HARRIET
2019, Focus Features, 125 min, USA, Dir: Kasi Lemmons

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's (Cynthia Erivo) escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. With Leslie Odom Jr., Janelle Monáe and Vondie Curtis-Hall. “Cynthia Erivo captures the spirit of Underground Railroad freedom fighter Harriet Tubman with enough ferocity and feeling to set this biopic soaring. … It’s a big role, written with dimensions of sainthood that might defeat a lesser actor. But Erivo is up to every challenge, never losing Harriet’s compassionate humanity.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.


HONEY BOY
2019, Amazon Studios, 93 min, USA, Dir: Alma Har’el

The feature narrative debut of award-winning filmmaker Alma Har’el is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between filmmaker and subject, exploring art as therapy and imagination as hope. This drama about a young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams was written by Shia LaBeouf, who fictionalized his own childhood ascent to stardom and subsequent crash-landing into rehab and recovery. Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges star as performer Otis Lort, navigating different stages in a frenetic career, while LaBeouf takes on the challenge of playing a version of his own father, an ex-rodeo clown and a felon. Artist and musician FKA twigs makes her feature acting debut playing neighbor and kindred spirit to the younger Otis in their garden-court motel home.


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