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Novitiate

November 29, 2017 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Details

Date:
November 29, 2017
Time:
7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Venue

AMC Rolling Hills
2591 Airport Drive
Torrance, 90505

Organizer

South Bay Film Society
Phone:
310-326-1167
Email:
randy@southbayfilmsociety.com

Screening Wed. Nov. 29.

Questions of faith may sound dry but they often make for intensely dramatic, even pulse-pounding cinema.   NOVITIATE is the latest case in point.   A debut narrative feature for writer-director Maggie Betts, a hit at Sundance and already nominated for a Gotham breakthrough director award, NOVITIATE sure-handedly takes us inside the world of belief with care, concern and a piercing, discerning eye.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

A stirring, soulful convent drama from first-time director Maggie Betts features Melissa Leo in an Oscar-worthy performance as Mother Superior.   The film is a potent provocation shot through with grit and grace.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Mesmerizes as it probes a uniquely female-dominated milieu where passions – both religious, sexual and a combination of the two – run hot under those starched, lily-white coifs and black habits.” – Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter

Language: English

Rated R for language, some sexuality and nudity.

Length: 2 hr. 3 min.