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Sunday Perspectives: Our Little Sister

Sunday October 16 @ 7pm + discussion after the film
Three sisters live together in a large house in the city of Kamakura. When their estranged father dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral, and meet their shy teenage orphaned half-sister. Bonding quickly, they invite her to live with them. She eagerly agrees, and a new life of joyful discovery begins for the four siblings.
Japanese language with English subtitles.

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Closing September 29
Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich’s third in command after Hitler and Himmler.

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Based on a novel by Philip Roth: A working-class Jewish student from New Jersey attends a small Ohio college in the early 1950’s, where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection amid the ongoing Korean War.

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Absolutely Fabulous

Closing Thursday August 25
Edina and Patsy are still living the high life they are accustomed to: shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hot-spots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!

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Captain Fantastic

Closing Thursday September 22
Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father (Viggo Mortensen) devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, beginning a journey that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent.

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The mind of a mouse as it watches Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil

It came out this week that researchers were able to peer into the neurons of mice who were made to watch Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil. The video of the experiment is worth watching. Beyond the more significant implications of this work, what interests me most is that researchers are able visualize what the process of having an experience—watching a movie, say—looks like from a neural perspective.

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Swiss Army Man

Closes August 4
A hopeless man (Paul Dano) stranded in the wilderness befriends a dead body (Daniel Radcliffe) and together they go on a surreal journey to get home. Things get weird, but there is also at work here a ridiculously fun exploration of the warp and woof of human existence. 

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Wed July 27 @ 9:15
Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesnt stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

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Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another foster home, Ricky and his uncle Hec go on the run in the bush, triggering a national manhunt.

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Closes August 4
From the delirious mind of Todd Solondz, Wiener-Dog follows the wayward adventures of a dachshund who passes from oddball owner to oddball owner, whose radically dysfunctional lives are all impacted by the pooch.

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Based on  A. Scott Berg’s biography, Genius follows the travails of renowned editor Max Perkins’ (Colin Firth), who worked alongside such luminaries as F. Scott Fitzgerald (Guy Pearce) and Ernest Hemingway (Dominic West), as he tackles his greatest challenge, corralling the creative energies of Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law).