USA, 2011, 92 min, Drama/ Sci-Fi
Directed by Mike Cahill
Starring William Mapother, Brit Marling, Matthew-Lee Erlbach, DJ Flava, Meggan Lennon, AJ Diana
On the night of the discovery of a duplicate planet in the solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident. Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling) is a high school student who has been recently accepted to MIT. She gets drunk celebrating with friends and drives home. Listening to a radio story about an approaching planet, she looks out her car window up to the stars. While drunk and distracted, she slams her car through a stopped car at an intersection, killing John Burroughs' (William Mapother) wife and son. John survives. Rhoda is a minor, so John does not know who killed his wife and son.
USA, 2011, 100 min, Drama
Directed by Tony Kaye
Starring Adrien Brody, Marcia Gay Harden, James Caan, Christina Hendricks, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner, Tim Blake Nelson, Bryan Cranston, William Petersen
Detachment is a chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of a substitute teacher named Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long enough to form any semblance of sentient attachment. A perfect profession for one seeking to hide out in the open. One day Henry arrives at his next assignment. Upon his entry into this particular school, a secret world of emotion is awakened within him by three women.
USA, 2010, 122 min, Drama
Directed by Robert Redford
Starring James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline, Evan Rachel Wood, Tom Wilkinson, Justin Long, Danny Huston, Alexis Bledel, Toby Kebbell
A riveting thriller, THE CONSPIRATOR tells the powerful story of a woman who would do anything to protect her family, and the man who risked everything to save her. In the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt (Wright) owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth (Toby Kebbell) and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks.
USA, 2010, 106 min., Documentary
Directed by: Asif Kapadia
Starring Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams, Ron Dennis, Michael Schumacher, Rubens Barrichello, Damon Hill, Bernie Ecclestone
The story of the monumental life and tragic death of legendary Brazilian motor-racing Champion, Ayrton Senna. Spanning the decade from his arrival in Formula One in the mid 80's, the film follows Senna's struggles both on track against his nemesis, French World Champion Alain Prost, and off it, against the politics which infest the sport. Sublime, spiritual yet, on occasion, ruthless - Senna conquers and transcends Formula One to become a global superstar. Privately, he is humble, almost shy, and fiercely patriotic, donating millions to his native Brasil and contemplating a life beyond motor-racing.
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