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CARO DIARIO
DEAR DIARY
1993, Film Movement, 100 min, Italy/France, Dir: Nanni Moretti

Nanni Moretti recounts three entries from his “diary” in this hilarious and intimate self-reflective comedy, which follows the filmmaker’s musings on cinema atop a Vespa, a trip to the Aeolian Islands to work on his new screenplay, and his search for health and wellness after breaking out in a nagging skin rash. Winner of Best Director at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival. “With a seductive rhythm, the film alternates between wry encounters and lovely restful interludes, the latter presented so soothingly that they create a contemplative mood. Beautiful Italian scenery is also among this film's many pleasures.” - Janet Maslin, The New York Times


THE GREY FOX
1982, Kino Lorber, 110 min, Canada, Dir: Phillip Borsos

Released from prison in 1901 after a 33-year sentence, stagecoach robber Bill Miner (Richard Farnsworth, in a breakthrough performance) has no idea what to do with himself - until he sees THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY in a movie theater. Suitably inspired, Miner heads for British Columbia to resume his trade but when he meets forward-thinking photographer Katherine Flynn (Jackie Burroughs), the "Gentleman Bandit" is tempted to settle down. Based on a true story, this elegiac Western looks and sounds magnificent thanks to cinematographer Frank Tidy and the music of The Chieftains and composer Michael Conway Baker. "Fits beautifully between MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER and UNFORGIVEN, each of them stories about characters coming to term with changing times. There are even echoes of THE IRISHMAN, and the newly-refreshed film is ripe for reconsideration." - Jason Gorber, Slashfilm


MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY
1935, Warner Bros. , 132 min, Dir: Frank Lloyd

The South Pacific, 1789. On the far side of the Earth from their home in England, the crew of the H.M.S. Bounty suffers under the sadistic leadership of its captain, William Bligh (Charles Laughton). Months from its return to port, the ship's first mate, Fletcher Christian (Clark Gable), realizes that many of the crewmembers will not survive the voyage unless he takes control of the ship. But his decision to mutiny means that none of the crew can ever return home in this enduring, true adventure filmed on location in Tahiti. Academy Award winner for Best Picture. Edited by Margaret Booth.


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