GUERRILLA
2017, Showtime, 60 min, UK/USA, Dir: Sam Miller, John Ridley

In this six-part Showtime miniseries, leftist couple Babou Ceesay and Freida Pinto are driven from peaceful protest to more violent action in 1970s London, eventually breaking an activist out of prison and joining the underground. With Idris Elba. “‘Guerrilla’ excels because of its interest in how individuals digest revolution … it’s a timely reminder that multiculturalism - and the fear of it - is not new or uniquely American but the long-simmering narrative of the world.” - Sonia Saraiya, Variety.


SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
2008, Fox Searchlight, 120 min, Dir: Danny Boyle

Shot in pulsing, vividly colorful flashback, Danny Boyle's uplifting story (from a script by Simon Beaufoy) about a teenage boy out of the slums of Mumbai who goes on to win the Indian iteration of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" is joyful, breathless filmmaking. Winner of 8 Oscars, including Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay and Original Song. Discussion following with screenwriter Oscar nominee Simon Beaufoy (and Oscar winner for Best Adapted Screenplay for SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) and Oscar nominee for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for 127 HOURS composer A.R. Rahman, (and Oscar winner for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE).


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