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Advance tickets are available through MissionTix until Noon the day of the show. A limited number of tickets will be available at the theater starting one hour before the first show of the day, even when advance tickets are sold out by MissionTix

   

Landmark's E Street Cinema

555 11th Street, NW
(entrance is on E St between 10th and 11th St)

Take Metro Red, Orange, Silver, or Blue Line to Metro Center. 3 hours of reduced-rate parking available in adjacent garage with validation. Monday – Friday after 6:00 PM and anytime on weekends.

Hotel Salvation
Shubhashish Bhutani - India - 100 mins

Friday, April 20
6:00 PM
$14.00

Set in a Varanasi hotel where the faithful prepare to die, this Hindi comedy addresses issues of tradition and modernity, life and death, and family ties with gentle humor. An ominous dream has convinced 77-year-old Dayanand Kumar that the end of his life is drawing near. Although no one else in the family sees any reason for the healthy ... more

Loveling
Gustavo Pizzi - Brazil, Uruguay - 98 mins

Friday, April 20
6:00 PM
$14.00

In Petrópolis, just outside Rio de Janeiro, Irene lives with her husband, Klaus, and their four sons. The door jams, the tap leaks, but there's no lack of love in this slightly chaotic household. The eldest son, Fernando, is a talented handball player and is scouted by a German professional club. He's leaving in just 20 days! Mother Irene ... more

Black Kite
Tarique Qayumi - Afghanistan, Canada - 85 mins

Friday, April 20
6:30 PM
$14.00

The brutal rule of the Taliban still casts a pall over most Westerners' perception of Afghanistan. That Tarique Qayumi's new film masterfully recognizes a richer and vastly more complicated history is more than enough to strongly recommend it. Black Kite examines the impact of history on one family; specifically, how the family members ... more

Tunu: The Gift
Jordan Riber - Tanzania - 83 mins

Friday, April 20
8:00 PM
$14.00

Mashoto (Ibrahim Oswald) is a feckless young man working a job in the city when he gets word that his mother has died. Returning to his home village for the funeral, he finds he cannot leave; forces from his past and future call to him. This "kid who can't get anything right" finds work with a businessman and his thuggish work crew, who ... more

Short Cuts 1
(various) - Croatia, France, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA - 91 mins

Friday, April 20
8:30 PM
$14.00

Bendito Machine VI - Carry On (Jossie Malis), A Brief Spark Bookended by Darkness (Brent Green), My Burden (Niki Lindroth von Bahr), Driving Lesson (Leland Hall), The Good Mother (Sarah Clift), Into the Blue (Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic), Judith Loves Martha (Anna Gaskell), and Reina (Philip Vickery).... more

The Young Karl Marx
Raoul Peck - Germany, France, Belgium - 118 mins

Friday, April 20
9:00 PM
$14.00

Oscar-nominated documentary director Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro) brings his considerable talents to this biopic of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels from the time they meet in 1844 till the rousing moment when they publish the Communist Manifesto in 1848, with Europe about to explode in revolution. Peck portrays the twentysomethings ... more

Short Cuts 2
(various) - Czech Republic, France, Mexico, USA - 95 mins

Saturday, April 21
3:00 PM
$14.00

BioBuddy (Jan Chramosta), Bridge (Thomas Moore), Cerulia (Sofia Carrillo), Everything (David O'Reilly), Grieving in a Fishbowl (Olivia Merrion), Hair Wolf (Mariama Diallo), Les Indes Galantes (Clémont Cogitore), Julius Caesar was Buried in a Pet Cemetery (Sam Green), A Night at the Garden (Marshall Curry), and Return (Pang-chuan Huang).... more

Money's Money
Géla Babluani - France - 90 mins

Saturday, April 21
3:30 PM
$14.00

Writer-director Géla Babluani has crafted a fresh and satisfying thriller in which the balance of power constantly shifts and the stakes keep rising as desperation mounts on all sides. The action begins on the hard-scrabble docks of Le Havre, where friends Danis (George Babluani) and Eric (Vincent Rottiers) are trying to stay on the straight ... more

The Young Karl Marx
Raoul Peck - Germany, France, Belgium - 118 mins

Saturday, April 21
4:00 PM
$14.00

Oscar-nominated documentary director Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro) brings his considerable talents to this biopic of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels from the time they meet in 1844 till the rousing moment when they publish the Communist Manifesto in 1848, with Europe about to explode in revolution. Peck portrays the twentysomethings ... more

