INTO GREAT SILENCE (2005)
Nov
24
to Nov 23

INTO GREAT SILENCE (2005)

HOSTED BY BRYCE ANDERSON

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DIRECTED BY PHILIP GRÖNING

In this contemplative documentary from filmmaker Philip Gröning, the Grande Chartreuse monastery opens its doors to the public for the first time since being founded by St. Bruno in 1084 to offer an intimate look at a lifestyle rarely experienced by those outside of the brotherhood. 

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THE SEVENTH SEAL (1957)
Dec
8
to Dec 14

THE SEVENTH SEAL (1957)

HOSTED BY BRYCE ANDERSON

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DIRECTED BY INGMAR BERGMAN

Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight (Max von Sydow) encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges him to a fateful game of chess. Much studied, imitated, even parodied, but never outdone, Bergman’s stunning allegory of man’s search for meaning...

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MOTHER AND SON (1997)
Dec
15
to Dec 21

MOTHER AND SON (1997)

HOSTED BY JOS KOETSIER

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DIRECTED BY ALEKSANDR SOKUROV

In his spare, intense, lyrical ''Mother and Son,'' Sokurov immerses the viewer in an isolated landscape that resonates with pain and loneliness as a young man tends his dying mother. On the surface, little happens. In a small house in the countryside of Russia, a son cares for his sick, elderly mother as they prepare for her death...

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ALEXANDRA (2007)
May
19
7:30 PM19:30

ALEXANDRA (2007)

HOSTED BY JOS KOETSIER

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DIRECTED BY ALEKSANDR SOKUROV

Though Russian director Alexander Sokurov's feature Alexandra unfolds against the backdrop of military life, it constitutes a stark and deliberate chamber drama in lieu of a war picture. Alexandra Nikolaevna is an elderly woman with a grandson...

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SAVE AND PROTECT (1990)
May
9
7:30 PM19:30

SAVE AND PROTECT (1990)

HOSTED BY JOS KOETSIER

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DIRECTED BY ALEXANDR SOKUROV

Sokurov finds an existential plot in Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary and it becomes the basis of his film Save and Protect (this title is a phrase from an Orthodox Christian prayer). In Switzerland he meets the heroine of his plan Cecile Zervoudaki, the French woman with an extraordinary face and rare profession — an ethnolinguist...

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BRIDES (2004)
Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

BRIDES (2004)

HOSTED BY JOS KOETSIER

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DIRECTED BY PANTELIS VOULGARIS

A young female character, Nikki Douka, from Samothraki, is sailing to the U.S. to fulfill a marriage contract and save her family honor. Her skills as a seamstress keep her busily sewing throughout the voyage to alter wedding dresses for the third-class voyagers. But along the way, she meets a young American photographer who is returning from the Middle East... 

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MEDEA (1969)
Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

MEDEA (1969)

HOSTED BY JOS KOETSIER

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DIRECTED BY PIER PAOLO PASOLINI

Master Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini beautifully re-imagines Euripides' ancient Greek tragedy with Maria Callas in the title role. In this haunting tale, Medea sacrifices everything to win the heart of Jason, captain of the Argonauts, but when he spurns her love, Medea exacts a scorching revenge that destroys everyone in its path.

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BOERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD (2016)
Apr
13
to Nov 4

BOERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD (2016)

HOSTED BY BRYCE ANDERSON

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DIRECTED BY RICHARD FINN GREGORY

In a remote stretch of Patagonia, Argentina, there is, unbelievably, a 100- year-old community that speaks Afrikaans. After the destruction of the war against the British, these Boers sailed across the ocean to start a new life.

*SECOND SCREENING

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EDIPO RE (1967)
Apr
4
7:30 PM19:30

EDIPO RE (1967)

HOSTED BY JOS KOETSIER

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DIRECTED BY PIER PAOLO PASOLINI

Edipo Re is a highly personal screenplay adaption by Pasolini of the Greek drama by Sophocles. As his first colour feature, Edipo Re makes brilliant use of wildly alternating Moroccan landscapes, to transpose collective myth into a particular vision that is at once tender, sensual, and wholly unsparing.

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THE BATTLE OF LOVE (2001)
Jan
18
7:30 PM19:30

THE BATTLE OF LOVE (2001)

The Battle of Love is an emotional love stry set in the years of the Nigerian civil war (1967­ 1970). It address the etnic tensions of the time, and tells the story off a Nigerian soldier from the eastern part of Nigeria, on the run from his military station in northern Nigeria just after the outbreak of genocidal hostilities there.

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