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

Our regular classes and events are on hiatus until further notice. Please check back for updates in the coming weeks!

April 19th ~ 2p

Vera Drake

UK ✻ 124 mins ✻  Rated R

Vera Drake, a woman in 1950s England secretly aids women to terminate unwanted pregnancies. When the authorities find her out, Vera’s world and family life unravel.

Director: Mike Leigh
Awards: Academy Award Nomination for Best Actress & Best Director
Language: English


May 17th ~ 2p

The Lives of Others

Germany ✻ 137 mins ✻  Rated R

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Awards: Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Language: German


June 21st ~ 2p

Hell or High Water

USA ✻ 102 mins ✻  Rated R

A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family’s ranch in West Texas.


Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Awards: Nominated for 4 Academy Awards
Language: English



*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.