THIS IS NOT A MOVIE
2019, 106 min, Canada/Germany, Dir: Yung Chang

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Yung Chang (UP THE YANGTZE) follows veteran British journalist Robert Fisk’s storied and often dangerous career, from his early coverage of the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland to ongoing Middle East stories including Israeli-Palestinian conflicts and recent events in Syria. Despite his decades covering disillusioning world events up close, Fisk remains passionate and committed to journalism, and is living proof that knowledge and awareness still survive in an occasionally biased media environment. Nominated for Best Canadian Feature at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.


DEATH WISH 3
1985, Park Circus/MGM, 92 min, USA/Canada, Dir: Michael Winner

Charles Bronson reprises his role as Paul Kersey for a third time in one of the most over-the-top and gratuitously violent films ever committed to celluloid. Returning to New York (actually England pretending to be New York), Kersey discovers things are even worse than before when a crooked police chief (Ed Lauter) forcibly recruits the architect-vigilante to clean up the streets. With a 50-plus body count, non-stop action and Bronson's deadpan delivery, director Michael Winner pushed DEATH WISH 3 to absurd and excessive extremes; it remains one of the crown jewels of Golan and Globus’ Cannon Group empire.


HARRIET
2019, Focus Features, 125 min, USA, Dir: Kasi Lemmons

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's (Cynthia Erivo) escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. With Leslie Odom Jr., Janelle Monáe and Vondie Curtis-Hall. “Cynthia Erivo captures the spirit of Underground Railroad freedom fighter Harriet Tubman with enough ferocity and feeling to set this biopic soaring. … It’s a big role, written with dimensions of sainthood that might defeat a lesser actor. But Erivo is up to every challenge, never losing Harriet’s compassionate humanity.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.


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