OL’ MAX EVANS: THE FIRST 1,000 YEARS
2018, 79 min, USA, Dir: Lorene Mills, Paul Barnes, David Leach

Internationally renowned best-selling New Mexico author Max Evans (THE HI-LO COUNTRY, THE ROUNDERS) has also been a prospector, film producer, soldier, artist and calf-roping cowboy. This documentary about the 93-year-old Renaissance man is a fast-paced ride though changing times in which Max tells stories of movie studio executives, ranching, publishing houses, brawls with Hollywood friends such as director Sam Peckinpah, spiritual encounters with animals, tales of the American West and more. Episodes from Evans’ life are illuminated by interviews with friends, colleagues and Max himself, with acclaimed actors Peter Coyote and Sam Elliott lending their voices as narrator and reader, respectively.


GODARD MON AMOUR
LE REDOUTABLE
2017, Cohen Media Group, 107 min, France/Myanmar/Italy, Dir: Michel Hazanavicius

Director Michel Hazanavicius (THE ARTIST) helms this adaptation of Anne Wiazemsky’s autobiography, focusing on the actress’s marriage to iconoclastic filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard. As performer (Stacy Martin) and director (Louis Garrel), the two collaborate on LA CHINOISE - but then the revolutionary chaos of 1968 puts their relationship to the test. “The surprise of REDOUTABLE, which turns out to be a lightly audacious and fascinating movie (if not exactly one to warm your heart), is that though it is, in fact, structured around Godard’s marriage to Wiazemsky, its real subject is his life as an artist — in particular, the way his relationship to filmmaking got turned on its head.” - Owen Gleiberman, Variety.


DARKEST HOUR
2017, Focus Features, 125 min, USA/UK, Dir: Joe Wright

Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation and attempt to change the course of world history. With Kristin Scott Thomas. “Hidden behind fake jowls and a receding hairline, Gary Oldman delivers one of the great performances of his career as Winston Churchill.” - Peter Debruge, Variety


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