During the 1982 invasion of Lebanon at a private school on the outskirts of Beirut, 11-year-old Wissam tries to tell a classmate about his crush on her, while his teachers on different sides of the political divide, try to mask their fears.
A MAN OF INTEGRITY by Mohammad Rasoulof. Reza, having distanced himself from the urban quagmire, leads a simple life along with his wife and young son, somewhere in a remote village in Northern Iran. He spends his days working on his goldfish farm. Nearby, a private company with close links to the government and local authorities, has taken control of nearly every aspect of regional life. Its shareholders, accumulating wealth, power and economic influence, have been pushing local farmers and small owners to sell off their belongings, farms and estates, to the benefit of the Company’s influential network and its monopoly. It is under their pressure that many villagers have themselves become local links in the larger network of corruption. Iran’s Mohammad Rasoulof, whose latest feature THERE IS NO EVIL won the Golden Bear at last year’s Berlinale, has been making scathing social commentary of the Iranian regime for over a decade, but he remains relatively unknown and underappreciated in the US—despite winning numerous prizes at such top world film festivals as Cannes and Berlin. A MAN OF INTEGRITY reveals the corruption and state cronyism at the heart of one of the most powerful and influential regimes in the Middle East. Banned in Iran!
PGfor some thematic elements and brief language.
From the extraordinary mind of Palme D’or winning director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and starring Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, comes a bewildering drama about a Scottish woman, who, after hearing a loud ‘bang’ at daybreak, begins experiencing a mysterious sensory syndrome while traversing the jungles of Colombia.
ROCIO by Dario Guerrero As a young woman, Rocío and her husband risked everything to raise their children in the U.S. Years later, she becomes ill and her son Darío takes a leave of absence from his studies at Harvard to care for her. But despite of his status as a DACA recipient, leaving the U.S. will throw Darío's immigration status and education into doubt. His fight for temporary humanitarian parole garners national media attention. Can he come home again? Darío Guerrero is an undocumented Harvard graduate. His story first received national attention in September 2014 when he published an essay in the Washington Post titled “I told Harvard I was an undocumented immigrant. They gave me a full scholarship.” Following up on his story years later, a Telemundo crew found him living in his grandmother’s home, some 3,000 miles away from school in the crime-ridden, massive slums of Nezahualcoyotl outside Mexico City. His story again made national news, this time under the headline “Harvard student took his dying mom to Mexico, now he’s not allowed to leave.” This is the story of Rocío.
SOUTH: Ernest Shackleton And The Endurance Expedition Back in the public eye thanks to a pioneering expedition that has rediscovered HMS Endurance - 107 years after it sank -South is the extraordinary account of one of exploration's greatest survival stories. When Sir Ernest Shackleton set sail on The Endurance on August 8, 1914, he was already an internationally renowned Antarctic explorer and national hero. He planned a brave attempt to cross the continent of Antarctica via the Pole. Raising money for the Imperial Trans-Antarctic (ITA) expedition was a huge struggle. With an eye toward profiting from their adventures, Shackleton hired experienced cameraman Frank Hurley, whose films and photographs would hopefully pay for part of the expedition. But within a day’s travel (80 miles) of land, the Endurance was trapped in unusually heavy pack ice. Completely stuck, Shackleton and his crew drifted helplessly northward during the long Antarctic winter night while listening to the shrieks and moans of the Endurance slowly being crushed by the mounting pressure. What followed is one of the greatest adventure stories ever and an unbelievable tale of courage and survival. The crew drifted on ice floes for months before landing on the completely deserted Elephant Island. Though his crew was safe for now, there was no chance for rescue. So Ernest Shackleton and five of his men made a 850-mile journey in an open boat with only a sextent to guide them across the roughest seas in the world to miraculously reach Georgia Island. Even then, they had to become the first people ever to climb over the island's forbidding mountain to reach civilization on the other side. One of the greatest epics in the history of exploration, this is the original 1919 film produced by Shackleton and Frank Hurley. This landmark documentary has been remastered in 2K by the BFI National Archive and features a newly commissioned score by Neil Brand. 1919 Silent with English Intertitles | 88 min.