The Bold, the Corrupt and the Beautiful
Ya-Che Yang - Taiwan - 112 mins

Saturday, April 21
4:30 PM
$14.00

A clever riff on the gangster melodrama, The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful tells an outrageously labyrinthine tale of power, corruption, and lies pivoting on a ruthless matriarch and the daughters for whom she is ostensibly gaining all her wealth. Madame Tang (Golden Horse best actress Kara Wai) is a shameless profiteer, exploiting ... more

Los Perros
Marcela Said - Chile, France - 103 mins

Saturday, April 21
5:30 PM
$14.00

Mariana lives a life of privilege. The well-off, 42-year-old Chilean doesn't have to work and spends her time on horse riding lessons, shopping, and occasionally signing some contracts her father puts in front of her. Her life takes a turn when she hears about her riding teacher being accused of committing crimes against opposition members ... more

A Season in France
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun - France - 100 mins

Saturday, April 21
5:30 PM
$14.00

The delightful sojourn that the title promises could not be further from reality for Abbas (Eriq Ebouaney), a refugee from war-torn Central African Republic living without papers in France. An academic in Bangui, in Paris he works menial jobs to support two children. For a while they live in relative happiness in a borrowed apartment ... more

Loveling
Gustavo Pizzi - Brazil, Uruguay - 98 mins

Saturday, April 21
6:30 PM
$14.00

In Petrópolis, just outside Rio de Janeiro, Irene lives with her husband, Klaus, and their four sons. The door jams, the tap leaks, but there's no lack of love in this slightly chaotic household. The eldest son, Fernando, is a talented handball player and is scouted by a German professional club. He's leaving in just 20 days! Mother Irene ... more

Under the Tree
Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson - Iceland - 89 mins

Saturday, April 21
7:00 PM
$14.00

Atli (Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson) is kicked out of the house by his wife for watching sex tapes of an old girlfriend. Atli's only refuge is his parents' home. He arrives in the middle of an ongoing spat with next-door neighbors (Selma Björnsdóttir and Þorsteinn Bachmann), who want Atli's parents' large tree trimmed because it shades ... more

Green Days by the River
Michael Mooleedhar - Trinidad and Tobago - 102 mins

Saturday, April 21
8:00 PM
$14.00

In this pastoral romance set in 1952 in the greenery of rural Trinidad (enhanced by a marvelously mellow soundtrack), innocent young love flows down meandering paths. Fifteen-year-old Shell's ailing father wants his son to succeed with his brains, not as a simple laborer from the backwoods. The boy is enchanted with Rosalie, the mixed-race ... more

The Red Shadow
Dominik Graf - Germany - 107 mins

Saturday, April 21
8:00 PM
$14.00

This noir thriller touches a raw nerve in Germany as it relentlessly questions the legacy of old ghosts who are still in influential positions. Christof still loves his divorced wife, and when she drowns in her own bathtub, he kidnaps her corpse to have it autopsied. He believes that Wilhelm, her new boyfriend, killed her. Wilhelm is ... more

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
Sophie Fiennes - UK, Ireland - 115 mins

Saturday, April 21
9:15 PM
$14.00

Grace Jones, the statuesque Jamaican model-turned-singer, actress, and icon, has made a career performing versions of herself. But who is the real Grace Jones? This film moves between her personae onstage and off. Don't expect a traditional music biography with sit-down interviews and archival footage. This treatment is as stylish and ... more

MetroShorts
(various) - USA, Ethiopia, Haiti - 96 mins

Sunday, April 22
1:30 PM
$14.00

Creative Feds (Erica Ginsberg, Leon Gerskovic), Jackenson (Linda Diatta), Permacounterculture (Leon Guanzon), Puerto Rico: Citizens in Peril (Rich Henrich, Daniel Seymour), Queens in Training (Deanna Del Ciello, Anna Molinaro), and Yewub Dar (Azigza Nuru).... more

Naila and the Uprising
Julia Bacha - USA - 76 mins

Sunday, April 22
3:00 PM
$14.00

It has been thirty years since the First Intifada, the Palestinian uprising against the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. In 1988, Naila Ayesh was a young mother who had already survived a brutal imprisonment and who was forced to make a choice between joining her exiled activist husband in Egypt or continuing ... more

