Nov. 29: MERU – When accomplished mountain climber Conrad Anker teams with fellow climber and cinematographer Jimmy Chin to scale the unclimbable Himalayan peak known as Meru—the shark’s fin—the results are terrifying, exhilarating and personally profound. With sketch artist and climber Renan Ozturk as the third member of this daredevil trio, ropes are strung, friendships are tested, and lives hang in the balance. “Absolutely worth the climb.”—Newsweek
Dec. 6: THE SECOND MOTHER – Val has been nanny and live-in housekeeper to an affluent Brazilian family for 13 years, earning the family’s love and trust through helping to raise their now-teenage son, Fabinho. Val moved to Sáo Paulo from northern Brazil for the job, leaving her daughter Jéssica behind with relatives. When Jessica arrives in Sao Paulo to take her college entrance exams the household equilibrium is upended. “A socially conscious crowd pleaser.”—Variety
Dec. 13: HIPPOCRATES: DIARY OF A FRENCH DOCTOR – This satire with a heart of gold tells the story of Benjamin, a young intern working in a Parisian hospital ward run by his father. Benjamin is helped through the trials of his internship by Abdel, an experienced Algerian doctor who must re-qualify to practice in Paris. The film explores the push and pull of French hospital life through a thought-provoking variety of experiences and culminates in a satisfying ending. A box office hit in France!