Join us for outstanding foreign and independent films followed by a discussion lead by Dr. Maurizio Giammarco of Temple University.
February 18th at 2 pm
Polish ë 1 hour 20 minutes ë Rated R
After two boys duke it out on a playground, the parents of the “victim” invite the parents of the “bully” over to work out their issues. A polite discussion of child-rearing soon escalates into verbal warfare, with all four parents revealing their true colors. None of them will escape the carnage.
March 18th at 2 pm
French ë 130 minutes ë Rated R
Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a leading video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle’s life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game—a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.
April 15, 2018 @ 2PM
1 hr. 31 mins ~ Rated R
Wilhelmina is a Chinese-American lesbian and a young surgeon who has kept her sexual orientation secret from her conservative Chinese community in New York. But when her widowed mother becomes pregnant and is kicked out by her own parents, Wil suddenly has to juggle her mother’s secrets with her own. Wil has a new romance with Vivian who is a ballet dancer and the daughter of Wil’s boss.
May 20, 2018 @ 2PM
The Diving Dell and the Butterfly
French ~ 1 hr. 52 mins. ~ Rated PG-13
The French editor of Elle magazine, Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he’d only visited in his mind.
June 17, 2018 @ 2PM
1 hr. 33 mins. ~ Rated R
At a girls’ school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tensions, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events.