No Date, No Signature
Vahid Jalilvand - Iran - 104 mins

Sunday, April 22
3:15 PM
$14.00

On a highway at night, a car driven by Doctor Kaveh Nariman sideswipes a motor scooter carrying an entire family. No one is visibly injured, but the doctor tells the father to have 8-year-old Amir Ali checked for a possible concussion. When the boy's name appears on the doctor's autopsy list a short time later, this tautly filmed drama ... more

Sour Apples
Yilmaz Erdogan - Turkey - 114 mins

Sunday, April 22
3:30 PM
$14.00

The "mayor" of a rural Turkish village is an authoritarian father to a trio of beautiful young women, each of whom is privately engaged in courting and being courted by men whom daddy would not approve of. Eldest sister Türkan (Songül Öden) writes letters to her intended, although they have never met in person. Youngest sister Muazzez ... more

A Season in France
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun - France - 100 mins

Sunday, April 22
4:30 PM
$14.00

The delightful sojourn that the title promises could not be further from reality for Abbas (Eriq Ebouaney), a refugee from war-torn Central African Republic living without papers in France. An academic in Bangui, in Paris he works menial jobs to support two children. For a while they live in relative happiness in a borrowed apartment ... more

Close-Knit
Naoko Ogigami - Japan - 127 mins

Sunday, April 22
5:30 PM
$14.00

As anyone who has tried to wield the needles knows, there are as many ways to knit as there are to hold chopsticks. You have to find the method that works for you. So it is with parenting and family, as this thoughtful, offbeat film explores. When her mother disappears on a bender, 11-year-old Tomo (Rinka Kakihara) goes to live with her ... more

Sunday, April 22
5:30 PM
$14.00

Legendary musicians like James Brown got their ideas from the impressive, dramatic performances of African American gospel quartets that played in churches, on local radio stations, and later at concert halls starting in the 1930s. The music documentary How They Got Over about the evolution of these quartets illustrates how this often ... more

500 Years: Life in Resistance
Pamela Yates - Guatemala, USA - 108 mins

Sunday, April 22
6:00 PM
$14.00

Resistance is a way of life, as this film's subtitle implies. Nowhere is this truer than for Mayans in Guatemala, whose struggles are indelibly narrated in 500 Years, the third film in Pamela Yates' and Skylight Pictures' trilogy on the topic (with Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, winner of FFDC's 2012 Justice Matters award, and When ... more

The Fortress
Hwang Dong-hyuk - South Korea - 140 mins

Sunday, April 22
6:45 PM
$14.00

The Fortress illustrates how a footnote in world history can be a welcome and exciting lesson for contemporary viewers. In this lavish film set in 17th-century Korea and situated in the beautiful wintry backdrop of historical Namhan fortress (now a UNESCO site), the Joseon dynasty (Korean) King Injo and his court have taken refuge from ... more

Maze
Stephen Burke - Ireland - 93 mins

Sunday, April 22
8:00 PM
$14.00

This gripping prison-break film follows the relationship between two men on opposite sides of the prison bars. Based on real-life events, Maze charts how inmate Larry Marley (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) becomes chief architect of the largest prison escape in Europe since World War II. Up against him is the most state-of-the-art and secure prison ... more

The Third Murder
Hirokazu Kore-eda - Japan - 124 mins

Sunday, April 22
8:15 PM
$14.00

Factory worker Misumi (Köji Yakusho) admits that he has killed the factory's owner and stolen his wallet because he needed the money. His lawyers take him at his word; after all, Misumi has already done 30 years for previous crimes. Then he announces to the shock of everyone that the wife paid him to kill her husband for the insurance ... more

Sex, Pity and Loneliness
Lars Montag - Germany - 115 mins

Sunday, April 22
8:45 PM
$14.00

This wicked satire about contemporary German urbanites is a darkly funny view of the way we live now. Director Lars Montag interweaves the stories of 13 characters. Among them are an angry, disgraced teacher who goes ballistic because his supermarket doesn't carry his favorite flavor of Kettle Chips; a preening racist cop and his equally ... more

