2015 Fall Dates , Films and Animated Shorts


September 28 DANCING ARABS


October 19 MONSOON

November 2 WILD TALES

November 16    1001 GRAMS

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January to April 2016 dates TBA

See below for descriptions of the films.
September 14:  A Brilliant Young Mind (U.K.)

Director: Morgan Matthews
Cast:: Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins
Year: 2014
Runtime: 111 mins.
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.

September 28 DANCING ARABS

Director: Eran Riklis
Cast:: Yael Abecassis, Ali Suliman, Tawfeek Barhom
Year: 2014
Runtime: 105 minute
Country: Israel
Language: Arabic, Hebrew w/ English subtitles

Dancing Arabs tells the story of Eyad, a Palestinian-Israeli boy from the town of Tira whose parents send to a prestigious Jewish boarding school in Jerusalem. At school he finds himself struggling with issues of language, culture, and identity -- trying to survive and to find his way in a place where war constantly rages around him. 

Feeling foreign and alienated, Eyad realizes that in order to be accepted as an equal, in order to allay people's suspicions, in order to work, to love, and, above all, to belong -- he has to make personal sacrifices



Director: Zhang Yimou
Cast:: Gong Li, Chen Daoming, Zhang Huiwen
Year: 2014
Runtime: 109
Country: China
Language: Mandarin with English subtitles

In the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution, an amnesiac woman struggles to regain her memory and reconnect with her long imprisoned husband, in this enthralling and emotional drama from Chinese master Zhang Yimou (Raise the Red Lantern, Hero).

October 19 MONSOON

Director: Sturla Gunnarsson
Year: 2014
Runtime: 108 minute
Country: Canada
Language: English

Monsoon is a feature documentary from multiple award-winning filmmaker Sturla Gunnarsson. Filmed over the course of India's 2013 monsoon season in ultra high definition 4K, the filmmakers chased the monsoon on its annual journey from the southern state of Kerala, where it first makes landfall, to India's north-eastern state of Meghalaya ('Place of the Clouds), where the clouds go to die. Along the way, they meet a remarkable group of individuals whose lives are in different ways entwined with the phenomenon that some call 'the soul of India'.

A cinematic journey into the terrain where nature, science, belief and wonder converge in one of the most astonishing and breathtaking landscapes on earth, Monsoon is a film that captures the timelessness and rich human drama of our engagement with the natural world.

November 2 WILD TALES

Director: Damián Szifrón
Cast:: Ricardo Darín, Oscar Martínez, Leonardo Sbaraglia
Year: 2014
Runtime: 122 minute
Country: Argentina | Spain
Language: Spanish (with English Subtitles)

Damian Szifron's jet black comedy Wild Tales contains six shorts that all tell disturbing and funny tales. Stories about love, deception, the return of the past, a tragedy, or even the violence contained in an everyday detail, appear themselves to push them towards the abyss
, into the undeniable pleasure of losing control.

November 16    1001 GRAMS (Norway/Germany)

Director: Bent Hamer
Cast:: Ane Dahl Torp, Laurent Stocker, Hildegun Riise
Year: 2014
Runtime: 93
Country: Norway, Germany
Language: Norwegian, French, English

One of contemporary Norwegian cinema's pre-eminent directors, Bent Hamer has devoted much of his career to critiques of his country's celebration of heroic individualism. His typical protagonists are rough-hewn males living in remote areas who are both ferociously independent and comically stubborn, only reluctantly accepting the presence of other people in their lives.

In his new film, 1001 Grams, Hamer shifts his focus to urbane urbanite Marie (Ane Dahl Torp, from Pioneer and Cold Lunch), a thirty-something scientist whose life is as rigorously controlled as those of any of Hamer's male heroes. Recently divorced, Marie devotes her life to measurements, spending her days inspecting ski slopes while studiously avoiding her ex. The pride of the institute where she works is a perfect kilogram weight, a model for all measurements in the country, which Marie is supposed to take to a big conference in France. It's her first time going, and the first time her father, a fellow scientist and a legend in their field, will not be attending. When a family emergency jolts Marie even further out of her element, she finds herself introduced to whole new worlds.

Full of Hamer's trademark offbeat humour, 1001 Grams sharply critiques those dichotomies - rural versus urban, precision versus poetry, science versus mysticism, romance versus logic - that Marie routinely accepts. As she explores her new possibilities, the film seems to unfurl magically, beautifully, the way the first real day of summer seems to spill over with promise and renewal.
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