REVERSAL OF FORTUNE
1990, Warner Bros., 120 min, USA/Japan/UK, Dir: Barbet Schroeder

Jeremy Irons won a well-deserved Academy Award for Best Actor for his wonderfully sly performance as aristocrat Claus von Bülow, accused of attempted murder of his rich wife, Sunny (Glenn Close). Costarring Ron Silver as Alan Dershowitz.


SAFE CONDUCT
LAISSEZ-PASSER
2002, Rialto Pictures, 170 min, France/Germany/Spain, Dir: Bertrand Tavernier

Inspired by the memoirs of filmmaker Jean-Devaivre, this rich drama serves as a love letter to moviemaking while illuminating a painful period of French history. During the 1940s German Occupation, Devaivre (played here by Silver Bear winner Jacques Gamblin) and screenwriter Jean Aurenche (Denis Podalydès) struggle to continue making films without selling their souls to the Nazis.


HEARING IS BELIEVING
2017, Gravitas Ventures, 104 min, USA, Dir: Lorenzo DeStefano

In a world filled with noise there is another sound worth hearing and her name is Rachel Flowers. Blind since her premature birth, the Oxnard native displayed a gift for music at an early age, spending ten years at the Southern California Conservatory of Music studying piano and flute. Today Flowers is an acclaimed composer and performer; among the artists singing her praises in this powerful documentary are Stevie Wonder, Dweezil Zappa and Keith Emerson.


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