Monday, April 23
6:00 PM
$14.00

Legendary musicians like James Brown got their ideas from the impressive, dramatic performances of African American gospel quartets that played in churches, on local radio stations, and later at concert halls starting in the 1930s. The music documentary How They Got Over about the evolution of these quartets illustrates how this often ... more

Sergio & Sergei
Ernesto Daranas - Cuba, Spain - 93 mins

Monday, April 23
6:00 PM
$14.00

As cosmonaut Sergei is sent up to the MIR space station, the Soviet government collapses, and he seems to be forgotten in the tumult. It's 1991. Uncertainty also casts a shadow over Cuba, where Marxist college professor Sergio wonders what will happen now that the main bastion of the country's economy has fallen. Sergio is also a ham ... more

Sheikh Jackson
Amr Salama - Egypt - 93 mins

Monday, April 23
6:00 PM
$14.00

With gentle, quirky humor, Egypt's official entry in the Oscars© looks at a conservative young cleric, Khaled (Ahmad Alfishawy), and what happens when he begins to examine how he got to this respected but joyless place in life. Suddenly, nothing is sacred. The unlikely catalyst for his psychological dissection is the death of his ... more

Green Days by the River
Michael Mooleedhar - Trinidad and Tobago - 102 mins

Monday, April 23
8:00 PM
$14.00

In this pastoral romance set in 1952 in the greenery of rural Trinidad (enhanced by a marvelously mellow soundtrack), innocent young love flows down meandering paths. Fifteen-year-old Shell's ailing father wants his son to succeed with his brains, not as a simple laborer from the backwoods. The boy is enchanted with Rosalie, the mixed-race ... more

Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba
Mika Kaurismäki - South Africa, Germany, Finland - 90 mins

Monday, April 23
8:00 PM
$14.00

For nearly half a century, Grammy-winning South African singer Miriam Makeba travelled the world with powerful songs of joy, love, and revolution that have resonated in the hearts of people across the world. Against the backdrop of Apartheid and international liberation movements, Makeba's melodies exposed the brutality and racism of ... more

Tales of Mexico
Carlos Carrera, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Carlos Bolado, Ernesto Contreras, Alfonso Pineda Ulloa, Alejandro Valle - Mexico, Poland - 118 mins

Monday, April 23
8:00 PM
$14.00

This history of the residents of a glittering Belle Epoque home in Mexico City begins on the eve of the Mexican Revolution and ends in the present day. Told in eight chapters, the tales deftly move through ordinary lives in 100 years of despots and dictators, rebels and revolutionaries. The 1968 protests and the infamous Tlatelolco massacre, ... more

Naila and the Uprising
Julia Bacha - USA - 76 mins

Tuesday, April 24
6:00 PM
$14.00

It has been thirty years since the First Intifada, the Palestinian uprising against the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. In 1988, Naila Ayesh was a young mother who had already survived a brutal imprisonment and who was forced to make a choice between joining her exiled activist husband in Egypt or continuing ... more

On Borrowed Time
Yasir Al-Yasiri - United Arab Emirates - 97 mins

Tuesday, April 24
6:00 PM
$14.00

Even with Dubai's towering Burj Khalifa dominating the skyline outside their windows, life in a retirement home isn't very exciting for the "Four Musketeers": ex-soldier Fares, upbeat astrologer Hasan, retired pharmacist Abdullah, and wheelchair-bound Hamad. This quartet of variously afflicted grumpy old men spend their days grumbling ... more

Playing God
Karin Jurschick - Germany - 96 mins

Tuesday, April 24
6:30 PM
$14.00

Unless you have been the survivor of a mass casualty incident like 9/11, the BP oil spill, Agent Orange, or the Central States pension plan battle, you probably don't know the name Kenneth R. Feinberg. If you have, you know it, and him, very well indeed. Feinberg was brought in by the Federal government on these and many other cases as ... more

Tunu: The Gift
Jordan Riber - Tanzania - 83 mins

Tuesday, April 24
6:30 PM
$14.00

Mashoto (Ibrahim Oswald) is a feckless young man working a job in the city when he gets word that his mother has died. Returning to his home village for the funeral, he finds he cannot leave; forces from his past and future call to him. This "kid who can't get anything right" finds work with a businessman and his thuggish work crew, who ... more

