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

END OF THE CENTURY

New England Premiere An Argentinian man from New York and a Spanish man from Berlin hook up by chance while in Barcelona. What seems like a one-night encounter between two strangers (Juan Barberini and Ramón Pujol) becomes an epic, decades-spanning relationship, which Lucio Castro depicts in a nonlinear fashion, and in which time and space refuse to play by the rules. Castro’s inventive and enigmatic “END OF THE CENTURY”

THE FAREWELL

After learning their beloved matriarch has terminal lung cancer, a family opts not to tell her about the diagnosis, instead scheduling an impromptu wedding back in China as an excuse to reunite and surreptitiously say their goodbyes.  Writer/director Lulu Wang imbues THE FAREWELL with warmth and knowing wit, while the uniformly excellent ensemble cast (anchored by a breakout performance by Awkwafina) invites us to share “THE FAREWELL”

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