FRUITVALE STATION
2013, The Weinstein Company, 85 min, USA, Dir: Ryan Coogler

Ryan Coogler's directorial debut tells the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan in a breakout performance), who was killed by transit police in Oakland. The film follows the young black man through his final day - a day he’d intended to begin a more positive lifestyle. The 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner.


LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER
2013, The Weinstein Company, 132 min, USA, Dir: Lee Daniels

Forest Whitaker gives one of his finest performances as Cecil Gaines, a White House butler who serves eight consecutive U.S. presidents during a tumultuous period in American history. Director Lee Daniels neatly balances Gaines’ personal story with the broader social implications of the times. With Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Robin Williams and Jane Fonda.


THE LEGEND OF NO. 17
LEGENDA NO. 17
2013, 134 min, Russia, Dir: Nikolay Lebedev

This rousing biopic stars Danila Kozlovsky as Russian ice hockey player Valeri Kharlamov, widely considered one of the greatest in the game’s history. In true ROCKY fashion, Kharlamov rises under the mentorship of a hard-bitten coach (Oleg Menshikov) to lead his team in an epic 1972 Soviet-Canadian showdown. In Russian with English subtitles.


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