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(Sm)arthouse Movies Message Board › PMA movies in April / May

PMA movies in April / May

Brian
user 4356180
Westbrook, ME
Hi folks

It's been kind of a slack period for decent movies, but there's a number of promising movies coming up at the PMA during April and early May.  These include

Lore

Friday, April 12, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 14, 2 p.m.
Left to fend for themselves after their father, a SS officer, and mother, a staunch Nazi believer, are interred by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a harrowing journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents’ actions.


Koch

Friday, April 19, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 20, 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 21, 2 p.m.

"...an intimate and revealing portrait of former NYC Mayor Ed Koch. Ferocious, charismatic, and hilariously blunt, Koch, who died in February at the age of 88, ruled New York from 1978 to 1989—a down-and-dirty decade of grit, graffiti, near-bankruptcy, and rampant crime. "


Barbara
[/url]Friday, April 26, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 27, 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m.

In 1980s East Germany, Barbara is a Berlin doctor banished to a country medical clinic for applying for an exit visa. Deeply unhappy with her reassignment and fearful of her co-workers as possible Stasi informants, Barbara stays aloof, especially from the good natured clinic head, Andre. Instead, Barbara snatches moments with her lover as she secretly prepares to defect one day. Despite her plans, Barbara learns more about her life that puts her desires and the people around her in a new light. With her changing perspective, Barbara finds herself facing a painful moral dilemma that forces her to choose what she values.


Tabu
[/url]Friday, May 3, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 4, 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m.




In part one, ‘Paradise Lost’, we follow the seemingly ordinary daily life of a devout Lisbon woman, Pilar and her attempts to support and console her extravagant and bitter neighbour, Aurora, who spends her day gambling at the local casino and whose grip on reality is clearly becoming tenuous; she’s convinced her stoic maid Santa is secretly practicing voodoo spells against her.

When Aurora’s health takes a turn, a stranger is summoned to her deathbed and it gradually transpires this man is Gian Luca, the love of her life from the distant past. His confession to Pilar of their doomed youthful affair forms the basis of the film’s second extraordinary chapter, ‘Paradise’, set 50 years prior at an African farm in the foothills of Mount Tabu…


See http://www.portlandmu...­ fmi

I'd like to see all of these, especially Lore and Tabu...but my weekends between now and mid-May are pretty much all spoken for, so please feel to arrange a meet-up to see any of these.  A number of you already have access to arrange meetups and I can facilitate anyone else who wants to.


Happy watching!

Brian
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