This is a love story disguised as a fight film, based on the life of the greatest Latin American boxer, the undefeated Edwin “El Inca” Valero (actor Alexander Leterni in a “knock-out” performance). Hailing from the Venezuelan Andes, Valero was a charismatic but also tragic figure. His personal life starts to unravel even while achieving his greatest successes in the ring, as he falls prey to his demons. He strays from his devoted wife with another woman, gets trapped in drug addiction and his story reaches a climax that shocks the nation.
Screenings begin Friday, July 6.
At a picturesque lakeside estate, a love triangle unfolds between the diva Irina, her lover Boris, and the ingenue Nina.
One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else, a tragicomedy unfolds about art, fame, human folly, and the eternal desire to live a purposeful life. Adapted by Tony-winning playwright Stephen Karam (“The Humans”) from Anton Chekhov’s classic play and directed by Tony-winner Michael Mayer (“Spring Awakening”), THE SEAGULL explores, with comedy and melancholy, the obsessive nature of love, the tangled relationships between parents and children, and the transcendent value and psychic toll of art.
Late at night, the psychologist Eliane Hess is called to the hospital to take care of Yves, an eight-year-old boy, who just has lost his parents and siblings in a car accident. Eliane is both shocked and curiously drawn to the traumatized boy. As time goes by, she loses the professional distance to the patient, and when Yves’ relatives begin a heavy dispute about the boy’s future, Eliane makes an unorthodox decision, that throws her life off track.
Directed by Stephan Haupt.
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zloxz7QEnLY
Screenings begin Friday, July 20.
Join us for the third monthly installment of the Hippodrome’s new film series Black Films Matter, which screens on the last Thursday of every month. July’s screening will be CLEOPATRA JONES, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26.
Cleopatra “Cleo” Jones is an undercover special agent for the U.S. government, equipped martial arts skills and her silver and black `73 Corvette Stingray. After Cleo sees to the destruction of a poppy field in Turkey, the evil drug lord who owned it, Mommy, plots her revenge. In this flashy action comedy that puts black feminism front and center, Cleo faces off against Mommy and her henchmen as she takes apart her underworld drug business and fights to save her drug-ravaged community.
Thursday, 7/26: 7:30 p.m.
Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/
A young woman rebels against centuries of entrenched tradition in director Mariam Khatchvani’s prize-winning feature debut.
The stifling stranglehold that tradition and superstition hold over remote male-dominated communities may be familiar dramatic material, but the young Georgian writer-director Mariam Khatchvani gives these themes a fresh feminist twist in her finely etched debut feature Dede. Shooting in her mountainous home region of Ushguli with a largely non-professional cast, Khatchvani draws on her own family history to chronicle the fate of a young woman fighting for limited freedoms against an oppressive culture of bride kidnapping, arranged marriages and lethal family feuds.
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3K8W8CecKA
Screenings begin Friday, July 27.