August 14, 2020

The Third Side of the River

May 8th
This coming-of-age drama is the fourth film from Argentine director Celina Murga (Ana and the Others and A Week Alone). The film depicts the struggle of a 16-year-old boy deciding whether to obey his father or become his own man and go his own way. Not only does it speak to the youth perspective but even further to the universal journey of moving outside of one’s comfort zone in order to grow as a person and forming your own opinions about life.
Why you should see it: It’s got Scorsese’ cosign as he serves as executive producer of the film and was Murga’s mentor.

Chef

May 9th
Jon Favreau (Swingers, Iron Man) writes, directs and stars in this ensemble comedy. Things spiral out of control quickly for Chef Carl Casper when he suddenly loses his restaurant job. He then opens up a food truck in an effort to regain his creative mojo as well as his estranged family. It’s got a cast of heavyweights including Dustin Hoffman and Robert Downey, Jr., but it’s got some Latino heavy hitters as well in the form of Sofia Vergara and John Leguizamo.

Why you should see it: Vergara gets to show off more of the comedic genius that we’ve come to love her for in Modern Family alongside the Ghetto Klown himself Leguizamo.

John Leguizamo and John Favreau

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