The fundamental nature of human intimacy is examined in this groundbreaking observation of a life lived primarily in the virtual world. A withdrawn professional gamer, in Taiwan for a videogame tournament, befriends a prostitute after shoulder pain prevents him from competing. Though their relationship remains platonic in real life, they form a romantic bond through their online rendezvous in the game Second Life.
Dutch with subtitles, 87 min.
John Cameron Mitchell
The screen adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Lindsay-Abaire, Rabbit Hole, directed by John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) is about a husband and wife who fight to save their marriage after the deepest form of loss. The film is a vivid, honest, and unexpectedly funny portrait of a family searching for what remains possible in the most impossible of situations.
Based on the cult D.C. Comics graphic novels by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, Red is an explosive action-comedy starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, and Helen Mirren. Retired CIA agents now framed for assassination, the foursome must use their experience and teamwork to stay one step ahead of their deadly pursuers. While embarking on a cross-country mission to break into the CIA headquarters, they uncover one of the biggest conspiracies in government history.
In this genre-bending Australian Western, city cop Shane Cooper requests a transfer to the remote country town of Red Hill for the sake of his pregnant wife. But with his first day on the job comes the news that scar-faced murderer Jimmy Conway has escaped from prison and is bent on vengeance. As the town whose lawmen were responsible for putting Conway behind bars, Red Hill must prepare itself for his bloody homecoming.
As one of the most powerful producers in the country, Paula Wagner boasts an astounding résumé that includes such enormously successful films as War of the Worlds and The Others, as well as Valkyrie, The Last Samurai, Shattered Glass, and the Mission: Impossible series through her long partnership with Tom Cruise. Wagner’s vision and her passion for high-quality cinema epitomize the spirit of the ReelWomen program, earning her the Festival’s Career Achievement Award. Join us as we celebrate her work with film highlights, and participate in a discussion of her experiences as one of the most respected women in Hollywood.
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