Film Guide 2019

Section
Spotlight

The buzz starts here: our Spotlight screenings feature a diverse range of star-studded and award-winning films that will no doubt count among the year’s best.

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THE AERONAUTS

2019 Spotlight | feature narrative | 101 min East Coast Premiere In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than any …

Directed by Tom Harper

THE ARTIST’S WIFE

2019 Spotlight | feature narrative | 95 min World Premiere • WINNER: Suffolk County Next Exposure Grant Once a promising painter herself, Claire (Lena Olin) gave up on her own career to stand by the side of her famed abstract artist husband Richard (Bruce …

Directed by Tom Dolby

CLEMENCY

2019 Spotlight | feature narrative | 113 min In the wake of a botched execution under her watch, prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard) finds herself questioning her position, her home life, and the ethical consequences of the work s …

Directed by Chinonye Chukwu

FRANKIE

2019 Spotlight | feature narrative | 100 min East Coast Premiere Director Ira Sachs (LOVE IS STRANGE, LITTLE MEN) transplants his usual New York setting for Sintra, Portugal, where the family of Frankie (Isabelle Huppert), an aging actress, is brought together fo …

Directed by Ira Sachs

A HIDDEN LIFE

2019 Spotlight | feature narrative | 173 min East Coast Premiere At the dawn of the second World War, the Edenic life of peasant farmer Franz Jägerstätter (August Diehl) and his family is disrupted by the intrusion of violence and hatred developing throughout t …

Directed by Terrence Malick

HUMAN CAPITAL

2019 Spotlight | feature narrative | 97 min US Premiere Adapted from Paolo Virzì’s award-winning 2013 film and Stephen Amidon’s 2004 novel of the same name, director Marc Meyers’ ensemble drama follows two families whose lives become hopelessly in …

Directed by Marc Meyers

JOJO RABBIT

2019 Spotlight | feature narrative | 108 min East Coast Premiere Growing up during the Second World War with his single mother (Scarlett Johansson), a young German boy spends his days idolizing his country’s tyrannical regime and taking comfort in the presence …

Directed by Taika Waititi

KNIVES OUT

2019 Spotlight | feature narrative | 131 min East Coast Premiere Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (LOOPER, STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fresh, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a …

Directed by Rian Johnson

MARRIAGE STORY

2019 Spotlight | feature narrative | 136 min Unable to reconcile their increasingly separate lives on opposite sides of the country, New York theater director Charlie (Adam Driver) and his L.A.-based wife Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) decide to …

Directed by Noah Baumbach

THE REPORT

2019 Spotlight | feature narrative | 120 min Assigned with leading the Senate’s investigation into the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, U.S. Select Committee on Intelligence staffer Daniel Jones (Adam Driver) spent over half a de …

Directed by Scott Z. Burns

SCANDALOUS

2019 Spotlight | feature documentary | 96 min World Premiere For over 60 years, The National Enquirer has been at the center of the American public’s fascination with the rich and famous, as its salacious headlines and coverage of events—ranging from Elvi …

Directed by Mark Landsman

THE SONG OF NAMES

2019 Spotlight | feature narrative | 108 min US Premiere On the night of what is to be the first public performance of a young Polish musical prodigy, his best friend finds that the musician is missing and announces to the audience that the performance mu …

Directed by François Girard

WESTERN STARS

2019 Spotlight | feature documentary | 83 min US Premiere Coming fresh off of the publishing of his memoir Born to Run and unprecedented success of his one-man show Springsteen on Broadway, Bruce Springsteen released his latest album Western Stars to wides …

Directed by Thom Zimny, Bruce Springsteen