LOTS OF KIDS, A MONKEY AND A CASTLE
MUCHOS HIJOS, UN MONO Y UN CASTILLO
2017, Dogwoof, 90 min, Spain, Dir: Gustavo Salmerón

Famed Spanish actor Gustavo Salmerón (MENSAKA, ASFALTO) makes his feature directorial debut with this intimate documentary about his mother, Julita. Through a series of interviews, the film walks us through the woman’s entire life, including her past accomplishments, lost dreams and future hopes, creating a loving portrait that is both universal and deeply personal. The film has become a surprise favorite among Spanish audiences, as well as winner of Best Documentary at the 2018 Goya Awards. “A celebration of the life of an extraordinary woman with whom most viewers will probably also have fallen in love by the time the credits roll.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter.


A GRIN WITHOUT A CAT
LE FOND DE L’AIR EST ROUGE
1977, Icarus Films, 180 min, France, Dir: Chris Marker

As brilliant as it is indescribable, GRIN WITHOUT A CAT looks at the rise and fall of the worldwide revolutionary movement, from France in May 1968, to the anti-Vietnam riots in the United States, to the terrible Soviet crushing of the Prague Spring. The French title of the film is untranslatable in English; roughly, it means "Revolution Is in the Air," a metaphor at once wistful and ever-hopeful. Given the current world situation, GRIN WITHOUT A CAT is, now more than ever, an epic event not to be missed. In one of the film’s many high points, Marker dissects the famous Odessa Steps sequence in BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN - a revolutionary landmark that never actually occurred.


AMC VISIONARIES: ELI ROTH’S HISTORY OF HORROR
2018, American Movie Classics, 50 min, USA,

“AMC Visionaries” is a documentary series in which groundbreaking artists curate and author the untold stories and fascinating histories of their respective genres. Award-winning director-writer-producer-actor Eli Roth (CABIN FEVER, HOSTEL) executive produced this seven-part survey of the masters of horror – the storytellers and stars who define the genre – to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present. Each one-hour program is a chilling exploration of how horror has evolved through the years and keeps its fan base addicted to fear; this first episode salutes slasher movies.


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