A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
2005, New Line Cinema, 95 min, USA/Germany/Canada, Dir: David Cronenberg

This thriller from director David Cronenberg stars Viggo Mortensen as a pillar of a small town community who runs a diner and lives a happy and quiet life with his wife (Maria Bello) and two children. But their lives are forever changed when Mortensen thwarts an attempted robbery and is lauded as a hero by the media, attracting the attention of two brutal mobsters (William Hurt and Ed Harris) who believe he is someone else. “A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE shifts its tone faster and better than any film I can think of … from the deeply serious to the deeply unnerving to the outright parodic with breathtaking speed and effect.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times.


PRISONERS
2013, Warner Bros., 146 min, USA, Dir: Denis Villeneuve

With his six-year-old daughter and her friend missing, Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) turns to the police, and the lead detective on the case (Jake Gyllenhaal) arrests a suspect – the driver of an old RV that had been parked on Dover’s street. But after the man is released for lack of evidence, the desperate father takes matters into his own hands. This tense drama boasts an all-star cast including Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo and Paul Dano.


FEMME
2013, Wonderland Entertainment, 90 min, USA, Australia, Dir: Emmanuel Itier

A celebration of women healing the world, this new documentary includes interviews with 100 influential women from around the globe - among them Sharon Stone, Jean Houston, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Mariane Williamson, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Gloria Steinem, Riane Eisler, Karen Armstrong, Karen Tate, Sandra Ingerman, Maria Bello, Maria Conchita Alonso, Seane Corn, Angela Davis, Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi, Mairead Maguire, Jody Wiliams and many more. With music by Yoko Ono and Rickie Lee Jones.


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