Stop the Pounding Heart

Showtimes

Film runs Fri, Sep 19 through Thu, Sep 25.

Fri, Sep 19

11:30am

Fri, Sep 19

2:00pm

Fri, Sep 19

4:30pm

Fri, Sep 19

7:00pm

Fri, Sep 19

9:30pm

Sat, Sep 20

11:30am

Sat, Sep 20

2:00pm

Sat, Sep 20

4:30pm

Sat, Sep 20

7:00pm

Sat, Sep 20

9:30pm

Sun, Sep 21

11:30am

Sun, Sep 21

2:00pm

Sun, Sep 21

9:15pm

Mon, Sep 22

11:30am

Mon, Sep 22

2:00pm

Mon, Sep 22

4:30pm

Mon, Sep 22

7:00pm

Mon, Sep 22

9:15pm

Tue, Sep 23

11:30am

Tue, Sep 23

2:00pm

Tue, Sep 23

4:30pm

Tue, Sep 23

9:15pm

Wed, Sep 24

11:30am

Wed, Sep 24

2:00pm

Wed, Sep 24

4:30pm

Wed, Sep 24

9:15pm

Thu, Sep 25

11:30am

Thu, Sep 25

2:00pm

Thu, Sep 25

4:30pm

Thu, Sep 25

7:00pm

Thu, Sep 25

9:15pm

Stop the Pounding Heart
Roberto Minervini, 2013
Belgium/Italy/USA | Format: DCP | 100 minutes

Q&A with director Roberto Minervini at 7pm screenings on Friday and Saturday.

Don't miss the other two films in Roberto Minervini's Texas Trilogy.

Sara (Sara Carlson, playing herself) is part of a devout Christian goat-farming family with 12 children, all home-schooled and raised with strict moral guidance from the Scriptures. Set in a rural community that has remained isolated from technological advances and lifestyle influence—no phones, TVs, computers, or drunken-teen brawls—the subtly narrative film follows Sara and Colby, two 14-year-olds with vastly different backgrounds who are quietly drawn to each other. In Minervini’s intimate documentary-style portrait—the third in the Italian-born filmmaker’s Texas trilogy—Sara’s commitment to her faith is never questioned. It’s the power of the director’s nonintrusive handheld-camera style that reveals his protagonist’s spiritual and emotional inner turmoil about her place in a faith that requires women to be subservient to their fathers before becoming their husbands’ helpers. By also presenting an authentic, impartial portrayal of the Texas Bible Belt, Minervini allows humanity and complexity behind the stereotypes to show through. A Big World Pictures release.

New Directors/New Films, 2014

"More than the sum of its avowed influences, Stop the Pounding Heart evidences a supplicant style of filmmaking" -Jay Kuehner, Cinema Scope

"A moving portrait of feminism" -Chris Cabin, Slant Magazine

Series: Roberto Minervini’s Texas Trilogy

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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