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FilmWeek: ‘Flee,’ ‘Drive My Car,’ ‘Try Harder!’ And More

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FilmWeek: ‘Flee,’ ‘Drive My Car,’ ‘Try Harder!’ And More

FW Reviews 12.3.21

  • Flee,” The Landmark Theater (West LA); AMC Sunset 5 (West Hollywood); Laemmle’s Playhouse (Pasadena) starting January 7
  • "Drive My Car,” Landmark’s Nuart Theatre (West LA)
  • "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," Disney+
  • "Try Harder!,” Laemmle’s Playhouse (Pasadena) & Laemmle’s Royal (West LA)
  • "Benedetta," Wide Release
  • The Hand of God,” The Landmark Theater (West LA); Netflix on December 15
  • Shaun The Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas,” Netflix
  • Silent Night,” The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (DTLA); Laemmle’s NoHo, Playhouse (Pasadena) & Monica Film Center (Santa Monica); LOOK Cinemas (Glendale); Streaming on AMC+ 
  • Encounter,” Laemmle’s Town Center (Encino) & Laemmle’s Playhouse (Pasadena); The Landmark Theater (Westwood); Harkins (Cerritos); Amazon Prime Video on December 10

The Director Of ‘Flee’ On Using Animation To Tell A Personal Story And The Freedom To Be Who You Are 

FW Jonas Poher Rasmussen Interview 12.3.21

The new documentary “Flee” follows a gay Afghan refugee and tells his harrowing story of survival. The documentary is brought to the screen through animation. Danish filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen wanted to tell his friend’s story but needed to protect his identity. Rasmussen talked with KPCC’s John Horn about the process and some of the benefits and challenges. The film won the Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Documentary Feature. It’s in select theaters and rated PG-13.

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