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Bonjour Switzerland
Peter Luisi - Switzerland - 88 mins

This sly satire is both a witty throwback to the era of screwball comedies and a timely takedown of our troublesome current events. When a charismatic huckster pressures Switzerland—a nation with four official languages: German, French, Italian, and Romansh—to hold a vote that results in French becoming the single mandatory language of the country, ... more

Saturday, April 20
4:30 PM
$14.00
Wednesday, April 24
8:30 PM
$14.00

A Difficult Year
Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache - France - 120 mins

The latest from Olivier Nakache and √Čric Toledano (C'est la vie!, FFDC 2019 and The Intouchables, FFDC 2012) is a puckish comedy about finding a reason for being—even when the world seems to be falling apart. Albert and Bruno are debt-ridden friends who are always looking for ways to cadge free stuff. Their lives take a turn when they stumble on a meeting ... more

Saturday, April 20
6:20 PM
$14.00
Sunday, April 21
4:30 PM
$14.00

The Nature of Love
Monia Chokri - Canada, France - 110 mins

The Nature of Love is an entertaining and biting romantic comedy that tackles class differences and infidelity. Sophia is a posh fortysomething French-Canadian professor involved in a long-term, intellectually-stimulating but sexually tepid relationship with her partner, Xavier. She crosses paths with Sylvain, the strapping, plaid-adorned contractor tasked ... more

Friday, April 19
8:20 PM
$14.00
Wednesday, April 24
8:25 PM
$14.00

The Queen of My Dreams
Fawzia Mirza - Canada, Pakistan - 97 mins

This stylish comedy elegantly blends the retro charm of Bollywood cinema with a contemporary coming-of-age narrative, centering on Azra, a young Canadian-Pakistani woman embracing her queerness amidst familial and cultural expectations. Recognized on the Toronto International Film Festival's annual Canada's Top Ten list for 2023, Fawzia Mirza's feature debut ... more

Sunday, April 21
5:35 PM
$14.00
Thursday, April 25
6:05 PM
$14.00

Streaker
Peter Luisi - Switzerland - 98 mins

A new type of sports hero is born in this fast-paced comedy from the writer-director of The Sandman (FFDC 2012), Unlikely Heroes (FFDC 2015), and Bonjour Switzerland (FFDC 2024). After losing his employer's money on what should have been a sure bet, sad-sack high school teacher Balz Näf needs to replace the funds pronto. Taking inspiration from the streaker ... more

Sunday, April 28
7:30 PM
$10.00

Thelma
Josh Margolin - USA - 97 mins

When 93-year-old Thelma Post gets duped by a phone scammer pretending to be her grandson, she sets out on a treacherous quest across the city to reclaim what was taken from her. Inspired by the real-life experience of writer-director Josh Margolin's own centenarian grandmother, Thelma puts a clever spin on movies like Mission: Impossible, aiming the spotlight ... more

Saturday, April 20
7:30 PM
$10.00
Wednesday, April 24
6:20 PM
$14.00

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