"At the simplest of its many intricate levels, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi's 'Drive My Car' is a masterpiece — haunting and true, melancholy and wise."
– Los Angeles Times
Following a devastating loss, renowned stage actor and director Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima) receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya at a theater festival in Hiroshima. There, he meets Misaki Watari (Tôko Miura), a taciturn young woman assigned to chauffeur him in his beloved red Saab 900. As the production's premiere approaches, tensions mount between Yusuke and Kôji Takatsuki (Masaki Okada), a handsome TV star who shares an unwelcome connection to Yusuke's past. Yusuke begins — with the help of his driver — to confront painful truths. Adapted from Haruki Murakami's short story, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi's Drive My Car is a haunting road movie traveling a path of love, loss, acceptance, and peace. Winner of three prizes at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, including Best Screenplay.
“Reaffirms its indelible appeal while making it feel bold, surprising and new.” — New York Times
Tony meets Maria, and it’s love at first sight. Their burgeoning romance adds fuel to the fire between the Jets and the Sharks — two rival gangs vying for control of their Manhattan neighborhood. Steven Spielberg brings West Side Story back to the big screen in an adaptation starring thrilling young actresses Rachel Zegler as Maria and Ariana DeBose as Anita. Featuring Academy Award-winner Rita Moreno, who received her Oscar for playing Anita in West Side Story (1961).
“A feat of humanistic filmmaking, this is a movie we will be celebrating all through next year's awards season and talking about long after.” — Harper’s Bazaar
Flee tells the story of Amin Nawabi, a man grappling with a painful secret he has kept hidden for 20 years, one that threatens to derail the life he has built for himself and his soon to be husband. Recounted mostly through animation, Amin tells — for the first time — the story of his extraordinary journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan.
Acclaimed British actress Hayley Atwell discusses American Animals with director Bart Layton.
American Animals Synopsis:
Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Eric Borsuk and Chas Allen are four friends who live an ordinary existence in Kentucky. After a visit to Transylvania University, Lipka comes up with the idea to steal the rarest and most valuable books from the school's library. As one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history starts to unfold, the men question whether their attempts to inject excitement and purpose into their lives are simply misguided attempts at achieving the American dream.
Registration is open to TPH Members
Class will take place via Zoom
This class will function much like a book club, attendees should watch American Animals at home through available streaming services and arrive at class online for a robust discussion led by Hayley and Bart.
“…vintage Almodóvar: a skein of reversals, revelations, surprises and coincidences unraveled with style, wit and feeling.” — New York Times
Janis and Ana’s stories coincide in a hospital room where each woman is going to give birth. Both are single, both became pregnant by accident. Middle-aged Janis is exultant. Adolescent Ana is scared, repentant and traumatized. The few words they exchange in these hours will create a very close link between the two, which develops, complicates, and changes their lives in a decisive way.
In partnership with Good For You Productions, and under the leadership of instructors Jeffrey Cobelli and Natalie Chau, students brainstorm ideas for an original short film and then see that film come to life! Young filmmakers will work together in front of and behind the camera, gaining valuable experience in creativity and teamwork.
Students K – 5
Tuesday, February 22nd – Friday, February, 25th
9am-2pm at TPH (Bring lunch from home)