On Sunday, October 11th BUEI and Bermuda Docs present their Weekend Film Series, kindly sponsored by Goslings.
3 p.m. – Meru (United States / 90 minutes / Rated: R)
In the high-stakespursuit of big-wall climbing, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. In 2008 renowned alpinists Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk arrived in India to tackle Meru. Their planned 7-day trip quickly devolved in to a 20-day odyssey in sub-zero temperatures with depleting food rations. Within 100 meters of the elusive summit, their journey-like all previous attempts-fell short of the goal. By September 2011, Anker had convinced his team to reunite and undertake the Shark’s Fin once more, under even more extraordinary circumstances. Meru is the story of that journey, an expedition through nature’s harshest elements and one’s complicated demons, and ultimately onto impossible new heights.
Winner, Documentary Audience Award, 2015 Sundance Film Festival
“One of the most outstanding documentaries of the year.” – Chicago Sun-Times
5.15 p.m. – The New Girlfriend (France / 108 minutes / Rated: R)
The New Girlfriend is a wildly entertaining mix of melodrama, mischievous humour and suspense as it explores sexual and gender identity. Romain Duris stars as David, who is mourning the death of his wife, Laura. When her best friend, Claire (Anais Demoustier), drops by David’s house to see how he is coping, she finds him caring for his newborn child while dressed head-to-toe in his late wife’s clothes. A she spends more time with David, Claire becomes seduced by his beautiful new incarnation. With its gentle humour and depth of feeling, this is a film full of charm, wit and emotional power.
Winner, Best Film, San Sebastian Film Festival
“A devilish, delicious comedy.” – Marie Claire
Tickets are $15 each and are available at Oceans Gift Shop. Call 294-0204 to book your tickets.