Film Guide 2020

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.

AMMONITE

2020 Spotlight | narrative feature | 120 min US Premiere Mary (Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet), a gifted paleontologist long overlooked by patriarchal scientific societies in 19th-century England, works alone, searching for common fossils on the rugg …

Directed by Francis Lee

THE FATHER

2020 Spotlight | narrative feature | 97 min Roguish, feisty, and staunchly in denial about his ailing memory, 80-year-old Anthony (Academy Award® winner Anthony Hopkins) defiantly lives alone in his London flat and rejects every caretaker hi …

Directed by Florian Zeller

MINARI

2020 Spotlight | narrative feature | 115 min East Coast Premiere A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, MINARI follows a Korean-American family as they relocate to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. Amidst the instability and ch …

Directed by Lee Isaac Chung

NINE DAYS

2020 Spotlight | narrative feature | 124 min East Coast Premiere In a lonely outpost in an unknown, metaphysical realm, Will (Winston Duke) is tasked with observing those living on Earth. When an unexpected event leaves a vacancy for a new life, Will must whittle …

Directed by Edson Oda

NOMADLAND

2020 Spotlight | narrative feature | 108 min In the aftermath of the economic collapse and with no opportunities left in her small Nevada town, Fern (Academy Award® winner Frances McDormand) packs her van and embarks on a peripatetic life, ou …

Directed by Chloé Zhao

SOUND OF METAL

2020 Spotlight | narrative feature | 130 min East Coast Premiere During a series of adrenaline-fueled one-night gigs, itinerant punk-metal drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) begins to experience intermittent hearing loss. When a specialist tells him his condition will rap …

Directed by Darius Marder

WANDER DARKLY

2020 Spotlight | narrative feature | 97 min East Coast Premiere In WANDER DARKLY, a traumatic accident leaves a couple, Adrienne (Sienna Miller) and Matteo (Diego Luna), in a surreal state of being that takes them on a disorienting journey through the duality of …

Directed by Tara Miele