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Films & Schedules - STOP THE POUNDING HEART

STOP THE POUNDING HEART

Fri, Feb 13, 2015
at 5:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Mon, Feb 16, 2015
at 6 PM (Cinema 21)
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STOP THE POUNDING HEART

DIRECTOR: ROBERTO MINERVINI - UNITED STATES

Blurring the line between documentary and fiction, Italian director Roberto Minervini’s absorbing film is a portrait of adolescence as experienced by a sheltered girl in a conservative farm family in rural Texas. Without condescension or judgment, we see life through the eyes of 14-year-old Sarah, who is homeschooled alongside her 11 other siblings by her loving mother but destined for a life of serving her husband as prescribed in the Bible. As she falls for a boy from a vastly different background, an intimate drama unfolds revealing Sara’s turmoil about her place in a faith where women are subservient. A portrait of contemporary American life not often seen, Minervini’s film was the Best Documentary winner at the David di Donatello (Italian Oscar) Awards.

FILM REVIEW

101 Minutes    

Interests: Documentary.

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