Opens March 8th at the Regent Square Theater
ER doctor Rike (Susanne Wolff) embarks on a one-woman solo sailing trip to Ascension Island in the Atlantic. When Rike comes across a sinking ship of refugees, she is quickly torn out of her contented and idealized world and must make a momentous decision. Aptly named after the mythological river that separates the living from the dead, STYX is an astute modern day parable of Western indifference in the face of marginalized suffering. Carrying practically the entire film, Wolff is riveting as a woman pushed to her physical, psychological and moral limits.Read more
Opens March 15th at the Regent Square Theater
From director Gaspar Noé (Irreversible; Enter the Void; Love) comes a hypnotic, hallucinatory, and ultimately hair-raising depiction of a party that descends into delirium over the course of one wintry night. In Climax, a troupe of young dancers gathers in a remote and empty school building to rehearse. Following an unforgettable opening performance lit by virtuoso cinematographer Benoît Debie (Spring Breakers; Enter the Void) and shot by Noé himself, the troupe begins an all-night celebration that turns nightmarish as the dancers discover they've been pounding cups of sangria laced with potent LSD. Tracking their journey from jubilation to chaos and full-fledged anarchy, Noé observes crushes, rivalries, and violence amid a collective psychedelic meltdown. Starring Sofia Boutella (Atomic Blonde) and a cast of professional dancers, Climax is Noé's most brazen and visionary statement yet.
95 Minutes / Rated R for disturbing content involving a combination of drug use, violent behavior and strong sexuality, and for language and some graphic nudity / Drama, Horror directed by Gaspar Noé / Starring Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub / 2018 France | Belgium | USA | Switzerland | Monaco Language: French | EnglishRead more
Opens March 15th at the Harris Theater
As a boy in Jamaica, D witnessed his brother being shot dead as he was trying to make peace between hostile gangs with the help of a mega dancehall sound system. Ten years have passed since then. It’s 1983 and D works as a drug courier and dealer in London, where his girlfriend Yvonne is now living with their child. Still bent on avenging his brother’s death, this is where he picks up the killer’s trail.
Jamaican immigrants have been shaping London’s street life and atmosphere for decades; Jamaican music dominated the city’s music scene in the eighties. Versatile British actor Idris Elba has adapted Victor Headley’s hit novel for his directorial debut in which he brings the atmosphere of this era strikingly to life. Jamaican Creole, or Patois, dancehall and reggae form the soundtrack of this epic story of revenge set in a community that is fighting for its rights, and whose propensity for violence is growing proportionally to the protagonist’s sense of despair.
101 minutes / Rated NR Strong language, violence / Crime, Drama directed by Idris Elba / Starring Antwayne Eccleston, Fraser James, Aml Ameen / 2018 UK
Opens March 22nd at the Regent Square Theater
From the Oscar-nominated team behind the genre-defying EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, comes an equally audacious saga centered on the Wayúu indigenous people during a crucial period in recent Colombian history. Torn between his desire to become a powerful man and his duty to uphold his culture's values, Rapayet (José Acosta) enters the drug trafficking business in the 1970s and finds quick success despite his tribe's matriarch Ursula's (Carmiña Martínez) disapproval. Ignoring ancient omens, Rapayet and his family get caught up in a conflict where honor is the highest currency and debts are paid with blood.
Co-directors Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra have created a sprawling epic about the erosion of tradition in pursuit of material wealth. BIRDS OF PASSAGE is a visually striking exploration of loyalty, greed, and the voracious nature of change.
125 minutes / Rated NR / Drama directed by Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego / Starring Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta, Natalia Reyes 2018 Colombia | Denmark | MexicoLanguage: Wayuu | Spanish | English
Opens March 22nd at the Harris Theater
The hunt for a killer draws a detective into an even larger mystery: the nature of the universe itself. Mike Hoolihan (Patricia Clarkson) is an unconventional New Orleans cop investigating the murder of renowned astrophysicist Jennifer Rockwell (Mamie Gummer), a black hole expert found shot to death in her observatory. As Mike tumbles down the rabbit hole of the disturbing, labyrinthine case, she finds herself grappling with increasingly existential questions of quantum mechanics, parallel universes, and exploding stars—cosmic secrets that may hold the key to unraveling the crime, while throwing into doubt her very understanding of reality. Awash in dreamlike, neo-noir atmosphere, this one-of-a-kind thriller is both a tantalizing whodunnit and a rich, metaphysical mind-bender.
109 minutes / Not Rated / Mystery directed by Carol Morley / Starring Mamie Gummer, Patricia Clarkson, James Caan / 2018 USA | UKRead more