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Date:
Sunday, November 25
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Venue

Cinestudio
300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT 06106 United States
Website:
cinestudio.org

The Sisters Brothers, an American Western by French filmmaker Jacques Audiard (A Prophet), won hearts and minds (and a standing ovation) at this year’s Venice Film Festival.) A unique comedy/drama/social critique, it stars Joaquin Phoenix (the unpredictable brother) and John C. Reilly (the responsible one) as hitmen for hire on horseback. Their latest assignment is to obtain a formula that can detect gold under water. But the owners of this treasure, a chemist/prospector (Riz Ahmed) and a detective (Jake Gyllenhaal), prove to be almost as much trouble as the escalating tensions between the brothers. The fantastic acting ensemble also includes British comedian and trans activist Rebecca Root, and Carol Kane, of Hester Street and TV’s Taxi fame.

“it’s a near-masterpiece a simmering chase movie that heats up to a searing family drama that wonders how to care for a loved one that’s impossible to live with.” – Inkoo Kang, Slate.com

Director: Jacques Audiard

2018, France/US, 120

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rebecca Root, Carol Kane.