From Chicago’s Southwest side to Hollywood’s A-list, the undeniably loveable John C. Reilly joins us for a talk about his life and work. The Oscar® and Tony® nominated actor best known for a range of character types in films like Magnolia, Gangs of New York, The Thin Red Line and, now, in Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin (p. 41), began his acting career on stage with Chicago’s renowned Steppenwolf Theater Company and the Organic Theater. Help us welcome home one of the rising stars of the big screen.
This lyrical portrait of life in small town Virginia finds a single mother struggling to keep it together, working as a housekeeper and looking for love. Meanwhile, her two adolescent sons explore their own sexuality in the sweltering, stagnant days of summer. This debut family drama presents an intimate study of the emotional landscape of rural America.
A man tries to pick up a woman at an indoor playground. The woman isn’t interested, but the reason is unclear … a slice of black humor penned by Neil LaBute and starring Wes Bentley and Sarah Paulson.
If there was ever a case for designating a person a National Treasure, Winfred Rembert is that person. Though he lived through segregation and the civil rights era in the Deep South, Rembert didn’t begin his life as an artist until the 1990s. Working on cured leather canvases that are later painted, Rembert depicts a personalized form of US history that you can’t find in books, or anywhere else for that matter.
A six-year-old in Germany confronts and questions the nature of self-identity after learning of his Turkish grandfather’s journey as a guest worker in the 1960s.The discussion leads the whole family to travel to their original home in Turkey, a trip that will prove surprising in more ways than one. This delightful comedy shows that your identity is not determined by where you live or where your parents come from, but rather what you feel inside.
German with subtitles, 101 min
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