IT’S THE LAW!
L'ORA LEGALE
2017, True Colors, 92 min, Italy, Dir: Salvatore Ficarra, Valentino Picone

In the small Sicilian village of Pietrammare, a mayoral election is approaching; the town has been led for many years by the crooked Gaetano Patanè (Tony Sperandeo), who will use any deception necessary to hold onto power. It’s business as usual for the townspeople until Pierpaolo Natoli (Vincenzo Amato) emerges as the mayor’s opponent. An upstanding 50-year-old professor, Natoli is a political novice full of courage and ideals - and, against all odds, he wins. But are the citizens of Pietrammare ready for a new age of legality and respect for the rules? The Ficarra and Picone team are at their hilarious best in this insightful comedy.


TANGERINE
2015, Magnolia Pictures, 88 min, USA, Dir: Sean Baker

Famously shot on iPhones with prototype anamorphic lenses, this decidedly modern holiday tale bursts off the screen with energy and style, defying expectations at every turn. It's Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend (James Ransone) hasn't been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the sex worker and her best friend, Alexandra (newcomer Mya Taylor), embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles, including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of infidelity. “An indie tour de force. … TANGERINE jumps off the screen and wows you like nobody's business.” - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.


THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS
2017, Bleecker Street Media, 104 min, Ireland/Canada, Dir: Bharat Nalluri

Based on the book by Les Standiford, this delightful film tells of the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol. Mixing real-life inspirations with his vivid imagination, Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) conjures up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today. With Jonathan Pryce.


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