We Are the Best!


Directed by: Lukas Moodysson

Screening - Friday, September 12, 2014, 7pm
Matinee - Saturday, September 13, 2014, 3pm
Screening - Saturday, September 13, 2014, 7pm

2014 | Sweden/Denmark | 102 min.



“Pipsqueak misfits in early 80s Stockholm, Bobo and Clara are the kind of friends who bond because everybody around them, from their parents to their teachers to their classmates, is impossibly stupid and wrong. In Lukas Moodysson’s exuberant We Are the Best!, the tweenage girls do the only thing they can: Start a band. Not an Abbaesque pop outfit, but a slashing, crashing punk unit. Their gym teacher is a tyrant, soccer blows, so their first fiery two-minute anthem makes perfect sense. It’s called “Hate the Sport.” Their repertoire, raging and rebellious, goes from there. It’s not blood that flows through their veins, it’s nitroglycerin. The girls chant the Swedish title: “Vi är bäst! Vi är bäst!” And they’re right, they are.” Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer


Tokyo Grand Prix, Tokyo International Film Festival, 2013 




Events in Focus

Film

Finding Vivian Maier

Matinee - Saturday, August 30, 2014, 3pm
Screening - Saturday, August 30, 2014, 7pm


Performance

Los Vendidos by Luis Valdez

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7pm - 9pm

A staged reading of the one-act play