2012, Lionsgate, 142 min, Dir: Gary Ross

In this big-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling young-adult novel, children in the totalitarian nation of Panem are selected at random each year for a televised death match. When her younger sister is chosen, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) volunteers to take her place, and together with teammate Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) fights to survive the Hunger Games.

1999, Buena Vista, 132 min, USA, Dir: Tim Robbins

Based on a still-relevant true story, CRADLE finds writer/director Tim Robbins passionately examining the growing political skepticism and abandonment of arts support in 1930s New York City. Controversy arises over an Orson Welles theatrical production of Mark Blitzstein’s pro-union musical and a politically-charged Diego Rivera mural commissioned by Nelson Rockefeller. With an all-star cast (including Emily Watson, Susan Sarandon, Vanessa Redgrave, Bill Murray, John Cusack and many more), CRADLE brings to life some of the 20th century’s most significant figures.

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