HEROIC LOSERS
LA ODISEA DE LOS GILES
2019, 116 min, Argentina/Spain, Dir: Sebastián Borensztein

Ricardo Darín and son Chino team onscreen for the first time in this crowd-pleasing heist comedy, Argentina’s official Oscar submission for International Film. Set at the end of 2001, it centers on a group of townspeople who pool their money to set up an agricultural cooperative only to lose it all in the country’s banking crisis (the “corralito”). But when they learn they’d been set up by a banker, the motley crew devise a plan to steal back what’s rightfully theirs. With Luis Brandoni.


THE FOOL KILLER
1965, 99 min, Mexico/USA, Dir: Servando González

A truly bizarre yet imaginative product of the 1960s, THE FOOL KILLER (aka VIOLENT JOURNEY) is a darkly poetic Western set in the pastoral post-Civil War South. Directed by Mexican filmmaker Servando González, the film stars Anthony Perkins in a Norman Bates-like role as philosophizing wanderer-turned-ax murderer Milo, who takes under his wing a 12-year-old runaway named George (Edward Albert). George, not unlike Huck Finn, has faced so many dangerous characters in his life - including his abusive foster parents - that he gladly accepts the unhinged yet oddly affectionate Milo as his sole friend. Together they roam the country without a care – except for George’s fear of the “Fool Killer,” an 8-foot-tall boogeyman rumored to be lurking the roads.


FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR
1986, Walt Disney Pictures, 90 min, USA, Dir: Randal Kleiser

David Freeman (Joey Cramer) is an ordinary boy destined for a most extraordinary adventure aboard a spectacular, futuristic spacecraft. After a mystifying disappearance, David returns, possessing vast, undiscovered knowledge about the farthest reaches of the universe. With these sudden navigational powers, David is able to take the fantastic flying machine anywhere he desires, accompanied by both its wisecracking robotic commander, Max (Paul Reubens), and an assortment of bizarre extraterrestrial creatures. With Sarah Jessica Parker, Howard Hesseman and Veronica Cartwright.


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