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FLICK FAVS for the Week of February 7th

Race (2016) Poster

Race (2016)

Certificate PG-13 Biography | Drama | Sport

Jesse Owens’ quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy.
Director: Stephen Hopkins
Stars: Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Eli Goree, Shanice Banton


Risen (2016) Poster

Risen (2016)

Certificate PG-13107 min   –   Action | Adventure | Drama | Mystery

Follows the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius, a powerful Roman Military Tribune, and his aide Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.
Director:Kevin Reynolds
Stars:  Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth, Cliff Curtis
The Witch (2015) Poster

The Witch (2015)

Certificate R90 min   –   Horror

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.
Director:  Robert Eggers
Stars:  Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Julian Richings
Busco Novio Para Mi Mujer (2016) Poster

Busco Novio Para Mi Mujer (2016)

Certificate PG-13 Comedy

Paco, so fed up with his nagging and nitpicking wife, comes up with an ingenious plan to end the unhappy union: Find her a boyfriend by hiring a professional seducer nicknamed “El Taiger” to whisk her off her feet and out of the marriage.
Director:  Enrique Begne
Stars:  Sandra Echeverría, Arath de la Torre, Jesús Ochoa, Alejandro Cuétara
Neerja (2016) Poster

Neerja (2016)

122 min   –   Biography | Drama

Neerja is a portrayal on the life of the courageous Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers on the Pan Am flight 73 in 1986. The flight was hijacked by a terrorist organization.
Director:  Ram Madhvani
Stars:  Shabana Azmi, Sonam Kapoor, Shekhar Ravjiani, Yogendra Tikku
Embrace of the Serpent (2015) Poster

Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

Certificate Not Rated 125 min   –   Adventure | Drama

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
Director:  Ciro Guerra
Stars:  Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar, Brionne Davis

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