moving film STILL ALICE. A brilliant and renowned linguistics professor, Dr. Alice Howland is in a unique position to understand what her diagnosis holds in store. As her mental capacities decline, she is forced to rely on her family, including her youngest daughter (Kristen Stewart) who becomes her confidante, companion and lifeline to the past. Based on the bestselling novel by neuroscientist Lisa Genova, this portrait of a woman struggling to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring.

Directed By

Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland

Written By

Richard Glatzer, Lisa Genova (novel)

Cast

Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart

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THE IMITATION GAME

PG-13  |  1 hour 54 minutes 

Academy Award nominees Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightly star in the thrilling true story of Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist, and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of the some of the earliest computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal. Cumberbatch gives a masterful performance as the brilliant cryptologist in Norwegian filmmaker Morten Tyldum’s (HEADHUNTERS) Oscar-worthy English-language debut.

Directed By

Morten Tyldum

Written By

Graham Moore, Andrew Hodges

Cast

Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightly, Matthew Goode

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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

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