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Producer’s Film Picks for June 2016

The theme for this month: Under Pressure.

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Theme song: Under Pressure by David Bowie



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Written & Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos @ 119 minutes.

The film stars Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden, Olivia Coleman, John C. Reilly, & Ben Whishaw.

Synopsis: This is a romantic comedy set in the dystopian future, where single people of a certain age are forced to spend 45 days in a macabre hotel–and they must find a mate before the deadline. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal & released in the forest.

This film won a Jury Prize at Cannes, was nominated for a BAFTA, & won four British Independent Films awards, including Best Actor (Colin Farrell).


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Written & Directed by Miranda July @ 91 minutes.

It stars Miranda July, Hamish Linklater, & David Warshofsky.

Synopsis:  This romantic dramedy with Sci-Fi overtones is the story of a couple who decided to take in a stray cat–& they find themselves radically altering their life perspective,  & somehow changing the course of the time/space continuum.

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Written & Directed by Sean Baker @ 88 minutes.

The film stars Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian, with Clu Gulager.

Synopsis: This is a creative lauded Indie film that was shot entirely on three iPhoto 5’s. On Christmas Eve in Hollywood, a working girl runs the mean streets searching for the pimp that broke her heart–revealing the brash & outrageous world of street people that will both disturb you & give you insights.


THE LOBSTER (2015) will open this Friday, June 3, 2016. As per usual, no one can predict how long the film will play at the Grand Cinema, so it is prudent to get out to see it next week.

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THE FUTURE (2011) will screen at CSL this Friday, June 3, 2016, playing at 7:30 pm.

TANGERINE (2015) will screen at CSL on Friday, June 10, 2016, playing at 7:30 pm.

The TFC Discussion night for these three films Is Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at CSL.


The Grand Cinema is located at 606 South Fawcett Avenue, street level in the old Merlino Art Center.

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The Center for Spiritual Living (CSL), the church building we rent for our events, is located at 206 North J Street, on the corner of Division and J streets.

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See you at the movies.

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