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A TOWERING TASK: THE STORY OF THE PEACE CORPS

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First Run Features Presents:   A TOWERING TASK: THE STORY OF THE PEACE CORPS

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A Towering Task: The Story of the Peace Corps (Documentary NR- 107 min)

Narrated by Annette Benning
Directed by Alana DeJoseph

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy gave young Americans the opportunity to serve their country in a new way by forming the Peace Corps. Since then, more than 200,000 of them have traveled to more than 60 countries to carry out the organization's mission of international cooperation. Nearly 60 years later, Americans-young and old alike-still want to serve their country and understand their place in the world; current volunteers work at the forefront of some of the most pressing issues facing the global community. Yet the agency has struggled to remain relevant amid sociopolitical change. More than once it had to fight for its very existence, and now-between a rise in nationalist sentiment and deep cuts to governmental-agency budgets-the Peace Corps is again confronting a crisis of identity: What role should it play around the world and in the lives of engaged citizens? Directed by Alana DeJoseph and narrated by Annette Benning, A Towering Task is the first feature documentary to chronicle the remarkable history of the Peace Corps while considering its future at a critical juncture.

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DIANA KENNEDY: NOTHING FANCY

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Greenwich Entertainment Presents:   DIANA KENNEDY: NOTHING FANCY

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Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy (Documentary NR- 81 min)

Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy is an intimate, candid perspective into the curious world of 95-year-old cookbook author and British ex-patriot Diana Kennedy, widely regarded as the world’s academic expert on Mexican cuisine. Standing barely five feet tall with a thick English accent, Diana is a formidable critic of anyone who doesn’t agree with her views on Mexican culinary traditions, or, God forbid, doesn’t recycle. The author of nine acclaimed cookbooks, Diana has spent nearly seventy years exploring Mexico (typically solo in her truck), and researching the country’s varied and complex cuisines. A two-time James Beard Award winner, Diana was decorated with an Order of the Aztec Eagle from the Mexican government in 1982 and became a Member of the Order of the British Empire from the UK in 2002. Despite her notable achievements, Diana is difficult to categorize; often referred to as the “Julia Child of Mexico”. Given her ediger style, however, Diana prefers a different title: “The Mick Jagger of Mexican Cuisine”.

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PAPICHA

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Disturb Films Presents:   PAPICHA

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Papicha

(Documentary NR, 1 H 48 min)

Directed by Mounia Meddour

“HARROWING”
— Hollywood Reporter

Algeria, 1990s. Nedjma (Lyna Khoudri starring in Wes Anderson’s upcoming ‘The French Dispatch’), an 18 year-old student passionate about fashion design refuses to let the tragic events of the Algerian Civil War to keep her from experiencing a normal life and going out at night with her friend Wassila. As the social climate becomes more conservative, she rejects the new bans set by the radicals and decides to fight for her freedom and independence by putting on a fashion show.

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A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND

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Film Movement Presents:   A Good Woman Is Hard To Find

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A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND (NR, Crime, Thriller, 97 min)

A dynamic killer thriller, with its finger firmly on the pulse of stark social commentary and shattering suspense. Recently widowed mother of two, Sarah (Sarah Bolger, "The Spiderwick Chronicles", "Emelie"). is desperate to know who murdered her husband in front of her young son, rendering him mute. Coerced into helping a low-life drug dealer stash narcotics stolen from the local Mr. Big, she’s forced into taking drastic action to protect her children, evolving from downtrodden submissive to take-charge vigilante.

Directed by Abner Pastoll

Starring: Sara Bolger, Edward Hogg, Andrew Simpson, Jane Brennan, Caolan Byrne, Packy Lee


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DRIVEWAYS

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FilmRise Presents:  DRIVEWAYS

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DRIVEWAYS (NR, 1 H 23 min)

Kathy (Golden Globe Nominee Hong Chau), a single mother, travels with her shy eight- year-old son Cody (newcomer Lucas Jaye), to Kathy's late sister's house which they plan to clean and sell. As Kathy realizes how little she knew about her sister, Cody develops an unlikely friendship with Del (Golden Globe, Tony winner and longtime acting legend Brian Dennehy) the Korean War vet and widower who lives next door. Over the course of a summer and with Del's encouragement, Cody develops the courage to come out of his shell and, along with his mother, finds a new place to call home.

Directed by Andrew Ahn

Starring Hong Chau, Lucas Jaye, Brian Dennehy, Christine Ebersole, Jerry Adler

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DEERSKIN

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Greenwich Entertainment Presents:   DEERSKIN

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DEERSKIN  (French, English Subtitles, 1 H 17 min)

Directed by Quentin Dupieux

In this black comedy of middle-aged masculinity gone awry, Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) is a recent divorcee who becomes obsessed with a vintage fringed deerskin jacket that begins to exert an uncanny hold on him. Set in a sleepy French alpine village, he falls into the guise of an independent filmmaker and befriends a trusting bartender and aspiring editor (Adèle Haenel, Portrait of a Lady on Fire) who becomes his collaborator on a movie that will document a surprising new goal he sets himself.

