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TransAmerica

transamerica

June 29
Wednesday, 7:00 pm
(2005, 105 min.) 14A
Free admission

Bree is a perfectly adjusted conservative transsexual woman. Born Stanley, a genetic male, she’s about to take the final step to becoming the woman Stanley always wanted to be — until she finds out that she is the parents of a long-lost 17-year-old son. Afraid to tell the rebellious teenager the truth, Bree embarks on a journey with him that will challenge and change both their lives and bring them closer to the truth.

Dheepan

dheepan

June 30 – July 3
Thursday, 9:00 pm
Friday, 7:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00 pm
Sunday, 2:30 pm
(FRANCE 2015, 110 min.) STC
In French, Tamil with English subtitles

To escape the civil war in Sri Lanka, a former soldier, a young woman and a little girl pose as a family, settling in a housing project outside Paris. They barely know one another, but try to build a life together in the midst of the violence and tumult of their community. Winner of the Palme d’Or in Cannes, 2015. “This [film] bears the same immaculate plot construction and tonal consistency of Audiard’s previous films, augmented by sensitive, superlative performances from [leads] Jesuthasan Antonythasan and Kalieaswari Srinivasan.” Chicago Reader

Natasha

Natasha-poster-LRG

July 1-3
Friday, 9:15 pm
Saturday, 7:00 pm
Sunday, 7:00 pm
(CANADA 2015, 93 min.) STC
In English and Russian

Mark Berman is the teenage son of Russian immigrants living in the suburbs north of Toronto. When his uncle enters into an arranged marriage with a woman from Moscow, the woman arrives in Canada with her young adolescent daughter, Natasha. Slacker Mark is conscripted by his parents to take responsibility for the strange girl. A secret and forbidden romance begins between the two of them that has bizarre and tragic consequences for everyone involved.