2023 Feature Films

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Against All Enemies

Dir.  Charlie Sadoff | USA

Genres  Documentary
Runtime  106 min
Sponsored by Mary Riser

Saturday 1:30 PM at Library

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Against All Enemies goes deep inside the violent extremist movement in America, with members of the Proud Boys, 3 Percenters and never before seen footage of the Oath Keepers. These groups pose the greatest threat to the United States today.

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Anatomy of a Fall

Dir.  Justine Trier | France

Genres  Drama
Runtime  150 min
Sponsored by Gumbo Realty

*Subtitled

Saturday 4:30 PM at USABC

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Set in France, Anatomy of a Fall centers around the legal aftermath following the suspicious death of a husband and father after he fell off a balcony. The main suspect in Samuel’s death is his wife, Sandra, who is German. The only other person who could have witnessed anything is their young son, Daniel, who is blind.

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Driving Madeleine

Dir.   Christian Caron |  France

Genres  Drama
Runtime  91 min

*SUBTITLES

Saturday 10:30 AM at Coastal

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Two strangers, one day, all they do is talk, with occasional stops for a sandwich or ice cream. Both lives are changed. Less obviously, this is an encounter between old Paris and new Paris, and the way women’s lives have changed. Stars Line Renaud and Dany Boon.

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Golden Years

Dir.  Barbara Kulcsar | Switzerland

Genres  Comedy
Runtime  91 min

*SUBTITLES

Friday 10:00 AM at USABC

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Reminiscent of Bread And Tulips, Barbara Kulcsar directs the affectionate story of an elderly couple in search of happiness with humor and a light touch. Breakout hit at the Swiss box office, ranking as the most successful Swiss feature in years.

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Goliath

Dir.  Frederic Tellier | France/Belgium

Genres  Thriller
Runtime  121 min

*SUBTITLES

Saturday 3:00 PM at Coastal

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France, sports teacher by day, worker by night and activist; Patrick, obscure and lonely Parisian lawyer specializing in environmental law; and Mathias, lobbyist and man in a hurry, will see their destinies turned upside down and intertwined by the terrible act of a desperate farmer. Stars Gillles Lellouche, Emmanuelle Bercot .

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Invisible Beauty

Dir.   Bethann Hardison/Frédéric Tcheng | USA

Genres  Documentary
Runtime  115 min

Friday 10:30 AM at Library

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Tracing Bethann Hardison’s impact on fashion from the 1970’s-200’s, this is an absorbing record of the racial evolution of fashion and an original contemplation on the life of an unparalleled trailblazer and cultural maverick.

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La Syndicaliste

Dir.   Jean-Paul Salomé |  France/Germany

Genres  Thriller
Runtime  121 min
Sponsored by Claudia & Marshall Shoemaker

*SUBTITLES

Saturday 2:00 PM at USABC

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La syndicaliste (The Sitting Duck) is the true story of a whistleblower as much as it is the story of a woman in a world of men unaccustomed to seeing women risk whatever it takes to attack those at the top. Isabelle Huppert is mesmerizing as she embodies Maureen Kearney in this thriller.

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My Neighbor Adolf

Dir.   Leon Prudovsky | Israel/Poland/Columbia

Genres  Drama
Runtime  96 min

*SUBTITLES

Saturday 12:00 PM at USABC

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A Polish Holocaust survivor living in South America suspects that the belligerent German who’s just moved in next door could be none other than der Führer himself. How could that be? Hitler shot himself in his bunker at the end of the war. Or did he?

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My Sailor, My Love

Dir.   Klaus Haro |  Finland/Ireland/Belgium

Genres  Romance
Runtime  103 min

Friday 12:00 PM at USABC

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Beautifully nuanced performances underpin an interesting drama that evolves from late-life romance into study of family trauma across generations. A retired sea captain and his daughter must reassess their strained relationship after he begins a new romance with a widowed housekeeper.

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Never Too Late for Love

Dir.   Gianni Di Gregorio | Italy/France

Genres  Romantic Comedy
Runtime  97 min

*SUBTITLES

Friday 5:30 PM at Coastal

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Astolfo falls in love and struggles with feelings he thought belonged to the past. Encouraged by his loyal group, he makes a brave move and learns delightedly that it is never too late for love. A brilliant comedy that casts a tender and disenchanted eye over the loves, ailments and infinite annoyances of the third age. Stars Alberto Testone and Stefania Sandrelli.

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No Legs, All Heart

Dir.   Pablo Durana | USA

Genres  Documentary
Runtime  89 min
Sponsored by Nouna Schacher

Saturday 11:00 AM at Library

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The Race Across America (RAAM) is a grueling 12-day, 3,082-mile bike race from California to Maryland. Riders combat physical and mental breakdowns, severe sleep deprivation, harsh weather, and hallucinations. But André Kajlich aims to be the first double amputee to complete this arduous endeavor on an adapted bike that lets him pedal with his arms offering inspiration to pursue life’s passions despite the obstacles.

