Already Shown in 2016:
February 7 - Blancanieves
(2013) Spain, 104 min
This acclaimed and fabulously stylish Spanish film transplants a classic fairy tale to1920s Seville. “Lavishly upholstered in silvery black and white… a grotesquely beautiful new take on the Snow White fable.” – NPR
A stunning re-working of the Brothers Grimm classic fairy tale "Snow White," and a spirited homage to the black-and-white Golden Age of Europe's silent cinema. Starring Maribel Verdú, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ángela Molina, Pere Ponce, and introducing, Macarena García.
March 6 - Fish Tank
(2009) Britain, 123 min
Katie Jarvis and Michael Fassbender star in this invigorating tale about a disaffected girl living on a grimy council estate. “Highly intelligent, involving filmfrom one of the most powerful voices in British cinema.” – The Guardian
April 3 - Anything For Her
(2008) France, 96 min
Julien (Vincent Lindon) decides to do whatever it takes to break his wife out of jail when she is wrongly convicted of murder. “A superbly directed suspense thrillerthat packs a powerful emotional punch.” – ViewLondon
Happily-married couple Lisa (Diane Kruger) and Julien (Vincent Lindon) lead a quiet life with their son Oscar. But one morning their lives are turned upside down when the police arrest Lisa for murder. She is condemned to a twenty-year prison sentence. Convinced of his wife's innocence, and having exhausted all legal avenues, Julien decides to help Lisa escape from prison. But is he truly prepared to do anything for her?
May 8 - Ever the Land
(2015) New Zealand, 90 min
Observing the planning and construction of New Zealand’s first ‘living building’, Te Wharehou o Tūhoe, Sarah Grohnert draws on images of incredible beauty to portray the profound connection between Ngāi Tūhoe and the land.
June 12 - Stations of the Cross
(2014) Germany, 110 min
This striking film about a young girl's spiritual awakening adopts a satirical tone as its heroine tumbles towards tragedy. Told in 14 chapters, each representing a station of the cross and most shot from a single static camera, Stations of the Cross is both unsettling and darkly humorous.
July 3 - The Spirit of '45
(2013) Britain, 94 min
Loach (The Angels’ Share) evokes the collective spirit that won World War II,carried over into the 1945 Labour election victory and welfare states policies in theUK. “A lament, a celebration and a wake-up call.” – Time Out
Director Ken Loach has used film from Britain's regional and national archives, alongside sound recordings and contemporary interviews to create a rich political and social narrative. The Spirit of '45 hopes to illuminate and celebrate a period of unprecedented community spirit in the UK, the impact of which endured for many years and which may yet be rediscovered today.
August 7 - Every Blessed Day
(2012) Italy, 102 min
Guido and Antonia are a young couple with opposing characters and working schedules: he works a night job as a doorman in a hotel, and she works as an employee for a rental car service. This is the story of what happens to Guido and Antonia when they decide to have a child.
September 4 - Wadjda
(2013) Saudi Arabia, 98 min
The first-ever feature to be made entirely in Saudi Arabia is directed by a Saudiwoman – a smart and funny tale of a sassy girl with her heart set on owning abike. “A stunningly assured debut, a slyly subversive delight.” – Slate
Oct 2 - Timbuktu
(2014) French-Mauritania, 97 min
Set in the early days of the jihadist takeover of northern Mali, this drama delivers a deeply humane condemnation of religious intolerance. “Passionate and visually beautiful…. A cry from the heart.” – The Guardian
November 6 - The Chair of Happiness
(2013) Italy, 94 min
This smart and bittersweet romantic comedy sees a tattoo artist and a beautician team up for an unlikely treasure hunt in the snow-capped peaks of the Dolomites in northeastern Italy.
December 4 - The Palm Beach Story
(1942) USA, 88min
This blazing battle-of-the-sexes comedy stars Claudette Colbert, who abandons her failing hubby (Joel McCrea) to seek a fortune, preferably from a wealthy man,or even ‘the world’s richest’ (Rudy Vallee).