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Film Schedule


Advance tickets are available until noon the day of the show.
We always reserve a number of tickets to be sold at the theater starting one hour before the first show, even when tickets are sold out online.

   

The Accused
Gonzalo Tobal - Argentina, Mexico - 108 mins

Barely 20 years old, Dolores Dreier (Lali Espósito) has spent the last 2 years hiding from the outside world under the ever-watchful eyes of her parents. The last person to see her best friend alive before her brutal death, Dolores is the only suspect in her murder. Under intrusive media scrutiny and facing accusations from the general ... more

Saturday, April 27
6:00 PM
Friday, May 3
8:30 PM

Babylon
Franco Rosso - UK - 95 mins

Franco Rosso's incendiary Babylon premiered at Cannes in 1980 but went unreleased in the United States for "being too controversial and likely to incite racial tension" (Vivien Goldman, Time Out). Raw and smoldering, it follows a young dancehall DJ (Brinsley Forde, frontman of landmark British reggae group Aswad) in South London as he ... more

Sunday, April 28
8:00 PM
Monday, April 29
8:15 PM

Balloon
Michael Herbig - Germany - 120 mins

Even if you already know the story of two East German families who built a hot-air balloon and flew it to safety in West Germany in 1979, you will still be transfixed by this taught thriller. Aided by a soaring score, Balloon keeps viewers on edge from beginning to end, recreating a time and place where everyone is watched, always, and ... more

Saturday, April 27
8:45 PM
Monday, April 29
8:15 PM

The Best Sommelier in the World
Nicolás Carreras - Argentina - 80 mins

Many of us picture a sommelier as someone who can take a sip of wine, knowing absolutely nothing about it, and miraculously guess which country it is from, the region, the grapes used to make it, and even the year it was made. This documentary about a competition with 60 countries represented to determine the Best Sommelier in the World, ... more

Wednesday, May 1
6:00 PM
Thursday, May 2
6:00 PM

The Bose Family
Suman Ghosh - India - 110 mins

Legendary figures of Indian cinema Aparna Sen (Sonata, FFDC 2018) and Soumitra Chatterjee head up the ensemble cast of this bittersweet tale of family ties and disillusionments. The elderly couple is celebrating their 50th anniversary, and family members gather at their once magnificent, now largely decrepit mansion, the place where they ... more

Sunday, April 28
2:30 PM
Monday, April 29
6:00 PM

CLOSING NIGHT
C'est la vie!
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano - France - 117 mins

From the directors of international sensation The Intouchables (Closing Night, FFDC 2012) comes the biggest party of the year. Max Angely (Jean-Pierre Bacri, The Taste of Others) is an aging, beleaguered caterer who hopes to sell his business any day now. But first, he has to get through one last minefield of a dinner party, a high-profile ... more

Sunday, May 5
3:00 PM
Sunday, May 5
7:30 PM

The Case
Vera Krichevskaya - Russia - 108 mins

The Case is about the rise and fall of Anatoly Sobchak, the first mayor of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) and the political mentor of Vladimir Putin. The documentary was made by Ksenia Sobchak, the daughter of Anatoly Sobchak, and the film director Vera Krichevskaya. Sobchak co-wrote the script and did most of the interviews, including ... more

Friday, April 26
6:00 PM
Saturday, April 27
6:00 PM

Champions
Javier Fesser - Spain - 123 mins

Skewering every politically correct cliché, Champions became the highest-grossing Spanish language film of 2018 in Spain and won three Goyas (Spain's Oscar©), including Best Film, before becoming Spain's entry in this year's Oscars© for Best Foreign Language Film. Just when you think you know where this comedy about an assistant ... more

Friday, April 26
6:00 PM
Tuesday, April 30
6:00 PM

Cold Sweat
Soheil Beiraghi - Iran - 88 mins

As the Iranian national women's futsal (indoor soccer) team gets ready to board a plane to compete in the Asia Cup in Malaysia, team captain Afrooz is stunned to learn that she cannot go because Yasser, her husband, has refused to give permission for her to leave the country. Her teammates are upset because Afrooz is not only the captain ... more

