The Act of Killing
“I have not seen a film as powerful, surreal and frightening in at least a decade,” says legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog of this flabbergasting documentary in which notorious death-squad chiefs brazenly reenact heinous crimes they committed during the Indonesian genocide of the mid-1960s, when paramilitary forces murdered millions with B-movie panache.
After his wife’s death in a car accident, Roberto moves to Mexico City with his teenage daughter Alejandra. While father and daughter are inherently close, their repressed grief and lack of communication threatens to unhinge them when Ale becomes the victim of brutal bullying at school.
In the wake of the murder of Dr. George Tiller, only four late-term abortion providers remain in the United States. This thought provoking, sometimes troubling documentary examines the personal and ethical imperatives that drive these physicians to continue in the face of often dangerous legal and personal harassment.
Attractive, privileged stay-at-home mom Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) lives a seemingly idyllic life. But when she strikes up a peculiar friendship with a nubile young stripper in need of her help (Juno Temple), it causes a sensation among her fellow bored housewives and calls her own staid existence into question in this funny and moving portrayal of female midlife crisis.
An Afternoon with Harrison Ford
There are only a handful of actors fortunate enough to have an iconic character in their filmography; Harrison Ford has at least three – Han Solo, Indiana Jones, and Rick Deckard. Over the course of his nearly 50-year career, he’s played dreamy romantic leads, action-movie heroes, memorable supporting characters and the President of the United States.
The Artist and the Model
An aging painter (Jean Rochefort) and his wife (Claudia Cardinale) discover a beautiful, waiflike young woman wandering the streets whom they take in as his model in this story by 1994 Oscar winner Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque) about artists and their muses.
Before Sunrise (1995), but now Jesse and Céline (Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy) are approaching middle age and facing questions of commitment, family and, as ever, the staying power of love in this rare sequel that stands on its own as a mature observation of love’s pleasures and discontents.
Before You Know It
Before You Know It explores the fascinating, but until now, rarely seen world of aging gay men. This provocative, poignant and life-affirming documentary details the lives of three different and remarkable individuals, the joys and hardships they experience, relative to the difficulties of aging and being overlooked and also the support and uplift they find in their particular communities.