AWFJ Movie of the Week, August 29 – September 2: The Light Between Oceans

Opening Sept. 2, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is The Light Between Oceans,
The season of serious films kicks off with a new cargo of epic stories, sweeping vistas and major actors. One film has every single one of these things – Derek Cianfrance’s The Light Between Oceans. Read On…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, January 11-17: A PERFECT DAY

Opening January 15, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is A Perfect Day, the new drama from Spanish writer/director Fernando Leon de Aranoa about a group of aid workers attempting to resolve a crisis in an armed Balkan conflict zone. Read on…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, December 21 – 30 : 45 YEARS

Opening Dec. 23, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is 45 Years, British writer/director Andrew Haigh’s follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2011 film Weekend. Like that film, this is also a drama about love and relationships told in an intensely personal way. Its protagonists are long-married couple Geoff (Tom Courtenay) and Kate (Charlotte Rampling) who find their relationship rocked by a revelation from the past on the eve of their 45th anniversary. Read on…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, November 17-November 23: CAROL

Opening November 20, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Carol, director Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven, I’m Not There sumptuous new drama staring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara as two women who are drawn to each other in the strict moral landscape of 1950s New York. Read on…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, November 3-November 9: MISS YOU ALREADY

Opening November 6, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Miss You Already, director Catherine Hardwicke’s (Thirteen, Twilight) drama about a lifelong female friendship put to the test by serious illness starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette. The title may bring to mind flippant adolescent attachments, but the film is an astute study of adult female friendships, as seen through the intense prism of terminal illness Read on…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, October 27-November 2: OUR BRAND IS CRISIS

Opening October 30, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Our Brand Is Crisis, director David Gordon Green’s new comedy drama based on Rachel Boynton’s 2006 documentary of the same name which looked at the tactics and consequences of American political campaigns.. Read on…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, October 20-26, 2015: SUFFRAGETTE

British director Sarah Gavron’s phenomenal portrait of the brave women at the vanguard of the rights to vote campaign in the early 20th century in Britain. Specifically, Gavron and master screenwriter Abi Morgan (Shame, The Iron Lady) have chosen to set their film in the seminal year of 1912 when, disheartened by the lack of progress, movement leader Emmeline Pankhurst (a commanding cameo by Meryl Streep) decreed that words should become action. And so it was that peaceful protest and political machinations turned into guerilla warfare, bands of women creating civil unrest to draw attention to their cause; and, often, ending up behind bars, isolated from their families, subject to the most heinous public shame and physically tortured.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, October 5-11: THE FORBIDDEN ROOM

Opening October 9, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is The Forbidden Room, artist filmmaker Guy Maddin’s latest experimental work set in the claustrophobic confines of a marooned submarine deep below the ocean’s surface. Read on…

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