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Films & Schedules - D

THE DARK VALLEY

Sat, Feb 7, 2015
at 3:30 PM (Moreland Theater)
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Sun, Feb 15, 2015
at 8:45 PM (Cinema 21)
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THE DARK VALLEY

DIRECTOR: ANDREAS PROCHASKA - AUSTRIA

Greider, a lone traveler, arrives in a small village in the Alps. Initially, no one wants him to stay, especially Brenner, who keeps the community under tight control with his threatening ways. But a few gold coins sway the townsfolk, and they opt to shelter Greider for the winter. Soon a tragic accident leads to the death of one of Brenner’s beloved sons. But when a second son is mysteriously killed, it seems evident that more than coincidence is at play. “The hills are alive with the sound of gunfire in this alpine revenge drama, a superior genre piece...

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DARKNESS BY DAY

Sat, Feb 21, 2015
at 10:30 PM (Hollywood Theatre)
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DARKNESS BY DAY

DIRECTOR: MARTIN DE SALVO - ARGENTINA

“In an a old house in a tiny village, Virginia is left alone after her father leaves to check on his ill niece. That is, until her cousin Anabel, who also seems to be under the weather, is brought and left with her. Thankful for another person to talk to, Virginia makes every effort to keep Anabel comfortable and to bond with her. Anabel sleeps most of the day, and at night can be found wandering the woods alone. The radio reports a rabies outbreak in the remote region of Argentina where the women are holed up. In this...

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DEAREST

Fri, Feb 13, 2015
at 8:15 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sun, Feb 15, 2015
at 6:30 PM (Fox Tower)
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DEAREST

DIRECTOR: PETER HO-SUN CHAN - HONG KONG

Based on a true story, Dearest is about the sensitivity, complexity, and indelible pain of child abduction. The lives of Shenzhen residents Wen-jun and his ex-wife Xiao-juan are thrown into turmoil when their young son goes missing. They join a support group active in exposing child abduction rings and, enduring several years of false-sightings and scams, finally find their son living with a foster mother. But their troubles are far from over. With delicacy and nuance, Chan explores the lasting guilt of having ‘lost’ a child; the difficulty of reintegration, and the discovery that an adopted child has been abducted....

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DUKE OF BURGUNDY

Sat, Feb 7, 2015
at 8:30 PM (Roseway Theater)
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Tue, Feb 10, 2015
at 8:30 PM (Fox Tower)
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DUKE OF BURGUNDY

DIRECTOR: PETER STRICKLAND - UNITED KINGDOM

“Strickland’s latest reconfigures the vintage erotic melodrama into something altogether deeper and darker. Taking its title from a rare species of butterfly, The Duke of Burgundy chronicles the increasingly intimate relationship between wealthy amateur lepidopterist Cynthia and her newly hired housekeeper Evelyn. As Cynthia’s demands begin to betray a sadomasochistic streak, Evelyn becomes less a domestic servant than an outright sex slave, submitting to her progressively extreme humiliations with a surprising relish. Strickland demonstrates a marvelous gift for modulating tone, pitching the tenor of his film in a strange, beguiling register somewhere between Buñuel’s Belle de Jour and Losey’s...

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