KAJILLIONAIRE
2020, Focus Features, 106 min, USA, Dir: Miranda July

From acclaimed writer-director Miranda July comes a profoundly moving and wildly original comedy. Con-artists Theresa (Debra Winger) and Robert (Richard Jenkins) have spent 26 years training their only daughter, Old Dolio (Evan Rachel Wood), to swindle, scam and steal at every opportunity. During a desperate, hastily conceived heist, they charm a stranger (Gina Rodriguez) into joining their next scam, only to have their entire world turned upside down. "As in ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW - where July also explored the universal human craving for connection - the wryly observant storyteller embraces a sense of everyday eccentricity while keeping her film’s feet firmly on the ground." - Peter Debruge, Variety.


INTO THE FOREST
2016, 101 min, Canada, Dir: Patricia Rozema

Director Patricia Rozema’s adaptation of the Jean Hegland novel offers a look at the collapse of civilization that’s not driven by special effects or zombies. Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood play sisters living an idyllic life in their forest home when the power goes out for good; the two must rely on each other more than ever as they struggle to survive. “Beautiful and sensitive to character but gripping when it needs to be.” - John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter.


THIRTEEN
2003, Fox Searchlight, 100 min, Dir: Catherine Hardwicke

Straight-A student Tracy (Evan Rachel Wood) lives peacefully with her divorced mother Melanie (Oscar-nominated Holly Hunter), until she befriends the cool Evie (Nikki Reed, also co-writer), the most popular and beautiful girl in school. The 13-year-old girl's relationship with her mother is put to the test as Tracy discovers drugs, sex, self-mutilation and petty crime. “A raw psychodrama about a girl who leapfrogs from pre-adolescent innocence to reckless rebel ... THIRTEEN is a deliberately unvarnished shock piece ... Catherine Hardwicke’s helming debut, which won the jury's directing prize at Sundance, can fairly be compared to the work of Larry Clark, such as KIDS.” – Variety.


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