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  • The Club

    February - The Club

    In a secluded house in a seaside town live four unrelated men and the woman who tends to their needs. All former priests, they have been sent to this exile, devoid of all temptation, to purge the sins of their pasts. Their fragile stability is disrupted by the arrival of an emissary from the Vatican who seeks to understand the effects of their isolation. The Club is acclaimed director Pablo Larraín’s taut, blackly comic commentary on individual responsibility, organized religion and the combustible combination of the two. “The tart, smart and consistently surprising blend of ultra-serious material and darkly comic execution looks set to catapult director and co-writer Larraín – whose three previous films addressed the impact on Chile of dictator Augusto Pinochet - into the front rank of international arthouse filmmakers. Larraín's follow-up to the Oscar-nominated NO is a fascinating black comedy.” - Neil Young, Indiewire

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  • Spotlight (Subtitulada en español)

    February - Spotlight (Subtitulada en español)

    A group of Boston Globe reporters uncovers a shocking cover-up that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions: the Catholic Church. When the tenacious team of reporters delve into allegations of child-abuse in the church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. “Inspiring stuff, the stuff of Hollywood all the way back to Frank Capra and before: a story of scrappy underdogs, determined to get to the truth, and toppling the mighty in the process.” - Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

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  • Giuseppe Verdi

    February - Giuseppe Verdi's I Due Foscari

    Jacopo, the son of the Doge Francesco Foscari, has been accused of murder and banished from Venice. Homesick, he writes to the Duke of Milan and asks him to intercede with the City Council. The letter is intercepted, and Jacopo is brought back to Venice for further investigation. I due Foscari was Verdi’s sixth opera and is based on Lord Byron’s play The Two Foscari. Rich in intrigue, the plot tells of the final days of the famous Venetian doge, Francesco Foscari, and his illegal overthrow in 1457. The opera was first performed at the Teatro Argentina in Rome in November 1844. Leo Nucci is a renowned Italian operatic baritone, who has enjoyed a very successful career, particularly in the repertoire of Giuseppe Verdi. He has performed the role of Rigoletto more than 400 times.

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  • The Clan

    February - The Clan

    The new film from Argentine auteur Pablo Trapero (Crane World, White Elephant) recounts the astonishing true story of a seemingly normal middle-class family that trafficked in the kidnapping, ransoming and murder of the wealthy. “A fascinating and disturbing thriller.” - Jo-Ann Titmarsh , HeyUGuys

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  • Viva

    April - Viva

    Jesus does make up for a troupe of drag performers in Havana, but dreams of being a performer. When he finally gets his chance to be on stage, a stranger emerges from the crowd and punches him in the face. The stranger is his father Angel, a former boxer, who has been absent from his life for 15 years. As father and son clash over their opposing expectations of each other, Viva becomes a love story as the men struggle to understand one another and become a family again.

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