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Spotlight on the Screening Room

by Sarah Soliman

There’s always a lot of excitement around big award season juggernauts and blockbusters, but as film lovers, we also want to shine a spotlight on the wonderful independent, documentary, and international films that you can see at the Screening Room at TPH Pelham. Thanks to the small size of the theater, seeing a film in the Screening Room makes for a deeply personal viewing experience and a unique trip to the movies to see some real hidden gems.

This week in the Screening Room, you can see the Owen Wilson comedy Paint or the critically acclaimed Irish film The Quiet Girl, based on the novella Foster by Claire Keegan.

What you can enjoy over the next few weeks:  

Return to Seoul, Coming April 21
On an impulse to reconnect with her origins, 25-year-old Freddie returns to South Korea for the first time since being adopted and brought to France, where she was raised. The headstrong young woman starts looking for her biological parents in a country she knows so little about, taking her life in new and unexpected directions.

Everything Went Fine, Coming April 28
When André, 85, contacts his daughter, Emmanuèle (Sophie Marceau), with a devastating final wish, she is forced to reconcile her past with him and wonder if she can bring herself to honor his request.

Sick of Myself, Coming May 5
Signe and Thomas are in an unhealthy, competitive relationship that takes a vicious turn when Thomas suddenly breaks through as a contemporary artist. In response, Signe makes a desperate attempt to regain her status by creating a new persona hell-bent on attracting attention.

R.M.N., Coming May 12
Award-winning Romanian director Cristian Mungiu’s (4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days) gripping portrait of ethnic and economic resentments tearing at the fabric of a small mountain town.

Monica, Coming May 19
Monica is an intimate portrait of a woman who, for the first time in 20 years, returns home to the Midwest to take care of her ailing mother. Through the themes of abandonment, aging, rejection, acceptance, and forgiveness, we get to know Monica and her world made of pain and fear—but also courage.

Showing Up, Coming May 26
A sculptor (Michelle Williams) preparing to open a new show must balance her creative life with the daily dramas of family and friends, in iconic independent filmmaker Kelly Reichardt’s vibrant and captivating portrait of art and craft.