Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Best Foreign Language Film nominee: Shoplifters at th Strand

Saturday, February 16 at 7 PM
Shoplifters 


 
Oscar nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

Shoplifters was directed by Kore-Eda and won the big prize at the 2018
Cannes Film Festival.

On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by
fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft and playful grifting. When the
young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-
the-radar existence and test their quietly radical belief that it is love-not
blood-that defines a family.

“beautifully felt family drama,” -  Manohla Dargis, The NYTimes

“It's impossible to experience the deep-seated compassion of this film and
not be moved to tears.” Peter Travers. Rolling Stone

“Watching “Shoplifters” is understanding the pervasive power of love” -
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

“The deeply flawed heroes of Shoplifters may not always be right, but
they’re not wrong either.” Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
 
$6 Advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse • 8 at the door.
Strand Theatre • 717 Clay Street 
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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts 
Live Action: Sat. Feb. 9 at 7 PM 
Animated: Sun., Feb. 10 at 5 PM 


It's time to crank things back up at the Strand for 2019, and since it's Oscar season, we start with a month of Oscar nominees... 
First we have a weekend of nominated shorts: 
If you come to either of these programs you are guaranteed to see an Oscar winner. 
Live Action Nominees 
 (Saturday / 7PM) 
Detainment 
IRELAND/30 MINS/2018 
Director 
Vincent Lambe 
Synopsis 
Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993 and continues to incite public outrage across the UK today. 


Fauve 
CANADA/16 MINS/2018 
Director 
Jeremy Comte 
Synopsis 
Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer... 


Marguerite 
CANADA/19 MINS/2017 
Director 
Marianne Farley 
Synopsis 
An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past. 


Madre (Mother) 
SPAIN/19 MINS/2017 
Director 
Rodrigo Sorogoyen 
Synopsis 
A single mother receives a call from her seven-year-old son who is on vacation with his father in the French Basque Country. At first the call is a cause for joy, but soon it becomes a horrible nightmare when the child tells her that he is alone and cannot find his father who left a while ago. 


Skin 
USA/20 MINS/2018 
Director 
Guy Nattiv 
Synopsis 
A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash. 

Advance tickets at Highway 61 Coffeehouse: $6 
At the door: $8 
Animated Nominees: 
 (Sunday / 5PM) 
Animal Behaviour 
CANADA/14 MINS/2018 
Director 
Alison Snowden and David Fine 
Synopsis 
Dealing with what comes naturally isn't easy, especially for animals. In 'Animal Behaviour', five animals meet regularly to discuss their  inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist. 


Bao 
USA/8 MINS/2018 
Director 
Domee Shi 
Synopsis 
An aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy.  


Late Afternoon 
IRELAND/10 MINS/2017 
Director 
Louise Bagnall 
Synopsis 
Emily is an elderly woman who lives between two states, the past and the present. She journeys into an inner world, reliving moments from her life. She searches for a connection within her vivid, but fragmented memories. 


One Small Step 
USA & CHINA/8 MINS/2018 
Director 
Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas 
Synopsis 
Luna is a vibrant young Chinese American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut. From the day she witnesses a rocket launching into space on TV, Luna is driven to reach for the stars. As Luna grows up, she enters college, facing adversity of all kinds in pursuit of her dreams. 


Weekends 
USA/15 MINS/2017 
Director 
Trevor Jimenez 
Synopsis 
Weekends' is the story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand-animated film set in 1980's Toronto 

Advance tickets at Highway 61 Coffeehouse: $6 
At the door: $8 

  
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