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Sibyl, a jaded psychotherapist, returns to her first passion: writing. But her newest patient Margot, a troubled up-and-coming actress, proves to be a source of inspiration that is far too tempting. Fascinated almost to the point of obsession, Sibyl becomes more and more involved in Margot’s tumultuous life, reviving volatile memories that bring her face to face with her past.
An all-star cast including Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Mia Wasikowska, Rainn Wilson, and Sam Neill anchors this crowd-pleasing drama from director Roger Michell (Notting Hill, Tea With the Dames). In a remake of an acclaimed Dutch film, a mother summons her family home for one final reunion before she ends her battle with a terminal illness on her own dignified terms. There is laughter, there are tears, and there will be happy audiences who like a good tearjerker.
Australia’s 2020 Oscar Submission Inspired by the real-life plight of workers sold into Southeast Asia’s fishing industry and featuring a powerful performance from its first-time star, this gripping high seas drama was awarded the Panorama Prize by Berlinale’s Ecumenical Jury.
“A terse minimalist thriller… supremely satisfying.” – Sight & Sound“An edge-of-your-seat adventure tale with social punch.”– The Hollywood Reporter“Taut and urgent.” – VarietyThis story of a Cambodian teenager sold into forced labor on a Thai fishing boat is a passionate testimony against social injustice and a moving coming-of-age tale about a boy whose humanity is put to the test.Spirited 14-year-old Chakra works the rice fields with his family. He yearns for independence and seeks out a local broker who can get him paid work in a Thai factory. Without telling his family, Chakra travels to Bangkok to make his fortune. But when he gets there, he and his new friend Kea realize the broker has lied to them. Along with other Cambodians and Burmese, they are sold to a fishing captain as slaves.Chakra and Kea are trapped at sea, trawling fish 22 hours a day, surviving on just a handful of cold rice a day. The captain quickly weeds out those weakened by the conditions or trying to escape, and throws them overboard. The trawler sells its catch and restocks its supplies without going to land, making escape impossible. As fellow slaves are tortured and murdered around them, Kea begins to lose his mind. When his only ally is killed, Chakra looks to Rom Ran to understand what it will take to be free. With hope and humanity dwindling, Chakra decides to take control of the trawler.
Jan Svankmajer’s FAUST
Jan Svankmajer is one of the cinema’s most distinctive and influential animators and Surrealist artists. FAUST, one of his most beloved features, is available for theatrical digital presentations. Jan Svankmajer’s Faust is a rendering of the infamous Dr. Faustus fable of temptation and damnation. Borrowing freely from both Marlowe and Goethe and ancient folktales and timeless myths, the story follows a lonely Czech businessman who sells his soul to the devil in return for 24 years of self-indulgence. A visually fantastic combination of live-action, claymation, puppet theatre, stop-motion animation, and other special effects, Svankmajer creates an unsettling universe presided over by diabolic life-size marionettes and haunted by sinister human messengers from hell.
“A totally bizarre mix of live action, animation and life-size puppets, there is both an unsettling nightmarish quality to this film, as well as an eccentric humour. Completely mad and not to be missed!” —BBC
“[the film] throws you off balance more thoroughly than any other movie in town.” —The New Yorker
“This is a film which galvanizes the mind and astonishes the eye. In a word, magic.” — Time Out
1994 | 97 minutes | Czech | Czech with English Subtitles
THE GROUND BETWEEN US
Since 2017, public lands throughout America have faced unprecedented threats. Bears Ears National Monument was shrunk by 85%, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was opened to oil exploration, and the Elliott State Forest in Oregon was nearly privatized. Throughout this, Americans from both sides of the political spectrum have stood up and made their voices heard in support of protecting these areas. The Ground Between Us is a new feature documentary that presents these public lands debates alongside the day-to-day realities of three families who hold vastly different connections and perspectives on public lands. In a divided America, The Ground Between Us shows that public lands can be a uniting factor.
Tribeca Film Festival Official Selection – 2019 Werner Herzog turns the camera on himself and his life-long friendship with the late travel writer Bruce Chatwin, a kindred spirit whose quest for ecstatic truth carried him around the globe. Herzog’s deeply personal portrait of Chatwin, illustrated with archival discoveries, film clips, and a mound of “brontosaurus skin,” encompasses their shared interest in aboriginal cultures, ancient rituals, and the mysteries stitching together life on earth. Rolling Stone says it has “unforgettable characters and National Geographic-worthy landscape shots”, and The Hollywood Reporter calls it “A poignant testament to two friends’ shared curiosity about the world.”