Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on her own terms – is both timeless and timely. Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothée Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March. Welcome to the season’s major Oscar contender.
“[Director Itay] Tal’s style has a simultaneous simplicity and density that has an affinity with the works of Lucrecia Martel and Michael Haneke. Rarely does a debut feature showcase a talent so fully formed. This … +
With unfettered access to the Zappa family trust and all archival footage, Zappa explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time. Alex Winter’s … +
“Combines stunning cinematography, evocative sound design and hints of magical realism to create a visionary work of devastating power.” —Anjana Janardhan, Sight & Sound Mexico/Spain, 2020, 94 min, Dir. Fernanda Valadez, Not Rated, Spanish with … +
“Young lovers move over – Sukowa and Chevallier bring to life an unforgettable lesbian couple. A Cause for celebration.” —Lisa Nesselson, Screen International “Quietly groundbreaking. Entirely unique and uniquely vital.” —Mark Keizer, Variety France, 2020, … +
“[Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci] are on magnificent form in a drama about love and mortality that is all the more powerful for its restraint.” —Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian Sam (Colin Firth) and Tusker (Stanley … +
Area Stage Company in Coral Gables presents The Ballad of Janis Matthews and the Dodo Scouts, a world premiere musical written, directed, and designed by ASC’s own Giancarlo Rodaz, with music by Rachel Dean. This … +