Today At The Clinton Street Theater
Windstorm 2 (Ostwind 2)
Summer vacation. Mika is overjoyed to see Ostwind again. But then she discovers strange wounds on the belly of Ostwind, for which no one has an explanation. Even more troubling, Kaltenbach is on the verge of bankruptcy!
With a heavy heart Mika decides to participate in a tournament with high prize money. During training Ostwind is distracted, and runs away easily. Mika pursues the black stallion deep into the forest and is quite surprised when from the thicket a seemingly magical gray mare appears and the two horses dance around lovingly. Suddenly, a strange boy named Milan appears, who says the mare had escaped him. He claims that he could Help Mika to win the tournament.
But is there still time to save Kaltenbach?
TIME OUT NY // 10 Best Movies at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival
"A mumblecore vet made good, Brooklyn actor-director Sophia Takal steps up considerably with this ridiculously entertaining Brian De Palma–esque thriller, the surprise of the fest, one with a knowing wink in the direction of Persona. It’s about two frenemies (Mackenzie Davis and Caitlin FitzGerald), both neurotic actors of a competitive nature, who head to woodsy Big Sur, California, for a gal-pal retreat that you know will go south. Takal turns every casual exchange into a lunge for dominance, and the movie keeps you flinching."
INDIEWIRE // Female Filmmakers to Watch at Tribeca
"Takal is a canny observer of human interactions and interpersonal relationships and the long-simmering emotions that can often threaten them. She's especially adept at applying those skills to stories about the bonds between women, as she previously did in her feature "Green." For her latest film, Takal again positions two strong women - Mackenzie Davis and Caitlin FitzGerald - at the forefront of a psychologically driven plot that bursts with tensions of all stripes. Takal never takes the easy way out in her films, but she does take the most emotionally resonant."
Best friends Anna and Beth take a weekend trip to Big Sur, hopeful to re-establish a bond broken by years of competition and jealousy. Tensions mount, however, leading to an unexpected yet inevitable confrontation, changing both of their lives...forever.