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August 20, 2019 / Foreign

A white woman enters into a romance with a Mexican Indian. The racial barriers between the lovers prove to be insurmountable, resulting in tragedy.

August 20, 2019 / Foreign

The film is set in southern Georgia, which until the end of XIX century was dominated by the Ottoman Empire. Tragic times gave rise to people of high spiritual strength, such as Antimoz Iverieli – the philosopher-educator. Having experienced as a child cruelty and injustice, it becomes the path of public service. Having been removed by the Turks in Romania, a hero by all means wants to return home. Sentenced to death, Antimoz remains in the memory of his countrymen a champion of justice. 

August 20, 2019 / Drama

After her father, Dracula, is killed, vampire Nadja launches a feud against her father’s murderer, Dr. Van Helsing. Nadja begins her revenge by attempting to seduce Van Helsing’s daughter, Lucy. But Van Helsing has also recruited Lucy’s twin brother, his son and his other children to bring down the vampires. As the family conspires against Nadja, she proves that she won’t be so easily defeated.

August 19, 2019 / Comedy

Duke Turnbeau has come to England, in the 1930s, as a way to improve his fortunes. For some reason, he believes that his larcenous ways will bring him prosperity in the country which at one time or another has had rulership over a large portion of the globe. While there, he meets Rosie McCratchit, a lovely Irish gal who could do with some improvement in her fortunes as well. Together, they have a series of legal, quasi-legal and definitely illegal adventures, including Duke’s cow-roping and Rosie’s response to the mud-wrestling challenge of the Amazon Lady, as well as an attempted armored-car robbery.

August 18, 2019 / Comedy

Young high school couple Darcy Elliot and Stan Bobrucz are one year from graduation, with promising futures ahead of them. But their paths take a drastic turn when Darcy becomes pregnant. Unwilling to go through an abortion or an adoption — despite their parents‘ pleas — Darcy and Stan decide to sacrifice their college experiences and degrees in order to keep and raise the baby. After a quick marriage, the two realize it won’t be as easy as they thought.

August 18, 2019 / Experimental

Shûji Terayama’s debut feature Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets, an adaptation of his eponymous novel and play, is a playful, energetic, psychedelic, visually hypnotic critique of contemporary Japanese society’s descent into ruthless materialism. The story focuses on a teenager in hopeless search of identity within a highly dysfunctional family and a fractured world that both threaten to devour the boy—demanding everything and not really caring at all. A masterpiece of subversive cinema.

August 18, 2019 / Foreign
August 18, 2019 / Foreign

The story opens just before Christmas, when solitary, apathetic bank clerk Flemming Borck uncovers a plot to rob his bank. (It’s a convoluted set-up, so we’ll just leave it at that.) After doing a little rookie recon, Borck identifies the would-be bank robber as a faux shopping-mall Santa Claus, and counter-plots to steal the money himself and let Santa take the blame. This works out about as badly as you might imagine, and our bumbling protagonist spirals further and further away from the carefree, laconic lifestyle he had hoped to ensure for himself.