Summer movies – the real story

by Karen Topakian

1. A Horse of a Different Color  Twelve year old Donnie fights prejudice on and off the field to follow his dream to race his white horse in a national tournament. Fake I made up the plot line

2. The Tree   In rural Australia, an 8-year old girl comes to believe that the spirit of her dead father inhabits a giant fig tree near her house. True Morgana Davies plays the part of the 8-year old girl. With Charlotte Gainsbourg. Directed by Julie Bertucelli.

3. Ball Joint  A documentary centered on the lives of the orthopedic surgeons for the Brazil National Football team. Fake I made it up.

4. The Names of Love  From France, the tale of a free-spirited woman who converts conservatives to liberalism by sleeping with them, until she hits a roadblock with a recalcitrant scientist. True, starring Sara Forestier and Jacques Gamblin. Directed by Michel Leclerc.

5. Trollhunter  Learning that a government conspiracy has kept the truth about trolls from the Norwegian public. A group of film students sets out to uncover the facts. True. Directed by Andre Ovredal.

6. Feng My Shui  Three rejected fraternity pledges seek revenge by posing as the frat house’s new interior decorators. Fake, I made it up.


  1. The Virgin Suicides, Girl Interrupted, American Beauty, Dreamland, Donnie Darko, etc those types of movies…?

    I’m looking for some good ones to watch on my day off 🙂

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