YOUR GUIDE TO TODAY’S FILM FESTIVAL MOVIES
Ask Dr. Ruth – 4:00pm
Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America’s most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down, this remarkable woman revisits her painful past and the unlikely path that led to a career which placed her at the forefront of the sexual revolution.
Pavarotti – 4:30pm
The award-winning filmmaking team behind the hit documentary The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years turns to another musical phenomenon with Pavarotti, an in-depth, no holds barred look at the life, career and lasting legacy of a musical icon. Dubbed “The People’s Tenor,” Pavarotti was the rare combination of personality, genius and celebrity, using his prodigious gifts to spread the gospel of opera as entertainment and a genre to be enjoyed by music lovers of all kinds.
The Last Black Man in San Francisco – 7:00pm
Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, his hopes blind him to the reality of his situation.
Menteur – 7:30pm
For Simon, a public relations manager at a major aerospace company, lying is a way of life, almost a raison d’être. His family aren’t fooled by his lies and have learned, somehow, to shut their eyes to his nonsense. But when Russian industrialists come to negotiate a contract that could save the struggling aircraft company where his brother also works, Simon’s behavior becomes an important issue. Fearing that one lie too many will make everything fall apart, his relatives serve him an ultimatum. The same evening, a strange cosmic event propels Simon into a parallel universe, where all his fabrications seem to have come true.