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 ~

2020 Selections

January 19th ~ 2p

The Invisible Woman

UK ✻ 111 mins ✻  Rated  R

At the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death.

Director: Ralph Fiennes
Awards: Academy Award for Best Costume Design
Language: English



February 16th ~ 2p

Central Station

Brazil ✻ 113 mins ✻  Rated  R

An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.

Director: Walter Salles
Awards: Nominated, Academy Award for Best Actress
Language: Portuguese



March 15th ~ 2p


Israel ✻ 107 mins ✻  Rated  PG

Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak.

Director: Joseph Cedar
Awards: Academy Award for Best International Feature Film
Language: Hebrew



*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.