Double Feature: U.S. Premiere! GOLD, 101 min. Appropriately enough, writer-director Thomas Arslan picked up a Golden Bear nomination at the Berlin Film Festival for this film, which follows a group of German immigrants caught up in the Klondike gold rush at the end of the 19th century. Nina Hoss and Marko Mandic are outstanding as two of the fortune-seekers, who soon realize that their wilderness trek is more fraught with danger than originally promised.
In German with English subtitles.
North American Premiere! LAYLA FOURIE, 108 min. Filmmaker Pia Marais returned to the South Africa of her youth to make this unusual thriller. In the title role, Rayna Campbell plays a single mother in Johannesburg who takes a job as a polygraph operator at a security company - and winds up with a secret of her own after an auto accident. Full synopsis