Synopsis: 1921. In search of a new start and the American dream, Ewa Cybulski and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, with nowhere to turn and desperate to reunite with Magda, Ewa quickly falls prey to Bruno, a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution. The arrival of Orlando - a dashing stage magician who is also Bruno's cousin - restores her self-belief and hopes for a brighter future, but she has not reckoned with Bruno's jealousy.
Stars Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner.
4:30 P.M. MOVIE at the Cedar Lee Theatre
If you don't connect with us in the lobby beforehand, we will meet near the exit doors afterwards, then proceed across the street to Lopez.
6:45 p.m. DINNER/DISCUSSION at Lopez on Lee
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James Gray's latest tale of melancholic woe and spirits in emotional turmoil takes us back to when America was the land of opportunity for the tired, poor, huddled masses. The director's fifth feature is once again centered in New York, where past entries like "Little Odessa" and "Two Lovers" took place, but "The Immigrant" takes us back ninety years, putting a classical spin on his typical tale.
I find "The Immigrant" to be a fine film with a great deal to say, and it acts as a beautiful showcase for Cotillard.
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