VIDIOTS Cinema Selects:
Mustang playing in the Vidiots Annex Apr. 15th-17th
For one weekend a month, the Vidiots Annex transforms into the VIDIOTS Cinema Selects micro-cinema, presenting special limited runs of new, independent films, handpicked and personally recommended by Vidiots’ staff.
With 30 years of trusted movie recommendations under our belts, VIDIOTS Cinema Selects is upping the ante seeking out and presenting unique, daring and entertaining films that demand to be seen on a big screen, with an audience. VIDIOTS Cinema Selects will bring the theatrical experience inside the video store with multiple showtimes and (reasonably priced) soda, candy and popcorn!
Our selection for April is Mustang, an Academy Award nominee this year for Best Foreign Language Film and winner of 6 Cesar Awards, directed by Deniz Gamze Erguven.
MUSTANG: 4/15 – 4/17
Fri. 4/15 – 7:30pm
Sat. 4/16 – 7:30pm
Sun. 4/17 – 4:00pm
Directed by: Deniz Gamze Erguven
Starring: Dogba Doguslu, Elit Iscan, Gunes Sensoy, Ilayda Akdogan, Tugba Sunguroglu
RUNTIME: 94 min
Early summer in a village in Northern Turkey. Five free-spirited teenaged sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Though their games are merely innocent fun, a neighbor passes by and reports what she considers to be illicit behavior to the girls’ family. The family overreacts, removing all “instruments of corruption,” like cell phones and computers, and essentially imprisoning the girls, subjecting them to endless lessons in housework in preparation for them to become brides. As the eldest sisters are married off, the younger ones bond together to avoid the same fate. The fierce love between them empowers them to rebel and chase a future where they can determine their own lives in Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s debut, a powerful portrait of female empowerment.
Winner – 6 César Awards
Nominee – Best Foreign Language Film – 2016 Academy Awards
Nominee – Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language – 2016 Golden Globes
Official Selection – Cannes Film Festival 2015 Directors’ Fortnight
Special Presentation – Toronto International Film Festival 2015
Winner – Heart of Sarajevo Award, Sarajevo Film Festival 2015
Winner – Europa Cinemas Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2015
Winner – Audience Award, Chicago International Film Festival 2015
Winner – Best First Film Award, Philadelphia Film Festival 2015
VIDIOTS Cinema Selects is a monthly series brought to you by programmers, and Vidiots clerks, Angela Matano & Clay Keller.