Films Coming Soon

Friday, March 06, 2020

Jane Austen's beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of EMMA. Handsome, clever and rich, Emma Woodhouse (Anya Taylor-Joy, THE WITCH) is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along. With Johnny Flynn, Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, Miranda Hart, Josh O'Connor, Callum Turner, Rupert Graves, Gemma Whelan, Amber Anderson and Tanya Reynolds. DIR Autumn de Wilde; SCR Eleanor Catton, from the novel by Jane Austen; PROD Tim Bevan, Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, Eric Fellner. UK, 2020, color, 124 min. RATED PG

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Written and directed by Eliza Hittman, the film is an intimate portrayal of two teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania. Faced with an unintended pregnancy and a lack of local support, Autumn (Sidney Flanigan) and her cousin Skylar (Talia Ryder) embark across state lines to New York City on a fraught journey of friendship, bravery and compassion. U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Neorealism, 2020 Sundance Film Festival; Official Selection, 2020 Berlin Film Festival. DIR/SCR Eliza Hittman; PROD Lia Buman, Rose Garnett, Tim Headington, Sara Murphy, Alex Orlovsky, Elika Portnoy, Adele Romansky. U.S., 2020, color, 101 min. NOT RATED

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Friday, March 27, 2020

[VARDA PAR AGNÈS]

The final film from the late, beloved Agnès Varda is a characteristically playful, profound and personal summation of the director's own brilliant career. At once impish and wise, she acts as our spirit guide on a free-associative tour through her six-decade artistic journey, shedding new light on her films, photography and recent installation works while offering her one-of-a-kind reflections on everything from filmmaking to feminism to aging. Suffused with the people, places and things she loved — husband Jacques Demy, cats, colors, beaches, heart-shaped potatoes — this wonderfully idiosyncratic work of imaginative autobiography is a warmly human, touchingly bittersweet parting gift from one of cinema's most luminous talents. (Note courtesy of Janus Films.) DIR/SCR Agnès Varda; PROD Rosalie Varda. France, 2019, color, 120 min. In English and French with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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Friday, March 13, 2020

The classic story of Peter Pan is wildly reimagined in this ragtag epic from Benh Zeitlin, director of BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD. Lost on a mysterious island where aging and time have come unglued, Wendy must fight to save her family, her freedom and the joyous spirit of youth from the deadly peril of growing up. DIR/SCR Benh Zeitlin; SCR Eliza Zeitlin; PROD Becky Glupczynski, Dan Janvey, Paul Mezey, Josh Penn. U.S., 2020, color, 112 min. RATED PG-13

No AFI Member passes accepted.