FOMA Films
In cooperation with the Friends of Modern Art, the FIA Theater presents quality independent, international, and classic films that otherwise would not be seen in the Flint area. Films are screened every weekend in the comfort of plush theater-style seating and a state-of-the-art sound system.
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January
American Honey
January 6, 7, 8
(U.S./U.K., 2016) Directed by Andrea Arnold, 163 min., rated R
Shia LaBeouf and young Sasha Lane head the cast of a coming-of-age tale about a teenage girl who travels across the Midwest with a band of magazine-selling, authority-defying misfits. “Bold, captivating cinema, with a soundtrack that threatens to never leave your head,” lauds Toronto’s Globe and Mail.
American Honey
Free in Deed
January 13, 14, 15
(U.S., 2016) Directed by Jake Mahaffy, 100 min., not rated
In an award-winning independent drama set in the culture of storefront churches for society’s marginalized, a lonely Pentecostal minister (David Harewood of TV’s Homeland) confronts his inner demons as he attempts to perform a miracle by curing the illness of a young child.
Free in Deed
The Handmaiden
January 20, 21, 22
(S. Korea, 2016) Directed by Chan-wook Park, 144 min., subtitled, not rated
In the 1930s, a woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but things aren’t quite what they seem in an erotic thriller, based on the Sarah Waters novel that, according to The Hollywood Reporter, “brims with delicious surprises, making its 2.5 hours fly by.”
The Handmaiden
The Last Laugh
January 27, 28, 29
(U.S., 2016) Directed by Ferne Pearlstein, 88 min., not rated
Is it acceptable to joke about the Holocaust? This thoughtful documentary considers that question—and larger issues about free speech in society—with film clips and input from the likes of Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner, Sarah Silverman and Gilbert Gottfried.
The Last Laugh
FOMA Film Series: Music Legends
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years
January 26, 28, 29
Thursday @ 7:30p; Saturday @ 2p; Sunday @ 4:30p
(U.S., 2016) Directed by Ron Howard, 137 min., not rated
Director Ron Howard oversaw this compilation of found footage focusing on Beatles concerts from 1963–1966, showing the band’s growth and conflict.
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years
FIA and Communities First Film Series
Jean of the Joneses
January 12 • Thursday @ 7:00p
(Canada/U.S., 2016) Directed by Stella Meghie, 82 min., not rated
After the demise of the patriarch of a quirky family, a 911 call sparks old memories in a comedy with Sherri Shepherd (The View), Taylour Paige and Gloria Reuben.
Jean of the Joneses
February
Certain Women
February 3, 4, 5
(U.S., 2016) Directed by Kelly Reichardt, 107 min., rated R
Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern co-star in an episodic drama in which the lives of three women intersect in small-town America. “As elegant and graceful as the vast Montana landscape,” The Detroit News has written about the latest from acclaimed director Kelly Reichardt (Old Joy, Wendy and Lucy).
Certain Women
The Eagle Huntress
February 10, 11, 12
(United Kingdom/Mongolia/U.S., 2016) Directed by Otto Bell, 87 min., rated G
Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) narrates and co-produced this exciting all-ages documentary about a teenager who trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter. (Due to scheduling concerns, this replaces Moonlight on the FOMA slate.)
The Eagle Huntress
Sunset Song
February 17, 18, 19
(U.K., 2015) Directed by Terence Davies, 135 min., rated R
A young woman’s endurance against the hardships of early 20th century rural Scottish life is captured by English director Terence Davies (The Deep Blue Sea) in an adaptation of the classic novel. Time Out London has praised this drama as “a lusty ballad of love and heartbreak sung with passion and power.”
Sunset Song
Dheepan
February 24, 25, 26
(France, 2016) Directed by Jacques Audiard, 115 min., subtitled, rated R
A freedom fighter flees his native Sri Lanka with two strangers, with whom he forms a family of sorts. The three claim asylum in France to seek a new life in a drama by the maker of Rust and Bone and The Beat That My Heart Skipped.
Dheepan
FOMA Film Series: Music Legends
Gimme Danger
February 16, 18, 19
Thursday @ 7:30p; Saturday @ 2p; Sunday @ 4:30p
(U.S., 2016) Directed by Jim Jarmusch, 108 min., rated R
Rocker Iggy Pop and his legendary 1960s Detroit proto-punk band, The Stooges, are chronicled in a documentary helmed by Jim Jarmusch (Broken Flowers), who shows how far ahead of their time Iggy and friends were.
Gimme Danger
FIA and Communities First Film Series
Olympic Pride, American Prejudice
February 9 • Thursday @ 7:00p
(U.S., 2016) Directed by Deborah Riley Draper, 82 min., not rated
In 1936, when 18 African Americans competed in the Berlin Olympics, history forgot all but the great Jesse Owens. This is the story of the other 17.
Olympic Pride, American Prejudice
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Hours
Monday – Friday
12:00p – 5:00p
Saturday
10:00a – 5:00p
Sunday
1:00p – 5:00p


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