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1992, Park Circus/MGM, 105 min, USA, Dir: Nicolas Roeg

Theresa Russell stars as Marie Davenport, a lapsed Catholic unhappily married to a physician (Mark Harmon). The couple go to Acapulco, where Marie plans to announce she’s leaving for another man - but before she gets the chance, her husband is run over by a speedboat. When Dr. Davenport’s body later disappears from a hospital autopsy slab, the apparent resurrection challenges everything Marie believes. Co-starring James Russo, Talia Shire and Seymour Cassel, this haunting drama will hold viewers in thrall up to its final twist.

2014, California Pictures, 102 min, USA, Dir: David Llauger Meiselman

Shot on location in East Los Angeles’ Boyle Heights neighborhood, this powerful coming-of-age drama shows the destructive wake of California’s “Three Strikes” law. Growing up in a gang-controlled area, Juan Garcia (Johnny Ortiz) has few male role models beyond his uncle Manny (Danny Trejo), an ex-gang banger who has reinvented himself as an actor. But even he may not be able to keep Juan out of trouble when that’s all the judicial system sees in his community. With French Stewart and James Russo.

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