MDC's Tower Theater

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  • The Farewell Party (Mita Tova)

    The Farewell Party (Mita Tova)

    The Farewell Party is a unique, compassionate and unlikely funny story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of the machine begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with a life or death dilemma. “There’s an infectious joy to how the actors handle the morbid humor here, and it is never mean-spirited.” -Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com | full review

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  • Escobar: Paradise Lost

    Escobar: Paradise Lost

    Young Irish surfer Nick (Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games) thinks all his dreams have come true when he goes to visit his brother in Colombia. Against an idyllic backdrop of blue lagoons and white beaches he falls madly in love with a beautiful Colombian girl called Maria. It all seems perfect until he meets her uncle, one Pablo Escobar (Oscar Winner Benicio del Toro, Traffic, Inherent Vice). “It’s an impressive debut, an ambitious project pulled off with confidence.” -Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

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  • Little Death

    Little Death

    Beginning July 5. The Little Death, featuring an ensemble of breakthrough talent, is both an edgy sex comedy and a warm-hearted depiction of the secret lives of five suburban couples living in Sydney. Australian writer-director Josh Lawson Lawson's searing and sometimes shocking screenplay weaves together a story that explores a range of sexual fetishes. An audience award winning film in several film festivals. “An uproariously funny and honest sex comedy, The Little Death is an absolute laugh riot.” -Liam Dunn, We Got This Covered

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  • Testament of Youth

    Testament of Youth

    In 1914, Vera (Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, from Ex-Machina and A Royal Affair) overcomes the restraints on women of the time to become a student at Somerville College, Oxford. When WWI breaks out, her brother and her fiancé are sent to serve at the front lines. Vera leaves college to join the Voluntary Aid Detachment as a nurse tending the wounded in London, Malta and France. A searing story of love based on the classic bestselling memoir by Vera Brittain. “From first to last, Testament of Youth sweeps you away. Unapologetically emotional and impeccably made in the classic manner, it tells the kind of potent, many-sided story whose unforeseen complexities can come only courtesy of a life that lived them all.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

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  • Cinema Italia: Mine vaganti (Loose Cannons)

    Cinema Italia: Mine vaganti (Loose Cannons)

    Beginning July 3. Loose Cannons, a heartwarming comedy about family, business and coming out. Tommaso visits his family in Southern Italy, planning to announce his new plans to be a writer rather than take over the family’s pasta-making business – as well as tell his family that he’s gay. “It's bright and smart and ultimately surprisingly moving.” -Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall

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  • Little England (Mikra Anglia)

    Little England (Mikra Anglia)

    Beginning July 5. Young Orsa is passionately in love with sailor Spyros, a secret she dares not reveal to anyone, least of all her domineering mother Mina. Her sister, Moscha, is determined to leave Andros and escape the woman's fate on the island: marrying sailors, who are constantly absent due to their duties. Mina, herself the wife of a captain who prefers the ocean over his home, constantly ponders the reward for a life of marital faithfulness and inadvertently attempts to pass her logic onto her daughters to protect them from the heartache of marrying seafarers. Set during the 1930's and 40's on the picturesque Greek island of Andros, Little England won a boatload of prizes at the Greek Film Awards and was a hit at the local box office. “A woman's picture in the most positive sense of the word, this [is a] handsomely mounted and impeccably acted film.” - Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter

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  • 10,000 KM

    10,000 KM

    Beginning July 10. Alexandra and Sergi live in a tiny Barcelona apartment. They've decided to have a baby, but find their plans dashed when Alexandra receives an offer for an artistic residency in Los Angeles, USA. One year apart, with a continent between them, Alex and Sergi must rely on virtual communication to keep the flame of their relationship alive. “Skillful as Marques-Marcet's aesthetic choices are, they wouldn't be half as effective without two such well-matched performances.” -Justin Chang, Variety

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  • World Stages Series: Il Trovatore With Netrebko And Domingo

    World Stages Series: Il Trovatore With Netrebko And Domingo

    Only two presentations: Sun 7/5, 1:15 PM; Mon 7/6, 7:00 PM This musical feast from Berlin State’s State Opera stars Anna Netrebko and Plácido Domingo in debut roles at the head of an impressive ensemble directed by Daniel Barenboim. Netrebko, “in devastating form” (The Times), draws a compelling and immediate portrait of Leonora from beginning to end. Plácido Domingo, once the most-sought-after Manrico of his generation, stars for the first time as Conte di Luna, radiating the “Domingo warmth of past times” with “his magical stage presence that ennobles every evening of opera” (Die Welt). Daniel Barenboim’s debut in conducting this work is “positively sensational” (Berliner Zeitung), “creatinng wonderful moments of soft tone … and revealing a constantly fascinating Verdi” (Süddeutsche Zeitung). “A glamorous display and virtuosic stylistic mix for this staging with Philipp Stölzl’s signature...” – Le Monde

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