2017 Special Presentations Archive

Aquarius - Talking Pictures: 10 Directors to Watch

Brazilian star Braga gives what may be her greatest performance as Clara, a woman in her sixties and the last hold-out refusing to sell her enviable oceanfront apartment into developers. “Marvellous and surprising... a captivating film, an experience well worth seeking out.” A. O. Scott, The New York Times Read More

Running Time: 142

Breakable You

A smart and sophisticated movie about smart and sophisticated (but flawed and unfulfilled) people, this sensitive adaptation of Brian Morton’s novel about an over-the-hill writer, his ex and his fragile daughter is buoyed by beautifully calibrated performances from a terrific cast led by Holly Hunter and Tony Shalhoub. Read More

Running Time: 120

The Eagle Huntress - Talking Pictures: 10 Directors to Watch

An enchanting and empowering non-fiction film shot and edited with the virtuosity of a big studio feature, Bell’s soaring debut is the story of 13-year-old Aisholpan, destined to teach her clan’s elders that yes, a girl can hunt with a golden eagle just like a boy, only better. Read More

Running Time: 87

Eyes on the Prize

Eyes on the Prize: Foreign Language Oscar Directors in Discussion. Moderated by Scott Feinberg Read More

Jan 9, 2017 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Mary Pickford Theatre

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The Hippopotamus

A country manor mystery that’s actually a deliciously wicked comedy of manners, adapted from Stephen Fry’s best-seller. A disgraced poet and all-round drunken sot, Ted is invited to his friend Lord Logan’s estate, and investigates a spate of “miracle” healings attributed to Logan’s teenage son. Read More

Running Time: 90

King of the Dancehall

Producer/writer/director/star Nick Cannon’s thoroughly entertaining bump-n-grind saga has him playing a New York ex-con intoxicated by the vibrant dancehall scene in Kingston, Jamaica, and pursuing the affections of a local beauty (Patterson) with moves to spare… “Hysterical, feverish, incredibly watchable.” Variety Read More

Running Time: 105

Old Money

“ Dallas for the insane,” per creator David Schalko, this wickedly funny eight-part Austrian TV series is a vicious, grandly grotesque saga about an industrialist (played to the hilt by our own Udo Kier) who needs a new liver, pronto, and the first of his relatives to secure one will inherit the estate… Showing in two sittings.... Read More

Running Time: 375

When We Rise - Gay!La

From Gus van Sant and Dustin Lance Black (Milk), the first episode of their stirring seven-part docudrama that charts the progress of Gay Liberation from its early days in San Francisco in the 1960s to its 21st-century triumphs. Read More

Running Time: 84

2017 PS Film Festival