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INFINITELY POLAR BEAR United States. 2015. Directed by Maya Forbes. (90 mins.) Rated R.
Based on the childhood of writer/director Maya Forbes and her sister China, lead singer of Pink Martini, INFINITELY POLAR BEAR is ultimately a poignant, feel-good drama about resilience, family and forgiveness.
Based on a true story, INFINITELY POLAR BEAR is a funny and moving portrait of the many unexpected ways in which parents and children save one another. The year is 1978, and Cam Stuart (Mark Ruffalo), black sheep of an old New England family, is fresh off a manic-depressive breakdown that landed him in a mental hospital. His exuberant attempts to win back the affections of his estranged wife Maggie and their two young, spirited daughters fall flat until they decide that he should move into their cramped Cambridge apartment while Maggie pursues a business degree in New York. Through trial and a lot of error, Cam begins to carve out a path with his precocious kids, hoping to fit back into their lives. It is a beautiful, sparkling and sensitive family portrait.
A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY United States. 2015. Directed by Kief Davidson, Daniel Junge. (95 mins.) Rated G.
A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY is a jaw-dropping journey into the imaginations and creations of LEGO builders around the world!
Oscar winning Director Daniel Junge and Oscar Nominated Director Kief Davidson take us on a jubilant journey through the world of LEGO like we've never seen before. They explore the little brick that has captured imaginations for generations and look at the fundamental question: is it a toy or something more? A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY delves into the extraordinary impact of the LEGO brick and the innovative, inventive uses for it that have sprung up all over the world. The narrative takes us through art galleries full of LEGO creations, introduces us to Master Builders designing and creating life-sized LEGO models as well as those who employ LEGO bricks to create their own films, leads us into the world of LEGO therapy and brings us along to meet Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOLS), each with amazing, awe-inspiring stories to tell. This fascinating, fun documentary explores the essential nature of human creativity and the ways we seek to build and understand our world.
THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS T.S. SPIVET United States/France. 2015. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. (105 mins.) Rated PG.
Innocence and intelligence animate the visually compelling THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS T.S. SPIVET, a dazzling tale of a wandering, wondrous star!
Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (AMELIE, DELICATESSEN) has charmed us again and again with his strikingly imaginative films, and his latest whimsical gem delivers just as much magic and charisma. Ten-year-old cartographer T.S. Spivet lives on a remote ranch in Montana with his cowboy father, scientist mother and siblings Gracie and Layton. A gifted child with an unwavering passion for science, T.S. has crafted an invention that has won him an award from the Smithsonian Institute in Washington. Unbeknownst to his family, the bright, beaming boy hatches a plan to hop a freight train to make his way across the country and claim his prize. Swirling and swimming in the romanticism of childhood, THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS T.S. SPIVET is a playful tale of adventure and intrigue for the whole family!
THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT OF THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED Sweden/Russia/UK/France/Spain. 2015. Directed by Felix Herngren. (114 mins.) Rated R. in English and in Swedish, German, French, Russian & Spanish with English subtitles
THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT OF THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED is a zany, droll and absurdist comic fable!
An irresistible and wonderfully quirky comedy that is both dark and life-affirming by turns, this adaptation of Jonas Jonasson's international best-seller has been likened to a cross between FORREST GUMP and ZELIG for the way in which its kooky centenarian is inextricably linked to key events in the 20th century. As Allan's 100th birthday approaches, the energetic, charismatic fellow decides that life in his retirement home is just too darn boring, and so he just up and leaves. The odd and astonishing adventure that follows, involving elephants, explosives, motorcycle gangs and the invention of the atomic bomb, as well as encounters with Stalin, Franco, Truman and Reagan, makes for one of the most eccentric and memorable films to come down the pike in years.
AMY UK. 2015. Directed by Asif Kapadia. (128 mins.) Rated R.
AMY is a devastatingly mesmerizing and illuminating look into the life of talented musician Amy Winehouse!
With a sultry voice often described as a combination of Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan, Amy Winehouse was a pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense who wrote and sang from the depths of her soul. Despite having just two albums to her name, she is one of the biggest music icons in British history. Tragically, Amy's troubled relationships and a precarious lifestyle garnered relentless media attention and we all became witness to the spiraling chaos and disarray that led to her death in July of 2011. Featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks, AMY is a brilliant and compassionate tribute to a once-in-a-generation talent.
ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL United States. 2015. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. (104 mins.) Rated PG-13.
The funny and bruising Sundance sensation, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is a brilliant, precocious, fresh take on friendship!
Greg Gaines is an awkward, movie-obsessed misfit determined to coast through his senior year of high school as anonymously as possible. Avoiding social interactions like the plague, Greg spends most of his time putting his own wacky DIY twist on cinematic classics with his only friend, Earl. When Greg's well-meaning mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a classmate who's been diagnosed with leukemia, Greg reluctantly concedes but discovers a kindred spirit in this irreverent young woman. Bristling with wit from a clever screenplay, director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's emotionally resonant take on the boy-meets-girl romantic comedy is a poignant coming-of-age tale peppered with hilarious graphics and enchanting performances from its mostly young cast. The toast of this year's Sundance Festival, where it won both Grand Jury and Audience Awards, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL will tickle your funny bone and tug at your heart.
I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS United States. 2015. Directed by Brett Haley. (92 mins.) Rated PG-13.
I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS is an emotionally rich and endearing drama that conveys the sunshine and shadows of new romance!
The authenticity and honesty coursing through every scene of I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS perfectly echoes the characters' no-nonsense attitudes. Blythe Danner plays Carol, a retired schoolteacher and longtime widow in her 70s who enjoys her tranquil, relaxing routine. When circumstances create a situation that draws new emotional experiences and excitement into her world, her three loyal girlfriends (June Squibb, Rhea Perlman and Mary Kay Place) exuberantly encourage her to embrace love, adventure and a spark of magic she thought was lost to her past. The understated beauty and grace of living life out loud at any age is a wonder to behold!Also starring Sam Elliott!
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