WED AUG 31, 2022 7:00 PM

SECRETS & LIES

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | New Restoration, courtesy of Janus Films. 

‘Mike Leigh: An American Cinematheque Retrospective’ 

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  • RELEASED IN: 1996
  • 142 MINUTES
  • DIRECTED BY: MIKE LEIGH

ABOUT THE FILM:

An expert observer of unembellished humanity, writer-director Mike Leigh reached new levels of expressive power and intricacy with this exploration of the deceptions, small and large, that shape our relationships. When Hortense (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), a Black optometrist who was adopted as a child, begins the search for her birth mother, she doesn’t expect that it will lead her to Cynthia (Brenda Blethyn, winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s best actress award), a lonely white factory worker whose tentative embrace of her long-lost daughter sends shock waves through the rest of her already fragile family. Born from a painstaking process of rehearsal and improvisation with a powerhouse ensemble cast, SECRETS & LIES is a Palme d’Or–winning tour de force of sustained tension and catharsis that lays bare the emotional fault lines running beneath everyday lives.

FORMAT: DCP

DISTRIBUTOR: Janus Films

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