Black Swan follows the story of Nina (Portman), a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica (Barbara Hershey) who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth McIntyre (Winona Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition, a new dancer Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side - a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.
In The Cut movie trailer - starring Kevin Bacon, Mark Ruffalo, Meg Ryan, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Nick Damici, Nancy La Scala. Directed by Jane Campion. Theatrical Release Date: 10/31/2003
Imperfect but must-see epic drama with major cruelty.
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From director Steve McQueen and based on Solomon Northup’s astonishing true story comes this powerful winner of three 2013 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o). In 1841, Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free citizen, is kidnapped, stripped of his identity and sold into slavery. Now, he must find the strength to survive in this unflinching story of hope.
Ends 11/30/14. Winner of the Oscar(R) for 2013 Best Picture, this fact-based drama provides an unflinching depiction of American slavery like no other film before. Based on the memoir by Solomon Northup, the film details the story of the free black man from the North who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841, spending 12 years suffering at the hands of cruel Southern plantation owners.
Director Steve McQueen's powerful film based on the true story of a man kidnapped and sold into slavery features an all-star cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender.
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