“A Prophet” Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Laguage Film Opens April 30-One week Only!

Who needs 3-D and an ocean of computer-generated imagery for an immersive cinematic experience? From the moment Malik El Djebena steps into a French prison for his first adult offence, Jacques Audiard’s A Prophet has us in its grip, with an unblinking view of life behind bars through the eyes of its young protagonist. There is no tough warden persecuting his charges or the stereotypical sadistic guard running the cellblock with an iron fist. Instead there’s a strange sense of order established by the tension between rival factions. A winner of nine 2010 Cesar Awards (the French Oscars) and the 2009 grand jury prize winner at Cannes, A Prophet earns its laurels with a taut blend of social docudrama and precise crime thriller plotting. In French with English subtitles. trailer