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A young man deals with his dysfunctional home life and comes of age in Miami during the “War on Drugs” era. The story of his struggle to find himself is told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love while grappling with his own sexuality.
Directed by Tom Ford. Susan’s idyllic life as a successful Los Angeles art-gallery owner is marred by her husband’s constant travel. While he is away, she is shaken by the arrival of a manuscript written by her long-estranged first husband. The manuscript tells the story of a teacher who finds a trip with his family turning into a nightmare. As Susan reads the book, it forces her to examine her past and confront some dark truths.
Wed, Dec 7 at 8PM
Poet and passionate activist Maya Angelou inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. From her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana to her inaugural speech for President Bill Clinton, this film takes us on an incredible journey through the life of a true American icon.
Sponsored by the Ed Berkowitz Film Education Fund When people say a movie was well-written, they usually mean that they enjoyed the dialogue or appreciated a particularly shocking plot point. But a screenplay is responsible for so much more than that....
In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. Known equally for her cunning and her track record of success, she has always done whatever is required to win. But when she takes on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds that winning may come at too high a price.
Wed, Dec 14 at 8PM
In this comedy, parents Igor and Irena set sail across the Indian Ocean with the family dog Otto, and leave their teenage children at home alone. No sooner have they left than the teens invite their best friends to the house. Meanwhile, the parents’ boat capsizes at sea, and the dog soon becomes an important player in their survival. When the teens lose contact with their parents, unexpected dramas begin to rapidly unfold.
Wed, Dec 21 at 8PM
A moving exploration of adolescent sexual awakening from renowned French director André Téchiné (WILD REEDS). Damien and Thomas are French teenagers from very different upbringings who go to the same high school but can’t stand each other. When circumstances bring Damien’s mother Marianne (played by Sandrine Kiberlain) to invite Thomas to live with them, the young men are forced to coexist and work through their emerging attraction and complicated desires.
HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.