Film Countries Archives: United States

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She Said

  Maria Schrader

  United States     129 minutes

Synopsis

Two-time Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman) and Zoe Kazan (The Big Sick) star as New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, who together broke one of the most important stories in a generation— a story that shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood and altered American culture forever. A testament to the power of investigative journalism, She Said details the journey of reporters and editors engaged in the unrelenting pursuit of the truth and highlights the courage of survivors and witnesses who chose to come forward to stop a serial predator in his tracks. Together, their commitment sparked a national conversation, helped propel the #MeToo movement, and fueled a reckoning of the system that had enabled him.

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  •   Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner
  •   Rebecca Lenkiewicz
  •   Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kazan, Patricia Clarkson, Andre Braugher, Jennifer Ehle, Samantha Morton
  •   Brad Pitt, Lila Yacoub, Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle
  •   Universal Pictures, Annapurna Pictures, Plan B Entertainment

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Causeway

  Lila Neugebauer

  United States     92 minutes

Synopsis

In this intimate drama, Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games) gives a piercing performance as a strong young soldier struggling to adapt to her life in New Orleans after experiencing a head injury in Afghanistan. When she meets James (Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry), a local mechanic with a difficult past of his own, she forges a bond that both helps and complicates her own road to recovery. A subtle and moving character study that is brought to extraordinary life by the actors, along with the vitality and particularity of the colors and culture of New Orleans, award-winning theater director Lila Neugebauer’s feature debut is a tender and subtle portrait of friendship, trust, trauma, and healing.

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  •   Jennifer Lawrence, Justine Ciarrocchi
  •   Ottessa Moshfegh, Luke Goebel, Elizabeth Sanders
  •   Robert Frazen ACE, Lucian Johnston
  •   Jack Fisk
  •   Diego Garcia
  •   Jennifer Lawrence, Brian Tyree Henry
  •   Chris Chae, Skip Lievsay
  •   Alex Somers
  •   Lila Neugebauer, Jacob Jaffke, Sophia Lin, Patricia Clarkson, Kirk Michael Fellows, Christopher J. Surgent
  •   A24, IAC Films, IPR VC, Excellent Cadaver

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Collection of four film stills representing the Best of CineYouth 2022

Best of CineYouth 2022

  Various

  Canada, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, United Kingdom, United States     92 minutes

Synopsis

Best of Fest showcases 10 winning shorts from CineYouth 2022 and includes passionate documentaries, surreal comedies, and deeply personal stories by young filmmakers from around the globe.

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Wo hu cang long

  Ang Lee

  Taiwan, Hong Kong, United States, China     120 minutes

Synopsis

Two master warriors (Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh) are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. A young aristocrat (Zhang Ziyi) prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents and her deeply romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face to face with their worst enemy—and the inescapable, enduring power of love. Set against 19th-century China’s breathtaking landscape, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is the action-packed, box office smash from acclaimed director Ang Lee (Sense and Sensibility, The Ice Storm) featuring stunning martial arts choreography by Yuen Wo Ping (The Matrix).

Sony Pictures Classics 30th Anniversary screening

 Mandarin with subtitles 

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Film Credits

  •   Bill Kong, Hsu Li-Kong, Ang Lee
  •   Wang Hui-Ling, James Schamus, Kuo Jung Tsai
  •   Tim Squyres
  •   Wang Jian-Quo
  •   Peter Pau
  •   Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen, Sihung Lung, Cheng Pei-Pei
  •   Tan Dun
  •   Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia, Good Machine International, Edko Films, Zoom Hunt Productions, China Film Co-Production Corp., Asian Union Film & Entertainment Ltd.
  •   2000

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Big Three [short film]

  Julian Turner

  United States     18 minutes

Synopsis

Set in the early 1960s, a budding soul music label brings in a savvy group of local teenage musicians to offer feedback and inspiration to its early signees.

This film screens as part of Shorts 7: Sudden Waves (Black Perspectives)