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.
November 27, 28, 29
(U.K.-U.S., 2015) Directed by Asif Kapadia, 128 min., rated R
The tragic life of Amy Winehouse, the iconic Grammy-winning singer, is described in a documentary acclaimed as "gripping and thoroughly effective… even brilliant" (The Playlist) and "emotionally stirring" (The Hollywood Reporter).
The Stanford Prison Experiment
December 4, 5, 6
(U.S., 2015) Directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez, 122 min., rated R
Billy Crudup heads the cast of a thriller based on a real-life experiment in which psychology students were assigned roles as prisoners and guards in a mock prison. "We watch with equal fascination and dread," opines The A.V. Club.
December 11, 12, 13
(U.S., 2015) Directed by Paul Weitz, 79 min., rated R
Lily Tomlin excels in a comedy about a broke, cranky oldster whose "road trip" with her granddaughter rattles skeletons and unearths long-buried secrets. Marcia Gay Harden, Sam Elliott, Judy Greer, and Elizabeth Pena fill out the cast. "Lily Tomlin works miracles," exalts Rolling Stone.
The Farewell Party
December 18, 19, 20
(Israel, 2014) Directed by Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon, 95 min., subtitled, not rated
In what Slant Magazine calls "a neatly balanced tragicomedy about the easily blurred line between assisted living and assisted death," residents of a retirement home build a machine for self-euthanasia to help a terminally ill friend.
An American Ascent
December 10 • 7:00p • $2 admission
(U.S., 2014) Directed by Andrew Adkins and George Potter, 69 min., not rated
This documents the first African American expedition to scale Denali—North America's highest peak—and explores our relationship with the outdoors.
Presented by the FIA and Communities First, Inc. of Flint.
For your convenience, The Palette Café will be open until 7:30p on Fridays. Enjoy a Date Night Special with two drinks of your choice, an appetizer, and two film tickets for $20.