AFFAIRS OF STATE
2018, Lionsgate, 97 min, USA, Dir: Eric Bross

In his quest for power, D.C. aide Michael Lawson (David Corenswet) will do anything to take part in Senator Baines’s (David James Elliott) White House campaign, including blackmailing Baines’s shady advisor (Adrian Grenier, TV’s “Entourage”) and sleeping with the candidate’s wife (Mimi Rogers). But when he gets involved with the senator’s alluring daughter, Lawson learns his dangerous game could have a deadly payoff. Also starring Thora Birch (PATRIOT GAMES), this pulse-pounding thriller is a perfect match for today’s turbulent political climate.


NOW AND THEN
1995, Warner Bros., 100 min, USA, Dir: Lesli Linka Glatter

During a pivotal 1970 summer, four friends (Gaby Hoffmann, Thora Birch, Christina Ricci and Ashleigh Aston Moore) make a pact to always be there for one another; 20 years later, as one is about to become a mother, they reunite and reminisce. Demi Moore, Melanie Griffith, Rosie O'Donnell and Rita Wilson play the girls as adults in this poignant coming-of-age tale, which features a great period soundtrack and the coolest treehouse since STAND BY ME.


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