Join us for movie night at the Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch! All films start at 5:30 pm.
July 18th: Boy. Acclaimed director Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) presents a creative coming-of-age comedy set in 1984, following an eleven-year-old Michael Jackson fanatic nicknamed "Boy" (James Rolleston). With his mother dead and father AWOL, Boy becomes the head of a household full of kids when his Nana leaves town for a funeral. Winner of Best Feature Film at the Berlin International Film Festival and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize: World Cinema - Dramatic at the Sundance Film Festival.
August 15th: Leave No Trace. Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. Nominated for Best Feature, Best Supporting Female, and Best Director at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival.
August 22nd: Salam. Salam (Hana Chamoun) is a Lyft driver from a tight knit family. A portion of her family lives in Syria. When her New York based family gets word of a bombing in Syria, it's a waiting game to know if their loved ones are ok. To rest her nerves, Salam decides to go to work. She picks up Audrey (Leslie Bibb), who seems to be in distress herself. The exchange that follows is a layered interaction of surface expectations versus what's really underneath the surface of our daily lives. Nominated for Best Narrative Short at the Tribeca Film Festival and at the London Film Festival.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library.