MILLENNIUM ACTRESS
SENNEN JOYÛ
2001, Eleven Arts, 87 min, Japan, Dir: Satoshi Kon

When the legendary Ginei Studios shuts down, filmmaker Genya Tachibana and his assistant are tasked with interviewing its reclusive star, Chiyoko Fujiwara, who had retired from the spotlight 30 years prior. As she recounts her career, Genya and his crew are literally pulled into her memories where they witness her chance encounter with a mysterious man on the run from the police. Despite never knowing his name or his face, Chiyoko relentlessly pursues that man in a seamless blend of reality and memory that only Satoshi Kon could deliver. Boasting countless awards, MILLENNIUM ACTRESS is a must-see for anime fans of all ages.


ONCE UPON A TIME
1944, Sony Repertory, 89 min, USA, Dir: Alexander Hall

Huckster showman Jerry Flynn (Cary Grant) has to come up with a quick $100,000, or he’ll lose his theater for good. As luck would have it, he stumbles upon a whimsical find that just might be the ticket out of financial woe: a singing, dancing caterpillar that the nation goes wild for. But as reporters and scientists all fight for the inside scoop about this miraculous creature, the turmoil threatens to separate Flynn from his new-found friends, the caterpillar’s ingenuous owner Pinky and the boy’s charming older sister Jeannie.


SUPERGIRL
1984, Warner Bros., 124 min, UK/USA, Dir: Jeannot Szwarc

After an energy source for a community of Krypton survivors is accidentally whisked to Earth, Kara-El (Helen Slater) chooses to go to Earth to find it and bring it back. Upon her arrival, Kara becomes just as powerful as her cousin but encounters dangerous battles and unexpected obstacles including an evil witch (Faye Dunaway). Peter O'Toole, Mia Farrow and Brenda Vaccaro costar in this magical SUPERMAN spin-off, the first superhero film with a female lead.


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