Movie 1: Ad Astra
What a remarkable film. It’s about space, an astronaut and his father, also an astronaut who is lost in space. It’s powerful, beautiful, challenging, occasionally confusing and arguable the best space film in quite some time. We saw it in a massive IMAX theater with a great Dolby sound system, well worth the extra cost.
Movie 2: Ms. Purple
Set in Koreatown, Los Angeles, sister Kasie and brother Carey come together and struggle to care for their dying father.
Both under employed and struggling under weighty demands as caretakers, the two manage to keep their heads above water. It’s a unique story and a hit at both Sundance and the 2019 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. English and Korean with English subtitles.
Bonus! Our screening included a Q & A with the lead actress Tiffany Chu.
Movie 3: Rojo
It was a unique view of pre-coup Argentina in the 1970s. South America of the era was struggling with establishing a ‘new world’ society.
It delivers its story as an unraveled thriller. It’s also a bio on the corruption and chaos of the time. Spanish with English subtitles.
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Our big news of the day is…tomorrow we depart for London and destinations beyond. We will explore much of Europe for the next 5 weeks, including visiting long time friends in Switzerland.
When and if we are able to view films, we will send reviews. If possible we will send pictures along the way. Love to all and cheers! J&J