Last year brought us a variety of stellar AMC Artisan Films, releases that advance the art of making movies with fresh stories told through diverse perspectives. Among the best artisan films were dramas like UNCUT GEMS, HONEY BOY and THE FAREWELL, and based on the film slate so far, that trend will continue in 2020. Check out a few artisan dramas that are coming to an AMC near you in the next month.
Downhill (February 14)
A family vacation in the Alps is just what Billie and Peter (Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell) need to reset their relationship. But when an avalanche hits their ski resort, their differing priorities are revealed. Now they must reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other as tensions build.
The Traitor (February 14)
THE TRAITOR chronicles the true story of the man who brought down the mafia. Tommaso Buscetta (Pierfrancesco Favino), the so-called "boss of the two worlds," swore an oath to the Cosa Nostra. But when the mafia betrayed him, he turned to the law and became the first mafia informant in Sicily. His testimony helped convict hundreds of members of the Cosa Nostra in Italy and the USA during the maxi trials in the 1980s. (In Select Theatres)
Ordinary Love (February 21)
Joan and Tom (Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson) have been married for many happy years — couple goals — unfortunately, they are about to face their most difficult challenge yet: a breast cancer diagnosis. Over the course of Joan's treatment, their devotion to each other deepens, and they strive to find the humor and grace to survive a year of adversity. ORDINARY LOVE answers the question, "Can love really conquer all?" (In Select Theatres)
Burden (February 28)
In a small South Carolina town, long-simmering racial tensions begin to boil over when the KKK opens a memorial museum. Soon after, Klansman Mike Burden (Garrett Hedlund) decides to leave the hate group with the help of his new girlfriend (Andrea Riseborough) and former classmate (Usher Raymond). Now the KKK is out to get Mike, and the only person he can turn to is Reverend Kennedy (Forest Whitaker), who agrees to take him in. (In Select Theatres)
The Way Back (March 6)
Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck) was once a basketball phenom with a full university scholarship and a future filled with promise. But he walked away from the game. Years later, alcoholism has ruined his life, including his marriage. With little hope left, he reluctantly agrees to coach the losing basketball team at his alma mater. As the boys start to come together and win, Jack may have finally found a reason to confront the demons that have derailed him.