Saturday, April 27
3:30 PM
Saturday, May 4
8:30 PM

Constructing Albert
Laura Collado, Jim Loomis - Spain - 82 mins

At the dawn of the twenty-first century, elBulli restaurant revolutionized the world of gastronomy, making chef Ferran Adrià the king of haute cuisine and catapulting him into the rarified space of global celebrity with the distinction of being the World's Greatest Chef. Behind such a success was an unrecognized creative genius: Ferran's ... more

Friday, April 26
6:00 PM
Monday, April 29
8:15 PM

The Corporate Coup d’État
Fred Peabody - Canada - 90 mins

In 1995, philosopher John Ralston Saul argued that corporations were slowly taking over democracy. Today, Saul amends that statement, deleting the word "slowly." The coup has occurred: U.S. democracy has sold out its ideals to corporations and lobbyists whose goal it is to undermine the will of the people. From the makers of All Governments ... more

Friday, April 26
6:15 PM
Saturday, April 27
8:30 PM

Cuban Food Stories
Asori Soto - Cuba, USA - 82 mins

Filmmaker Asori Soto returns to his native land of Cuba on a mission of "culinary diplomacy" to learn about the island's isolated pockets of regional cuisine. He finds that Cuba's culinary traditions are being updated to confront changing situations. Because of shortages and other privations, many Cubans turn to local resources. In the ... more

Sunday, April 28
8:00 PM
Tuesday, April 30
8:00 PM

DC Noir
George Pelecanos, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Nick Pelecanos, Stephen Kinigopoulos - USA - 93 mins

DC Noir is an anthology of four stories written by D.C. novelist George Pelecanos and set in the Washington neighborhoods Hollywood cameras never film. From the evocative title sequence, the film rewards viewers who have long put up with films supposedly set here but actually filmed elsewhere. Using an all-local crew, DC Noir proudly ... more

Saturday, May 4
8:30 PM

Dear Walmart
Kiley Kraskouskas, Michael Blain - USA - 60 mins

Some workers love retail; it has its satisfactions. All they want is for retail to love them back, in the form of a living wage, affordable healthcare, a safe workplace, and respect. OURWalmart (OUR, Organization United for Respect) was begun in 2011 by a few brave workers at the world's largest private employer, many of whose two million-strong ... more

Friday, May 3
8:30 PM
Saturday, May 4
4:15 PM

Echo in the Canyon
Andrew Slater - USA - 82 mins

Echo In The Canyon is a look at how The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas all birthed the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene and how the echo of these artists' creations reverberated between each other and ultimately across the world with a timelessness that continues today. The film was ... more

Saturday, April 27
8:00 PM

The Extraordinary Journey of Celeste García
Arturo Infante - Cuba - 92 mins

A compassionate and candid woman with an endless curiosity for life, Celeste is a retired and widowed teacher living a tranquil, unadventurous existence in Havana. One day, the government announces the surprising news that aliens have been living on Earth and that these unusual guests are now returning the favor by inviting humans to ... more

Tuesday, April 30
8:30 PM
Saturday, May 4
6:15 PM

Fading Portraits
Ali Shilandri - Iran - 55 mins

What is the role of art in a repressive society and how can an artist survive? Renowned Iranian photographer Maryam Zandi calls herself a social documentary photographer. She is that and so much more: an uncompromising spirit. "To each her own weapon," she says. "I have my camera." Ali Shilandri follows Zandi at a turning point in her ... more

Thursday, May 2
6:00 PM
Friday, May 3
6:30 PM

A Faithful Man
Louis Garrel - France - 75 mins

Best known as one of France's finest young actors, Louis Garrel steps behind the camera for his second directorial feature, a buoyant romantic farce set in the City of Light. Garrel plays Abel, a sweetly passive Parisian buffeted by others’ whims. His lover, Marianne (Laetitia Casta), dumps him for his friend Paul, only to pop back into ... more

