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AFTRS Library New Titles. On display 1 February to 15 February 2019
Directed by Hiro Murai
Based in Atlanta, Earn and his cousin Alfred are trying to make their way up in the world through the rap scene. Along the way they come face to face with social and economic issues touching on race, relationships, poverty, status, and parenthood.
Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo
The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Directed by Madeleine Sami
Fifteen years ago, Mel and Jen discovered they were being two-timed by the same man. Bitter and cynical they became fast friends and formed The Breaker Upperers, a small-time business breaking up couples for cash. Now they in their late-thirties and business is booming. They're a platonic, codependent couple who keep their cynicism alive by not getting emotionally involved with anybody else. But when they run into an old victim, Mel develops a conscience and their friendship is truly put to the test.
Directed by Philip Martin and others
The Crown focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world's most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne...a new era is dawning.
Directed by Michelle MacLaren, Ernest Dickerson, James Franco and others
The Deuce tells the story of the legalization and ensuing rise of the porn industry in New York beginning in the 1970s. Themes explored include the violence of the drug epidemic and the resulting real estate booms and busts that coincided with the change. The show's title is derived from the nickname for 42nd Street between Seventh Avenue and Eighth Avenue.
Directed by Kate Novack
From the segregated American South to the fashion capitals of the world, operatic fashion editor Andrâe Leon Talley's life and career are on full display, in a poignant portrait that includes appearances by Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Bethann Hardison, Valentino, and Manolo Blahnik.
Directed by Ai Weiwei
Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.
Directed by Richard Linklater
Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.
Directed by Rachel Perkins
Detective Jay Swan is assigned to investigate the mysterious disappearance of two young farm hands on an outback cattle station. One is a local Indigenous footy hero, and the other a backpacker. Working with local cop Emma James, Jays investigation uncovers a past injustice that threatens the fabric of the whole community.
Directed by Julie Cohen
Hero. Icon. Dissenter. At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has built an impressive legal legacy as a pioneer in gender equality, RBG explores the inspiring and unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the USA's highest court - and her impact along the way - changing the rules, shaping the laws and becoming an unexpected pop-culture icon.
Directed by Stefano Sollima
In the drug war, there are no rules, and as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border, federal agent Matt Graver calls on the mysterious Alejandro, whose family was murdered by a cartel kingpin. Alejandro kidnaps the kingpin's daughter to inflame the conflict. But when the girl is seen as collateral damage, her fate will come between the two men.
Directed by Carla Simon
Six-year-old Frida looks on in silence as the last objects from her recently deceased mother's apartment in Barcelona are placed in boxes. Punctuated by moments of youthful exuberance and mature ruminations, this coming-of-age drama, set amongst summery hues, is an extraordinarily moving snapshot of being a child in an adult world.
Directed by Roger Michell
Tea with the dames celebrates the lives and careers of four actresses: Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Maggie Smith. All four have gone from being fledgling actresses in the 1950s to acting royalty. They've watched each others careers grow and bloom and have celebrated life's ups and downs together. Tea with the dames invites you to spend time with these acting legends as they talk about their lives and their professional experiences across theatre, television and film. The film also includes a range of archive material.
Directed Allan Moyle
Two girls run away from a mental institution and forge a relationship on the streets of New York. They soon begin enjoying their punk-rock life until the powers that be start nosing around, looking for them, unsettling their already delicate mental states. Will the Sleez Sisters be torn apart? Or will they tear themselves apart?