Aimee Morris's Events (74)

March 14, 2019
Thursday
  • ASH IS PUREST WHITE

  • Mar 14, 2019 to Apr 26, 2019
  • Location: Quad Cinema and Film Society Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
  • Description:

    Cohen Media Group is proud to announce the release of revered director Jia Zhang-Ke’s new film, ASH IS PUREST WHITE, a masterful blend of gangster film, romance, and social critique, spanning two decades of contemporary China, and starring his frequent muse and collaborator Tao Zhao. A critical hit at film festivals including Cannes, New York, and Toronto, and French co-production, ASH IS PUREST WHITE is scheduled to open in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco on Friday, March 15 followed by a national roll out.

    A tragicomedy initially set in the jianghu (criminal underworld setting,) ASH IS PUREST WHITE begins by following the quick-witted Qiao (Tao Zhao) and her mobster boyfriend Bin (Fan Liao) as they stake out their turf against rivals and upstarts in 2001 postindustrial Datong before expanding out into an epic narrative of how abstract forces shape individual lives. With a three-part structure and stunning cinematography by French director of photography Eric Gautier…

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November 13, 2018
Tuesday
  • SHOAH: FOUR SISTERS

  • Nov 13, 2018 to Dec 8, 2018
  • Location: Quad Cinema
  • Description:

    Cohen Media Group is proud to announce the release of Claude Lanzmann's final documentary SHOAH: FOUR SISTERS, a selection of the Cannes and New York Film Festivals, scheduled to open in New York on Wednesday, November 14 at The Quad Cinema followed by a national roll out. Composed of four segments, The Hippocratic Oath, The Merry Flea, Noah’s Ark, and Baluty, SHOAH: FOUR SISTERS will be released theatrically in two parts.


    Starting in 1999, Claude Lanzmann made several films that could be considered satellites of SHOAH, comprised of interviews conducted in the 1970s that did not make it into the final, monumental work. In the last years of the director’s life, he decided to devote a film to four women from four different areas of Eastern Europe with four different destinies, each finding herself improbably alive after war’s end: Ruth Elias from Ostravia, Czechoslovakia (The Hippocratic Oath); Paula Biren from Lodz, Poland (Baluty); Ada Lichtman from further south in…

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August 16, 2018
Thursday
  • MEMOIR OF WAR

  • Aug 16, 2018 to Sep 21, 2018
  • Location: Film Forum + Film Society of Lincoln Center
  • Description:

    Music Box Films is proud to announce the release of MEMOIR OF WAR, Emmanuel Finkiel's haunting adaptation of seminal author Marguerite Duras’s autobiographical novel “The War: A Memoir” starring Mélanie Thierry (The Princess of Montpensier) in a riveting performance as Duras. An emotionally complex story of love, loss, and perseverance against the backdrop of war, MEMOIR OF WAR is scheduled to open in New York on August 17 at Film Forum and The Film Society of Lincoln Center, followed by a national roll out.

    It’s 1944 and Duras is an active Resistance member along with her husband, the writer Robert Antelme and a band of fellow subversives in Nazi-occupied Paris. When Antelme is deported to Dachau by the Gestapo, she enters into a high-risk game of psychological cat and mouse with French Nazi collaborator Rabier (Benoît Magimel) to learn of her husband’s whereabouts. But as the months wear on without news of her husband, Duras must begin the process of confronting the…

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May 31, 2018
Thursday
  • RODIN

  • May 31, 2018 to Jun 29, 2018
  • Location: Quad Cinema
  • Description:

    Cohen Media Group is proud to announce the release of RODIN, Jacques Doillon's drama about the creative and personal life of Auguste Rodin, one of the great masters of modern sculpture, starring award-winning actor Vincent Lindon. RODIN is scheduled to open in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, June 1st, followed by a national roll out.

