Feature Films: Narratives

3 HEARTS

DIRECTOR(S): Benoît Jacquot

FRANCE / 106 mins

3 HEARTS is the story of a classic love triangle. A man’s lover leaves him and, unaware of their family connection,he falls in love with his beloved’s sister. Catherine Deneuve stars with her daughter by Marcello Mastroianni, Chiara Mastroianni. Also starring Charlotte Gainsborough.

SATURDAY

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TIME

10:30 AM

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COUNTING FOR THUNDER

DIRECTOR(S): Philip Irwin Cooper

USA / 103 mins

An actor unlucky in work, money, and love goes back home to the deep South to help out during a family crisis. He finds himself inspired to find his true voice as his mother is finally finding hers. Mariette Hartley and John Heard star.

THURSDAY

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TIME

3:30 PM

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GEMMA BOVERY

DIRECTOR(S): Ann Fontaine

FRANCE / 99 mins

Life imitates art in uncanny ways when Gemma and her husband move to a charming old farmhouse in the same Norman village where Flaubert’s literary classic Madame Bovary was written. Their welcoming neighbor and Flaubert expert, Martin, becomes entranced with Gemma as he draws parallels between the literary and the real life woman.

SUNDAY

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TIME

12:30 PM

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HAEMOO (SEA FOG)

DIRECTOR(S): Sung-Bo Shim

SO KOREA / 111 mins

In danger of losing his livelihood, a ship captain decides to smuggle illegal migrants into South Korea. A violent storm forces the boat to stall in the open waters, inevitably pitting Kang’s crew against the migrants. A timely tale of modern horror and thrills.

SATURDAY

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TIME

7:00 PM

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HOW TO WIN AT CHECKERS (EVERY TIME)

DIRECTOR(S): Josh Kim

THAILAND, USA / 80 mins

After the loss of both parents, 11 year-old Oat faces an uncertain future when his older brother must submit to Thailand’s annual military draft lottery. Unable to convince his brother to do something to change his fate, Oat takes matters into his own hands, resulting in unexpected consequences.

SATURDAY

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TIME

12:00 PM

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IN THE NAME OF MY DAUGHTER

DIRECTOR(S): Andre Techine

FR / 116 mins

A gripping real-life thriller brought to the screen. Set in 1976, a wealthy heiress falls in love with her mother’s business advisor as the mother’s (Catherine Deneuve) casino in Nice is being taken over by the mafia. This is a story of betrayal, intrigue, and murder.

FRIDAY

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TIME

4:00 PM

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KRISHA

DIRECTOR(S): Trey Edward Schultz

USA / 83 mins

When Krisha returns for a holiday gathering, the only things standing in her way are family, dogs, and turkey. This is one of the most startling narratives this year. It is told with ferocious energy, a good combination of experimental tone and cinematic craftsmanship.

THURSDAY

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TIME

4:30 PM

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MARGARITA WITH A STRAW

DIRECTOR(S): Shonali Bose, Nilesh Maniyar

INDIA / 100 mins

A rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy leaves her home in India to study in New York, unexpectedly falls in love, and embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery. A film that explores the desires and feelings of people with disability, it speaks to how they think of themselves, as no different.

THURSDAY

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TIME

11:30 AM

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PHOENIX

DIRECTOR(S): Christian Petzold

GERMANY, USA / 98 mins

A disfigured concentration-camp survivor (Nina Hoss), unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged postwar Berlin for the husband (Ronald Zehrfeld) who might have betrayed her to the Nazis.

SATURDAY

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TIME

6:30 PM

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THE CONNECTION

DIRECTOR(S): Cedric Jimenez

FRANCE / 135 mins

Shot entirely on 35mm, THE CONNECTION offers the European flip side to William Friedkin’s American cop movie masterpiece, THE FRENCH CONNECTION. A stylish crime thriller inspired by true events. Starrring Jean Dujardin (THE ARTIST) and Gilles Lellouche (POINT BLANK).

FRIDAY

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TIME

6:00 PM

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THE NEW GIRLFRIEND

DIRECTOR(S): Francois Ozon

FRANCE / 108 mins

“An air of Hitchcockian menace and free-floating sexual perversity is by now nothing new for Francois Ozon, but rarely has this French master analyzed the cracks in his characters’ bourgeois facades to such smooth and pleasurable effect.”
-Variety

FRIDAY

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TIME

10:30 AM

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THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT

DIRECTOR(S): Kyle Patrick Alvarez

USA / 120 mins

In this tense, psychological thriller based on the notorious true story, Dr. Philip Zimbardo casts 24 student volunteers as prisoners and guards in a simulated jail to examine the source of abusive behavior in the prison system. A chilling, edge-of-your-seat thriller about the dark side of power and the effects of imprisonment.

THURSDAY

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TIME

2:00 PM

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THEEB

DIRECTOR(S): Naji Abu Nowar

UAE, Qatar, UK / 100 mins

Two Bedouin brothers embark on an epic journey across the Arabian Desert for a mighty adventure as the events of WWI shatter their former peaceful existence. It has been compared to LAWRENCE OF ARABIA.

SATURDAY

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TIME

4:30 PM

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WHAT LOLA WANTS

DIRECTOR(S): Rupert Glasson

USA, AL / 81 mins

A cult film in the making, WHAT LOLA WANTS is a classic thriller, a return to the love-on-the-run road movie (think THEY LIVE BY NIGHT, BADLANDS and  NATURAL BORN KILLERS). WHAT LOLA WANTS is an adrenalin-fueled thriller/romance and an edge-of-the-seat pleasure to watch.

THURSDAY

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TIME

6:00 PM

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WILDLIKE

DIRECTOR(S): Frank Green

USA / 104 mins

This critically-acclaimed, unique film with an unmistakably indie spirit is a wonderful viewing experience. A story of a runaway girl in Alaska’s frontier that crosses emotional and physical terrain. Bruce Greenwood stars.

SATURDAY

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TIME

7:00 PM

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YOU’RE KILLING ME

DIRECTOR(S): Jim Hansen

USA / 88 mins

The gay horror comedy no one knew they needed. Joe is coming out of the closet as a serial killer to his oblivious new boyfriend George. As George’s friends begin to disappear, he begins to realize he may not get out of this relationship alive. Gratuitous gore, irreverent humor and seemingly John Waters-inspired, the film examines dating in an age of snark and chatter.

FRIDAY

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TIME

9:00 PM

FAIRHOPE BREWING CO

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