NO SUBTITLES NECESSARY: LASZLO & VILMOS
2008, Cinema Libre Studio, 86 min, USA, Dir: James Chressanthis

The New Hollywood cinema of the 1970s owes much of its look to a pair of Hungarian film school refugees, Laszlo Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond. This documentary by fellow cinematographer Chressanthis is a loving tribute to these two lifelong friends and master craftsmen, with interviews from such colleagues as Peter Bogdanovich, Richard Donner and Dennis Hopper and clips from classic films shot by Kovacs and Zsigmond, including EASY RIDER, THE DEER HUNTER and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND.


GRAVITY
2013, Warner Bros., 91 min, USA, Dir: Alfonso Cuarón

In this critically acclaimed sci-fi drama, Sandra Bullock stars as Ryan Stone, who on her first mission is stranded in space when her shuttle is destroyed by debris. The collaboration of Cuarón, cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki and a team of talented artisans create cinema that will take your breath away even if your oxygen supply is unlimited. “In depicting the fearful, beautiful reality of the space world above our world, GRAVITY reveals the glory of cinema’s future; it thrills on so many levels.” – Richard Corliss, Time


EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE
2011, Warner Bros., 129 min, USA, Dir: Stephen Daldry

Eleven-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile and pacifist Oskar Schell (Thomas Horn) discovers a mysterious key among the belongings of his deceased father (Tom Hanks), who died a year earlier in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Determined to keep his vital connection to the man who playfully cajoled him into confronting his wildest fears, the young boy embarks on an urgent search for the lock the key will open. As Oskar crosses the five New York boroughs on foot - encountering a range of people (including an excellent Max von Sydow) who are each survivors in their own way - he begins to uncover unseen links to the father he misses, to the mother (Sandra Bullock) who has become so emotionally distant and to the whole noisy, dangerous and often wondrous world around him. Adapted from the acclaimed bestseller by Jonathan Safran Foer. Nominated for 2 Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor (von Sydow).


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