    Paris, 1880. 40 year-old Rodin (Vincent Lindon) finally receives his first state commission, “The Gates of Hell,” which will include “The Kiss” and “The Thinker,” two of his most famous creations. Constantly working, he shares his life with his lifelong partner, Rose (Séverine Caneele) and his mistress, the young Camille Claudel (Izïa Higelin,) the gifted student who becomes his assistant and a talented sculptor in her own right during a decade of passion, mutual admiration and creative collaboration. Following their painful break up, Rodin continues to work relentlessly while facing both the rejection and enthusiasm provoked by the…

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May 3, 2018
Thursday
  • THE GUARDIANS

  • May 3, 2018 to May 31, 2018
  • Location: Quad Cinema
  • Description:

    Music Box Films is proud to announce the release of THE GUARDIANS, the intimate new drama from the Of Gods and Men director Xavier Beauvois, adapted from the acclaimed novel by Ernest Pérochon and nominated for four César awards. Starring Nathalie Baye, Laura Smet and newcomer Iris Bry, THE GUARDIANS depicts the unsung lives of women who are left behind to work a family farm during the Great War.

    A selection of The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Rendez Vous with French Cinema and the Toronto International Film Festival, THE GUARDIANS is scheduled to open in New York on Friday, May 4, 2018 followed by a national roll out.

    An affecting human drama of love, loss, and resilience unfolds against the backdrop of World War I. The women of the Paridier farm, under the deft hand of Hortense, the family's matriarch (Nathalie Baye,) must grapple with the workload while the men, including two sons, are off at the front. Hortense reluctantly brings on an outsider, the…

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March 22, 2018
Thursday
  • BACK TO BURGUNDY

  • Mar 22, 2018 to Apr 27, 2018
  • Location: Angelika Film Center
  • Description:

    Music Box Films is proud to announce the US release of BACK TO BURGUNDY by French writer-director Cédric Klapisch (L'Auberge Espagnole, Russian Dolls, Chinese Puzzle,) the tale of three thirty-something siblings reunited in the family vineyard where they grew up. Starring three of France’s most popular young actors, BACK TO BURGUNDY is scheduled to open in New York (Village East) and San Francisco (Vogue Theater) on Friday, March 23 followed by a national roll out.

    Jean (Pio Marmai,) left his native Burgundy and the family wine business a decade ago to travel around the world. The black sheep of the family, he unexpectedly returns home to reconnect with his ailing father. When Jean’s father dies, his sister Juliette (Ana Girardot,) takes over the reins of the “domaine” together with their younger brother, Jérémie (François Civil), who has recently married into one of the region’s more prestigious wine families. As the business is transferred to the children, a prohibitive…

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February 13, 2018
Tuesday
  • DOUBLE LOVER

  • Feb 13, 2018 to Mar 30, 2018
  • Location: The Quad and AMC Empire
  • Description:

    Cohen Media Group is proud to announce the US release of DOUBLE LOVER, Francois Ozon’s twisted erotic thriller loosely based on the Joyce Carol Oates novel “Lives of the Twins.” Starring Marine Vacth and Jérémie Renier, DOUBLE LOVER is scheduled to open in New York (AMC Empire, The Quad) Los Angeles, San Francisco and Philadelphia on Wednesday, February 14 followed by a national roll out.

    Chloé, (Young and Beautiful’s Marine Vacth) is a fragile young woman who falls in love with her psychoanalyst, Paul (Jérémie Renier,) soon after starting therapy to try and uncover the roots of her mysterious symptoms. Several months later the couple moves in together, but Chloé discovers that her lover is keeping part of his identity a secret. Visually striking, often outrageous, and chock full of mischievous cinematic references, DOUBLE LOVER is a guilty pleasure that keeps the audience guessing.

    A master at playfully exploring sexual repression and the inner lives of women, François…

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January 11, 2018
Thursday
  • THE INSULT

  • Jan 11, 2018 to Feb 23, 2018
  • Location: Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and The Quad
  • Description:

    Cohen Media Group is proud to announce the release of Lebanese director Ziad ("The Attack”) Doueiri’s gripping political drama, THE INSULT is shortlisted for the 2018 Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film and scheduled to open in New York on Friday, January 12 (Lincoln Plaza Cinema and The Quad), and Los Angeles on Friday, January 19 followed by a national roll out.

    In today’s Beirut, a civilian dispute blown out of proportion finds Tony (Adel Karam), a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser (Venice Film Festival Best Actor winner Kamel El Basha), a Palestinian refugee, facing off in court. As the media circus surrounding the case threatens a social explosion in divided Lebanon, Tony and Yasser reconsider their values and beliefs as revelations of trauma complicate their understanding of one another.

