Category Archives: Arthouse & Indepedent Film

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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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FORCE MAJEURE

128 min | R
A critical favorite at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where it took the Jury Prize Un Certain Regard, this wickedly funny psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular, but during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche suddenly bears down on the happy diners. With people fleeing in all directions and his wife and children in a state of panic, Tomas makes a decision that will shake his marriage to its core and leave him struggling to reclaim his role as family patriarch.

Directed By
Ruben Ostlund

Written By
Ruben Ostlund

Language
Swedish with English subtitles\

Cast Includes
Johannes Bah Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren

Official Site
www.magpictures.com/forcemajeure/

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THE HOMESMAN

R  |  2 hours

Hilary Swank gives a brave, full-blooded performance as a fiercely independent pioneer woman in THE HOMESMAN. Based on the novel by Glendon Swarthout and directed by Tommy Lee Jones (following his critical-favorite debut THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA), this unique Western begins as three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by pioneer life. The pious and determined Mary Bee Cuddy agrees to transport the woman back East, employing a local outlaw (Jones) to assist her as they traverse the harsh Nebraska Territories marked by stark beauty, psychological peril, and constant threat.

Directed By

Tommy Lee Jones

Written By

Tommy Lee Jones, Kieran Fitzgerald, Wesley A. Oliver, Glendon Swarthout (novel)

Cast

Hilary Swank, Tommy Lee Jones, John Lithgow, Meryl Streep, Grace Gummer

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THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

 PG-13  |  2 hours 3 minutes
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones deliver award-worthy performances in THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, the extraordinary story of renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. After falling deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde, Hawking (Redmayne, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN) received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane (Jones, LIKE CRAZY) fighting tirelessly by his side, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. Directed by Oscar winning filmmaker James Marsh (MAN ON WIRE), this inspirational film is based on Jane’s memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen.

Directed By

James Marsh

Written By

Anthony McCarten, Jane Hawking (book)

Cast

Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones

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BIRDMAN

About

A stylish favorite from the Venice, Telluride, and New York International Film Festivals, BIRDMAN is an exciting departure in style for Oscar nominee Alejandro González Iñárritu (BABEL). Michael Keaton stars as a washed up actor who once played an iconic superhero, now attempting to mount his own Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and his sanity. Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts, and Andrea Riseborough also star in this strange, dark, and outright hilarious meta-comedy.

Directed By

Alejandro González Iñárritu

Written By

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo

Cast

Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone

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ST. VINCENT

112 min | PG13
Bill Murray is a singularly unlikely role model for an impressionable youth in ST. VINCENT, the feature debut from filmmaker Theodore Melfi. Forced to work long hours, single mother Maggie (Melissa McCarthy) has no choice but to leave her son in the care of their new neighbor, a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. As Vincent takes Oliver along his daily routine — the race track, a strip club, and the local dive bar — their odd friendship blossoms and Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to: a misunderstood man with a good heart.
Directed By
Theodore Melfi

Written By
Theodore Melfi

Language
English Cast Includes
Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts

Official Site
stvincentfilm.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