Movies on the Big Screen as They Were Meant To Be Seen.
A BURNING HOT SUMMER
UN ÉTÉ BRÛLANT
Dir: Philippe Garrel
The once-content marriage between Italian movie star Angele (Monica Bellucci) and painter Frederic (Louis Garrel) begins to spiral into despair when they meet up with another couple for a Roman holiday. With a score by the Velvet Underground’s John Cale. In French with English subtitles. “Philippe Garrel, whose films include REGULAR LOVERS and FRONTIER OF DAWN, creates worlds that spring from a poetic, deeply personal sense of life rather than a screenwriting manual. People find and lose love, make up or don’t. They pass the time, time passes them by. In A BURNING HOT SUMMER, two men fall into friendship, and while little happens, everything is at stake… Languid and emotionally raw.” - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
Three-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone returns to the screen with the ferocious thriller SAVAGES, featuring the all-star ensemble cast of Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir. The film is based on Don Winslow’s best-selling crime novel that was named one of The New York Times’ Top 10 Books of 2010. Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Johnson), a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon (Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry - raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (Lively). Life is idyllic in their Southern California town…until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them. When the merciless head of the BC, Elena (Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon - with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent (Travolta) - wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.
Dir: Mathieu Kassovitz
New Caledonia, 1988: 30 policemen are taken hostage by Kanak separatists. Philippe Legorjus (Mathieu Kassovitz, who also directs), a negotiator sent by the French Army to solve the crisis on the island, finds himself conflicted between his morals and his responsibility as a soldier to obey orders in this action-packed historico-political drama.