THE CURRENT WAR: DIRECTOR’S CUT
2019, 101 Studios, 107 min, USA, Dir: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Three brilliant visionaries set off in a charged battle for the future in this epic story of the cutthroat competition that literally lit up the modern world. Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan with his radical new DC technology. On the eve of triumph, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), who believes he and his partner, the upstart genius Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America: with AC current. As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history, establishing for future titans of industry the need to break all the rules. Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, THE CURRENT WAR also stars Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen and Tuppence Middleton.


LOVE, ANTOSHA
2019, Giant Pictures, 93 min, USA, Dir: Garret Price

From a prolific career in film and television, Anton Yelchin left an indelible legacy as an actor. Through his journals and other writings, his photography, the original music he wrote and interviews with his family, friends, and colleagues, this film looks not just at Anton’s impressive career, but at a broader portrait of the man. Born in the former Soviet Union to a family of artists, Anton and his parents came to the U.S. when he was six months old. He started acting at nine. He had a genuine curiosity and love for people, for art and for family- as well as a willingness to explore, and be open with, the darker parts of himself. LOVE, ANTOSHA explores his successes and his struggles, and lets viewers get to know this extraordinary person the world was cheated from seeing grow old.


BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES
BUÑUEL EN EL LABERINTO DE LAS TORTUGAS
2019, GKIDS, 80 min, Spain/Netherlands/Germany, Dir: Salvador Simó

With a colorful animated style, BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES tells the nearly unbelievable true story of how Luis Buñuel made his second film in early 1930s Spain. Bogged down in controversy surrounding his first feature-length film, L’AGE D’OR, Buñuel has an incredible stroke of luck after obtaining a winning lottery ticket, which ultimately leads to avant-garde sculptor Ramón Acín agreeing to fund his next film. Featuring heartfelt vocal performances by Jorge Usón and Fernando Ramos and Buñuel’s real archival footage from the production, the film is a moving portrait of one of the world’s greatest artists at work. Winner of Best Film and Best Music at the 2019 Málaga Spanish Film Festival. “A fun, clever, and wholly unexpected animated movie about the making of Luis Buñuel's ‘Land Without Bread.’” - David Ehrlich, indieWire.


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