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A Tale of Love and Darkness

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Based on the best-seller by Amos Oz, A Tale of Love and Darkness is the story of his youth, set against the backdrop of the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man’s relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories we tell become the stories we live. Hebrew language with English subtitles.

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Hell or High Water

Closing October 13
Two brothers – Toby (Chris Pine), a straight-laced and divorced father trying to provide for his son, and Tanner (Ben Foster), a short-tempered ex-con – rob branch after branch of the bank that’s foreclosing their family land. The pair seem to be getting away with their calculated crimes until they reach the radar of a foul-mouthed Texas Ranger (Jeff Bridges), who’s determined to crack one last case before he retires.

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Little Men

Closing September 29
Jake is a quiet, sensitive middle schooler with dreams of being an artist. He meets the affably brash Tonyat his grandfather’s funeral, and the unlikely pair soon hit it off. The budding friendship is put at risk, however, when a rent dispute between Jake’s father and Tony’s mother threatens to become contentious.

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Where Was I? Hiroshima Mon Amour and the Trickiness of Memory

“Throughout Resnais’ work we plunge into a memory which overflows the conditions of psychology, memory for two, memory for several,” insists Deleuze. This notion of being lost in thought is a crucial feature of Resnais’ world. Indeed, one can immediately perceive this plunging process at work in Hiroshima Mon Amour, which begins with the passionate entanglement of two bodies, covered in ash, at other times in moisture.

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Cafe Society

Closing September 1
A new film from Woody Allen: In the 1930s, a young Bronx native (Jesse Eisenberg) moves to Hollywood where he falls in love with the secretary (Kristen Stewart) of his powerful uncle (Steve Carrell), an agent to the stars. After returning to New York, he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life.

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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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Anthropoid

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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Indignation

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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.