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ELLA FITZGERALD: JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS
Tracing the story of Ella Fitzgerald’s life, this documentary film explores how her music became a soundtrack for a tumultuous century. From a 1934 talent contest at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, the film follows Ella’s extraordinary journey across five decades as she reflects the passions and troubles of the times in her music and life. Moving beyond conventional biopic, the film uses images and music to evoke the feel of those times bringing to life the history of her unique career. Featuring interviews from Smokey Robinson, Tony Bennett, Jamie Cullum, Norma Miller and Ella’s adopted son Ray Brown Jr.
JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE
Using interviews and rare archival footage, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 80 years old, Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. In addition to her interviews with Lewis and his family, Porter’s primarily cinéma verité film also includes interviews with political leaders, Congressional colleagues, and other people who figure prominently in his life.
Immediately following the feature, there will be a pre-recorded discussion between Representative Lewis and Oprah Winfrey, filmed last month and being made available exclusively for virtual cinema and in-theater engagements of the film. This is a wide-ranging, informal, 16-minute conversation that’s a perfect follow-up to the documentary, and could not be more relevant.
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Turquoise Jones is a single mom who holds down a household, a rebellious teenager, and pretty much everything that goes down at Wayman’s BBQ & Lounge. Turquoise is also a bona fide beauty queen–she was once crowned Miss Juneteenth, a title commemorating the day slaves in Texas were freed–two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Life didn’t turn out as beautifully as the title promised, but Turquoise, determined to right her wrongs, is cultivating her daughter, Kai, to become Miss Juneteenth, even if Kai wants something else. Like a pageant winner walking across the stage, Miss Juneteenth follows a familiar path — but does so with charm and grace.
Opens 7/13 GUEST OF HONOUR
Jim (David Thewlis, Harry Potter) and daughter Veronica (Laysla De Oliveira), a high school music teacher, attempt to unravel their complicated histories and intertwined secrets in the latest film from Academy-Award nominee (The Sweet Hereafter) Atom Egoyan’s latest film, which weaves perception and penance, memory and forgiveness. Accused of abusing her position of authority with two of her students, Veronica is imprisoned. Convinced she deserves to be punished for crimes she committed at an earlier age, Veronica rebuffs her father’s attempts to secure her early release. Confused and frustrated by her intransigence, Jim’s anguish begins to impinge on his job as a food inspector, where he wields great power over small, family-owned restaurants.
THERE WILL BE TWO LIVE VIRTUAL Q&A’s WITH THE DIRECTOR AND STARS: First on Sunday, July 12 at 11am with David Thewlis, Luke Wilson, and Atom Egoyan hosted by Canada Now and the American Cinematheque. RSVP here. Then again on Tuesday, July 14 at 3pm with director Atom Egoyan, hosted by the Gene Siskel Film Center. RSVP here.
“Rich and teasing… an elaborate time-slipping thriller.” – The Guardian“
A beautifully nuanced performance by David Thewlis… a tour-de-force.” – Screen International