THE GREEN PRINCEMEMPHIS | THE ONE I LOVE | THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY | RSC: THE TWO GENTLEMAN OF VERONA  The Italian Film Sudestival: SOUTH IS NOTHINGI'M FROM NAPLESAT PRECISELY 6 O'CLOCKTHE SEMINARIANTHE LYTHIUM CONSPIRACY - IF I CLOSE MY EYES I'M NOT HERE

THE GREEN PRINCE

Winner - Sundance Audience Prize! 

Set against the chaotic backdrop of recent events in the Middle East, Nadav Schirman's THE GREEN PRINCE retraces the details of a highly unprecedented partnership that developed between sworn enemies. In the style of a tense psychological thriller, this extraordinary documentary recounts the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel's prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him.

101 min  •  PG-13  •  Dir. Nadav Schirman


MEMPHIS

"Captures the mood of the blues with pitch perfect sensuality!" - The New Yorker

A strange singer with ‘god given talent’ drifts through the mythic city of Memphis under its canopy of ancient oak trees, shattered windows and burning spirituality.

Surrounded by lovers, legends, hustlers, preachers, and a wolfpack of kids, the unstable performer avoids the recording studio and is driven to spend time in his own form of self-discovery. Shown in fragments, his journey drags him from love and happiness right to the edge of another dimension.

Featuring an explosive performance and score from Willis Earl Beal, MEMPHIS is a film steeped in folklore, music, surrealism, and the abstract search for glory.

75 min  •  NR  •  Dir. Tim Sutton


THE ONE I LOVE

Washintgon Post Critic's Pick!  Starring Elisabeth Moss!

On the brink of separation, Ethan (Mark Duplass) and Sophie (Elisabeth Moss) escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to save their marriage. What begins as a romantic and fun retreat soon becomes surreal, when an unexpected discovery forces the two to examine themselves, their relationship, and their future.

The highly anticipated debut feature from acclaimed author Charlie McDowell, THE ONE I LOVE is an original tale that continues to showcase McDowell's keen observations of human relationships with a distinct and comedic voice. THE ONE I LOVE, written by Justin Lader, was produced by Mel Eslyn and executive produced by Mark Duplass who stars opposite Elisabeth Moss.

91 min  •  •  Dir. Charlie McDowell

THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY

Helen Mirren starts a food fight!                               

In "The Hundred-Foot Journey," Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch.

Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant - the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai.

That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own, escalate to all out war between the two establishments - until Hassan's passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory's enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore.

122 min  •  PG  •  Dir. Lasse Hallstrom

THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA

Presented by The Royal Shakespeare Company!  Captured LIVE from RSC's stage in Stratford-upon-Avon!

Monday, September 22nd at 7pm                                                                Saturday, September 27th at 11am                                                         

Valentine and Proteus are best friends until they both fall in love with the Duke's daughter Silvia. But Proteus is already sworn to his sweetheart Julia at home in Verona, and the Duke thinks Valentine is not good enough for his Silvia.

With friendship forgotten, the rivals' affections quickly get out of hand as the four young lovers find themselves on a wild chase through the woods, confused by mistaken identity and threatened by fierce outlaws before they find a path to reconciliation.

Simon Godwin makes his RSC debut to direct Shakespeare's exuberant romantic comedy. Simon is Associate Director of the Royal Court. His production of Strange Interlude recently played to critical acclaim at the National Theatre.


IL SUD È NIENTE (SOUTH IS NOTHING)

Part of the Italian Film Sudestival- Six Films from Southern Italy!

Screens Tuesday, September 23rd, 640pm.  Director Fabio Mollo visits for Q+A! 

Grazia (Miriam Karlkvist) is seventeen years-old and lives in Reggio Calabria. When she was little, her brother Pietro (Giorgio Musumeci) emigrated in Germany and never came back. Her father, Cristiano (Vinicio Marchioni), told her that the brother is dead and does not want to talk
about him.

One night, after a disagreement with the father, Grazia thinks she saw the brother on the beach and decides to look for him. At the same time, Cristiano gets a visit from the local Mafioso boss, who demands his house and his business.


