Blue is the Warmest Color
(Subtitled - French Language)
This winner of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or centers on a 15-year-old girl named Adèle who is climbing to adulthood and dreams of experiencing her first love. A handsome male classmate falls for her hard, but an unsettling erotic reverie upsets the romance before it begins. Adèle imagines that the mysterious, blue-haired girl she encountered in the street slips into her bed and possesses her with an overwhelming pleasure. That blue-haired girl is a confident older art student named Emma, who will soon enter Adèle's life for real, making way for an intense and complicated love story that spans a decade and is touchingly universal in its depiction.
"A shattering masterpiece about sexual awakening, heartbreak, and self-discovery." - The Atlantic.
"A sprawling, emotionally absorbing tale of young love from Franco-Tunisian auteur Abdellatif Kechiche." - Hollywood Reporter.
"If you don't see yourself in its depiction of intense emotion I both envy and pity you." - Film.com.
179 min., Rated NC-17.
The Motel Life - Last Shows!
Frank (Emile Hirsch) and Jerry Lee Flannigan (Stephen Dorff) work odd jobs, drink hard, and drift from motel to motel. Their only escape is through Frank's fantastic stories and Jerry Lee's rich illustrations. Everything changes when Jerry Lee is involved in a hit-and-run accident, which forces the brothers across the state to the home ofFrank's old flame, Annie (Dakota Fanning). While the two seem safe from the law, Jerry Lee's insatiability and all-consuming guilt render their future increasingly uncertain.
"Sensitive lensing and acting render an unusual story of brotherly love touching in a promising first film."—Hollywood Reporter.
"3/4 Stars. For all its melancholy and grey, snowy landscape, "The Motel Life" never feels totally hopeless."—The Washington Post.
"3.4 Stars. The Polskys are painting a portrait of life on the margins in this movie, of broken people redeemed at least partially by art."—Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.
85 min., Rated R.
MUSCLE SHOALS is a documentary about a place filled with magic and music, legend and folklore, where the river is inhabited by a Native American spirit who has lured some of the greatest Rock and Roll and Soul legends of all time, and drawn from them some of the most uplifting, defiant, and important music ever created. In Muscle Shoals, Alabama, music runs through the hills, the river, and the spirit of the people. It is a place where, even before the Civil Rights Movement really took shape, the color of your skin didn't matter inside the studio.
"It's mandatory viewing for fans of the classic rock, soul and rhythm and blues of the 1960s and '70s." - San Francisco Chronicle.
"Even fans who don't know Muscle Shoals by name know its music by heart. Now they can also see how much soul went into it." - Minneapolis Star Tribune.
"Do not leave the film until the last credit rolls by." - Chicago Sun-Times.
111 min., Rated PG.