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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 (except for the Embassy of France) starting one hour before the first show, even when tickets are sold out online.

   

Saturday, April 27


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

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

Sir
Rohena Gera - India - 99 mins

3:15 PM
$14.00

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

Cold Sweat
Soheil Beiraghi - Iran - 88 mins

3:30 PM
$14.00

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

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

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

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

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

5:30 PM
$14.00

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

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

The Accused
Gonzalo Tobal - Argentina, Mexico - 108 mins

6:00 PM
$14.00

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

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

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

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

Echo in the Canyon
Andrew Slater - USA - 82 mins

8:00 PM
$25.00

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

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

Magical Nights
Paolo Virzì - Italy - 125 mins

8:30 PM
$14.00

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

The Purity of Vengeance
Christoffer Boe - Denmark - 118 mins

8:30 PM
$14.00

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

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

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

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