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Human Capital

Wednesday, January 28 at 7:00 pm
Landmark Cinemas 6 Jackson Square

Director: Paolo Virzi
Country: Italy | 2014
Language: Italian with English Subtitles
Genre: Thriller
Runtime: 111 min
Rating: 14A


Italy’s Official Submission for Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards 2015
Winner, Best Actress, 2014 Tribecca Film Festival

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Community Partner - Cinema Insieme

Human Capital begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-to-do Bernaschi family, privileged and detached, will intertwine with the Ossolas, struggling to keep their comfortable middle-class life, in ways neither could have expected. Dino Ossola (Fabrizio Bentivoglio), in dire financial straits, anticipates the birth of twins with his second wife (Valeria Golino). Meanwhile, Dino's teenage daughter's relationship with hedge-fund manager Giovanni Bernaschi's playboy son complicates an already tricky social dance of status, money and ambition. Paolo Virzi's taut character study deconstructs the typical linear narrative, observing transformative events from each character's perspective. The result is a nuanced account of desire, greed and the value of human life in an age of rampant capitalism and financial manipulation.

 


Monsoon

Wednesday, February 11 at 7:00 pm
Landmark Cinemas 6 Jackson Square

Director: Sturla Gunnarsson
Country: Canada | 2014
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 108 min
Rating: PG

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Community Partner - South Asian Heritage Association

Monsoon is a feature documentary from multiple award-winning filmmaker Sturla Gunnarsson. Filmed over the course of India's 2013 monsoon season in ultra-high definition 4K, the filmmakers chased the monsoon on its annual journey from the southern state of Kerala, where it first makes landfall, to India's northeastern state of Meghalaya ('Place of the Clouds), where the clouds go to die. Along the way, they meet a remarkable group of individuals whose lives are in different ways entwined with the phenomenon that some call 'the soul of India'.


Tokyo Story

Sunday, February 22 at 4:00 pm
Landmark Cinemas 6 Jackson Square

Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Country: Japan | 1953
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 136 min
Rating: PG

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Community Partner - Japan Foundation

Named ‘Greatest Film of All Time’ in the British Film Institute 2012 poll of film directors. Tokyo Story is a profoundly stirring evocation of elemental humanity and universal heartbreak and the crowning achievement of the unparalleled Yasujiro Ozu. The film, which follows an aging couple’s journey to visit their grown children in bustling postwar Tokyo, surveys the rich and complex world of family life with the director’s customary delicacy and incisive perspective on social mores. Featuring lovely performances from Ozu regulars Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara, Tokyo Story plumbs and deepens the director’s recurring theme of generational conflict, creating what is without question one of cinema’s mightiest masterpieces.


Two Days, One Night

Wednesday, February 25 at 7:00 pm
Landmark Cinemas 6 Jackson Square

Director: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Country: Belgium | 2014
Language: French with English Subtitles
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 95 min
Rating: 14A

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Belgium’s 2015 Academy Award submission for Best Foreign Language Film

Nominated for Best Actress at the upcoming 2015 Academy Awards!

A working class mother (Marion Cotillard) fights to hold onto her job, in the new film from master filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. Sandra, a young Belgian mother, discovers that her workmates have opted for a significant pay bonus, in exchange for her dismissal. She has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job.

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