Sunday Cinema

View & discuss outstanding foreign & indie films with Maurizio Giammarco*.
~ Free and open to all adults ~ No registration required ~ Movies are shown with subtitles/closed captioning ~

January 20 ~ 2p

Land of Mine

German ✻  101 minutes  ✻  Rated  R

In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight.

Director: Martin Pieter Zandvliet
Awards: Bodil Award for Best Danish Film
Languages: English, German, Danish



February 17 ~ 2p

Mr Turner

English ✻  101 minutes  ✻  Rated  R

Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (Timothy Spall) lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper (Dorothy Atkinson) bears an unrequited love for him.

Director: Mike Leigh
Awards: Cannes Best Actor Award
Language: English



March 17 ~ 2p

A Fantastic Woman

Chilean ✻ 104 mins ✻  Rated  R

Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend.

Director: Sebastián Lelio
Awards: Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Language: Spanish



*Maurizio Giammarco earned his Ph.D. in English from Temple. He is an independent filmmaker whose films and videos have appeared in university festivals. His articles and book, theater, and film reviews have appeared in The Temple NewsReel VisionsCity Paper, and The Journal of Modern Literature. He teaches in the Intellectual Heritage program at Temple University and has been the facilitator of our Sunday Cinema Program for over 15 years.