SCHOOL OF ROCK
2003, Paramount, 108 min, Dir: Richard Linklater

Jack Black turns it up to 11 in one of his best performances. In this hit musical comedy, the Tenacious D frontman plays a down-on-his-luck musician who bluffs his way into a teaching gig at a prep school and decides that the kids need some lessons in rock & roll. While Joan Cusack and Sarah Silverman offer some resistance, the young band Black nurtures proves a formidable force.


TAKE THIS WALTZ
2011, Magnolia Pictures, 116 min, Canada/Spain/Japan, Dir: Sarah Polley

In writer-director Sarah Polley’s perceptive romantic comedy about what long-term relationships do to love, sex and self-image, Margot (Michelle Williams) is happily married to Lou (Seth Rogen) - until a handsome artist who lives across the street throws her for a loop. With Sarah Silverman. “A wonderful movie. Honest, sure-footed and emotionally generous, it’s full of music, color and warmth.” - A.O. Scott, The New York Times.


I SMILE BACK
2015, Broad Green Pictures, 85 min, USA, Dir: Adam Salky

, 2015, , 85 min. Dir. . This harrowing drama profiles a woman who, behind a comforting façade, is in free fall. Laney Brooks (Sarah Silverman) has a successful husband (Josh Charles) and two kids but behind their backs bounces between drink, drugs and sex with a friend’s husband, and Laney’s reckless behavior may shatter her family before she faces the depression at the root of her destructiveness. With Chris Sarandon. “Sarah Silverman … gives the kind of warts-and-all, let-it-all-hang-out (body parts, fluids, etc.) turn that awards’ consultants dreams are made of.” - Scott Foundas, Variety.


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