Friday, April 26
8:30 PM
Tuesday, April 30
8:30 PM

For the Ones We Loved
Pascal Thomas - France - 96 mins

At a beautiful wedding, the bride and groom exchange the vows they have written. Once outside the church, the newlyweds can't resist kissing each other as friends and family cheer them on. But there's a woman in a convertible idling at the end of the steps. Seeing her, the groom shrugs and then races to her and leaps into the car, which ... more

Sunday, April 28
4:00 PM
Friday, May 3
6:30 PM

Funke
Gabriel Taraboulsy - USA - 89 mins

"There are very few people who think about the shape of pasta like I do." So says chef Evan Funke at the beginning of this mouth-watering and fascinating documentary about Funke's attempt at kitchen redemption. Calling himself a "storyteller through food," Funke declares his intention "to create the most comprehensive pasta program in ... more

Friday, May 3
6:00 PM
Saturday, May 4
6:15 PM

General Magic
Sarah Kerruish, Matt Maude - UK, USA - 93 mins

Before there was Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk, there was Marc Porat and his merry band of techies dedicating every waking hour to achieving the seemingly impossible. Created as an offshoot of Apple following the meteoric rise of the Macintosh, Porat's General Magic was tasked with changing the world—and the device to do it was a ... more

Sunday, April 28
3:30 PM
Wednesday, May 1
6:00 PM

The Good Girls
Alejandra Márquez Abella - Mexico - 93 mins

With her perfectly coiffed hair, generously attentive husband, and beautifully appointed home in Mexico City's tony Polanco district, stunning Sofía lives a life that defines early 1980s luxury: one of spur-of-the-moment shopping trips to New York City and country club lunches peppered with effusive compliments and empty praise. Her biggest ... more

Sunday, April 28
8:00 PM
Wednesday, May 1
8:30 PM

Hidden Man
Jiang Wen - China - 134 mins

Jiang Wen's latest film is an astonishing, bullet-fast action epic. Hidden Man is fueled by dazzling chase sequences, gorgeous visuals, and pure adrenaline. It's the final film in a 1930s-set trilogy, but it may leave you panting for more. In a tour-de-force opening sequence, a lethal attack upends a martial arts master's birthday party. ... more

Monday, April 29
8:15 PM
Saturday, May 4
8:30 PM

Hopelessly Devout
Marta Díaz de Lope Díaz - Spain - 90 mins

Carmen, an elderly church activist, is an admired member of the stodgy "brotherhood" that carries out a procession during one of Spain's legendary Holy Week pageants. But the women want to wear makeup and shorter skirts. Most of all, they want recognition of the women who are in reality playing a leading role. Even though Carmen has overwhelming ... more

Sunday, April 28
6:00 PM
Friday, May 3
8:45 PM

Hugh Hefner's After Dark: Speaking Out in America
Brigitte Berman - Canada - 101 mins

From the opening image of Sarah Vaughan singing, Brigitte Berman's documentary entices viewers into a glamorous world long unseen. Featuring an endless stream of the famous and fabulous, the film is compiled from the TV shows Playboy's Penthouse (1959-1960, black-and-white) and Playboy After Dark (1968-1970, color). Berman lets the remarkable ... more

Thursday, May 2
6:00 PM
Saturday, May 4
6:00 PM

Impulso
Emilio Belmonte - Spain - 87 mins

In recent years, young Spanish dancer and choreographer Rocio Molina has become a sensation in flamenco and modern dance, known for her unconventional improvisations—"impulsos"—in routines. She goes to great lengths to push the boundaries of her creativity, selecting unusual venues such as prisons and museums to add more challenge ... more

Saturday, April 27
6:30 PM
Wednesday, May 1
8:30 PM

It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story
Eric Friedler - Germany - 113 mins

