ZERO MOTIVATION (Israel 2014; NR)
Tuesday February 24, Thursday February 26, Saturday February 28 @ 7:30PM; Sunday March 1 @ 1, 3PM.
Staple guns are brandished more often than Uzis in this alternately funny and sobering comedy-drama about three female Israeli soldiers, two of them best friends and slackers, the other their ambitious top sergeant, all wasting away under the mind-deadening tedium of a human resources office on a remote desert base. 97 min. Subtitles.
“Satiric, surreal, unexpected and at times wildly funny”-LA Times.
“Full of unexpected twists and turns, inventively recasts conflict in decidedly non-heroic, absurdist white-collar terms” – Variety.
Best Narrative Award, Tribeca Film Festival. Winner of six Israeli Film Academy Awards including Best Director and Best Screenplay.
Direction and screenplay: Talya Lavie
COMING NEXT WEEK:
THE OVERNIGHTERS (USA 2014; PG-13)
Tuesday March 3, Thursday March 5, Saturday March 7 @ 7:30PM; Sunday March 8 @ 1, 3PM.
Direction and writing: Jesse Moss
In the small town of Williston, ND, the pastor of Concordia Lutheran Church runs into controversy when he opens the church basement to shelter hundreds of homeless people who have descended on the town in hope of getting a job during the oil boom. What seems at first to be an admirable example of Christian charity in action becomes more complex when the backgrounds of some of the newcomers come to light and the pastor’s judgment is questioned. “A heart-wrencher about the clash between economics and ethics… sounds like the sort of dry news blurb you’d skim over in the Sunday paper but unfolds into an epic tragedy”- Village Voice. 102 minutes.