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  • The Second Mother (Que horas Ela Volta?)

    The Second Mother (Que horas Ela Volta?)

    Val, a hard-working live-in housekeeper, is perfectly content to take care of every one of her wealthy employers’ needs, from cooking and cleaning to being a surrogate mother to their teenage son, who she has raised since he was a toddler. But when Val’s estranged daughter Jessica suddenly shows up the unspoken but intrinsic class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray. “The Second Mother is a satisfying contradiction. It's a soap opera with a social conscience that casually mixes dramatic elements about serious class issues with a crowd-pleasing audience picture sensibility.” - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

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  • Time Out of Mind

    Time Out of Mind

    Shuffled into the unforgiving bureaucracy of a men’s shelter, George (Richard Gere in a soul-baring performance) seems destined to wind up as just another lost soul swallowed up by the system—until he meets a gregarious, down-and-out ex-jazzman (played by Broadway legend Ben Vereen) who inspires him to reconnect with his estranged daughter. Directed by Academy Award nominated writer/director Oren Moverman (The Messenger, Rampart). “… a small miracle of cinema.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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  • Coming Home (Gui Lai)

    Coming Home (Gui Lai)

    Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. When he is finally released from jail, he returns home only to find that his beloved wife has amnesia and no longer remembers him. A stranger alone in the heart of his broken family, Lu Yanshi determines to resurrect their past together and reawaken his wife’s memory. “Masterfully orchestrated by one of the world’s leading filmmakers, Coming Home is a touching, humanistic love story; a true work of greatness and inevitably one of the year’s best films.” – Chris Smith, Film Blerg

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  • World Stage Series / Massenet

    World Stage Series / Massenet's L'Histoire de Manon

    First performed in 1974 and celebrating its 40th anniversary, this production marks the farewell performance of Paris Opera Ballet Étoile Aurélie Dupont. Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan constructs his three-act ballet, L'Histoire de Manon, on a mosaic of extracts from Massenet, finding in the music the drama and romanticism necessary for this grand fresco in dance. In Paris, bourgeois society gorges itself on easy pleasures. Carried off in this whirlwind, Manon is unable to resist temptation and she drags down the faithful Des Grieux with her in her fall. aptured live from the Palais Garnier Opera House, Paris, May 18 2015 ”Musicality, elegance, acting talent… Aurélie Dupont is the best of the Paris Opera’s dance school.”. -Benjamin Millepied, Choreographer and Ballet Director

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  • Trash


    While picking through a Rio de Janeiro trash dump looking for the small treasures that will earn him a dollar or two to get through the day, young orphan Raphael discovers a wallet stuffed not just with cash, but some highly cryptic symbols. When a major unit of the police force descends upon his favela in search of the wallet, Raphael knows he’s chanced upon something big, and with the help of his buddies launches an adventure to unearth the secret that the powerful elite wishes to crush. Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours, The Reader) excels at creating fully-rounded heroes with pride and determination to follow their hearts. “Director Stephen Daldry rediscovers the upbeat oomph that powered his debut feature Billy Elliot… His tale of Rio street kids has grit, humor and outstanding performances from its young cast.” - Mark Kermode, The Guardian [UK]

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