In 1939 New York City, two Jewish refugees from Berlin founded the most iconic jazz label in music history, Blue Note Records. Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Thelonius Monk, Quincy Jones, and countless others came through Blue Note's doors to create indelible recordings that thrummed with improvisatory urgency. In an era ... more

Sunday, April 28
3:30 PM
Tuesday, April 30
6:00 PM

Joel
Carlos Sorín - Argentina - 100 mins

In Tierra del Fuego, Cecilia, a piano teacher, and her husband, Diego, a forestry contractor, are recent transplants from the city. There's a lot to get used to in this community reaching toward middle class but still rural at the edges. The couple learns that the adoption they have applied for has come through. With the arrival of 9-year-old ... more

Tuesday, April 30
8:00 PM
Saturday, May 4
6:15 PM

OPENING NIGHT
Ladies in Black
Bruce Beresford - Australia - 109 mins

Set in Sydney in 1959, Oscar©-nominated writer-director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy; Tender Mercies; Breaker Morant) takes us back to the heyday of glamorous upscale department stores, when a concierge met you at the door and clerks wore gloves. The story centers on 16-year-old, bookish, naive Lisa (Angourie Rice), who takes a ... more

Thursday, April 25
7:00 PM

Las Sandinistas!
Jenny Murray - Nicaragua, USA - 96 mins

Las Sandinistas! tells of the women who led the FSLN revolution in Nicaragua in the 1970–80s. They were students, farmers, poets, lawyers, and mothers. They trained as guerrillas, led battalions, and many died. We get to know the living, active, still-fascinating protagonists of this history. If the FSLN's goal was to eradicate poverty ... more

Wednesday, May 1
6:00 PM
Thursday, May 2
8:30 PM

Le Grand Bal
Laetitia Carton - France - 89 mins

At the annual Grand Bal de l'Europe, 2,000 people come together to celebrate the amazing richness, history, and nuance of dances from every region of France and the world in the best possible way: by dancing. Each summer for 8 days, on the grounds of an old farm near the village of Gennetines, people pitch their tents (though very little ... more

Sunday, April 28
7:45 PM
Tuesday, April 30
6:00 PM

LUNAFEST: Short Films By, For, and About Women
Marie Jamora, Dana Nachman, Yuriko Gamo Romer, Katrelle Kindred, Sophie Hexter, Bola Ogun, Jackie Files, Yonoko Li - USA, Australia, New Zealand - 77 mins

LUNAFEST has been showcasing the work of talented women directors from all over the world since 2000. Discover this year's collection of groundbreaking women who are changing the industry: Flip the Record (Marie Jamora), The Final Show (Dana Nachman), My Immigrant Story (Yuriko Gamo Romer), War Paint (Katrelle Kindred), Drummer Girl (Sophie ... more

Saturday, April 27
3:45 PM
Monday, April 29
6:00 PM

Magical Nights
Paolo Virzì - Italy - 125 mins

In Rome in 1990, La Dolce Vita isn't so sweet anymore. Soccer and TV have supplanted cinema in the public's affection, yet the old film directors are still in play, "worn out but with ironclad contracts," including the revered Fellini. Enter three fresh young faces, finalists for a screenwriting contest, each naive in a different way: ... more

Saturday, April 27
8:30 PM
Saturday, May 4
3:30 PM

MetroShorts
various - USA, China, Japan, Singapore - 93 mins

Aurelius Battaglia: Hidden in Plain Sight (Michael T. Miller), Paleonaut (Eric McEver), Paranormal Girlfriend (Jeanne Hospod), Boys in the Boat (Nive Das and Ted Hornick), The Birth of Afrobeat (Opiyo Okeyo), John Mendez—The Bridge (Mike Kuba), The Pick Up (Giovanna Chesler), Space to Explore (Katherine DuBois), and We Are Now (Kevin ... more

