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LOVING HIGHSMITH

Sep 24 to Sep 27
Saturday thru Tuesday 4pm, 6pm

Dir. Eva Vitija - 2022 - 83m - English, German and French with English subtitles

A unique look at the life of celebrated American author Patricia Highsmith based on her diaries and notebooks and the intimate reflections of her lovers, friends and family. Focusing on Highsmith’s quest for love and her troubled identity, the film sheds new light on her life and writing.

Most of Highsmith’s novels were adapted for the big screen; the best known of these are Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Carol, a partly autobiographic novel, was the first lesbian story with a happy ending to be published in 1950s America. But Highsmith herself was forced to lead a double life and had to hide her vibrant love affairs from her family and the public. Only in her unpublished writings did she reflect on her private life.

Excerpts from these notes voiced by Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones, Top of the Lake), beautifully interwoven with archive material of her and her most famous novel adaptions, create a vivid, touching portrait of one of the most fascinating female writers.

“Eva Vitija reveals a far lesser known side of the American author... An intense and emotional, multiform voyage through the artistic and human world of one of the most fascinating writers in the global literary landscape, a world made up of obsessions, secrets and passion.” — Muriel Del Don, CINEUROPA

“In centering the writer’s sexuality in her lively and captivating documentary “Loving Highsmith,” filmmaker Eva Vitija does a great service not only to fans of Highsmith’s, but to all of queer history. As seen through the eyes of her former lovers (merely a few of many), Highsmith’s life is brought sharply into focus, revealing as much about her humanity as her work.” – Jude Dry, INDIEWIRE

“The real achievement of Loving Highsmith though is the degree of access it provides to the inner life of a famously guarded woman, who described being interviewed as a “profound indignity.” “I carry old memories around like a heavy suitcase,” she writes. In its fine balance of emotional and intellectual curiosity, and its elegant assembly of a rich archive of home movies, photographs and interviews, this film unpacks those memories with beguiling candor.” – David Rooney, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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THE JUSTICE OF BUNNY KING

Sep 24 to Sep 27
Saturday thru Tuesday 8pm ONLY!

Dir. Gaysorn Thavat - 2021 - 101m - New Zealand - NO MATINEES

Bunny King (Davis), a headstrong mother of two with a sketchy past, earns her keep by washing windows at traffic lights. Using her razor - sharp wit to charm money from gridlocked motorists, she saves every cent to get back the custody of her kids. After promising her daughter a birthday party, Bunny must fight the social services and break the rules to keep her word, but in doing so risks losing her children altogether. Accompanied by her niece Tonya (Thomasin McKenzie), a fierce teenager running away from home, Bunny is in a race against the clock and headed towards an epic showdown with the authorities.

"Essie Davis brings rough edged authenticity to a portrait of a mother in crisis." -  SCREEN INTERNATIONAL  

"First time director Gaysorn Thavet brings real depth and layers of emotional intelligence ... Unexpectedly funny."- GUARDIAN

"This film went straight for my heart."- NEWSHUB 

"Quirky and a little punky and a lot of fun."- VOX 

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