Friday , November 27 2020

Independent Cinema

New York Film Festival: ‘La Sapienza’

How does one break through the emptiness of a life and relationship that has lost meaning? How long must one have to experience the void before there is movement and growth? Sometimes change can happen in the "twinkling of an eye" when one least expects it. It is then that "sapience," wisdom opens the doors of one's heart to receive renewal and forward movement. Such is the experience of Alexandre and Aliénor in 'La Sapienza.'

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Interview: Kevin Kline and Israel Horovitz, ‘My Old Lady’

What's not to find joyous about a roundtable interview with award winning actor Kevin Kline and celebrated playwright Israel Horovitz who discussed their collaboration on Horovitz's directorial debut of his brilliant film 'My Old Lady?' Not only did we learn interesting bits about the making of the film, we had the opportunity to watch these close knit friends (Horovitz refers to Kline as his cousin) in rare form. When one "cousin" leaves off commenting, the other "cousin" seamlessly picks up the anticipated rejoinder. They were loads of fun, but they were also deep folks, very deep. If you blinked, you missed it.

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Movie Review: ‘My Old Lady’

Paris, the City of Lights! Kevin Kline, Dame Maggie Smith and Kristin Scott Thomas gather together in Israel Horovitz's funny and poignant 'My Old Lady' which takes place in one of the most beautiful and historic sections of Paris, Le Marais district. Paris is a supporting character in this wonderful film, but the major kudos go to the actors and the director/screenwriter who exact a film that is uplifting, funny yet realistic. It is not to be missed.

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Movie Review: ‘I Am Eleven’

'I Am Eleven' is an uplifting film that reminds us of our own inner goodness and innocence in a time when such reminders are often few and far between. Bailey has shone her spotlight on children's viewpoints around the world who share the same age, 11 years old. She affirms what we need to recognize in times of peace and conflict, that despite cultural differences, we all hope for love, peace and harmony.

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