1976, Paramount, 102 min, Dir: Michael Ritchie

Walter Matthau stars as drunken ex-minor leaguer Morris Buttermaker, coaching a team of profane, pint-sized, talentless misfits (among them Tatum O’Neal) in a highly competitive Little League division.

2001, Dimension Films, 88 min, USA, Dir: Robert Rodriguez

Carmen Cortez (Alexa Vega) and her younger brother, Juni (Daryl Sabara), have no idea that their parents are retired international spies until mom (Carla Gugino) and dad (Antonio Banderas) are kidnapped. It’s up to the two spy kids to rescue them from an island castle - and maybe learn to get along with each other. This delightful family adventure was a worldwide hit, launching several sequels.

2013, Serendipity Films, 90 min, Belgium, Dir: Bart Van den Bempt

When their son is killed in an accident in Istanbul, Herman (Marc Peeters) and Marie (Karen van Parijs) travel to the city to collect his belongings. Among the items, they discover a logbook detailing the young man’s travels through Turkey, and Herman and Marie retrace his steps in a search for closure. Bart Van den Bempt’s debut feature is a haunting travelogue touched with both pain and love. In English, Flemish and Turkish with English subtitles.

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