Sister Kate’s Marijuana Empire

Sister Kate’s Marijuana Empire

Sister Kate is a dope-smoking American nun who founded the medicinal-marijuana empire Sisters of the Valley. Her life is so extraordinary, an intriguing documentary, Breaking Habits has just been made about her. Sister Kate, now 60, was once Christine Meeusenfled, a...
Film: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Film: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

The opening credits of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote say, “And now… after more than 25 years making – and unmaking.” This says it all about the love of film-making and persistence of director/writer Terry Gillian, 79. He finally got this troubled film to...
Film: Nicole Kidman in Destroyer

Film: Nicole Kidman in Destroyer

Nicole Kidman has to be in the running for another Oscar nomination for her role in this gritty Los Angeles crime thriller. As Erin Bell, a detective haunted by memories of an undercover job which went horribly wrong, she becomes a haggard, hard-drinking, shambling...
Film: The Sisters Brothers

Film: The Sisters Brothers

Eli and Charlie Sisters are the Sisters Brothers, two guns-for-hire on their way to carry out a contract killing in California during the 1850s goldrush. An American Western seems an unlikely choice for the 2019 Alliance Francaise French Film Festival, but in the...
Film: Happy as Lazzaro

Film: Happy as Lazzaro

This is riveting magic-realist story from director/writer Alice Rohrwacher (The Wonders, Corpo Celeste) which was inspired by real life. A story of sharecroppers working in a feudal system that had been made illegal in 1982 who were exploited by a Marchesa on a...
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