SPEEDY
1928, Janus Films, 86 min, United States , Dir: Ted Wilde

Harold Lloyd makes his last silent appearance in this classic about a baseball-obsessed soda jerk who becomes a cab driver. Soon he's desperately trying to rescue the last horse-drawn streetcar line in town - which belongs to the father of his girl (Ann Christy) - from greedy railway magnates. Chaos ensues, including some of the most spectacular real-life chases ever filmed. Look for the legendary Babe Ruth as a nervous passenger in Lloyd’s cab.


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.


KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
2016, Focus Features, 101 min, USA, Dir: Travis Knight

Laika animator Travis Knight’s feature directorial debut is this magic-filled, stop-motion adventure set in ancient Japan. Aided by his friends Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey), young Kubo (Art Parkinson) must reassemble the missing pieces of his samurai father’s armor to protect himself from his evil aunts and his grandfather, the Moon King (Ralph Fiennes). “A dark yet thrilling adventure quest that stands as the crowning achievement in Laika's already impressive oeuvre.” - Peter Debruge, Variety.


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