Special Presentations

We know that you are going to love these films.  What makes them so special? Not only are they exciting films but the guests we are lining up guarantee that these will be some nights to remember.


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