WHITE BLOOD
SANGRE BLANCA
2018, 96 min, Argentina, Dir: Barbara Sarasola-Day

A drug-trade thriller set on the Bolivia-Argentina border, WHITE BLOOD follows Martina (Eva De Dominici), a reluctant drug mule whose illegal operation comes crashing down after her partner perishes while handling their dangerous product. With the local traffickers on her tail, Martina turns to the only person left in the world who can help - her estranged father. Director Barbara Sarasola-Day (BELATED) returns with this impressive balancing act that is both a pulse-pounding thriller and a touching father-daughter drama. Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2018 Macau Film Festival.


DARK WATERS
2019, Focus Features, 126 min, USA, Dir: Todd Haynes

Corporate environmental defense attorney Rob Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) has just made partner at his prestigious Cincinnati law firm, in large part due to his work defending Big Chem companies. He finds himself conflicted after he’s contacted by two West Virginia farmers who believe that the local DuPont plant is dumping toxic waste in an area landfill that is destroying their fields and killing their cattle. Hoping to learn the truth about just what is happening, Bilott, with help from his supervising partner (Tim Robbins), files a complaint that marks the beginning of an epic 15-year fight - one that will not only test his relationship with his wife (Anne Hathaway), but also his reputation, his health and his livelihood. With Bill Pullman.


JOKER
2019, Warner Bros., 122 min, USA/Canada, Dir: Todd Phillips

Directed, co-written and produced by Oscar nominee Todd Phillips, JOKER is the filmmaker’s original vision of the infamous DC villain, an origin story infused with, but distinctly outside, the character’s more traditional mythologies. Forever alone in a crowd, Arthur Fleck (an indelible Joaquin Phoenix) wears two masks. One, he paints on for his day job as a clown. The other he can never remove; it’s the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel he’s a part of the world around him, and not the misunderstood man whom life is repeatedly beating down. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty and, ultimately, betrayal, Arthur makes one bad decision after another that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty, allegorical character study. Costarring Robert De Niro.


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