Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Trailer. Colin Farrell. Nicole Kidman. Alicia Silverstone. Barry Keoghan. Raffey Cassidy.

Dr. Steven Murphy is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon who presides over a spotless household with his wife and two children. Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin, a fatherless teen who insinuates himself into the doctor’s life in gradually unsettling ways. Soon, the full scope of Martin’s intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a long-forgotten transgression that will shatter his domestic bliss forever.

Isle of Dogs. Trailer. Bryan Cranston. Edward Norton. Bill Murray. Frances McDormand. Courtney B. Vance. Harvey Keitel. Scarlett Johansson. Tilda Swinton. Yoko Ono.

ISLE OF DOGS tells the story of ATARI KOBAYASHI, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

All I See Is You. Trailer. Blake Lively. Jason Clarke. Yvonne Strahovski. Danny Huston. Ahna O’Reilly.

Gina [Blake Lively] and husband James [Jason Clarke] have an almost perfect marriage. After being blinded as a child in a nearly fatal car crash that claimed her parent’s lives, Gina depends on James to be her eyes—a dependence that appears to solidify their passionate relationship. She sees her world in her own vivid imagination with help from James’ descriptions. Despite her disability, the two enjoy a colorful existence in Bangkok, Thailand where James works in insurance and Gina explores life in a foreign country. It seems the only real hardship this loving couple faces is difficulty conceiving a child but when Gina is given the opportunity to have a corneal transplant and regains her vision, their life and relationship are upended. Gina now sees the world with a new sense of wonder and independence which James finds threatening. It is only when Gina suddenly begins to lose her sight again that she finally realizes the disturbing reality of their marriage and their lives.

The Shape of Water. Trailer. Sally Hawkins. Octavia Spencer. Michael Shannon. Richard Jenkins. Doug Jones. Michael Stuhlbarg.

THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa [Sally Hawkins] is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda [Octavia Spencer] discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.

All the Money in the World. Trailer. Michelle Williams. Kevin Spacey. Mark Wahlberg. Romain Duris. Charlie Plummer. Timothy Hutton.

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III [Charlie Plummer] and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail [Michelle Williams] to convince his billionaire grandfather (Kevin Spacey) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.

The Disaster Artist. Trailer. James Franco. Dave Franco. Seth Rogen.

Based on Greg Sestero’s best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy Wiseau’s cult-classic disasterpiece The Room [“The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”].

Downsizing. Trailer. Matt Damon. Christoph Waltz. Hong Chau. Kristen Wiig. Niecy Nash. Laura Dern.

When scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to over-population, Paul [Matt Damon] and his wife Audrey [Kristen Wiig] decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.

Endless Waves, Barbarians Days: Surfing, Writing, and Art. William Finnegan. Barry McGee. Jon Christensen.

Depart Foundation and the City of Malibu present:

“ENDLESS WAVES, BARBARIAN DAYS: SURFING, WRITING, AND ART”


Photo: Jeff McLane

A CONVERSATION WITH WILLIAM FINNEGAN AND BARRY MCGEE
MODERATED BY JON CHRISTENSEN

Tuesday, September 19 at 7PM

DEPART Foundation Malibu Village
3822 Cross Creek Road, Suite 3844, Malibu, CA 90265

Installation view of Depart Foundation’s Sea Sick in Paradise showing Barry McGee, Untitled, 2017, photo by Jeff McLane, courtesy Depart Foundation, the artist, and Ratio 3, San Francisco.

Join Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Barbarian Days William Finnegan in conversation with artist Barry McGee, moderated by Jon Christensen, professor at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and a founder of the Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies at UCLA. Introduction by Catherine Malcolm Brickman, Chair, Malibu Arts and Culture Commission.

7PM – ARRIVAL

7:20PM – TALK BEGINS PROMPTLY FOLLOWED BY Q&A

Sea Sick in Paradise
Opening hours:
Tuesday – Friday 12PM to 6PM
Saturday and Sunday 12PM to 7PM

Depart Foundation Malibu Village, 3822 Cross Creek Road, #3844, Malibu, CA 90265.

The Square. Trailer. Claes Bang. Elisabeth Moss. Dominic West.

Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is “The Square”, an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian’s foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum’s PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for “The Square”. The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.

Mudbound. Trailer. Jason Clarke. Carey Mulligan. Mary J. Blige. Garrett Hedlund. Jason Mitchell. Jonathan Banks.

Set in the rural American South during World War II, Dee Rees’ Mudbound is an epic story of two families pitted against one another by a ruthless social hierarchy, yet bound together by the shared farmland of the Mississippi Delta.