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MCC International Film Series: Fall 2014

Titles, descriptions of all films shown in the MCC International Film Series

Locke

September 19 – Locke (United Kingdom). Ivan Locke has worked diligently to craft the life he has envisioned, dedicating himself to the job that he loves and the family he adores. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his family, job, and soul. All takes place over the course of one absolutely riveting car ride. Stars Tom Hardy. 85 mins. Drama/Thriller. English. Rated R.

Gloria

October 17 – Gloria (Chile). Gloria is a middle-aged divorcee who still feels young. Though lonely, she makes the best of her situation and makes the rounds of the social scene for single adults. Her fragile happiness changes the day she meets Rodolfo. Their intense passion, to which Gloria gives her all, leaves her feeling hope and despair, until she uncovers a new strength and realizes that, in her golden years, she can shine brighter than ever.  Stars Paulina García who won Best Actress at 2014 Berlin Film Festival. 110 mins. Drama. Spanish. Rated R.

Mother of George

November 14 – Mother of George (Nigeria/USA). Adenike and Ayodele, a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, are having trouble conceiving a child - a problem that defies cultural expectations and leads Adenike to make a shocking decision that could either save or destroy her family. 107 mins. Drama. Yoruba/English. Rated R.

On My Way

December 12 – On My Way (France). Now in her early sixties, former beauty queen Bettie finds herself jilted and left alone to deal with the financial problems facing her family's restaurant. What begins as a quick drive to clear her head turns into a full-fledged road trip, and along the way there are chance meetings, an ex-Miss France gala, renewed ties with her estranged daughter and grandson, and possibly, at the end of the road, love. Stars Catherine Deneuve. 116 mins. Dramady. French. Unrated. Mature audiences.