"Like the spirit it celebrates, 'The Angel's Share' is a neat little jolt of pleasure - and guaranteed to leave you feeling just a mite warmer." —Newark Star-Ledger
"There is love, laughter and whisky galore in Ken Loach's unusually joyful comedy drama about delinquent Scottish youths defying the odds society has stacked against them." —Hollywood Reporter
THE ANGELS’ SHARE is a comic fable about wasted talent and what happens when we are given a chance in life. It would be hard to see Robbie as a man worthy of redemption. He’s constantly watching out for a gang of thugs looking to settle a family grudge, his girlfriend is giving birth to a baby while her father offers him money to leave Glasgow, and he’s serving 300 hours of community service. But when Robbie meets Harry, the gruff but benevolent man in charge of his sentence, he finds a hidden talent for Scotch whiskey – and a new chance at life. For distillers, the angels’ share is the whiskey lost to evaporation each year, and that little fact makes a rare cask of whiskey the perfect target for a heist. A hilarious story about second chances, The Angels’ Share is tender crowd-pleaser from legendary filmmaker Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty.
1h 46mins | UK, France, Belgium, Italy | NR
Directed by: Ken Loach
“The Reluctant Fundamentalist provides just enough answers while leaving us with more than enough questions. It's a film that demands discussion afterward.” —Chicago Sun Times
“The film not only functions well as a thriller and an exploration of post-9/11 paranoia and prejudice, but a thoughtful look at fickle, knee-jerk human psychology of judgment in the wake of tragedies.” —TheMovieReport.com
“This sure-handed adaptation of Mohsin Hamid's international best seller shows Nair at her best.” —Chicago Reader
We begin in 2011 in Lahore. At an outdoor café a Pakistani man named Changez tells Bobby, an American journalist, about his experiences in the United States. Roll back ten years, and we find a younger Changez fresh from Princeton, seeking fortune and glory on Wall Street. The American Dream seems well within his grasp, complete with a smart and gorgeous artist girlfriend, Erica. But when the Twin Towers are attacked, a cultural divide slowly begins to crack open between Changez and Erica. Changez’s dream soon begins to slip into nightmare: profiled, wrongfully arrested, strip-searched and interrogated, he is transformed from a well-educated, upwardly mobile businessman to a scapegoat and perceived enemy. With time, he begins to hear the call of his own homeland. Taking us through the culturally rich and beguiling worlds of New York, Lahore and Istanbul, THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST is a story about conflicting ideologies where perception and suspicion have the power to determine life or death.
2hr 8mins | USA/UK/Qatar | R
Directed by: Mira Nair
Featuring: Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber, Kiefer Sutherland
An official selection of the 2012 Montreal International Film Festival and the 2013 Dallas International Film Festival, RUSHLIGHTS stars Golden Globe© and Emmy© winner Beau Bridges and Aidan Quinn. RUSHLIGHTS revolves around Billy Brody (Josh Henderson) and Sarah (Haley Webb), two delinquent young lovers from the suburbs of Los Angeles, traveling to a small Texas town to falsely claim a dead friend’s inheritance. The two teens, haunted by their own dubious pasts while pursuing their scam, wind up in a nightmare of greed and betrayal when confronted with the twisted and bizarre underworld of Tremo, TX - population 2870.
“RUSHLIGHTS - A superb, tense, and mind-blowing thriller.” - INFLUX MAGAZINE
RUSHLIGHTS will be playing at the Hippodrome Cinema from Friday, June 21st, through Thursday, June 27th.
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