GOOD POSTURE

New England Premiere Recent film school graduate Lilian (Grace Van Patten) comes to New York to move in with her boyfriend, only for them to quickly break up, leaving her desperate for a new home. Enter Julia Price (Emily Mortimer), a renowned and reclusive writer who provides Lilian with a small room in her Brooklyn brownstone in exchange for cooking and cleaning. They instantly clash, “GOOD POSTURE”

2019, UK, USA, 91 minutes, Directed by Dolly Wells
Cast: Grace Van Patten, Gary Richardson, Emily Mortimer

IMAGINARY ORDER

New England Premiere Cathy’s overwhelming fear that her husband’s having an affair and her teenage daughter is becoming estranged leads her to retreat to her sister’s home where she cat-sits, compulsively cleans, and spies on a neighboring family. When Cathy becomes the object of their teenage son’s obsession, he threatens to unravel everything including her precarious marriage, her daughter’s innocence, and her own wavering sanity. “IMAGINARY ORDER”

2018, USA, 101 minutes, Directed by Debra Eisenstadt
Cast: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Christine Woods, Max Burkholder

OFFICIAL SECRETS

The true story of British whistleblower Katharine Gun who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Academy Award winning director Gavin Hood (Tsotsi) dramatizes the political dilemma Gun (and the world) was facing with detail and care, while Keira Knightley brings quiet power to her performance as “OFFICIAL SECRETS”

2018, UK, USA, 112 minutes, Directed by Gavin Hood
Cast: Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode

ORAY

East Coast Premiere In an argument with his wife Burcu, Oray pronounces the Islamic word for separation, ‘talaq’. The Imam informs Oray that he must now part from Burcu for three months. Oray uses the enforced break to make a fresh start in a new town. But when Oray and Burcu reconcile, his new imam advocates a stricter interpretation of Islamic law: divorce. ORAY tells “ORAY”

SISTER AIMEE

New England Premiere In 1926, America’s most famous evangelist is looking for a way out. Fed up with her own success, she runs away with her married lover and finds herself on a wild road trip towards the border.  And that’s only the beginning in this marvelous film based (very very loosely) on a true story. In their playful feature debut, co-writer/directors Samantha Buck and “SISTER AIMEE”

2018, USA, 87 minutes, Directed by Samantha Buck and Marie Schlingmann
Cast: Anna Margaret Hollyman, Michael Mosley, Andrea Suarez Paz

SPEED OF LIFE

New England Premiere In 2016, David Bowie’s death creates a rift in time and space. June (Allison Tolman) and Edward (Ray Santiago) are in the midst of an argument when Edward falls into a wormhole created by Bowie’s death, vanishing without a trace. In 2040, June (Ann Dowd) continues to mourn Edward while facing the new society’s Orwellian dictates associated with her approaching 60th birthday. “SPEED OF LIFE”

2019, USA, 75 minutes, Directed by Liz Manashil
Cast: Ann Dowd, Allison Tolman, Ray Santiago, Vella Lovell, Jeff Perry

SWALLOW

New England Premiere Hunter (Haley Bennett) is a newly pregnant woman, living an idyllic, stay-at-home life with her picture-perfect husband. But both her pregnancy and home life bring with them a loss of control, which soon manifests into an obsession to swallow increasingly dangerous objects. With shades of Todd Haynes’ Safe,director Carlo Mirabella-Davis builds an increasingly layered portrait of a woman in search of herself. “SWALLOW”

2019, USA, 94 minutes, Directed by Carlo Mirabella-Davis
Cast: Haley Bennett, Austin Stowell, Elizabeth Marvel

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”