Ma' Rosa Ma' Rosa
Brillante Mendoza / Philippines / 2016 / 110 min / Filipino, Tagalog
The master of cinematic verismo, Filipino Brillante Mendoza, tackles the subject of his country’s ubiquitous corruption. Cannes 2016 Best Actress Award.
Alex Holmes / United Kingdom / 2018 / 97 min / French, English
In 1989, the very idea of a competitive all-female sailboat crew was nearly inconceivable to the manly world of open-ocean yacht racing. They’d never make it to the start, much less survive to the finish. Tracy Edwards proved them wrong. The 26-year-old skipper, her second-hand racing yacht Maiden, and her seasoned crew became the first-ever all-woman challenge to the Whitbread.
Manchester by the Sea Manchester by the Sea
Kenneth Lonergan / USA / 2016 / 137 min / English
Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams star in this critically acclaimed drama from director Kenneth Lonergan, about a reclusive handyman who must face his painful past when he returns to his hometown after the sudden death of his beloved older brother.