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Women in Film: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night @North

A female vampire stalks the streets of Bad City, a place overrun with crime, drugs and despair. Meanwhile, hardworking Arash cares for his father while struggling to make ends meet. When the vampire and Arash meet, a bizarre relationship begins. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2015, 99 min.) is a genre-bending horror drama.

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Movie: Lion in Winter

Friday, December 20   Lion in Winter   1968 / 138 min. / PG

It’s 1183. Though exiled from her husband Henry II’s court, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine (Katharine Hepburn) is allowed to visit her husband and sons at the holidays. Because Henry (Peter O’Toole) is about to name his successor, the court fills up with schemers set on promoting their favorite for king among Eleanor and Henry’s three sons.

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Movie: Carol (2016)

Friday, December 13   Carol     2016 / 118 min. / R6

The most highly acclaimed film of 2016, this is a 1950’s-era melodrama about a tentative romance between a well-to-do NYC woman, Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett) and Therese  (Rooney Mara), a salesgirl / photographer. The two meet while Carol is shopping for a doll for her daughter at Christmas time, but Carol’s divorce and custody dispute complicate things.

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Movie: Holiday (1938)

Friday, December 6   Holiday    1938 / 95 min. / NR

While on holiday, a successful man from humble beginnings, Johnny Case (Cary Grant), asks Julia Seton (Doris Nolan) to marry him. He soon learns that Julia is from a Park Avenue banker’s family. A free thinker, Johnny is not thrilled about that. Then he meets Julia’s older sister, Linda (Katharine Hepburn), and starts to enjoy himself.

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Movie: My Left Foot

Daniel Day-Lewis : My Left Foot    1989 / 103 min. / R

Based on the autobiography of Christy Brown (Daniel Day-Lewis), an Irish writer and artist born with severe cerebral palsy.  The title refers to the fact that Brown only has control of his left foot. Yet, encouraged by his mother (Brenda Fricker), he has the determination and grit to draw, paint and write by holding brushes, pencils and pens between his toes. Directed by Jim Sheridan (In America, Station Agent). Day-Lewis and Fricker won Academy Awards for acting.

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