Monday, February 22, 2016

Sat., Feb. 27 at 7 PM: Mustang - Oscar Nominee

Join us at the Strand for the third of our Oscar nominees:


Directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Starring Dogba Doguslu, Elit Iscan, Gunes Sensoy, Ilayda Akdogan, Tugba Sunguroglu
Theatrical Release date November 20, 2015
Run time 94 min

Early summer in a village in Northern Turkey. Five free-spirited teenaged sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Though their games are merely innocent fun, a neighbor passes by and reports what she considers to be illicit behavior to the girls’ family.  The family overreacts, removing all “instruments of corruption,” like cell phones and computers, and essentially imprisoning the girls, subjecting them to endless lessons in housework in preparation for them to become brides.  As the eldest sisters are married off, the younger ones bond together to avoid the same fate.  The fierce love between them empowers them to rebel and chase a future where they can determine their own lives in Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s debut, a powerful portrait of female empowerment.
Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film - 2016 Academy Awards
Official Selection – Cannes Film Festival 2015 Directors' Fortnight
Special Presentation – Toronto International Film Festival 2015
Winner – Heart of Sarajevo Award, Sarajevo Film Festival 2015
Winner – Europa Cinemas Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2015
Winner – Audience Award, Chicago International Film Festival 2015
Winner – Best First Film Award, Philadelphia Film Festival 2015

Advance discount tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse


  1. I have seen this movie. It is based on a nicely narrated story and you won't feel bore for a single second. But I had no idea about it's oscar nomination. Well, congratulations to the whole team for this achievement. The event must be a great one. Good to see this post. Party rentals Orlando, FL.