Producers’ Film Picks for April 2015

The theme for this month is: City Streets & the Human Gesture.


’71  (2014)

Directed by Yann Demange @ 99 minutes.

The film stars Jack O’Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris & Richard Dormer.

Synopsis:  A young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a terrifying riot in Belfast in 1971. Alone, raw, & disoriented, he must find his way to safety through a strange & deadly cityscape.

The film was the winner of four British Independent Film Awards for Best Picture, Director, Actor, & Screenplay.




Written & Directed by Charles Chaplin @ 87 minutes.

Starring Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, & Harry Myers.

Synopsis: A tramp falls in love with a beautiful flower girl who was blind, & needed an operation. The tramp’s relationship to an eccentric wealthy man allows him to be the girl’s benefactor & suitor.

Tagline: A Comedy Romance in Pantomime. 

Despite enormous pressure from the studio, Chaplin made perhaps the last Silent Movie.

Orson Welles, Woody Allen, & Chaplin all consider this as their favorite film,


HUNGER, aka SULT  (1966)

Written & Directed by Henning Carlson @ 112 minutes.

The film stars Per Oscarsson. Gunnel Lindbloom, & Birgitte Federspiel.

Synopsis: In 1890, a starving writer wanders the streets of Christiana, Norway, searching for food, love, & a publisher. He is offered help several times, but his hubris prevents him from accepting it. All he encounters is suffering & defeat, becoming delusional because of his hunger; in his mind he was preserving his dignity–in reality he was approaching suicide.

Per Oscarsson received the Best Actor Award at Cannes.


’71 has been playing at the Grand Cinema for weeks. It will run through next week for sure, but you need to get out to see it ASAP.

CITY LIGHTS will screen at CSL on Friday, April 3, 2015.

HUNGER will screen at CSL on Friday, April 10, 2015.



The Center for Spiritual Living (CSL) is located at 206 N. J Street, on the corner of Division & J Streets, across from the Group Health hospital.

The Grand Cinema is located at 606 S. Fawcett Avenue, on the corner of 6th & Fawcett, in the old Merlino Art building.

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