Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

Playing at Pickford Film Center
95 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated PG-13: (for brief strong language and drug material)
CCAP

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice is a musical biography of one of the most successful and versatile female singers of the 20th century — and one of the most successful recording artists of all time. At the height of unprecedented success, Ronstadt, a restless and adventurous artist, turned away from pop music to explore an astonishing variety of musical styles, from American standards to country to classical operetta before circling back to her family roots with traditional Mexican canciones. Withstanding constant pressure from a risk-averse industry, Linda insisted on following her musical instincts. Today Ronstadt has Parkinson’s disease and her magnificent singing voice has been silenced. But rather than letting that voice be lost to history, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice tells Linda’s story through her own words and music, and by such professional colleagues as Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Aaron Neville among many others.

Rojo

Rojo

Playing at Pickford Film Center
109 minutes, Argentina, Brazil, France, In Spanish w/ English Subtitles, Drama, Thriller
Rated NR: .


In the mid-seventies, a strange man arrives in a quiet provincial city. In a restaurant, without any apparent reason, he starts insulting Claudio, a renowned lawyer. The community supports the lawyer and the stranger is humiliated and thrown out of the place. Later that night the stranger, who is determined to wreak a terrible vengeance, intercepts Claudio and his wife Susana. The lawyer then takes a path of no return involving death, secrets and silences.

The Farewell

The Farewell

Playing at Pickford Film Center
98 minutes, USA, In English and Mandarin w/ English subtitles, Comedy, Drama
Rated PG: (for thematic material, brief language and some smoking)
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Open Caption Wednesday screenings: September 18 at 3:25 PM , and Sept. 25 at 8:15 PM .

In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken.

Luce

Luce

Playing at Limelight Cinema
109 minutes, USA, In English, Drama
Rated R: for language throughout, sexual content, nudity and some drug use.
CCAP

Open Caption Wednesday screenings: September 18 at 5:30 PM, and September 25 at 8:20 PM.

It’s been ten years since Amy and Peter Edgar (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth) adopted their son from war-torn Eritrea, and they thought the worst was behind them. Luce Edgar (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) has become an all-star student beloved by his community in Arlington, Virginia. His African American teacher, Harriet Wilson (Octavia Spencer), believes he is a symbol of black excellence that sets a positive example for his peers. But when he is assigned to write an essay in the voice of a historical twentieth-century figure, Luce turns in a paper that makes an alarming statement about political violence. Worried about how this assignment reflects upon her star pupil, Harriet searches his locker and finds something that confirms her worst fears.

David Crosby: Remember My Name

David Crosby: Remember My Name

Playing at Limelight Cinema
95 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .
CCAP, AD

Open Caption Wednesday screening: September 25 at 6:00 PM.

You thought you knew him. Meet David Crosby now in this portrait of a man with everything but an easy retirement on his mind. With unflinching honesty, self-examination, regret, fear, exuberance and an unshakable belief in family and the transformative nature of music, Crosby shares his often challenging journey.

Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins

Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins

Playing at Limelight Cinema
93 minutes, USA, In English, Documentary
Rated NR: .


Presented by League of Women Voters and Good Time Girls
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The Life & Times of Molly Ivins tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said “Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country.” Molly’s words have proved prescient. Now it’s up to us to raise hell!

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