    After leaving Lebanon during its Civil War, Ziad Doueiri moved to the US to study film at San Diego State University. He went on to work as a camera operator on Quentin…

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December 21, 2017
Thursday
  • HAPPY END

  • Dec 21, 2017 to Feb 23, 2018
  • Location: Film Forum and Lincoln Plaza Cinema
  • Description:

    Sony Pictures Classics is proud to announce the release of HAPPY END, the latest film by Michael Haneke, Oscar® winning director of Amour, Caché, and The White Ribbon, which world premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. HAPPY END is scheduled to open on Friday, December 22 in New York (Film Forum and Lincoln Plaza Cinema) and Los Angeles followed by a national roll out.

    “All around us, the world, and we, in its midst, blind.”
    A snapshot from the life of a bourgeois European family.

    HAPPY END marks the fourth time that Oscar® nominated actress Isabelle Huppert has worked with Mr. Haneke following The Piano Teacher, Time of the Wolf and Amour. The film re-teams Jean-Louis Trintignant with Mr. Haneke for the second time since Amour. The beloved French actor has performed in over 100 films, including Costa-Gavras' Z, Claude Lelouch's A Man and a Woman, Eric Rohmer's My Night at Maud's, Bernardo Bertolucci's The Conformist, François Truffaut's Confidentially…

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October 26, 2017
Thursday
  • FÉLICITÉ

  • Oct 26, 2017 to Nov 24, 2017
  • Location: Quad CInema
  • Description:

    Strand Releasing is proud to announce the release of FÉLICITÉ, the new film by award-winning French director of Guinea-Bissauan and Senegalese descent Alain Gomis, and the winner of the Silver Lion at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival. Set in Kinshasa, FÉLICITÉ - a selection of the 2017 New York Film Festival - follows a fiercely independent club singer whose life is thrown into turmoil when her teenage son is seriously injured. FÉLICITÉ is scheduled to open in New York on Friday, October 27th at The Quad Cinema followed by a national roll out.

    Living her life in the chaotically vibrant Congolese capital of Kinshasa with a proud defiance, Félicité doesn't need marriage, a man, or even love to get by. But when her son is injured in a traffic accident, she must find a way to pay for his operation, and embarks on a double journey: through the punishing outer world of the city and the inner world of the soul. FÉLICITÉ is tough, tender, lyrical, mysterious, funny,…

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October 5, 2017
Thursday
  • FACES PLACES

  • Oct 5, 2017 to Dec 29, 2017
  • Location: Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and The Quad
  • Description:

    Cohen Media Group is proud to announce the release of the enchanting documentary/road movie FACES PLACES (VISAGES VILLAGES,) co-directed by 89-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR. A sensation at this year's Cannes Film Festival, and a selection of the Telluride, Toronto and New York Film Festivals, it is scheduled to open in New York on Friday, October 6 at Lincoln Plaza and the Quad Cinemas, followed by a national roll out.

    Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared.  Together they travel around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them.  Their photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and trains revealing the humanity in their subjects, and themselves. FACES PLACES documents these heart-warming…

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August 24, 2017
Thursday
  • POLINa

  • Aug 24, 2017 to Sep 29, 2017
  • Location: Angelika Film Center + Lincoln Plaza Cinema
  • Description:

    Oscilloscope Laboratories is proud to announce the release of POLINA, directed by Valérie Müller and acclaimed French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj, based on the graphic novel by Bastien Vivès. POLINA is scheduled to open in New York on Friday, August 25 (Angelika Film Center) and in Los Angeles on Friday, September 1 (Nuart), followed by a national roll out.