Los Perros
Marcela Said - Chile, France - 103 mins

Tuesday, April 24
8:00 PM
$14.00

Mariana lives a life of privilege. The well-off, 42-year-old Chilean doesn't have to work and spends her time on horse riding lessons, shopping, and occasionally signing some contracts her father puts in front of her. Her life takes a turn when she hears about her riding teacher being accused of committing crimes against opposition members ... more

The Art of Loving: The Story of Michalina Wislocka
Maria Sadowska - Poland - 120 mins

Tuesday, April 24
8:15 PM
$14.00

Among her other distinctions, Polish doctor Michalina Wislocka managed to unite the church, the party, and the press's appointed censors in collective agreement: opposition to her publishing, in 1976, the Communist world's first sex manual, The Art of Loving. Wislocka might have been proud of how sexy and honest this film about her is: ... more

Sex, Pity and Loneliness
Lars Montag - Germany - 115 mins

Tuesday, April 24
8:30 PM
$14.00

This wicked satire about contemporary German urbanites is a darkly funny view of the way we live now. Director Lars Montag interweaves the stories of 13 characters. Among them are an angry, disgraced teacher who goes ballistic because his supermarket doesn't carry his favorite flavor of Kettle Chips; a preening racist cop and his equally ... more

Maze
Stephen Burke - Ireland - 93 mins

Tuesday, April 24
9:00 PM
$14.00

This gripping prison-break film follows the relationship between two men on opposite sides of the prison bars. Based on real-life events, Maze charts how inmate Larry Marley (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) becomes chief architect of the largest prison escape in Europe since World War II. Up against him is the most state-of-the-art and secure prison ... more

American Animals
Bart Layton - USA - 116 mins

Wednesday, April 25
6:00 PM
$14.00

In 2004, at Transylvania University in Kentucky, four students watch heist movies to learn how to pull off a robbery of rare books worth more than $5 million. What may seem like a college prank at first turns out to be an act driven by a profound desire to give some meaning to the students' uneventful middle-class lives. Director Bart ... more

Close-Knit
Naoko Ogigami - Japan - 127 mins

Wednesday, April 25
6:00 PM
$14.00

As anyone who has tried to wield the needles knows, there are as many ways to knit as there are to hold chopsticks. You have to find the method that works for you. So it is with parenting and family, as this thoughtful, offbeat film explores. When her mother disappears on a bender, 11-year-old Tomo (Rinka Kakihara) goes to live with her ... more

SAABA
Brandon Kramer - Burkina Faso - 47 mins

Wednesday, April 25
6:00 PM
$14.00

If all politics is local, as they say, then so is all peace. The town of Saaba in Burkina Faso has gained international attention for its efforts to combat divisions in a region affected by violent extremism; in the Sahel region of West Africa, it borders strongholds of both Boko Haram and ISIS, so security is no small matter. But resilience ... more

Sonata
Aparna Sen - India - 90 mins

Wednesday, April 25
6:00 PM
$14.00

With an all-female ensemble, including director Apana Sen and legendary Indian actresses Shabana Azmi and Lillete Dubey, Sonata is a heartfelt meditation on happiness and compromises that simultaneously challenges Indian norms concerning family and friendship and long-standing stereotypes of Bollywood films. The film follows three unmarried, ... more

The Red Shadow
Dominik Graf - Germany - 107 mins

Wednesday, April 25
8:00 PM
$14.00

This noir thriller touches a raw nerve in Germany as it relentlessly questions the legacy of old ghosts who are still in influential positions. Christof still loves his divorced wife, and when she drowns in her own bathtub, he kidnaps her corpse to have it autopsied. He believes that Wilhelm, her new boyfriend, killed her. Wilhelm is ... more

The Cleaners
Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck - Germany, Brazil - 88 mins

Wednesday, April 25
8:30 PM
$14.00

Dive into a secret, third-world shadow industry of online content moderation. Here we meet five "digital scavengers," a handful of thousands of people outsourced from Silicon Valley whose job is to delete "inappropriate" content from the Internet. In a parallel struggle, we meet people around the globe whose lives are dramatically affected ... more

Control
Jan Verheyen - Belgium - 122 mins

Wednesday, April 25
8:30 PM
$14.00

Jan Verheyen, the director behind FFDC's 2014 Special Jury Award winner The Verdict, returns Flemish detectives Vincke and Verstuyft to the big screen with another tale adapted from books by crime novelist extraordinaire Jef Geeraerts. This new adventure tasks them with investigating a series of gruesome murders. What was once an unconditional ... more

