This week’s movie releases

This week’s movie releases

FILM: INTERSTELLAR
CAST: Matthew McConaughey, ANNE HATHAWAY, JESSICA CHASTAIN, BILL IRWIN, ELLEN BURSTYN, MACKENZIE FOY, JOHN LITHGOW, TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET, WES BENTLEY, TOPHER GRACE, MICHAEL CAINE
DIRECTOR: Christopher Nolan

With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history: travelling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.
From acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan (‘The Dark Knight’ films, ‘Inception’), ‘Interstellar’ follows a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
“It’s the most ambitious thing he’s ever done. And he’s done some ambitious stuff,” says Matthew McConaughey about Nolan’s latest big screen project.
McConaughey’s co-star Jessica Chastain doesn’t think of ‘Interstellar as a blockbuster’. “It’s something different. It was great because Christopher Nolan is an independent filmmaker who happens to work at a studio. Yes, ‘Interstellar’ is a big budget film, but it’s his voice, you feel completely like it’s his movie all the way,” says the star.
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A-scene-from-'The-Good-Lie'FILM: THE GOOD LIE
CAST: REESE WITHERSPOON, ARNOLD OCENG, GER DUANY, EMMANUEL JAL, KOUTH WIEL, COREY STOLL, SARAH BAKER
DIRECTOR: PHILIPPE FALARDEAU

They were known simply as “The Lost Boys.”
Orphaned by the brutal civil war in Sudan, which began in 1983, these young victims travelled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3600 lost boys, as well as girls, to America.
In ‘The Good Lie’, Philippe Falardeau, (writer and director of the Oscar-nominated Foreign Language film ‘Monsieur Lazhar’) brings the story of their survival and triumph to life. Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon (‘Walk the Line’) stars alongside Sudanese actors Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, and newcomer Kuoth Wiel, some of whom were also children of war and lived through traumatic events not unlike those depicted in the film.

Mamere and Theo are sons of the Chief in their village in southern Sudan. When an attack by the northern militia destroys their home and kills their parents, eldest son Theo is forced to assume the role of Chief and lead a group of young survivors, including his sister Abital, away from harm. But the hostile, treacherous terrain has other dangers in store for them. As the tattered group makes the difficult trek to Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, they meet other fleeing children, forging a bond with Jeremiah, who, at 13, is already a man of faith, and Paul, whose skills become essential to their survival.

Thirteen years later, the now young adults are given the opportunity to leave the camp and resettle in America. Upon arriving in Kansas City, Missouri, they are met by Carrie Davis (Witherspoon), an employment agency counsellor who has been enlisted to help find them jobs – no easy task, when things like light switches and telephones are brand new to them.
Although Carrie has successfully kept herself from any emotional entanglements, these refugees, who desperately require help navigating the 21st century and rebuilding their shattered lives, need just that. So Carrie embarks on her own unchartered territory, enlisting the help of her boss, Jack (Corey Stoll).
Together, against the backdrop of their shared losses, the Lost Boys and these unlikely strangers find humor in the clash of cultures, and heartbreak as well as hope in the challenges of life in America.