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Chris Kelly’s Modern Cinema Festival
Oct 04, 2013

Casting off his Harry Potter robes, Daniel Radcliffe delivers a revelatory performance as poet Allen Ginsberg, who as a Columbia University student in the mid-1940s meets William Burroughs (Ben Foster) and Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston) and soon finds himself implicated in a shocking murder. An incisive portrait of literary ambition, sexual awakening, and emotional violence, Kill Your Darlings—the directorial debut of the gifted John Krokidas—reveals to us the giants of the Beat Generation as never before.

104 minutes

 

Chris Kelly’s Modern Cinema Festival
Oct 05, 2013

Join film critic Christopher Kelly for the ninth edition of Modern Cinema, an annual, weekend-long film festival that showcases some of the year's most exciting new movies. In the past, Modern Cinema has offered local moviegoers their first opportunity to see such critically celebrated modern classics as Precious, The Queen, The Motorcycle Diaries, A Serious Man, and An Education. Look for the full list of this year’s titles in early September.

Chris Kelly’s Modern Cinema Festival
Oct 05, 2013

A tattoo artist and a banjo player meet cute, marry, and live happily ever after, only to have their lives shattered when their young daughter is diagnosed with a grave illness. An unlikely mash-up of old-fashioned melodrama and bluegrass musical, this newest film from the gifted Belgian director Felix van Grœningen (The Misfortunates) takes us on a one-of-a-kind emotional journey that will not leave a dry eye in the house.

109 minutes; Flemish with English subtitles

 

Chris Kelly’s Modern Cinema Festival
Oct 05, 2013

Join film critic Christopher Kelly for the ninth edition of Modern Cinema, an annual, weekend-long film festival that showcases some of the year's most exciting new movies. In the past, Modern Cinema has offered local moviegoers their first opportunity to see such critically celebrated modern classics as Precious, The Queen, The Motorcycle Diaries, A Serious Man, and An Education. Look for the full list of this year’s titles in early September.

Chris Kelly’s Modern Cinema Festival
Oct 05, 2013

Fourteen-year-old Lucía (the wonderful Malú Chouza) isn’t exactly looking forward to her vacation with her younger brother and their divorced father; things only get worse when they arrive at their spa town destination and it refuses to stop raining. From this deceptively simple premise, Uruguayan writer-directors Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge have fashioned one of the most charming and nuanced coming-of-age stories in years—a portrait of a young girl learning life’s hardest lesson, that sometimes the sun won’t come out tomorrow.

Chris Kelly’s Modern Cinema Festival
Oct 05, 2013

Director Kevin Macdonald – whose The Last King of Scotland screened at Modern Cinema in 2006 – serves up perhaps his most gripping thriller yet, based on Meg Rosoff’s prize-winning novel. Saoirse Ronan (Atonement, Hanna) stars as an American teenager vacationing in England when a global war erupts, sending her on a race across a war-ravaged country to reunite with the boy (George MacKay) she loves. Bring your teenagers for a movie that puts a propulsive new spin on such apocalyptic classics as The Hunger Games and The Road Warrior. 101 min.

Chris Kelly’s Modern Cinema Festival
Oct 05, 2013

Join film critic Christopher Kelly for the ninth edition of Modern Cinema, an annual, weekend-long film festival that showcases some of the year's most exciting new movies. In the past, Modern Cinema has offered local moviegoers their first opportunity to see such critically celebrated modern classics as Precious, The Queen, The Motorcycle Diaries, A Serious Man, and An Education. Look for the full list of this year’s titles in early September.

Chris Kelly’s Modern Cinema Festival
Oct 06, 2013

Join film critic Christopher Kelly for the ninth edition of Modern Cinema, an annual, weekend-long film festival that showcases some of the year's most exciting new movies. In the past, Modern Cinema has offered local moviegoers their first opportunity to see such critically celebrated modern classics as Precious, The Queen, The Motorcycle Diaries, A Serious Man, and An Education. Look for the full list of this year’s titles in early September.

Chris Kelly’s Modern Cinema Festival
Oct 06, 2013

What happens when you combine the biting acidity of screenwriter Hanif Kureishi (My Beautiful Laundrette, Sammy and Rosie Get Laid) and the moonbeam romanticism of director Roger Michell (Persuasion, Notting Hill)? A sweet-and-sour masterpiece called Le Week-end, about a married couple (Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan) who take a mishap-filled trip to Paris to celebrate their thirtieth anniversary.

Chris Kelly’s Modern Cinema Festival
Oct 06, 2013

Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for Best Documentary at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Blood Brotherfollows a rudderless young man named Rocky Braat who finds his life purpose when he travels to India and begins volunteering at an orphanage with HIV-afflicted children. Director Steve Hoover takes us a journey that is alternately harrowing and transcendent, heartbreaking and funny—and altogether unforgettable. With any justice, you’ll be hearing about this film again come Oscar night.

93 minutes

 

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