WINTER’S BONE
2010, Roadside Attractions, 100 min, USA, Dir: Debra Granik

17-year-old Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) sets out to track down her meth-dealing father who put the family house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree, her invalid mother and her two younger siblings will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin’s code of silence and risking her life, Ree hacks through the lies, evasions and threats offered up by her relatives and begins to piece together the truth. Nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actress (Lawrence).


BURNING
BEONING
2018, Well Go USA, 148 min, South Korea, Dir: Lee Chang-dong

BURNING is the searing examination of an alienated young man, Jongsu (Ah-in Yoo), a frustrated introvert whose already difficult life is complicated by the appearance of two people in his orbit: Haemi (newcomer Jong-seo Jun), a spirited woman who offers romantic possibility, and Ben (Steven Yeun, “The Walking Dead,” SORRY TO BOTHER YOU), a wealthy and sophisticated young man whom Haemi brings back from a trip. When Jongsu learns of Ben’s mysterious hobby and Haemi suddenly disappears, his confusion and obsessions begin to mount, culminating in a stunning finale. A FIPRESCI Prize winner at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.


BLACK CHRISTMAS
1974, Shout Factory, 98 min, Canada, Dir: Bob Clark

The college town of Bedford is receiving an unwelcome guest this Christmas. As the residents of sorority house Pi Kappa Sigma prepare for the festive season, a stranger begins to stalk the house. Obscene phone calls start to plague the residents of the sorority and it becomes clear that a psychopath is homing in on the sisters with dubious intentions. And though the police try to trace the calls, they discover that nothing is as it seems during this Black Christmas. Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin and John Saxon star in this Canadian-produced cult favorite, one of the first slasher films.


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