SWORD OF TRUST

Couple Cynthia and Mary show up to collect Cynthia’s inheritance from her deceased grandfather, and find the only item she’s received is an antique sword that her grandfather believed to be proof that the South won the Civil War.  This unique bequeathment leads to a world of trouble as they team up with curmudgeonly pawn shop owner (wonderfully played by Marc Maron) and go on “SWORD OF TRUST”

2018, USA, 89 minutes, Directed by Lynn Shelton
Cast: Jillian Bell, Michaela Watkins, Marc Maron

AN ALMOST ORDINARY SUMMER

New England Premiere Two very different families spend their holidays in the same seaside house: the aristocratic Castelvecchio’s – open-minded, eccentric, but quite selfish – and the working-class Petagna’s – very tight-knit and united around solid conservative values. What brought such distant worlds together? Tony and Carlo, the two middle-aged heads of the families, who have assembled their families to not only announce they’re a “AN ALMOST ORDINARY SUMMER”

2018, Spain, 77 minutes, Directed by Salvador Simó
Cast: Frabrizio Bentivoglio, Alessandro Gassman, Jasmine Trinca, Anna Galiena

TOP END WEDDING

Lauren and Ned plans to have an impromptu wedding are derailed after her mom goes AWOL following a spat with her now comically-depressed dad.  Now they have just 10 days to find Lauren’s mother, reunite her parents, and pull off their dream wedding. Following her wayward mom’s path takes them on a madcap, picturesque journey through Australia’s far north from Darwin to the Tiwi Islands, “TOP END WEDDING”

Auggie

New England Premiere Forced into early retirement, Felix (Richard Kind) quickly finds himself bored and lonely. One day he decides to try on the augmented reality glasses he received as a retirement gift. What he discovers is a new, exciting world, wherein exists Auggie, a virtual companion who understands all of his needs and emotions. Slowly, Felix falls in love with Auggie. unleashing a chain “Auggie”

2018, USA, 81 minutes, Directed by Matt Kane
Cast: Richard Kind, Susan Blackwell, Christen Harper, Simone Policano

WILD ROSE

Rose-Lynn Harlan is bursting with raw talent and charisma, but has a few obstacles as she is fresh out of jail and has two young kids to support. She wants to get the hell out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer–in Nashville, Tennessee. Rose-Lynn’s mother (played by the excellent Julie Walters) wants her to settle down and take responsibility for herself. With “WILD ROSE”

2018, UK, 101 minutes, Directed by Tom Harper
Cast: Jessie Buckley, Sophie Okonedo, Julie Walters

BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES

In Paris in 1930, Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel were main figures of the Surrealist movement, but Buñuel was left penniless after a scandal surrounding his first film L’Age d’Or. BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES tells the true story of how Buñuel made his second film using the lottery winnings of his good friend, sculptor Ramón Acín. Both a buddy adventure and fascinating “BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES”

YESTERDAY

Yesterday, everyone knew The Beatles. Today, only Jack remembers their songs. Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles “YESTERDAY”

2019, UK, 112 minutes, Directed by Danny Boyle
Cast: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon, Ed Sheeran

CLEMENCY

Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a psychic toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard) and caused tension with her husband Jonathan (Wendell Pierce). As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man (Aldis Hodge) she is sanctioned to kill. Alfre Woodard gives a powerhouse performance in director “CLEMENCY”

2019, USA, 113 minutes, Directed by Chinonye Chukwu
Cast: Alfre Woodard, Aldis Hodge, Wendell Pierce, Richard Schiff

DOLCE FINE GIORNATA

In this visually sumptuous film, Maria, a free-spirited Nobel Prize winner, lives surrounded by warmth and chaos in her family’s Tuscan villa while also fostering a secret flirtation with the much younger Egyptian man who runs a nearby seaside inn. After a terrorist attack in Rome, Maria stubbornly refuses to succumb to the hysterical fear and anti-immigrant sentiment that quickly emerge, but is unprepared for “DOLCE FINE GIORNATA”

DRIVEWAYS

New England Premiere Kathy (Hong Chau) brings her son Cody (Lucas Jaye) to help clean out her dead sister’s house in order to put it on the market. They soon encounter taciturn neighbor, Del (a superb Brian Dennehy), a widower and Korean War veteran who takes an interest in Cody. With a skilled hand, director Ahn uses this simple premise to explore a number of “DRIVEWAYS”

2019, USA, 83 minutes, Directed by Andrew Ahn
Cast: Brian Dennehy, Hong Chau, Lucas Jaye, Christine Ebersole, Jerry Adler