THE DARJEELING LIMITED
2007, 20th Century Fox, 90 min, USA, Dir: Wes Anderson

Director Wes Anderson’s emotional comedy follows three brothers re-forging family bonds. The eldest, played by Owen Wilson, hopes to reconnect with his two younger siblings by taking them on a train trip across the vibrant and sensual landscape of India. With Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman.


CRADLE WILL ROCK
1999, Buena Vista, 132 min, USA, Dir: Tim Robbins

Based on a still-relevant true story, CRADLE finds writer/director Tim Robbins passionately examining the growing political skepticism and abandonment of arts support in 1930s New York City. Controversy arises over an Orson Welles theatrical production of Mark Blitzstein’s pro-union musical and a politically-charged Diego Rivera mural commissioned by Nelson Rockefeller. With an all-star cast (including Emily Watson, Susan Sarandon, Vanessa Redgrave, Bill Murray, John Cusack and many more), CRADLE brings to life some of the 20th century’s most significant figures.


THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST
2012, IFC Films, 128 min, USA, Dir: Mira Nair

Based on the best-seller by Mohsin Hamid, this thriller from director Mira Nair (MONSOON WEDDING) explores the polarizing effects of both globalization and the war on terror. When Pakistani professor Changez (Riz Ahmed) sits down with an American (Liev Schreiber) in a Lahore teahouse to talk about the teacher’s pre-9/11 past as a Wall Street wunderkind, the life of a hostage hangs in the balance. Shot on three continents with an international cast including Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland and Om Puri, THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST forces viewers to confront their own biases along with the characters’ ever-shifting agendas.


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