Money's Money
Géla Babluani - France - 90 mins

Wednesday, April 25
8:30 PM
$14.00

Writer-director Géla Babluani has crafted a fresh and satisfying thriller in which the balance of power constantly shifts and the stakes keep rising as desperation mounts on all sides. The action begins on the hard-scrabble docks of Le Havre, where friends Danis (George Babluani) and Eric (Vincent Rottiers) are trying to stay on the straight ... more

Disobedience
Sebastián Lelio - UK - 114 mins

Thursday, April 26
6:00 PM
$14.00

Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams star in this adaptation of Naomi Alderman's novel about a woman who returns home to her orthodox Jewish community in London and rekindles a romance with her cousin's wife. Happily single and living a rich life as a photographer in New York, Ronit (Weisz) is very much the black sheep of her London-based ... more

The Foreigner's Home
Rian Brown-Orso, Geoff Pingree - USA - 56 mins

Thursday, April 26
6:00 PM
$14.00

Toni Morrison has much to say about shipwreck Earth, and her words resonate throughout an exhibition she guest-curated at the Louvre in 2006. Morrison invited renowned artists to join her in a public conversation about "foreignness" that she had been pursuing for years. The black victims of Hurricane Katrina are equated to Arab and African ... more

The House by the Sea
Robert Guédiguian - France - 107 mins

Thursday, April 26
6:00 PM
$14.00

A rambling house on the sparkling Bay of Marseille would seem an unlikely place for reliving trauma, but for three middle-aged siblings gathered at their father's deathbed, "the sea air brings out what is inside." Joseph, a permanently disgruntled veteran of a failed revolution; Armand, who runs the family's modest restaurant; and Angèle, ... more

A Man of Integrity
Mohammad Rasoulof - Iran - 117 mins

Thursday, April 26
6:00 PM
$14.00

Reza, an academic from Tehran, has moved to a village to farm goldfish and raise his child away from the rat race. His wife, Hadis, is head teacher at the local girls' high school. Reza's ponds are downstream from a major business operation run by "The Company"—the powerful concern whose minions control the town's government, police, ... more

Tales of Mexico
Carlos Carrera, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Carlos Bolado, Ernesto Contreras, Alfonso Pineda Ulloa, Alejandro Valle - Mexico, Poland - 118 mins

Thursday, April 26
8:00 PM
$14.00

This history of the residents of a glittering Belle Epoque home in Mexico City begins on the eve of the Mexican Revolution and ends in the present day. Told in eight chapters, the tales deftly move through ordinary lives in 100 years of despots and dictators, rebels and revolutionaries. The 1968 protests and the infamous Tlatelolco massacre, ... more

Black Kite
Tarique Qayumi - Afghanistan, Canada - 85 mins

Thursday, April 26
8:15 PM
$14.00

The brutal rule of the Taliban still casts a pall over most Westerners' perception of Afghanistan. That Tarique Qayumi's new film masterfully recognizes a richer and vastly more complicated history is more than enough to strongly recommend it. Black Kite examines the impact of history on one family; specifically, how the family members ... more

Outside In
Lynn Shelton - USA - 109 mins

Thursday, April 26
8:30 PM
$14.00

In this new drama from Lynn Shelton, an intense bond forms between a woman in a troubled marriage (Edie Falco) and an ex-con (Jay Duplass) trying to readjust to life in his small town. After serving 20 years for a crime that spun out of his control, 38-year-old Chris (Duplass) is granted an early release thanks partly to the tireless ... more

Sergio & Sergei
Ernesto Daranas - Cuba, Spain - 93 mins

Thursday, April 26
8:30 PM
$14.00

As cosmonaut Sergei is sent up to the MIR space station, the Soviet government collapses, and he seems to be forgotten in the tumult. It's 1991. Uncertainty also casts a shadow over Cuba, where Marxist college professor Sergio wonders what will happen now that the main bastion of the country's economy has fallen. Sergio is also a ham ... more

