September 29-October 2
Wednesday September 29
Fargo1996. USA. Dir: Joel Coen. With Frances McDormand, William H. Macy. 98 min
Amidst a snowy landscape and funny-sounding accents, a pregnant policewoman slowly uncovers a haphazard muder plot as her bumbling suspect struggles to protect his ill-conceived crime. This blood-soaked comedy of errors - chock-full of that delightfully ominous Coens quirk - will make you never want to look at a woodchipper again.
Thursday September 30
George Washington2000. USA. Dir: David Gordon Green. With Candace Evanofski. 89 min
Drowsy and delicate, honest and tragic, director Green's debut feature offers a strong contrast to last year's PINEAPPLE EXPRESS. A group of close friends in North Carolina find their lives dramatically affected when one of their own dies in an abandoned amusement part, setting off a series of strange events.
Friday October 1
Spirited Away2001. Japan. Dir: Hayao Miyazaki. With Daveigh Chase. 125 min
A young girl must navigate the spirit world to save her parents-turned-pigs - and encounters witches, sentient dust balls, odd gelatinous beings, and a tortured dragon-boy along the way. With his signature hand-drawn anime, Miyazaki paints a dream steeped in deceit that is as spectacularly rich as it is unexpectedly frightening.
Saturday October 2
Sabrina1954. USA. Dir: Billy Wilder. With Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart. 113 min
Hepburn turns the lives of two aristocratic brothers upside-down when a Parisian sojourn transforms her from shy servant's daughter to show-stopping sophisticate. Wilder's (The Apartment) wry wit and wistful charm polish the Cinderella story into a modern comedic fairy tale.