Everyone likes to talk about movies, so let’s keep the conversation going! The Gene Siskel Film Center will get everyone talking with monthly film conversations. Audiences are invited to informal conversations led by—but not monopolized by—carefully selected facilitators.
2015, Paddy Breathnach, Ireland/Cuba, 100 min. With Héctor Medina, Jorge Perugorría.
"A genuine crowd-pleaser…packs an emotional wallop." — Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter
"Uncovers an authentic Cuba…sensational." — Gary M. Kramer, Indiewire
Irish talent behind the camera and Cuban talent on screen make for a powerfully potent combination in this emotional coming-of-age drama in which a young gay man struggles toward his dream of becoming a show-lounge diva. Short-listed for an Oscar nomination, VIVA highlights vibrant musical numbers and the colorful diversity of Havana’s inner city as Jesus (Medina), neighborhood hairdresser by day, wig-wrangler for the drag queens he idolizes by night, faces the challenge of his life when ex-con Angel (Perugorría), the brutal father he never knew, reappears. Executive-produced by Benicio del Toro. In Spanish with English subtitles. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)
MARCH 13 & 14: Screenwriter Mark O’Halloran (ADAM & PAUL, GARAGE), will be present for audience discussion at both screenings. The 6:00 pm screening on Monday is a Movie Club event.
Crazy About Tiffany's
I'm Crazy About Tiffany's
2016, Matthew Miele, USA, 87 min.
The maker of SCATTER MY ASHES AT BERGDORF’S brings a burst of pop-culture gusto to this profile of Tiffany & Co., yet another towering American icon of indulgence and bejeweled luxury. Celebrities including Baz Luhrmann, Jessica Biel, and Katie Couric enthuse over the thrill of being gifted with a little something in the signature blue box, but this documentary is at its best when going behind the style-and-marketing scenes to explore how the jewelry store, founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany in 1837, penetrated mainstream consciousness to be forever linked to a wistful Audrey Hepburn by way of BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S. DCP digital. (BS)