Short Cuts 2
(various) - Czech Republic, France, Mexico, USA - 95 mins

Friday, April 27
6:00 PM
$14.00

BioBuddy (Jan Chramosta), Bridge (Thomas Moore), Cerulia (Sofia Carrillo), Everything (David O'Reilly), Grieving in a Fishbowl (Olivia Merrion), Hair Wolf (Mariama Diallo), Les Indes Galantes (Clémont Cogitore), Julius Caesar was Buried in a Pet Cemetery (Sam Green), A Night at the Garden (Marshall Curry), and Return (Pang-chuan Huang).... more

Sour Apples
Yilmaz Erdogan - Turkey - 114 mins

Friday, April 27
6:00 PM
$14.00

The "mayor" of a rural Turkish village is an authoritarian father to a trio of beautiful young women, each of whom is privately engaged in courting and being courted by men whom daddy would not approve of. Eldest sister Türkan (Songül Öden) writes letters to her intended, although they have never met in person. Youngest sister Muazzez ... more

Friday, April 27
6:30 PM
$14.00

Jean-Michel Basquiat's artistic flame burned intensely before his death at age 27 in 1988. His recognition has only increased since then. Last year, one of his paintings sold for $110.5 million at auction. He was memorialized in Julian Schnabel's film Basquiat and recently set the auction record for an American artist with his Untitled ... more

No, A Flamenco Tale
José Luis Tirado - Spain - 75 mins

Friday, April 27
6:30 PM
$14.00

A beguiling fusion of thrilling cinema and passionate music, No, a Flamenco Tale sweeps us off to a land where the joys and hardships of life are expressed in breathtaking spectacle and song. Clapping hands, stamping feet, stirring singing, intricate guitar, and arresting dance: flamenco is a tradition of bold, soul-piercing gestures. ... more

The Art of Loving: The Story of Michalina Wislocka
Maria Sadowska - Poland - 120 mins

Friday, April 27
8:00 PM
$14.00

Among her other distinctions, Polish doctor Michalina Wislocka managed to unite the church, the party, and the press's appointed censors in collective agreement: opposition to her publishing, in 1976, the Communist world's first sex manual, The Art of Loving. Wislocka might have been proud of how sexy and honest this film about her is: ... more

Bolshoi
Valeriy Todorovskiy - Russia - 132 mins

Friday, April 27
8:15 PM
$14.00

"It's pure, absolute, complete beauty. I understood very well that behind this beauty there's not just work and incredible human sacrifice, but that there is a whole world. And I wanted to enter that world and tell a story about it," says director Valery Todorovsky (Hipsters, FFDC Opening Night 2008) about his new film. He describes the ... more

The Cleaners
Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck - Germany, Brazil - 88 mins

Friday, April 27
8:30 PM
$14.00

Dive into a secret, third-world shadow industry of online content moderation. Here we meet five "digital scavengers," a handful of thousands of people outsourced from Silicon Valley whose job is to delete "inappropriate" content from the Internet. In a parallel struggle, we meet people around the globe whose lives are dramatically affected ... more

Control
Jan Verheyen - Belgium - 122 mins

Friday, April 27
8:30 PM
$14.00

Jan Verheyen, the director behind FFDC's 2014 Special Jury Award winner The Verdict, returns Flemish detectives Vincke and Verstuyft to the big screen with another tale adapted from books by crime novelist extraordinaire Jef Geeraerts. This new adventure tasks them with investigating a series of gruesome murders. What was once an unconditional ... more

Short Cuts 1
(various) - Croatia, France, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA - 91 mins

Saturday, April 28
3:30 PM
$14.00

Bendito Machine VI - Carry On (Jossie Malis), A Brief Spark Bookended by Darkness (Brent Green), My Burden (Niki Lindroth von Bahr), Driving Lesson (Leland Hall), The Good Mother (Sarah Clift), Into the Blue (Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic), Judith Loves Martha (Anna Gaskell), and Reina (Philip Vickery).... more

Hotel Salvation
Shubhashish Bhutani - India - 100 mins

Saturday, April 28
4:00 PM
$14.00

Set in a Varanasi hotel where the faithful prepare to die, this Hindi comedy addresses issues of tradition and modernity, life and death, and family ties with gentle humor. An ominous dream has convinced 77-year-old Dayanand Kumar that the end of his life is drawing near. Although no one else in the family sees any reason for the healthy ... more

