Events for April 6, 2017
A mesmerizing drama/ghost story that took home the Best Director prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Olivier Assayas' PERSONAL SHOPPER comes to The Frida for a one-week engagement Friday, March 31 - Thursday, April 6.
Kristen Stewart, once again working with Assayas after her multiple-award-winning turn in his Clouds of Sils Maria, plays Maureen, a young American who navigates the fashion underworld in Paris as part of her stint as a personal shopper for a celebrity. In grief over the recent death of her twin brother, with whom she shared the ability to communicate with spirits, Maureen returns to their home in Paris in the hopes of connecting with him. Soon, she starts to receive ambiguous messages from an unknown source...
“It works in two realms - as an engrossing ghost story, and a drama that addresses profound matters of life and death.” - Washington PostFind out more »
Starring the great John Hurt - an accomplished actor who we lost just last month - 1984 is a dystopian tale which centers around Winston Smith, a man enduring a squalid existence in the totalitarian superstate of Oceania under the constant surveillance of the Thought Police. The story takes place in London, the capital city of the territory of Airstrip One (formerly "either England or Britain"). Winston works in the Records Department in the Ministry of Truth; his job is to rewrite and distort history. As a way to rebel and escape Big Brother’s tyranny, at least in his own mind, he begins a diary -an act punishable by death. After he begins an illicit affair with Julia, a bold subversive fellow Member of the Outer Party (middle class), Winston soon finds himself on a dangerous path filled with shocking revelations about the Inner Party (the Fascist controlling party, architects of the infamous surveillance system Big Brother), such as their mass implementation of a strategy called "doublethink" — the practice of holding two contradictory thoughts in the mind simultaneously (alternative facts...).Find out more »