In cooperation with the Friends of Modern Art, the FIA Theater presents quality independent, international, and classic films that otherwise would not be seen in the Flint area. Films are screened every weekend in the comfort of plush theater-style seating and a state-of-the-art sound system.
February 24, 25, 26
(France, 2016) Directed by Jacques Audiard, 115 min., subtitled, rated R
A freedom fighter flees his native Sri Lanka with two strangers, with whom he forms a family of sorts. The three claim asylum in France to seek a new life in a drama by the maker of Rust and Bone and The Beat That My Heart Skipped.
March 3, 4, 5
(France/Germany/Belgium, 2016) Directed by Paul Verhoeven, 130 min., subtitled, rated R
Isabelle Huppert won a recent Golden Globe as best actress in a psychological thriller about a woman who plots revenge after being sexually assaulted. Paul Verhoeven’s edgy film—lauded by Variety as “complex” and “compassionate”—landed on many top 10 lists.
March 10, 11, 12
(Germany/Austria, 2016) Directed by Maren Ade, 163 min., subtitled, rated R
In this Oscar nominee for best foreign language film, a practical-jokester dad tries to reconnect with his workaholic daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO’s life coach. “Refreshing… downright hilarious,” praises Screen International.
March 17, 18, 19
(Spain, 2016) Directed by Pedro Almodóvar, 110 min., subtitled, rated R
A middle-aged woman is forced to painfully re-examine her life after learning that her long-lost daughter has resurfaced. Pedro Almodóvar’s adaptation of Alice Munro’s short stories has been described by Newsweek as “an enthralling meditation on the mechanics of memory and grief.”
March 24, 25, 26
(U.S., 2016) Directed by Barry Jenkins, 110 min., rated R
In a tender story told through three defining chapters in his life, a young man struggles to find himself as he falls in love while grappling with his sexuality. The New York Times calls this Oscar-nominated film “almost unbearably personal” and “an urgent social document.”
March 31 & April 1, 2
(U.S., 2016) Directed by Jim Jarmusch, 118 min., rated R
Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) excels in a quiet Jim Jarmusch-directed dramedy about a week in the life of a poetry-writing New Jersey bus driver. The San Francisco Chronicle calls this “a small miracle… both intellectually dazzling and emotionally provocative.”
Things to Come
April 7, 8, 9
(France, 2016) Directed by Mia Hansen-Love, 102 min., subtitled, rated PG-13
The great Isabelle Huppert headlines a Parisian drama in which a high school philosophy teacher is forced to reinvent her life after her husband announces he is leaving her. “A major, many-shaded work even by her lofty standards,” Variety writes about the film and its heralded star.
Peter & the Farm
April 13, 14, 15
(U.S., 2016) Directed by Tony Stone, 91 min., not rated
In a haunting mix of documentary and cautionary tale, which has been described by IndieWire.com as “a wooly meditation on mortality,” a proud farmer in Vermont regretfully confronts his history and his legacy as he observes his life nearing an end.
Academy Award Nominated Shorts
April 21, 22, 23
As is customary in the FOMA movie season, we’re presenting the official theatrical program of the most recent Academy Award nominees in the live-action and animated short-film categories. Watch for a complete list of titles and presentation times at flintarts.org.
April 28, 29, 30
(Chile/Argentina/France, 2016) Directed by Pablo Larrain, 107 min., subtitled, rated R
Gael Garcia Bernal (Bad Education) heads the cast of a drama—a Golden Globe Award nominee for best foreign language film—as a police inspector in the 1940s who hunts down famed Chilean poet Pablo Neruda after the latter becomes a fugitive for joining the Communist Party.
Jewish Film Festival Preview
April 20 • 7:00p
(France, 2016) Directed by Lola Doillon, 94 min., subtitled, not rated
A resourceful girl leads a band of orphans through Nazi-occupied France. This free screening at 7:00p is a preview of the annual Karen Schneider Jewish Film Festival of Flint, to be presented by the Flint Jewish Federation and the FIA April 30 through May 4.