Sunday, April 28
5:00 PM

Michelin Stars: Tales From the Kitchen
Rasmus Dinesen - Denmark - 82 mins

All chefs dream of the distinction of receiving the coveted Michelin star, but who decides this peculiar rating and what are the criteria for obtaining one? This beautifully filmed documentary takes us into some of the most stunning restaurants serving the most exquisite cuisines. Director Rasmus Dinesen serves up an in-depth and honest ... more

Sunday, April 28
5:30 PM
Tuesday, April 30
6:00 PM

More Than Blue
Gavin Lin - Taiwan - 107 mins

It seemed like fate when isolated student Zhang Zhe-kai met a rebellious girl named Song Yuan-yuan. These two lonely high school classmates become inseparably close when they both lose their families. Song names Zhang "K" and decides to call herself "Cream." The two students live together, go to college together, and eventually get jobs ... more

Saturday, April 27
4:00 PM
Wednesday, May 1
8:00 PM

Mothers' Instinct
Olivier Masset-Depasse - Belgium - 97 mins

In the soft-focus French suburbs of the 1950s, comfortably bourgeois neighbors Alice and Céline (Veerle Baetens and Anne Coesens, respectively) are best friends. Their families live in the same impressive duplex building, and even their sons are friends. It's an idyllic world of surprise parties and happy small talk—until Celine's ... more

Friday, April 26
8:45 PM
Friday, May 3
8:30 PM

Name of a Woman
Marco Tullio Giordana - Italy - 98 mins

Nina is a single mother who finds a job at a nursing home for the elderly in Lombardy. She initially settles in well, but one night she is called into her supervisor's office and the man jumps on her. Nina rebuffs his advances but when she resolves to report her boss, she finds that no one is willing to support her; not her colleagues, ... more

Sunday, April 28
6:00 PM
Monday, April 29
6:15 PM

Olympia
Gregory Dixon - USA - 93 mins

Written by its star, the talented McKenzie Chinn, and directed as an MFA thesis film by Gregory Dixon, Olympia is a loving picture of Chicago's black artist community and a personal drama of a woman caught at an unforgiving crossroads: she's turning 30, her mother is dying, and she's stuck in a dead-end job. An art-school graduate, Olympia ... more

Thursday, May 2
6:00 PM
Friday, May 3
6:00 PM

One Last Deal
Klaus Härö - Finland - 95 mins

Olavi (Heikki Nousiainen) has spent his life in the rarefied world of art dealers, auction houses, and fine-art galleries. The many small paintings, prints, and objets d'art that clutter his cramped gallery tell the story of a man who is more interested in quiet intellectual pursuits than messy human interactions. It is the latter situation ... more

Sunday, April 28
8:15 PM
Wednesday, May 1
8:30 PM

Our Time
Carlos Reygadas - Mexico - 177 mins

Mexico's most daring filmmaker, Carlos Reygadas (Japón, Silent Light), creates layered, complex films in which even seemingly minor actions become revelations about human relationships. Here, he takes on the charged topic of love and sex in the lives of Juan and Ester, an educated, internet-savvy, artistic couple (played by Reygadas and ... more

Saturday, April 27
3:00 PM
Saturday, May 4
2:30 PM

Paris Song
Jeff Vespa - Kazakhstan - 90 mins

Paris Song recreates the amazing but true story of Amre Kashaubayev, a young musician from the bleak steppes of Kazakhstan who found himself competing at the 1925 Paris Expo. Sanjar Madi is completely convincing as Amre, wide-eyed at being dropped out of nowhere into the modern world. With his haunting singing and mastery of the traditional ... more

Thursday, May 2
8:30 PM
Friday, May 3
6:30 PM

Photograph
Ritesh Batra - India - 109 mins

Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox) returns with a delicate tale of quiet romance that finds the beauty in fleeting moments of connection amidst the chaos of an increasingly stratified city. Rafi works as a street photographer in frenzied Mumbai, snapping portraits for tourists at the city's landmarks. When his ailing grandmother—who always ... more

