What’s Playing at the Avon: Stray, Nomadland, Minari

The historic Avon Theatre in Stamford is open every day with a great mix of films on their two big screens. Safety precautions are on place. Masks are required, and since there is reduced seating in order to observe social distancing, it is suggested patrons purchase tickets online. Enhanced ventilation, new cleaning and safety protocols are in place throughout the building.

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STRAY was awarded Best International Feature Documentary at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival!

In Turkish with Subtitles.

Not rated.

Through the eyes of three stray dogs wandering the streets of Istanbul, STRAY explores what it means to live as a being without status or security. As they search for food and shelter, Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society that allow us an unvarnished portrait of human life — and their own canine culture. Zeytin, fiercely independent, embarks on solitary adventures through the city at night; Nazar, nurturing and protective, easily befriends the humans around her; while Kartal, a shy puppy living on the outskirts of a construction site, finds refuge with the security guards who care for her. The disparate lives of Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal intersect when they each form intimate bonds with a group of young Syrians who share the streets with them. Whether they lead us into bustling streets or decrepit ruins, the gaze of these strays act as windows into the overlooked corners of society: women in loveless marriages, protesters without arms, refugees without sanctuary. The film is a critical observation of human civilization through the unfamiliar gaze of dogs and a sensory voyage into new ways of seeing.

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Nomadland has been nominated for four 2021 Golden Globe Awards: Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actress, Frances McDormand. Click for showtimes.

Directed By: Chloe Zhao

Cast: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May, Swankie, Bob Wells

Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. The third feature film from director Chloé Zhao, Nomadland features real nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells as Fern’s mentors and comrades in her exploration through the vast landscape of the American West.

Minari is winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, and has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language.

Directed By: Lee Isaac Chung

Cast: Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan Kim, Yuh-Jung Youn, Noel Kate Cho, Will Patton

A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, MINARI follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.

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