Emerging Cinemas New Title Update 7/26


“**** An Amazing Film. It is deep, rich, human.”
— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

“It’s impossible not to succumb to the operatic sweep. Visually stunning”
— Melissa Anderson, Village Voice

I AM LOVE
A film by Luca Guadagnino
Starring Tilda Swinton
R, 120min. Italy. (Italian & Russian w/ English subtitles)
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures Official Site

I AM LOVE tells the story of the wealthy Recchi family, whose lives are undergoing sweeping changes when the family patriarch surprises everyone by turning over his massive industrial company to his son Tancredi and his grandson Edo. But Edo dreams of opening a restaurant with his friend Antonio, a handsome and talented chef. At the heart of the family is Tancredi’s wife Emma (Tilda Swinton), a Russian immigrant who has adopted the culture of Milan. An adoring and attentive mother, Emma’s existence is shocked to the core when she falls quickly and deeply in love with Edo’s friend Antonio, and embarks on a passionate love affair that will change her family forever.


“This is the kind of movie you want to talk about afterward.”
— Rober Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

“Orlando provides exciting, wonderfully witty entertainment with glorious settings and costumes… Swinton is extraordinary as the eponymous Orlando”
— Variety

ORLANDO
A film by Sally Potter, based on Virginia Woolf’s novel.
Starring Tilda Swinton and Billy Zane.
Originally released in 1992.
PG-13, 93min. UK. English.
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics Official Site

For this first time in 17 years, Sally Potter’s classic ORLANDO can be seen on the big screen in a newly digitally re-mastered version. Originally released in 1992, the film garnered more than thirty international awards, including two Oscar nominations and Best Young Film in the European Film Awards. It was one of Tilda Swinton’s earliest and most acclaimed performances.

ORLANDO is the story of a journey through time, of someone who lives for four hundred years, first as a man, then as a woman.


Alternately hilarious and tragic, outrageous and poignant, LIFE DURING WARTIME is an audacious comedy with unexpected resonance.

“A pitch-perfect cast… one of the year’s best films.”
— Richard Corliss, Time

“In revisiting his darkly comic 1998 ensembler “Happiness,” Todd Solondz may have made his best film with Life During Wartime.”
— Todd McCarthy, Variety

LIFE DURING WARTIME
A film by Todd Solondz
Starring Allison Janney, Charlotte Rampling, Paris Hilton, Paul Reubens, Ciaran Hinds, Shirley Henderson, Renee Taylor, and Michael Lerner
NR, 97 Minutes, USA
Distributor: IFC Films Official Site

In writer/director Todd Solondz’s part sequel/part variation on his acclaimed film HAPPINESS, three sisters and the people they love struggle to find their places in an unpredictable and volatile world where the past haunts the present and imperils the future. The question of forgiveness and its limits threads throughout a series of intersecting love stories, offering clarity and, perhaps, alternatives to the comforts of forgetting. Ten years have passed since a series of shocking and catastrophic revelations shattered the world of the Jordan family. Now, ghosts circle and loom, trouble and console as sisters Joy (Shirley Henderson), Trish (Allison Janney), and Helen (Ally Sheedy) are each embroiled in their own unique dilemmas. As these characters and storylines dovetail, expand and collide, they create an emotionally resonant portrait of prisoners of love and life.


Winner of 7 ARIELs (Mexico Academy Awards)

NORA’S WILL
A film by Mariana Chenillo
NR, 90min; Mexico. (Spanish w/ English subtitles)
Distributor: Menemsha Films Official Site

Nora had a plan. It would bring her ex-husband, Jose, and the rest of their family together for a magnificent Passover feast. But there is a flaw in her plan- a mysterious photograph from the past, hidden under the bed, which leads Jose to reexamine their relationship and rediscover their undying love for each other.

“Though custom-made for Jewish fests worldwide, NORA has amply demonstrated its crossover credentials with a string of awards in Miami, Morelia and Moscow, and should easily transfer to Stateside arthouses.” — Jay Weissberg, Variety


“”The cast is uniformly appealing in out-of-left-field ways” — Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News

“The film succeeds stylistically where most fall flat in its presentation of the play-within-the-film.”
— Ronnie Scheib, Variety

MULTIPLE SARCASMS
A film by Brooks Branch
Starring Timothy Hutton, Mira Sorvino, Dana Delaney,
Mario Van Peebles, & Stockard Channning.
R, 97min. USA. (English) Official Site

“A smart and sophisticated drama-comedy by first-time writer-director Brooks Branch”
— Tom Keogh, The Seattle Times

It’s New York, 1979. Gabriel Richmond is a talented architect with a seemingly rich life as he has a caring wife, loving daughter and life long friends. Yet, he spends most days in the movie theater, hiding out from work, escaping into a fictional world where he can more readily relate to the made up characters. When fiction shines a mirror on his own life, an inspired Gabriel begins writing a play not-so-loosely based on his reality, examining all of the relationships that make his life what it is.


“One of the funniest documentaries ever made!”
— Michael Moore

“An intriguing meditation on character, celebrity, and the filmmaking process itself.”
— The New Yorker

WINNEBAGO MAN
A film by Ben Steinbauer
NR, 87min, English
Distributor: Kino Lorber Official Site

“Ridiculously entertaining…Viewing with a crowd is highly recommended!” — Filmcritic.com

Jack Rebney is the most famous man you’ve never heard of — an RV salesman whose hilarious, foul-mouthed outbursts circulated underground on VHS tapes in the 90s before turning into a full-blown Internet phenomenon in 2005. Today, the “Winnebago Man” has been seen by more than 20 million people worldwide, and is regarded as one of the first and funniest viral videos. Filmmaker Ben Steinbauer goes in search of Rebney — and finds him living alone on a mountain top, unaware of his fame. WINNEBAGO MAN is a laugh-out-loud look at viral culture and an unexpectedly poignant tale of one man’s response to unintended celebrity.


“Lisbeth is as compelling as any movie character in recent memory.” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE
A film by Daniel Alfredson
R, 129min, Swedish w/English Subtitles
Distributor: Music Box Films Official Site

“The girl is still hot, no getting around it.”
— Tom Long, Detroit News

In THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE – the second installment in the best-selling “Millennium” trilogy following THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO* – Mikael Blomkvist is about to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society. On the eve of publication, the two investigating reporters are murdered and the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to Lisbeth Salander.


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