Monday, April 29
6:00 PM
Thursday, May 2
6:00 PM

Piazzolla, the Years of the Shark
Daniel Rosenfeld - Argentina, France, Japan - 90 mins

For the first time ever, the hidden archives of revolutionary Argentine bandoneon player Astor Piazzolla are opened by his son and daughter, Daniel and Diana, in this cinematic portrait of the worldwide legendary composer whose new approach to tango changed the genre indefinitely. His nuevo tango, with its jazz and classical influences, ... more

Thursday, May 2
8:15 PM
Saturday, May 4
8:15 PM

Profile
Timur Bekmambetov - USA, UK, Russia, Cyprus - 105 mins

Posing as a disaffected Muslim convert named Melody who's flirting with the idea of turning teen jihadi war bride, a struggling British journalist named Amy uses social media and Skype to entrap an ISIS recruiter in hopes of securing a lucrative exposé that can help launch her career. Instead, she finds that the need to constantly evolve ... more

Thursday, May 2
8:15 PM
Saturday, May 4
8:45 PM

The Purity of Vengeance
Christoffer Boe - Denmark - 118 mins

While rehabbing an apartment building, some Copenhagen construction workers uncover a hidden room containing the mummified remains of three people sitting around a dinner table with an empty fourth chair. The discovery marks another mystery to be solved by Department Q, the surprisingly effective cold-case unit run by stubborn, traumatized ... more

Saturday, April 27
8:30 PM
Wednesday, May 1
8:15 PM

Rafiki
Wanuri Kahiu - Kenya - 83 mins

In a lively Nairobi housing estate where everyone knows everyone and there are no secrets, two girls share one. Kena (Samantha Mugatsia), soccer-playing, studious, and poor and Ziki (Sheila Muniyiva), bold and flighty, colorful, and rich, have fallen in love. That their fathers are rivals in a bitter campaign for local office becomes ... more

Friday, April 26
8:45 PM
Thursday, May 2
8:30 PM

The Realm
Rodrigo Sorogoyen - Spain - 121 mins

Director Rodrigo Sorogoyen's pulse-pounding political thriller is beyond fast-paced. Political fixer Manuel tries to quash a political scandal that threatens to bring down the Spanish government, but each fire he thinks he has put out just throws sparks in other directions. Every secret revealed leads to more questions being asked that ... more

Friday, April 26
8:00 PM
Monday, April 29
8:00 PM

Screwdriver
Bassam Jarbawi - Palestine, USA, Qatar - 108 mins

After more than a decade in an Israeli jail, newly released Ziad doesn't recognize the world around him. He is a free man but his friends have moved on, technology has changed, and dating seems impossible. Although he's hailed as a hero for his involvement in a failed attack on a settler, the act that led to his imprisonment, the young ... more

Saturday, April 27
5:30 PM
Sunday, April 28
5:30 PM

Short Cuts 1
various - Slovenia, Switzerland, USA, China, UK, Belgium - 100 mins

Spreading the Seed (Ana Cerar), All Inclusive (Corina Schwingruber Ilic), Masks (Mahaliyah Ayla O), Sister (Siqi Song), Edgecombe (Crystal Kayiza), Sweetheart Dancers (Ben-Alex Dupris), Life in Miniature (Ellen Evans), and Avec Thelma (Ann Sirot and Raphaël Balboni)... more

Friday, April 26
8:45 PM
Saturday, May 4
3:45 PM

Short Cuts 2
various - Iran, USA, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Norway - 108 mins

Elementary School (Pedram Samadi), Division Ave (Tamar Glezerman), 4 Corners (Andre Muir), Throat Singing in Kangirsuk (Eva Kaukai and Manon Chamberland), Under the Shadow of the Guancari (Greg Méndez López), Solar Walk (Réka Bucsi), Welcome to the Ball (Adam Vincent Wright), To Plant a Flag (Bobbie Peers), and The Elephant's Song (Lynn ... more

