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STRANGE SHADOWS IN AN EMPTY ROOM
UNA MAGNUM SPECIAL PER TONY SAITTA
1976, Park Circus/MGM, 99 min, Italy/Canada, Dir: Alberto De Martino

Stuart Whitman stars as an Ottawa police captain looking for the person who poisoned his sister. But when the constraints of the law restrain his investigation, he goes rogue using brutality to get answers. Featuring appearances by Martin Landau, John Saxon and Tisa Farrow, this shot-in-Canada giallo-poliziotteschi hybrid showcases one of the all-time great movie car chases.


THE AERONAUTS
2019, Amazon Studios, 101 min, UK/USA, Dir: Tom Harper

In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While breaking records and furthering scientific discovery, their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world they have left far below them. But they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival. “Reuniting after Oscar-winning Stephen Hawking drama THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, Redmayne and Jones give charm and charisma to THE AERONAUTS … it soars with an old-school spirit of adventure and possibility, topped off with grandstanding filmmaking from Tom Harper.” - Ian Freer, Empire.


4X4
2019, 90 min, Argentina/Spain, Dir: Mariano Cohn

A box office hit in Argentina, this wild tale of crime and punishment was inspired by actual events. Peter Lanzani stars as Ciro, a petty thief in Buenos Aires who breaks into a 4x4 truck to steal its stereo system and gets caught inside. When the car phone rings, he picks it up – only to be told by the vehicle’s owner that he has soundproofed and polarized the interior so that no one will know someone is trapped inside. Dady Brieva costars as Ciro’s tormentor in a claustrophobic thriller from the director and writer behind THE DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN.


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