COMPLETE SEASON LINEUP
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SPRING 2018 FILM LINEUP
FOXTROT - April 23
3rd Film of Spring 2018
April 23, 2018
Directed by Samuel Maoz, Rated 14A
Israel, Germany, France, Switzerland | 114 min. | Hebrew, Arabic, German w/English subtitles, Mongrel Media
DRAMA | LIFE EXPERIENCES | CONFLICT | NORTH AFRICAN AND MIDDLE EASTERN
The reported death of an upper-class Israeli couple's soldier son sparks a series of tragicomically absurd events, in the new film from award-winning filmmaker Samuel Maoz.
Maoz's follow-up to his debut feature Lebanon (which won the Golden Lion at the 2009 Venice Film Festival) focuses on upper-class Israeli couple Michael (Lior Ashkenazi) and Dafna (Sarah Adler), who experience gut-wrenching grief when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan while on duty. Unable to find solace in the well-meaning condolences of their extended family or the empty patriotic platitudes of bureaucrats, Michael spirals into anger, only to subsequently experience one of life's unfathomable twists — a twist that can only be rivaled by the surreal military experiences of his son. Moving from the grieving parents' apartment to the remote military post where Jonathan was stationed, Foxtrot shows us precisely how much damage can ensue when young soldiers, barely able to tell their toe from a trigger, experience boredom, privation, and loneliness.
“Brilliantly constructed with a visual audacity that serves the subject rather than the other way around, this is award-winning filmmaking on a fearless level.” - Jay Weissberg, Variety
Principal Cast: Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Yonaton Shiray
THE INSULT - May 7th
4th Film of Spring 2018
May 7, 2018
The Insult (L'insulte)
Directed by Ziad Doueiri, Rated 14A
France / Lebanon | 113 minutes | Arabic w/English subtitles, The Archive
HISTORY | DRAMA | GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES | SOCIAL JUSTICE | NORTH AFRICAN AND MIDDLE EASTERN
One afternoon in the dog days of a Beirut summer, Tony gets into an altercation with Yasser over a broken drainpipe. Tony is a mechanic and a Christian. Yasser is a construction foreman and a Palestinian. When Tony, hard-nosed and hot-headed, refuses to accept Yasser's half-hearted apology, two bruised male egos begin to swell. Tony utters an unforgiveable insult to Yasser. With a speed neither man could foresee, their personal argument escalates through the neighbourhood and the city to the national stage. The dispute comes to encapsulate the lasting legacy of the Lebanese Civil War — and becomes a lightning rod for people with more power than either man to pursue their own agendas. Co-written with Joelle Touma, The Insult is an impeccably made political drama, layered with clever observations on the complex history of the region.
“The Insult, Lebanon's Oscar candidate, delivers an honest assessment of the conflict between decency and cruelty that rages in every nation, neighborhood and heart.” - A.O. Scott, The NYTimes
Principal Cast: Adel Karam, Kamel El Basha, Camille Salameh, Diamand Bou Abboud, Rita Hayek, Talal Jurdi, Christine Choueiri
Finding Your Feet - May 14th
5th (final) Film of Spring 2018
May 14, 2018
Finding Your Feet
Directed by Richard Loncraine, Not Yet Rated
UK | 111 minutes | English, Entertainment One
When ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott (Imelda Staunton) discovers that her husband of forty years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge with her estranged, bohemian, older sister Bif (Celia Imrie). Sandra couldn’t be more different to her outspoken, serial dating, free spirited sibling.
But it turns out different is just what Sandra needs and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to her community dance class, where gradually she starts finding her feet... and romance.
Featuring a star studded cast including Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley and David Hayman, Finding Your Feet is a hilarious and heart-warming modern comedy proving that it’s never too late to start again.
"Following in the footsteps of films such as Calendar Girls and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel comes another charming, if somewhat predictable, crowd-pleaser about embracing life in your later years." - Francesca Rudkin, New Zealand Herald
Principal Cast: Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, David Hayman, John Sessions, Joanna Lumley