PRIVATE LIFE
2018, Netflix, 124 min, Dir: Tamara Jenkins

The new film from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Tamara Jenkins, PRIVATE LIFE is the bracingly funny and moving story of Richard (Academy Award-nominee Paul Giamatti) and Rachel (Kathryn Hahn), a couple in the throes of infertility who try to maintain their marriage as they descend deeper and deeper into the insular world of assisted reproduction and domestic adoption. After the emotional and economic upheaval of in vitro fertilization, they’re at the end of their middle-aged rope, but when Sadie (breakout newcomer Kayli Carter), a recent college drop out, re-enters their life, things begin to look up.


THE INVITATION
2015, Drafthouse Films, 98 min, USA, Dir: Karyn Kusama

Set high up in the Hollywood Hills, THE INVITATION turns a familiar reunion scenario into a supremely terrifying thriller that is as sophisticated, thoughtful and disturbing as anything you’ll see in a long time. Will (Logan Marshall-Green) returns to his former home to attend a dinner party mysteriously arranged by his ex-wife, Eden (Tammy Blanchard), and her new husband, David (Michiel Huisman). As he reconnects with old friends, Will succumbs to an overwhelming paranoia that something is desperately wrong and that he is surrounded by dark forces. “A perfectly pitched exercise in psychological dread.” - Justin Chang, Variety.


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