SONG e NAPULE (I'm FROM NAPLES)

Part of the Italian Film Sudestival- Six Films from Southern Italy!

Screens Tuesday, September 23rd, 8:40p.                                               

Paco (Allessandro Roja) is a refined, unemployed pianist, whose mother gets him a recommendation to enter the police corps. As a result of his total ineptitude, he is relegated to a judicial unit, until Commissioner Cammarota (Paolo Sassanelli) assigns him as a pianist to the group
led by Lollo Love (Giampaolo Morelli).

This popular singer has been hired to perform at the wedding of the daughter of the Somma Vesuviana boss, where the dangerous Camorra killer, O’ Fantasma, is expected to be present. Paco, undercover, risks his life while playing music that he hates. But his life will take a turn…


ORE 18 IN PUNTO (AT PRECISELY SIX O'CLOCK)

Part of the Italian Film Sudestival- Six Films from Southern Italy!

Screens Wednesday, September 24th, 640pm!                                  

A dusty office out of Time holds the files containing the most significant events that will mark the life of human beings. Paride has been working there for more than three thousand years.

At six o'clock on a rainy afternoon, Paride has an appointment with Nicola, a homeless man defeated and disillusioned. At the time of the appointment, at precisely 6 o'clock, a series of events upset their lives and those of many others. None of the events could be prevented and the certainties of this office crumble miserably.

The beauty of life and its variations through love, friendship, powerful ideas, the joy of living, can be more powerful than fate. Destiny is not written in the stars, but it is built inside each of us because humans, regardless of how things evolve, "always" have choices.


IL SEMINARISTA (THE SEMINARIAN)

Part of the Italian Film Sudestival- Six Films from Southern Italy!

Screens Wednesday, September 24th, 8:40pm!  Director Gabriele Cecconi visits for Q+A!                  

Italy, 1959. Guido as a kid dreams of becoming a priest, and enters the Minor Catholic Seminary. Soon he realizes that to be a good seminarian one must submit to a rigid education and an inflexible hierarchical system, which demands obedience to regulations and to authorities.
They teach him a religious practice of rituals and prayers which prevails over solidarity, for him the most important of the commandments.

Facing a reality different from the one he had imagined, which hides immoral behavior in order to save the reputation of the institution, he makes an important life choice.


THE LYTHIUM CONSPIRACY

Part of the Italian Film Sudestival- Six Films from Southern Italy!

Screens Thursday, September 25th, 640pm!                                             

A taught thriller in the John Grisham tradition, THE LITHIUM CONSPIRACY is set against a shadowy world of intrigue and corruption.

Giulio (Guido Caprino,) is a lawyer dealing with the fallout from a company merger as well as attempting to reunite with his estranged family. One day he finds himself aboard a plane to the South American republic of Queimada on a mysterious mission with his new, sexy superior Cecilia (Carolina Crescentini,).

When he questions the mission, he is told ‘the less you know the better’. Before long, Giulio learns that a salt lake in Queimada contains half the world’s supply of lithium, and that there is a desperate international race to control it. Thrust into a dangerous world of local politics and sinister conglomerates, Giulio desperately struggles to survive.

It’s been said that today you don’t conquer a country; you buy it. Not only is this an imaginative and intelligent drama, it is also a cautionary tale about corporate greed and the thirst for natural resources in the 21st century.


Se CHIUDO GLI OCCHI NON SONO PIU QUI (IF I CLOSE MY EYES, I'M NO LONGER HERE)

Part of the Italian Film Sudestival- Six Films from Southern Italy!

Screens Thursday, September 25th!                                                         

Sixteen year-old Kiko (Mark Manaloto) lost his Italian father in an accident and lives with his Filipino mother, Marilou, and Ennio (Giuseppe Fiorello), the mother’s companion who exploits illegal immigrants. Every day after school, Kiko is forced to work at Ennio’s construction site. He feels he is living on the wrong planet.

But there is place where is possible to daydream: an old, abandoned bus which the boy has made his refuge. One day Ettore (Giorgio Colangeli), an old friend of his father, offers to change his destiny by becoming his mentor. However, this man hides a secret.