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Past Lives

Dir.   Celine Song | South Korea

Genres  Romance
Runtime  106 min

*SUBTITLES

Friday 10:30 AM at Coastal

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Two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrest apart after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea. Two decades later, they are reunited in New York for one fateful week as they confront notions of destiny, love, and the choices that make a life, in this heartrending modern romance.

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Revoir Paris

Dir.   Alice Winocour | France

Genres  Drama
Runtime  105 min
Sponsored by Rae Shetter

*SUBTITLES

Friday 4:00 PM at Library

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Three months after surviving a mass shooting at a Parisian bistro, Mia (Virginie Efira) is determined to reconstruct the sequence of events by bonding with fellow survivors, and piecing together their stories to rediscover her own.

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The Art of Eating: The Life of M.F.K. Fisher

Dir.   Gregory Mark Bezat |  USA

Genres  Documentary
Runtime  86 min
Sponsored by Cori & Lynn Yonge

Saturday 10:00 AM at USABC

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Described by Auden as “the best prose writer in America,”this doc is about the exciting life and lasting impact of the intrepid mid-century California food writer M.F.K. Fisher, who elevated cooking from a domestic chore to a critical study of life itself. Fisher, Jacques Pepin, Alice Waters.

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The Crime is Mine

Dir.   Francois Ozon | France

Genres  Comedy/Crime
Runtime  102 min

*SUBTITLES

Friday 3:30 PM at Coastal

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In 1930s Paris, a pretty, penniless and talentless actress, is accused of murdering a famous producer. Helped by her best friend Pauline, a young unemployed lawyer, she is acquitted on the grounds of self-defense. A new life of fame and success begins, until the truth comes out. Stars Isabelle Huppert, Fabrice Luchini.

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The Miracle Club

Dir.   Thaddeus O’Sullivan |  Ireland/UK

Genres  Comedy
Runtime  90 min
Sponsored by Frances Robinson

Friday 5:00 PM at USABC

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There’s just one dream for the women of Ballygar to taste freedom: to win a pilgrimage to the sacred French town of Lourdes. Stars Maggie Smith, Kathy Bates, Laura Linney.

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The Origin of Evil

Dir.   Sebastien Marnier |  France/Canada

Genres  Thriller
Runtime  120 min

*SUBTITLES

Saturday 12:30 PM at Coastal

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This Hitchcockian thriller is a pulpy, sinfully entertaining confection of family skeletons, duplicitous women, toxic masculinity, and an enormous inheritance… where everyone hides a burning secret or two and absolutely no one is be trusted. With Laure Calamy (Call My Agent).

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The Other Widow

Dir.   Maayan Rypp | Israel/France

Genres  Drama
Runtime  93 min

*SUBTITLES

Saturday 6:30 PM at Coastal

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A dark, comedic drama that perfectly encapsulates the feelings of unexpected joy followed quickly by disappointment. With an outstanding script, performances, and direction.

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The Road Dance

Dir.   Richie Adams | Scotland

Genres  Drama
Runtime  116 min

Friday 1:30 PM at Library

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As the threat of a world war looms, a young woman navigates life, love, and heartbreak in her remote village in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. As an inexplicable tragedy upends her life, she struggles to reclaim the innocence of her youth. Inspired by true events.

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The Stones and Brian Jones

Dir.   Nick Broomfield | UK

Genres  Documentary
Runtime  99 min

Thursday 6:00 PM at USABC

Sunday 10:30 AM at Library

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Nick Broomfield’s new ​documentary recounts the life and death o​f one of rock’s most tragic characters. Jones epitomized the 60’s and then he was gone. ​The film-maker and others who knew ​him talk about the roots of his recklessness in an emotionally arid childhood.

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Two Tickets to Greece

Dir.   Marc Fitoussi |  France/Greece

Genres  Comedy
Runtime  110 min
Sponsored by Corinne Ramming

*SUBTITLES

Friday 1:00 PM at Coastal

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The story of two middle-aged women who have not seen each other since their early teens and find themselves traveling together to the Greek Isles. Laure Calamy, Olivia Cote, Kristin Scott Thomas

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You Will Not Play Wagner

Dir.   Lilia Levitina | USA/Israel

Genres  Drama
Runtime  64 min

Friday 2:30 PM at USABC

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But, could Wagner’s music transcend the anti-Semitic views of its creator? When an Israeli conductor, announces he will play Wagner in the finals of the Esther Greenbaum International Conductors’ Competition, Esther, a Holocaust survivor, must face a moral dilemma: whether the trauma of the past justifies stifling the future of young talent. Thought provoking-compels us to think from a different perspective.