Bo Burnham’s first feature is one of the most thoughtful and nuanced films made about the teenage experience, an authentic and hilarious story of angst, anxiety and confusion – in other words, what it’s like to be 13 years old.
99% on Rotten Tomatoes! The movie’s star Elsie Fisher recently picked up a Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor, and the National Board of Review named it one of the year’s top ten films. NBR also awarded director Bo Burnham for Best Directorial Debut, and, finally, the New York Film Critics’ Circle named the movie Best First Film.
Synopsis : Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school–the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year before she begins high school.
Tickets : $17 – with one drink offered! You can try Silvana’s famous Pina Coladas or go for a beer or a glass of wine while
Starring Gilles Lellouche, Elodie Bouchez and Sandrine Kiberlain, Jeanne Herry’s delicate film about the world of foster families is nominated for seven César Awards including Best Film, Director, Actor, Actress, and Screenplay.
Jeanne Herry crafts a story stemming from a delicate two-and-a-half-month state of limbo for a newborn child, Théo, who becomes a ward of the state after his mother gives him up for adoption at birth. In Safe Hands choreographs parallel strands of action: the search for potential parents undertaken by the social workers managing Théo’s case (Sandrine Kiberlain and Clotilde Mollet), the care and vigilance required for Théo’s foster father (Gilles Lellouche) to properly nurture him in the interim, and the nine-year journey of adoption applications and fractured marriage embarked upon by a possible mother (Élodie Bouchez). Within this institutional balancing act, Herry’s characters swing between intense determination, uncertainty, and, ultimately, joy: all par for the course while seeking the proper equilibrium for a person’s life to begin.
Tickets : $20 including a cocktail party after the screening with complimentary food & drinks.
A French family with two daughters, 10-year-old Laure and 6-year-old Jeanne, moves to a new neighborhood during the summer holidays. With her Jean Seberg haircut and tomboy ways, Laure is immediately mistaken for a boy by the local kids and passes herself off as Michael. Filmmaker Céline Sciamma brings a light and charming touch to this drama of childhood gender confusion. Zoe Heran as Laure/Michael and Malonn Levanna as Jeanne are nothing less than brilliant. This is a relationship movie: relationships between children, and the even more complicated one between one’s heart and body.
97% on Rotten Tomatoes!
Tickets : $12 per child & $15 per adult – early bird tickets & family packages available
ABOUT UPTOWN FLICKS
WHY DID WE START THIS SERIES?
Because we love Harlem, its diversity, its energy and we feel that when it comes to going to the movies, there are not that many options beside the blockbusters offerings. That’s why we wanted to bring more film events to this wonderful community. Also, there’s so much information nowadays that the public is overwhelmed. So our idea is to bring to the Harlem audience our “coups de coeur”, our favorite films from France but also from all over the world, films that are often overlooked but deserve your attention. And because cinema today is also about sharing, we want our events to be a moment for all of you to share thoughts, ideas but also food and wine and to enjoy a “clé en main” event, an all inclusive event.
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