Saturday, April 27
5:30 PM
Tuesday, April 30
8:30 PM

Simple Wedding
Sara Zandieh - USA - 90 mins

Produced by and co-starring Rita Wilson (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), this uproarious debut feature from Sara Zandieh presents an authentic and diverse look at finding love in this day and age and all the complications that come with it. After successfully sabotaging another of her parents' arranged marriage setups, the ever-charming and ... more

Wednesday, May 1
6:00 PM
Friday, May 3
6:00 PM

Sink or Swim
Gilles Lellouche - France, Belgium - 122 mins

Gilles Lellouche's warm and amusing film poses this question: Can a loose collection of mismatched oddballs come together to find success as a male synchronized-swimming team? The absurdity of the premise is matched by the sincere commitment of a group of barely athletic men bonding over this seemingly impossible task. After all, their ... more

Sunday, April 28
8:15 PM
Friday, May 3
8:30 PM

Sir
Rohena Gera - India - 99 mins

When her wealthy employer's wedding is abruptly called off, Ratna, a maid with ambitions to break free of domestic work and become a high-end tailor, returns to her boss's high-rise Mumbai apartment. As she dutifully tends to Ashwin (whom she may only call "Sir"), the two gradually discover an unexpected spark between them. However, in ... more

Saturday, April 27
3:15 PM
Wednesday, May 1
8:30 PM

Sprinter
Storm Saulter - Jamaica - 114 mins

Winner of a number of awards and executive-produced by Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Sprinter takes viewers into the fields and countryside of Jamaica. Akeem Sharp (Dale Elliott) has grown up idolizing his older brother, Germaine (Kadeem Wilson), a star high school runner, and pining for his mother, who left the family for greater opportunities ... more

Friday, April 26
6:00 PM
Saturday, April 27
8:30 PM

The Spy Gone North
Yoon Jong-bin - South Korea - 137 mins

With recent events involving the Korean peninsula, this film could not be more timely. It is based on the true story of "Black Venus," a South Korean intelligence agent who infiltrated the very top of North Korea's political regime in the 1990s to spy on illegal nuclear activity. When rising military officer Park Suk-young is tasked with ... more

Tuesday, April 30
8:30 PM
Friday, May 3
8:30 PM

Supa Modo
Likarion Wainaina - Kenya, Germany - 74 mins

In this touching story told with disarming naiveté, 9-year-old Jo imagines herself a comic book superhero, Supa Moda, with amazing powers. Her mother brings her home from the hospital to their tiny village in Kenya to the loving company of family and villagers. Jo has a terminal disease, but her mother and sister enlist the villagers ... more

Saturday, April 27
8:30 PM
Sunday, April 28
6:00 PM

The Sweet Requiem
Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam - India, USA - 91 mins

In a Tibetan refugee enclave in Delhi, Dolkar's concerns are those of any Indian her age—find a good job, look cool, go dancing at night—plus hide new refugees from the Chinese authorities and deal with living apart from family in Lhasa, who gave you up to your future. Dolkar arrived 18 years ago; she barely remembers the ... more

Thursday, May 2
6:00 PM
Saturday, May 4
8:45 PM

Tazzeka
Jean-Philippe Gaud - France, Morocco - 95 mins

Young Elias is raised in a Moroccan village by his grandmother, Malika, and is surrounded by a beautiful mountainous landscape. By the age of 6, he has already developed a penchant for cookbooks and has memorized the names of the dishes and ingredients contained within. Later in life, at a job in one of the village's restaurants, Elias ... more

Saturday, April 27
4:00 PM
Wednesday, May 1
6:00 PM

Tehran: City of Love
Ali Jaberansari - Iran, UK - 102 mins

Three people disenchanted with love navigate Tehran's appearances-obsessed singles landscape: Mina, an overweight receptionist at a beauty clinic; Vahid, a sad-sack singer for strangers' funerals; and Hessam, a tattooed but gentle bodybuilder. No spoilers here, but suffice to say that in this city everyone has an "uncle" pulling or jerking ... more

