Two kids on the lam from bleak and abusive families head for the lights and perils of inner-city Dublin in this enchanting Irish film Variety called a cross between Huckleberry Finn and Night of the Hunter.
A judge turned taxi driver navigates the absurdities of modern Palestine in this deadpan “road trip” through a land of checkpoints and barriers both physical, political and emotional. A fascinating, surprisingly comic look at contemporary Palestine.
With droll observational humor reminiscent of Jim Jarmusch, writer/director Fernando Eimbcke’s feature follows teenage Juan as he struggles to fix the family car in the aftermath of a minor accident and amid deeper emotional undercurrents.
The Festival’s annual presentation of a classic silent film accompanied by a live and original score by some of today’s most cutting-edge musicians and composers. This year, Dengue Fever performs live and onstage their original soundtrack to adventure-flick classic The Lost World, famed animator Willis O’Brien’s first feature-length foray into stop-motion madness.
This two-fisted, two-part epic charts the remarkable 20-year crime spree of Jacques Mesrine, France’s public enemy number one. Mesrine: Part One charts the notorious criminal’s stint in Algeria and his awakening to his hunger for power and violence. Returning home, Mesrine takes to the role of gangster like he was born to it in Richet’s white-knuckle thriller.
This two-fisted, two-part epic charts the remarkable 20-year crime spree of Jacques Mesrine, France’s public enemy number one. In Mesrine: Part Two the criminal’s celebrity only increases as a gangster, would-be revolutionary and megalomaniacal media hound. Both exciting and historically meticulous, Mesrine is a fitting tribute for this celebrity criminal.
On the Feast of the Assumption, money troubles compel a middle-aged Roman living with his aged mother to take in three other grandmothers for a night. Their wiliness and warmth keep Gianni on his toes as friendship unexpectedly blossoms.
OPENING NIGHT Peter Bratt’s powerful and moving film is an ardent love letter to the vibrancy and daily struggles that take place in the streets of San Francisco’s Mission District. Full of affection for its characters, La Mission is a redemptive story of one man’s struggle to unlearn a lifetime of destructive habits.
Raymond Depardon has been documenting the changing face of rural France in his Profils Paysans series. Modern Life combines his flair for widescreen shots and the perfect light with his patience for the kitchen interview, and always, his love for his subjects.