THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND
2018, Netflix, 122 min, USA/France/Iran, Dir: Orson Welles

Legendary director Jake Hannaford (John Huston) celebrates his 70th birthday - which also happens to be the final day of his life - with a Hollywood party to end all Hollywood parties, a gathering in which the aging filmmaker confronts friends, enemies and his own demons in a whirlwind of vibrant celebration and scathing bitterness. Director Orson Welles calls back to his own CITIZEN KANE with another portrait of a larger-than-life titan, while also riffing on European art cinema of the era and looking forward to the new Hollywood that was already eclipsing his own. Peter Bogdanovich stars as a fictionalized version of himself - a hot young director surpassing his idol in terms of success and prestige - as do other major filmmakers and historians like Paul Mazursky, Dennis Hopper, Henry Jaglom and Joseph McBride. A love and hate letter to Hollywood that still looks modern more than 40 years after Welles began it, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND is a late masterpiece by one of the greatest directors who ever lived.


THE TRIBE
LA TRIBU
2018, Netflix, 90 min, Spain, Dir: Fernando Colomo

After losing everything due to an embarrassing viral video, former CEO Fidel (Paco León) reunites with his estranged birth mother in an effort to start anew. To his surprise, he finds that his mother, Virginia (famed Spanish actress Carmen Machi), is a cleaning woman with a peculiar obsession: street dancing. Sucked into joining her dance group, the Mommies, Fidel discovers a new talent and passion for life as he grows closer to Virginia. THE TRIBE is a crowd-pleasing blockbuster sure to have audiences laughing, singing and crying in equal measure. “Paco León is an unstoppable, always surprising and nuanced visual comic.” - Fausto Fernandez, Fotogramas.


CHAMPIONS
CAMPEONES
2018, Latido, 124 min, Spain/Mexico, Dir: Javier Fesser

In this hilarious and touching box office hit, Marco Montes (Javier Gutiérrez) finds himself at the mercy of a judge after losing his prestigious coaching job and getting arrested in a drunk driving incident. Part of his sentence involves coaching a basketball team of men with disabilities - an opportunity that may be Marco’s one chance to pick himself up and lead a team of talented players to victory. “A comedic slam-dunk.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter.


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