Tuesday, April 30
6:00 PM
Saturday, May 4
4:00 PM

Tel Aviv on Fire
Sameh Zoabi - Luxembourg, France, Israel, Belgium - 97 mins

One of the most irreverent cinematic spins on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the latest film from writer-director Sameh Zoabi follows a fledgling soap-opera screenwriter charged with concocting plot twists to suit viewers on both sides. Salam (Kais Nashif) begins working on "Tel Aviv on Fire," a popular Palestinian evening soap for ... more

Friday, May 3
6:00 PM
Saturday, May 4
6:00 PM

The Third Wife
Ash Mayfair - Vietnam - 96 mins

Though only 14 years old, May is selected to be the third wife of a wealthy landowner. Her new home feels idyllic, her husband favors her, and she quickly becomes pregnant with what she is certain will be the desired male progeny. But trouble is quietly brewing. May's accelerated journey from childhood to motherhood prompts her to question ... more

Saturday, April 27
6:30 PM
Saturday, May 4
4:30 PM

Threesome
Nicolas Monette - Canada - 90 mins

We are familiar with the French sex farce, but here comes a worthy French Canadian sex farce. Set in Montreal, Threesome introduces us to Estelle (Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin), an overworked, unsatisfied mother and wife about to turn 35. Beset by home renovations taking forever and demoralizing developments at work, Estelle turns to her ... more

Wednesday, May 1
6:00 PM
Saturday, May 4
6:30 PM

Traces of the Soul
Martin Cooper - UK - 86 mins

Calligraphy is an art, a philosophy, and, for its practitioners, a way of life rooted in ancient tradition. So it is surprising to learn how very contemporary calligraphy can be in the hands of 12 international artists profiled in Traces of the Soul. In an era when cultures worldwide are united by the habit of speed-sending billions of ... more

Thursday, May 2
8:00 PM
Friday, May 3
8:30 PM

A Tramway in Jerusalem
Amos Gitai - Israel, France - 94 mins

One of Israel's greatest directors, Amos Gitai (Rabin's Last Day, FFDC 2016) turns his documentarist's eye to fiction. In a series of vignettes, we meet various passengers in a Jerusalem tramcar. A picture of a people emerges, at turns comical, political, and transcendent. Women and Palestinians are routinely if differently harassed; ... more

Sunday, April 28
2:00 PM

A Translator
Rodrigo Barriuso, Sebastián Barriuso - Cuba, Canada - 107 mins

Set in Havana in the late 1980s, A Translator's central character, a professor of Russian literature, is assigned out of the blue to work in a hospital as translator for a group of young radiation victims from Chernobyl. His new role not only complicates his emotional life, it also destabilizes his relationships with friends and family. ... more

Saturday, April 27
2:30 PM
FREE
Sunday, April 28
12:30 PM

Traveling While Black
Roger Ross Williams, Ayesha Nadarajah, Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël - USA - 21 mins

Traveling While Black is a 3D, 360-degree virtual reality documentary that immerses viewers in the long history of restricted movement for black Americans and the creation of safe spaces in our communities. First published in 1936, the Green Book was a survival guide that black travelers relied on to avoid brutal discrimination. It listed ... more

Sunday, April 28
2:00 PM
Monday, April 29
12:00 PM
Monday, April 29
5:00 PM

Yuli
Iciar Bollain - Spain - 104 mins

Based on his autobiography, Yuli portrays Carlos Acosta's life of resistance and affirmation as a rising arc with jagged edges, full of explosive emotions, love/hate relationships, and, underscoring it all, lush music and elegant, physical dance. In his peak years, Acosta was called the greatest ballet dancer in the world. This charismatic ... more

Monday, April 29
6:00 PM
Tuesday, April 30
6:00 PM