Archive for February, 2012

THE DESCENDANTS (14A) DEC 9 – MAR 15

February 28, 2012

Matt King (George Clooney) is an indifferent husband and father of two girls who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family’s land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.

“THE DESCENDANTS” (14A)
Fri & Sat 9:10 PM

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AGH i♥filmseries presents ‘Benda Bilili!’ + ‘The Women on the 6th Floor ’ MAR 10

February 27, 2012

 

Saturday, March 10
1:00 pm
Benda Bilili! 
Director: Renaud Barret, Florent de La Tullaye, 2010, Democratic Republic of the Congo|France, 85 min. Lingala, French with English Subtitles.Not Yet Rated

Ricky has a dream: to make “Benda Bilili” the best band in Congo Kinshasa. Roger, a street child, more than ever wants to join these stars of the ghetto, who get around in customized tricycles. Together, they must avoid the pitfalls of the street, stay united and find the force to hope in music. Chances of success were slim at first for the homeless handicapped artists who struggled to survive on the streets of their dilapidated capital. Benda Bilili! is not a music film, it’s the story of a dream that became reality.

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Saturday, March 10
4:00 pm
The Women on the 6th Floor
Director: Philippe Le Guay, 2010, France, 104 min. French with English Subtitles. Rated PG

Paris, 1960. Jean-Louis (Fabrice Luchini, Potiche) lives a bourgeois existence absorbed in his work, cohabitating peacefully with his neurotic socialite wife Suzanne (Sandrine Kiberlain, Mademoiselle Chambon) while their children are away at boarding school. The couple’s world is turned upside-down when they hire a Spanish maid Maria (Natalia Verbeke). Through Maria, Jean-Louis is introduced to an alternative reality just a few floors up on the building’s sixth floor, the servants’ quarters. He befriends a group of sassy Spanish maids (Carmen Maura, Lola Duenas, Berta Ojea, Nuria Sole, Concha Calan), refugees of the Franco regime, who teach him there’s more to life than stocks and bonds. The women’s influence on the house brings change… muy rápido!

 

 

AGH i♥filmseries presents ‘Melancholia’ + ‘Starbuck’ FEB 11

February 7, 2012

 

Saturday, February 11
1:00 pm
Melancholia
Director: Lars von Trier, 2011, Denmark|Sweden|Germany|France, 136 min.Rated PG

On the night of her wedding, Justine is struggling to be happy even though it should be the happiest day of her life. It was an extravagant wedding paid for by her sister and brother-in-law who are trying to keep the bride and all the guests in-line. Meanwhile, Melancholia, a blue planet, is hurtling towards the Earth. Claire, Justine’s sister, is struggling to maintain composure with fear of the impending disaster.


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Saturday, February 11
4:00 pm
Starbuck
Director: Ken Scott, 2011, Canada, 103 min. French with English Subtitles. Rated 14A

At 42, David lives the life of an irresponsible adolescent. He coasts through life with minimal effort and maintains a complicated relationship with Valerie, a young policewoman. Just as she tells him she’s pregnant, David’s past resurfaces. Twenty years earlier, he began providing sperm to a fertility clinic in exchange for money. He discovers he’s the father of 533 children, 142 of whom have filed a class action lawsuit to determine the identity of their biological father, known only by the pseudonym Starbuck.


More info: IMDb