Leah, Liz and David offer up their top film picks for the first half of 2013. Starring Leah Aldridge, Liz Manashil and David Freedman. Directed by Tracy Wren. Edited by Zach Wiegman. Sound Design by Aaron Fink and Nick Isaacs. Produced by David Freedman, Cooper Griggs, Aaron Fink, Pedro Raposo, Devin Law, and Amy Taylor. Fruitvale =========== The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008. Starring Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz, Kevin Durand, and Chad Michael Murray. Directed by Ryan Coogler. Written by Ryan Coogler. Produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi and Forest Whitaker. Genre: Independent Drama. Before Midnight =============== We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna. Starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. Directed by Richard Linklater. Written by Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, and Julie Delpy. Produced by Richard Linklater, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, and Sara Woodhatch. Genre: Romantic Drama. Monsters University ================== A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University — when they weren't necessarily the best of friends. Starring Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Bob Peterson, Bonnie Hunt, and John Ratzenberger. Directed by Dan Scanlon. Written By Daniel Gerson, Robert L. Baird, and Dan Scanlon. Produced by Kori Rae. Genre: Animated Comedy.
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