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.
March 6, 7, 8
(Germany, 2014) Directed by Dominik Graf, 138 min., subtitled, not rated
In a romantic arrangement quite unconventional for the 18th century, two sisters share their love with German poet and philosopher Friedrich Schiller. "Enthralling, gorgeously mounted," writes Variety of this epic historical drama.
March 13, 14, 15
(U.S., 2014) Directed by Bennett Miller, 129 min., rated R
Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo co-star in a fact-based story of a troubled Olympic wrestler and his eccentric mentor, a multimillionaire-turned-sports enthusiast. Carell, Ruffalo, and the direction and script were Oscar-nominated. "Carell… proves himself as accomplished at tragedy as he is at comedy," opines CineVue.
March 20, 21, 22
(U.S./Germany, 2014) Directed by Laura Poitras, 114 min., rated R
In an Oscar nominee for best documentary, controversial CIA analyst-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden is the subject of a series of remarkable interviews. "Fascinating and thought-provoking," praises The Hollywood Reporter.
March 27, 28, 29
United Kingdom, 2014) Directed by Mike Leigh, 150 min., rated R
Timothy Spall excels in the title role in a portrait of the last quarter-century of the life of brilliant but uncompromising British painter J.M.W. Turner. This Academy Award nominee for best cinematography, costumes, production design, and original score has been lauded as "glorious… funny and visually immaculate," according to The Guardian.
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
April 2, 3, 4
(Israel/France, 2014) Directed by Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz, 115 min., subtitled, not rated
This Golden Globe Award nominee for best foreign film depicts the long battle of an Israeli woman to obtain a divorce from a husband who cannot—or will not—agree to part from her.
Academy Award Nominated Shorts
April 10, 11, 12
As we have in many seasons past, we're presenting the official theatrical program of the most recent Oscar nominees in the live-action and animated short-film categories. Watch this web page for a complete list of titles and presentation times.
April 17, 18, 19
(Sweden, 2014) Directed by Ruben Östlund, 120 min., subtitled, rated R
A Golden Globe finalist for best foreign film, this unusual account of a Swedish family besieged by an avalanche in the French Alps is "both funny and sad, often in the same glance-averted instant" (according to the Chicago Tribune) and "an ice cold knockout" (Village Voice).
The Search for General Tso
April 24, 25, 26
(U.S., 2015) Directed by Ian Cheney, 72 min., not rated
The sweet-spicy chicken dish is the entry point to a tasty film about the origins—and ubiquity—of Chinese-American food. Says the Los Angeles Times: "This… uses food as an angle to something else: a look at…a melting pot… seasoned with adaptation, innovation and acceptance."