ZODIAC
2007, Paramount, 157 min, USA, Dir: David Fincher

Based on the true story of the serial killer who terrorized San Francisco in the late 1960s, this engrossing mystery stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a San Francisco Chronicle cartoonist who becomes obsessed with the manhunt; Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr. are the police inspector and reporter, respectively, on the same mission. With a meticulous attention to detail (and plenty of foreboding atmosphere courtesy of Harris Savides’ cinematography), this may be the last word on a case that remains officially unsolved.


RAPA NUI
1994, Warner Bros., 107 min, USA, Dir: Kevin Reynolds

The enigmatic stone statues of Polynesia’s Easter Island have intrigued observers for centuries; this underrated drama offers a speculative look at the civilization that created them. Jason Scott Lee and Esai Morales play former friends turned rivals for the hand of Sandrine Holt in a society split by class differences and facing environmental collapse. Filled with stunning scenery, and featuring music by Stewart Copeland of The Police.


THE LAST BROWN BERET
2017, 93 min, Dir: Del Zamora

This work-in-progress feature follows four activists who reunite decades after the epochal 1970 Chicano Moratorium March. Starring Daniel E. Mora, Randy Vasquez, Vance Valencia and Linda Lopez.


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