MR. CHURCH
2016, Cinelou Releasing, 104 min, USA, Dir: Bruce Beresford

This memorable coming-of-age story follows a unique friendship that develops when a little girl and her dying mother retain the services of a talented cook – Henry Joseph Church (Eddie Murphy). What begins as a six-month arrangement instead spans 15 years and creates a family bond that lasts forever. With Britt Robertson. “Murphy delivers the sort of superb character turn that may well mark a sea change in his career.” - Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter.


TENDER MERCIES
1983, Universal, 100 min, USA, Dir: Bruce Beresford

In another Horton Foote-Robert Duvall collaboration, Duvall (in an Oscar-winning performance) plays a fallen-from-grace Texas country singer who gets a second chance at life with an attractive widow (Tess Harper) and her son. A purely character-driven collection of episodes rather than a conventional story, TENDER MERCIES represents Foote at his observational best, with expert direction by Bruce Beresford and fine performances by Betty Buckley, Ellen Barkin and Wilford Brimley.


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