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SOMEONE SOMEWHERE

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Distrib Films Presents:   SOMEONE SOMEWHERE

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SOMEONE SOMEWHERE (Deux Moi)

1 H 50 min

Directed by Cédric Klapisch ("The Spanish Inn", "Chinese Puzzle", "Back to Burgundy")

Cast: François Civil (Back to Burgundy) / Ana Girardot (Back to Burgundy) / Camille Cottin (Call my agent) / Eye Haïdara / Rebecca Marder /  François Berléand / Simon Abkarian

In French with English Subtitles

In this Parisian bitter sweet romance from Cédric Klapisch, warehouse employee Rémy (François Civil) and research assistant Mélanie (Ana Girardot) have never met, but they live parallel lives: they reside in neighboring apartment buildings, ride the same subway route, and are troubled by bouts of insomnia and depression. Their days punctuated by unfulfilling jobs, they seek meaningful romantic and platonic connection. As they stumble through psychotherapy, dating apps, fainting spells, and family visits, the seemingly star-crossed duo orbit around each other but remain just out of reach. Klapisch spins a delicate “what-if” from their compartmentalization, exploring our increasingly hermetic modern urban life.

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THE PERFECT NANNY

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Distrib Films Presents:   THE PERFECT NANNY

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THE PERFECT NANNY (Chanson Douce)

Thriller, drama – France  (1 H 40 min)  - French with English Subtitles

Myriam (Leïla Bekhti) and Paul (Antoine Reinartz), are your typical pair of Parisian bobos and parents of two young children, toddler Adam, and 5-year-old Mila, who are taking up all of Myriam’s time. When Myriam decides to go back to work despite her husband’s initial reluctancy, the couple starts looking for a nanny. After a very selective process, they finally find the perfect candidate, Louise, a poised 40-year old woman who is an instant hit with both kids and parents. But appearances can be deceiving, even dangerous…

Adapted from the eponymous novel by Leïla Slimani, winner of the Goncourt prize, and based on a a true story that took place in Manhattan in 2012,  the film offers a true pedestal to Karin Viard who seizes with formidable mastery this role of a disturbed nanny whose mask of perfection gradually cracks.

Directed by Lucie Borleteau (Fidelio: Alice’ Journey)

Cast: Karin Viard (Polisse), Leïla Bekhti (Sink or Swim), Antoine Reinartz (BPM, The Invisibles)

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BALLOON

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Distrib Films Presents:   BALLOON

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BALLOON   (2 H 5 min)

Directed by Michael Bully Herbig - In German with English subtitles

A thriller-like true story of one of the most spectacular escapes of the 20th Century. With a theatrical release to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Germany’s reunification, BALLOON is based on the true events of one of the most daring escapes of the Cold War in which two families living in Communist East Germany sailed over the heavily fortified border in a homemade hot-air balloon.

In the summer of 1979, the Strelzyk and Wetzel families—who had been working on their audacious plan for more than two years—try to flee East Germany in a self-made hot-air balloon. But after the balloon crash-lands just before the West German border, the Stasi find traces of the attempted escape and immediately launch an investigation. In a nerve-wracking race against the clock, the two families attempt to build a new escape balloon as the Stasi get closer and closer each day…

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INCITEMENT

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Greenwich Entertainment Presents:   INCITEMENT

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INCITEMENT (2 H 3 min)

Acclaimed writer-director Yaron Zilberman (A Late Quartet) chronicles the disturbing descent of a promising law student to an intransigent ultranationalist obsessed with murdering his country's leader, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Incitement is a gripping and unnerving look through the eyes of a murderer who silenced a powerful voice for peace.

Cast: Yehuda Nahari Halevi, Daniella Kertesz, Sivan Mast, Amitayyaish Ben Ousilio, Amat Ravnitzki

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THE TIMES OF BILL CUNNINGHAM

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Greenwich Entertainment Presents:   BILL CUNNINGHAM

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THE TIMES OF BILL CUNNINGHAM (Documentary NR - 1 H 24 min)

Told in Bill Cunningham’s own words from a recently unearthed six-hour 1994 interview, the iconic street photographer and fashion historian chronicles, in his customarily cheerful and plainspoken manner, moonlighting as a milliner in France during the Korean War, his unique relationship with First Lady Jackie Kennedy, his four decades at The New York Times and his democratic view of fashion and society. Narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker, The Times of Bill Cunningham features incredible photographs chosen from over 3 million previously unpublicized images and documents from Cunningham.

“A snapshot of a life that leaves you grateful for having encountered it.” – Variety

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THE BOOKSELLERS

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Greenwich Entertainment Presents:   THE BOOKSELLERS

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THE BOOKSELLERS (Documentary NR- 1 H 39 min)

Antiquarian booksellers are part scholar, part detective and part businessperson, and their personalities and knowledge are as broad as the material they handle. They also play an underappreciated yet essential role in preserving history. THE BOOKSELLERS takes viewers inside their small but fascinating world, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers.

“"The Booksellers" is a documentary for anyone who can still look at a book and see a dream, a magic teleportation device, an object that contains the world.” – Variety

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