Outside In
Lynn Shelton - USA - 109 mins

Saturday, April 28
4:00 PM
$14.00

In this new drama from Lynn Shelton, an intense bond forms between a woman in a troubled marriage (Edie Falco) and an ex-con (Jay Duplass) trying to readjust to life in his small town. After serving 20 years for a crime that spun out of his control, 38-year-old Chris (Duplass) is granted an early release thanks partly to the tireless ... more

Green Days by the River
Michael Mooleedhar - Trinidad and Tobago - 102 mins

Saturday, April 28
4:45 PM
$14.00

In this pastoral romance set in 1952 in the greenery of rural Trinidad (enhanced by a marvelously mellow soundtrack), innocent young love flows down meandering paths. Fifteen-year-old Shell's ailing father wants his son to succeed with his brains, not as a simple laborer from the backwoods. The boy is enchanted with Rosalie, the mixed-race ... more

Jasper Jones
Rachel Perkins - Australia - 105 mins

Saturday, April 28
6:00 PM
$14.00

Based on the beloved Australian novel of the same name, Jasper Jones is a coming-of-age tale infused with the social tensions of the late 1960s. Set in the bucolic western Australia countryside (gloriously captured by cinematographer Mark Wareham), the story follows bookish young Charlie Bucktin (Levi Miller), who is roused from bed one ... more

The Bold, the Corrupt and the Beautiful
Ya-Che Yang - Taiwan - 112 mins

Saturday, April 28
6:15 PM
$14.00

A clever riff on the gangster melodrama, The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful tells an outrageously labyrinthine tale of power, corruption, and lies pivoting on a ruthless matriarch and the daughters for whom she is ostensibly gaining all her wealth. Madame Tang (Golden Horse best actress Kara Wai) is a shameless profiteer, exploiting ... more

Hochelaga, Land of Souls
François Girard - Canada - 100 mins

Saturday, April 28
6:30 PM
$14.00

When a sinkhole opens beneath a downtown Montreal stadium, revealing long-buried artifacts, archeologist Baptiste Asigny and a research team believe they are on the brink of linking the site to the Iroquois village of Hochelaga, the probable location of the meeting between Jacques Cartier and the Iroquois people in 1535. Weaving together ... more

The Foreigner's Home
Rian Brown-Orso, Geoff Pingree - USA - 56 mins

Saturday, April 28
7:00 PM
$14.00

Toni Morrison has much to say about shipwreck Earth, and her words resonate throughout an exhibition she guest-curated at the Louvre in 2006. Morrison invited renowned artists to join her in a public conversation about "foreignness" that she had been pursuing for years. The black victims of Hurricane Katrina are equated to Arab and African ... more

Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba
Mika Kaurismäki - South Africa, Germany, Finland - 90 mins

Saturday, April 28
8:15 PM
$14.00

For nearly half a century, Grammy-winning South African singer Miriam Makeba travelled the world with powerful songs of joy, love, and revolution that have resonated in the hearts of people across the world. Against the backdrop of Apartheid and international liberation movements, Makeba's melodies exposed the brutality and racism of ... more

Saturday, April 28
8:45 PM
$14.00

Jean-Michel Basquiat's artistic flame burned intensely before his death at age 27 in 1988. His recognition has only increased since then. Last year, one of his paintings sold for $110.5 million at auction. He was memorialized in Julian Schnabel's film Basquiat and recently set the auction record for an American artist with his Untitled ... more

The Fortress
Hwang Dong-hyuk - South Korea - 140 mins

Saturday, April 28
8:45 PM
$14.00

The Fortress illustrates how a footnote in world history can be a welcome and exciting lesson for contemporary viewers. In this lavish film set in 17th-century Korea and situated in the beautiful wintry backdrop of historical Namhan fortress (now a UNESCO site), the Joseon dynasty (Korean) King Injo and his court have taken refuge from ... more

Number One
Tonie Marshall - France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg - 110 mins

Saturday, April 28
9:00 PM
$14.00

This corporate intrigue benefits from what we knew was taking place even before the #BalanceTonPorc (France's #MeToo) movement took hold. From small sexist slights to outright sabotage, the gender battles in high finance are becoming more pronounced as women vie for their places as leaders. Emmannuelle Devos stars as Emmannuelle, an ambitious ... more