November 29, Thursday

Shoplifters (万引き家族) (2018)

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Japan | R | Crime, Drama | Japanese | 121 min
Venue: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue
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Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. A Japanese couple stuck with part-time jobs and hence inadequate incomes avail themselves of the fruits of shoplifting to make ends meet. They are not alone in this behaviour. The younger and the older of the household are in on the act. The unusual routine is about to change from carefree and matter-of-fact to something more dramatic, however, as the couple open their doors to a beleaguered teenager. The reasons for the family and friends’ habit and their motivations come under the microscope. 

Monsters & Men (2018)

Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green
USA | R | Drama | English | 96 min
Venue: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue
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One night, in front of a bodega in Brooklyn’s Bed–Stuy neighborhood, Manny Ortega witnesses a white police officer wrongfully gun down a neighborhood street hustler, and Manny films the incident on his phone. Now he’s faced with a dilemma: release the video and bring unwanted exposure to himself and his family, or keep the video private and be complicit in the injustice? Monsters & Men is presented in collaboration with Front Row Filmed Entertainment.