Saturday, January 24 | 4:15pm, 7:15pm
Directed By: Paolo Virzi
Human Capital begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-to-do Bernaschi family, privileged and detached, will intertwine with the Ossolas, struggling to keep their comfortable middle-class life, in ways neither could have expected. Dino Ossola, in dire financial straits, anticipates the birth of twins with his second wife. Meanwhile, Dino’s teenage daughter’s relationship with hedge-fund manager Giovanni Bernaschi’s playboy son complicates an already tricky social dance of status, money and ambition. Observing transformative events from each character’s perspective, the film is a nuanced account of desire, greed and the value of human life in an age of rampant capitalism and financial manipulation. In Italian with English subtitles.
Saturday, January 24 | 4:00pm, 7:30pm
Starring: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo
The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul--a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.
"Mesmerizing in its incremental layering of a bizarre, tragic and thoroughly warped character study, Foxcatcher sees director Bennett Miller well surpassing even the fine work he did in his previous two films, Capote and Moneyball."
Saturday, January 24 | 4:30pm, 7:30pm
Starring: Jack O'Connell, Takamasa Ishihara, Domhnall Gleeson
After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.
Saturday, January 24 | 4:00pm, 7:00pm
Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Elijah Kelley, Kristin Chenoweth
A new animated film, Strange Magic is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream. Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.
Friday, January 30 | 7:15pm
Directed By: Roberto Ando
As the national election approaches, Enrico Oliveri has plummeted in the polls and his supporters and adversaries alike begin to acknowledge his impending downfall. Unwilling to face failure, Oliveri vanishes into the night. In a desperate move, his right hand man seeks out Oliveri’s twin brother, Giovanni Ernani, a prolific author and philosopher who is newly released from an insane asylum. Slowly and steadily, Giovanni insinuates himself into his brother’s public persona, impersonating Oliveri’s every tick and mannerism exquisitely. Giovanni quickly surpasses his brother’s political prowess with an eerie talent for rallying the masses through fearless and heroic speeches. As the film shifts between the failure of the sincere intellectual and the heroics of a madman, he probes the driving forces behind our contemporary global political reality leaving behind a rich web of questions. In Italian with English subtitles.
Friday, January 30 | 7:30pm
Starring: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cutthroat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.
"The exhilarating, inventive and suspenseful story hinges on a pair of commanding performances."
Friday, February 6 | 7:15pm
Directed By: Marshall Curry
In 2006, Matt Van Dyke, a timid 26-year-old, left home in Baltimore and set off on a self-described “crash course in manhood.” He bought a motorcycle and a video camera and began a three-year, 35,000-mile motorcycle trip through Northern Africa and the Middle East. While traveling, he struck up an unlikely friendship with a Libyan hippie, and when revolution broke out in Libya, Matt joined his friend in the fight against dictator Muammar Gaddafi. With a gun in one hand and a camera in the other, Matt fought in—and filmed—the war until he was captured by Gaddafi’s forces and held in solitary confinement for six months. Two-time Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker Marshall Curry tells this harrowing and sometimes humorous story of a young man’s struggle for political revolution and personal transformation.