    Shot in Russia, France and Belgium, POLINA tells the journey of a gifted young dancer - played by 22 year-old Mariinsky Theatre Russian ballerina Anastasia Shevtsova - rigorously trained from an early age by a perfectionist classical ballet teacher. Just after being accepted into Moscow's highly competitive and prestigious Bolshoi Ballet, Polina discovers contemporary dance, a revelation that deeply affects the young woman and makes her question her life until then. Diverting from her plan, Polina leaves all her exacting preparation behind and impulsively moves to the south of France to work with famous…

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July 20, 2017
Thursday
  • THE MIDWIFE

  • Jul 20, 2017 to Aug 25, 2017
  • Location: Paris Theatre, Angelika Film Center
  • Description:

    Music Box Films is proud to announce the release of THE MIDWIFE, starring Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot in their first on screen appearance together in a moving drama about unlikely friendships, forgiveness, and the need for change, written specifically for them by director Martin Provost (Séraphine, Violette). THE MIDWIFE is scheduled to open in New York on Friday, July 14 (Paris Theatre and Angelika Film Center) followed by a national roll out.

    Claire (Catherine Frot-Marguerite) is a talented but tightly wound midwife and single mother on the cusp of losing her job as her small maternity clinic can’t compete with the nearby big hospital.  Béatrice (Catherine Deneuve), is the estranged, free-spirited but broken-down mistress of Claire’s deceased father looking for redemption.  Though polar opposites in almost every way, the two women come to rely on each other to cope with the unusual circumstances that brings them together.  

    Writer-director…

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June 22, 2017
Thursday
  • MY JOURNEY THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA

  • Jun 22, 2017 to Jul 28, 2017
  • Location: Quad CInema
  • Description:

    Cohen Media Group is proud to announce the release of MY JOURNEY THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA, master filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier’s epic, insightful, and deeply personal history of French cinema, a lifetime in the making. A selection of the Cannes, Telluride, and New York Film Festivals, MY JOURNEY THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA is scheduled to open in New York on Friday, June 23 at the Quad Cinema followed by a national roll out.

    Mr. Tavernier delves into his own vast experience, starting from the earliest films seen as a budding and passionate cinephile, as a way to revisit some of the directors,  actors, craftsmen, and composers who graced French movies between the 1930’s and 70’s, and impacted him throughout his life. With his voluminous knowledge, inexhaustible love of cinema and perspective, only matched by Scorsese’s, Tavernier knows his native cinema inside and out, from giants like Jean Renoir, Jean-Luc Godard, Marcel Carné, and Jean-Pierre Melville - for whom he worked as an…

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April 13, 2017
Thursday
  • HEAL THE LIVING

  • Apr 13, 2017 to May 26, 2017
  • Location: Quad CInema
  • Description:

    Cohen Media Group is proud to announce the release of HEAL THE LIVING, rising French director Katell Quillévéré’s deeply affecting study of human interconnectedness. Written by Quillévéré and frequent André Téchiné collaborator Gilles Taurand (Thieves, Wild Reeds), HEAL THE LIVING’s César-nominated screenplay is based on Maylis de Kerangal’s internationally acclaimed novel The Heart, and is scheduled to open in New York on April 14 at the Quad Cinema followed by a national roll out.

    Charting with unusual sensitivity and hope how disparate lives are touched by a tragedy, HEAL THE LIVING follows how a car accident settles into motion a chain of events that affects everyone from the parents of the 17 year-old brain-dead teenage boy, to the hospital staff to a mother of two (Anne Dorval) in need of a heart transplant.  Quillévéré weaves together the multi-strand narrative with consummate grace, abetted by a remarkable ensemble cast (including Emmanuelle Seigner as the boy’s…

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March 14, 2017
Tuesday
  • FRANTZ directed by Francois Ozon

  • Mar 14, 2017 to Apr 28, 2017
  • Location: Lincoln Plaza Cinema and Film Forum
  • Description:

    Music Box Films is proud to announce the US release of FRANTZ, acclaimed French writer/director Francois Ozon’s elegiac and haunting tale of love and remembrance, starring Pierre Niney (Yves Saint Laurent) and rising star Paula Beer.  Winner of the Best Cinematography Award at the 2017 César Awards, and a selection of the 2016 Venice, Telluride, Toronto and Sundance Film Festivals, FRANTZ is scheduled to open in New York on Wednesday, March 15 at Film Forum and Lincoln Plaza Cinema, followed by a national roll out.

    Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, (1914-1918), FRANTZ recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war’s “lost generation”: Anna (21 year-old Paula Beer in a breakthrough performance), a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed during trench warfare, and Adrien (Pierre Niney, Yves Saint Laurent), a French veteran of the war who shows up…

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January 26, 2017
Thursday
  • THE SALESMAN

  • Jan 26, 2017 to Feb 24, 2017
  • Location: Lincoln Plaza & Angelika Film Center
  • Description:

    Amazon Studios and Cohen Media Group are proud to announce the release of award-winning writer/director Asghar Farhadi’s (A SEPARATION, THE PAST, ABOUT ELLY, FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY) masterful, intimate, and suspenseful new drama THE SALESMAN, nominated for an Oscar® for Best Foreign Language Film. Winner of the Best Actor (Shahab Hosseini) and Best Screenplay (Farhadi) awards at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and has won numerous other international awards. THE SALESMAN (a French co-production) will open in New York (Lincoln Plaza Cinema and Angelika Film Center) and Los Angeles on Friday, January 27, with a national roll out to follow.

    After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment.  Eventually, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life, and creates a simmering tension between…

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January 19, 2017
Thursday
  • STAYING VERTICAL

  • Jan 19, 2017 to Feb 24, 2017
  • Location: Film Society of Lincoln Center & IFC Center
  • Description:

    Strand Releasing is proud to announce the US release of STAYING VERTICAL, French writer-director Alain Guiraudie’s new provocative and genre-defying character study about a filmmaker struggling with creativity, responsibility, fatherhood, and sexuality. A selection of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival competition and the New York Film Festival, STAYING VERTICAL is scheduled to open in New York on Friday, January 20 at The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the IFC Center, followed by a national roll out.

    Léo (Damien Bonnard), a blocked filmmaker seeking inspiration in the French countryside for an overdue script, begins an affair with a shepherdess (India Hair), with whom he almost immediately has a child. Combining the formal control of his 2013 breakthrough Stranger by the Lake with the shape-shifting fabulism of his earlier work, Alain Guiraudie’s new film, which often veers towards surreal black comedy, is a sidelong look at the human cycle of birth, procreation, and…

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October 6, 2016
Thursday
  • BEING 17

  • Oct 6, 2016 to Nov 18, 2016
  • Location: Lincoln Plaza Cinema and IFC Center
  • Description:

    Strand Releasing is pleased to announce the US release of BEING 17, acclaimed French director André Téchiné (Wild Reeds, Thieves)’s moving exploration of adolescent sexual awakening, with a script co-written by director Céline Sciamma (Girlhood), starring the great Sandrine Kiberlain (Mademoiselle Chambon,) Kacey Mottet Klein (Sister, Gainsbourg), Corentin Fila, and Alexis Loret. BEING 17 is scheduled to open on Friday, October 7 in New York at Lincoln Plaza Cinema and IFC Center followed by a national release.

    Unfolding over four seasons in the arresting, mountainous setting of the French Pyrénées, BEING 17 is the story of Damien (Mr. Mottet Klein) and Thomas (Mr. Fila,) two French teenagers from very different upbringings who go to the same high school but are constantly fighting. When family circumstances bring Damien’s mother, Marianne (Ms. Kiberlain) to invite Thomas to live with them, the young men are forced to coexist and work through their emerging and…

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September 8, 2016
Thursday
  • COME WHAT MAY

  • Sep 8, 2016 to Oct 7, 2016
  • Location: Paris Theater and Angelika Film Center
  • Description:

    Cohen Media Group is proud to announce the upcoming release of COME WHAT MAY, the new film by Christian Carion, (Joyeux Noel, Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award nominee,) an epic yet intimate drama set in northern France during the “exodus” of millions of citizens who had to abandon their homes during WW2 to escape the imminent German invasion. With a top European cast including August Diehl, Olivier Gourmet, Mathilde Seigner and Matthew Rhys, COME WHAT MAY is scheduled to open in New York on Friday, September 9 at the Paris Theater and the Angelika Film Center followed by a national roll out.

    May 1940: German forces roll into France. Led by their reluctant mayor (Olivier Gourmet), the inhabitants of a small Northern French village are forced to flee along with millions of others throughout the country. The villagers take with them a German child whose father (August Diehl) opposed the Nazi regime and has been jailed for lying about his nationality. The father…

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