February 9th 2024 Lunana
A teacher after a
disciplinary hearing has been sent to a remote part of the Himalayas.
After an arduous 8 day trek just to get there he finds no electricity,
no textbooks, not even a blackboard. Though poor, the villagers extend
a warm welcome to their new teacher, but he faces the daunting task of
teaching the village children without any supplies. He wants to quit and
go home, but he begins to learn of the hardship in the lives of the beautiful
children he teaches, and begins to be transformed through the amazing
spiritual strength of the villagers.
February 23rd 2024 The Big Hit
A prison comedy drama about a comedy-drama being staged in a prison. This film set in France is based on a true case which occurred in Sweden, we know that the prisoners escaped.Étienne (Kad Merad) is a down at heel actor, works as a drama coach He gets a chance to teach drama at a high security prison and the inmates involved eventually impress him with their dramatisations. He convinces the prison governor to allow him to put on a performance of Waiting For Godot outside outside of the jail. Six months of rehearsals ensue. Obstacles encountered are not all heroically overcome and as Beckett would have appreciated there is lot of waiting around in prison.
March 8th 2024 Hostiles
In 1892 after nearly two decades of fighting the Cheyenne, the Apache, and the Comanche natives, the United States Cavalry Captain and war hero Joseph Blocker is ordered to escort the ailing Cheyenne chief, Yellow Hawk--his most despised enemy--to his ancestral home in Montana's Valley of the Bears. Nauseated with a baleful anger, Joseph's unwelcome final assignment is further complicated when widowed settler Rosalie Quaid is taken in by his band of soldiers. Aggressive packs of marauding Comanches are still on the warpath and thirsty for blood, so can the seasoned Captain do his duty one last time?
April 12th 2024 In Between
A study in tolerance and values as they clash - tradition vs. contemporary; old vs. new; parents vs. older children; male dominance vs. female independence. We see good/bad on both sides - rape, drugs (legal & illegal), abuse, lack of understanding. Families, men & women trying to find love & answers. Centered about a Palestinian community in Israeli Tel Aviv.
In short, three Palestinian women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture.
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