REQUIREMENTS TO BE A NORMAL PERSON
REQUISITOS PARA SER UNA PERSONA NORMAL
2015, 90 min, Spain, Dir: Leticia Dolera

Everybody tries to fit in, but few people go about it as methodically as Maria de las Montañas (writer-director Leticia Dolera), who hopes to reach normality through a seven-item checklist. Her mentally challenged younger brother (Jordi Llodrà) and overweight friend (Manuel Burque) seem to have most of the bases covered, and the success of Maria’s quest may boil down to just being herself. Brightly colored and boasting a jangly folk score from Luthea Salom, this romantic comedy is, as one might hope from its title, charmingly eccentric. Winner of the Best New Screenwriter, Cinematography and Editing Awards at the Málaga Spanish Film Festival. In Spanish with English subtitles.


THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT
2013, Vega, Baby!, 90 min, USA, Dir: Henry Barrial

Henry Barrial directs the final script by writer Joseph Vasquez (HANGIN' WITH THE HOMEBOYS), a powerful drama about the strength and limitations of family bonds. Hoping to recapture the idyllic days of his youth, Jack (E.J. Bonilla) buys a Bronx apartment building as a home for his extended family. Nostalgia and reality soon collide, however, and Jack’s work in the drug trade adds fuel to the fire. Best Picture winner at the 2014 Phoenix Film Festival.


HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS
1987, Universal, 110 min, USA, Dir: William Dear

For decades, people have scoured the Pacific Northwest in search of Bigfoot and come up empty-handed…until George Henderson (John Lithgow) accidentally hits one of the creatures with his car. Discovering that “Harry” is a gentle giant, George tries to return him to the wilderness before a hunter (David Suchet) can get to him. An Oscar winner for Rick Baker’s makeup work, this amusing family fantasy spun off a syndicated TV sitcom. With Melinda Dillon, Don Ameche and M. Emmet Walsh.


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