Weekend Picks

Today’s holds are tomorrow’s checkouts! So place yours on the newest in TV, foreign film, documentary, and of course, blockbusters!

Martin Eden

Adapted from a 1909 novel by Jack London yet set in a provocatively unspecified moment in Italy’s history, this is a passionate and enthralling story in the tradition of great Italian classics. Martin is a self-taught proletarian with artistic aspirations who hopes that his dreams of becoming a writer will help him rise above his station and marry a wealthy university student. The dissatisfactions of working-class toil and bourgeois success lead to political awakening and destructive anxiety.

Wander Darkly

A traumatic accident leaves a couple, Adrienne and Matteo, in a surreal state of being that takes them on a disorienting journey through the duality of their shared moments. By reliving fond recollections from the beginning of their romance while also navigating the overwhelming truths of their present, they must rediscover the love that truly binds them together.

Perry Mason

Set in 1932 Los Angeles, this series will focus on the origin story of famed defense lawyer Perry Mason, based on characters from Erle Stanley Gardner’s novels.

Freaky

Seventeen-year-old Millie Kessler is just trying to survive High School when she becomes the newest target of The Butcher, her town’s infamous serial killer. The Butcher’s mystical ancient dagger causes him and Millie to wake up in each other’s bodies, and Millie learns that she has just 24 hours to get her body back before it is permanent. While Millie races against the clock to reverse the curse, The Butcher discovers that having a female body is the perfect cover for a little killing spree.

Feels Good Man

What happens when an innocent character created in an artist’s early adulthood morphs into a widely recognizable symbol of hatred only a decade later? This is the issue that underground comic book artist Matt Furie must grapple with as he seeks to reclaim his character, Pepe the Frog, from the grip of the Alt-Right.

The Capote Tapes

Answered Prayers was meant to be Truman Capote’s greatest masterpiece, an epic novel of New York City’s glittering jet-set society, following his smashing success with Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood. Instead, it sparked his downfall. Through access to never-before-heard audio archives and interviews with Capote’s friends and enemies, including Dick Cavett, Lauren Bacall, Norman Mailer and André Leon Talley, this documentary reveals the rise and fall of America’s most iconic gay writer.

 

 

 

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