Weekend Picks

International Women’s Day Edition

Day. Weekend. Always.

Summertime

Carole and Delphine fall in love against the backdrop of early feminist activism in 1971 France. After living in the city, Delphine is called home to help with her family farm in the countryside and is forced to choose between her responsibility to them and the life of love she had in Paris with Carole.

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Half the Road

Modern society has long believed that women hold up half the sky in terms of equality and progression. So when it comes to the sport of professional cycling, why aren’t women receiving half the road? Directed by pro-cyclist Kathryn Bertine, it explores the world of women’s professional cycling, focusing on both the love of sport and the pressing issues of inequality that modern-day female athletes face in male dominated sports.

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Ghost World

Two friends graduate from high school and find life in the real world difficult. Becky sets her sights on Josh, on whom both girls have a crush, and their friendship is changed forever.

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Reaching for the Moon

Based on the true love story of Elizabeth Bishop and Lota de Macedo Soares.This sumptuous English-language ’50s period piece recounts the years of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop when she left America to live and write in Rio de Janeiro, where she would fall in love with well-off architect Lota de Macedo Soares.

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Fried Green Tomatoes

An 83-year-old reminisces about her Depression-era life in the town of Whistle Stop, Alabama.

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Sophie’s Choice

A drama set in post-World War II Brooklyn revolves around Sophie, a Polish Catholic beauty who survived Auschwitz, her lover, Nathan, and Stingo a would-be writer. As the three grow closer, Stingo discovers the captivating and moving truths that each harbor.

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The Hours

In 1929, Virginia Woolf is starting to write her novel, ‘Mrs. Dalloway’, under the care of doctors and family. In 1951, Laura Brown is planning for her husband’s birthday, but is preoccupied with reading Woolf’s novel. In 2001, Clarrisa Vaughn is planning an award party for her friend, an author dying of AIDS. Taking place over one day, all three stories are interconnected with the novel: one is writing it, one is reading it, and one is living it.

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Thelma and Luise

A waitress and a housewife try to get away from their boyfriend and husband for a weekend but instead end up on a cross-country crime spree.

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