THE FORTY-YEAR-OLD VERSION
2020, Netflix, 129 min, USA, Dir: Radha Blank

Radha, a down-on-her-luck NY playwright, is desperate for a breakthrough before 40. But when she foils what seems like her last shot at success, she’s left with no choice but to reinvent herself as rapper RadhaMUSPrime. THE FORTY-YEAR-OLD VERSION follows Radha as she vacillates between the worlds of Hip Hop and theater on a quest to find her true voice. Winner of the Directing Prize at The 2020 Sundance Film Festival, THE FORTY-YEAR-OLD VERSION is a hilariously candid and deeply personal debut from writer-director Radha Blank. A fresh addition to the New York City slice-of-life canon shot in lush black and white 35mm, Blank’s film is an ode to the unfulfilled, and those whose adversity gives them a one-of-a-kind story to tell.


THE DAY OF THE BEAST
EL DÍA DE LA BESTIA
1995, 99 min, Spain/Italy, Dir: Álex de la Iglesia

Two-thousand years after the birth of Christ, the Anti-Christ is about to be born - unless Father Ángel Berriartúa (Álex Angulo) can stop it. The Basque priest believes he can prevent the apocalypse by infiltrating the ranks of the devil, though that will require him to trade in his pious life for one of non-stop sin. Aided by a heavy metal fan (Santiago Segura) and an occult TV show host (Armando De Razza), Ángel raises hell through Madrid as Christmas Eve - and the possible end of the world - approaches in Álex de la Iglesia's wickedly funny cult classic.


ROSA'S WEDDING
LA BODA DE ROSA
2020, 97 min, Spain/France, Dir: Icíar Bollaín

About to turn 45, Rosa (Candela Peña) realizes that she has always lived by and for others and decides to press the nuclear button, send everything away and take charge of her life. But first, she wants to embark on a very special commitment: a marriage to herself. She will soon discover that her father, her brothers and her daughter have other plans, and that changing your life is not so easy if it is not in the family script. Getting married, even to herself, is going to be the hardest thing she's ever done.


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