Saturday, May 25 – Watchmen (2009)
Patrick Wilson, Billy Crudup, Jackie Earle Haley
Warner Bros.; Directed by Zach Snyder
Rated R; 163 minutes
In this comic book adventure set in an alternate 1985 America costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society. A masked vigilante named Rorschach reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion to get to the bottom of a plot designed to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes.
June 2013 – Award Winning Foreign Movies
Saturday, June 1 – Valentin (2003)
Carmen Maura, Alejandro Agresti, Rodrigo Noya, Julieta Cardinali
Miramax Films; Directed by Alejandro Agresti
Rated PG-13; 86 minutes
In Spanish with English subtitles
Valentin is an 8-year-old boy being raised by his grandmother in Buenos Aires. His mother left when he was very young, and his father is always away, so Valentin finds himself searching for a real family. He wants to discover the reason his mother left, but no one will give him answers, and when his grandmother dies, he realizes he will have to find out the answers on his own.
Saturday, June 8 – In the Mood for Love (2001)
Tony Ieung Chu-wai, Maggie Cheung Man-yuk, Lai Chin, Rebecca Pan
USA Films; Directed by Wong Kar-Wai
Rated PG; 94 minutes
In Cantonese with English subtitles
A man and a woman in Hong Kong in the ‘60s become more than neighbors when they realize their spouses are having an affair.
Saturday, June 15 – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011)
Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy
Focus Features; Directed by Tomas Alfredson
Rated R; 127 minutes
Set at the height of the Cold War years of the mid-20th century, a disgraced British spy is rehired in secret by his government, which fears that the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI-6) has been compromised by a double agent working for the Soviets.
Saturday, June 22 – The Pianist (2002)
Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman
Focus Features; Directed by Roman Polanski
Rated R; 150 minutes
Based on a true story, a Polish Jewish pianist struggles to survive in Warsaw during World War II and finally must literally use his music to save his life.
Saturday, June 29 – Zatoichi (2004)
Takeshi Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Michiyo Ogusu, Yui Natsukawa
Miramax Films; Directed by Takeshi Kitano
Rated R; 116 minutes
In Japanese with English subtitles
Zatoichi is a blind wanderer who, though he makes his living gambling and giving massages, is a master swordsman. After he encounters two beautiful but dangerous geishas, he is soon involved with a sinister gangster who will meet him for an action-packed showdown.