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.
May 1, 2, 3
(U.S., 2014) Directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, 101 min., rated PG-13
Julianne Moore won the Academy Award for best actress with her performance as a college professor with early onset Alzheimer's disease. Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, and Hunter Parrish co-star.
May 8, 9, 10
(Russia, 2014) Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev, 141 min., subtitled, rated R
A best foreign film Oscar nominee, this Russian epic concerns a man forced to fight a corrupt mayor after his property is threatened. Themes of tragedy, fate, power, and money intersect in an unforgettable drama.
5 to 7
May 15, 16, 17
(U.S., 2014) Directed by Victor Levin, 95 min., rated R
Anton Yelchin, Frank Langella, and Glenn Close star in a story of an aspiring novelist who has an affair with a diplomat's wife who can meet him only between the hours of 5 and 7 each evening. "Sumptuous and romantic," praises The Hollywood Reporter.
May 22, 23, 24
(Estonia, 2014) Directed by Zaza Urushadze, 87 min., subtitled, not rated
In this seriocomic drama set in war-torn Estonia, a rural resident takes in two wounded fighters on opposite sides. "A small-scale, poignant, and accessible antiwar statement," writes Variety.
May 29, 30, 31
(U.S., 2014) Directed by Gabe Poksky, 76 min., rated PG
The rise and fall of the "unbeatable" Soviet national hockey team amid sporting and political controversy of the 1970s and '80s is recalled in a documentary told through the eyes of perceptive team captain (and future Detroit Red Wings alumnus) Slava Fetisov.
June 4*, 5, 7
(Mauritania, 2014) Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako, 97 min., subtitled, rated PG-13
In an Academy Award nominee for best foreign film, and a favorite at the Cannes Film Festival, the quiet lives of a Mali cattle herder and his family are suddenly disturbed by religious extremists.
June 12, 13, 14
(Argentina, 2014) Directed by Damián Szifrón, 122 min., subtitled, rated R
We complete our season-long survey of best foreign film Oscar nominees—and finish our 2014–15 schedule—with a collection of six clever, dark, funny stories involving various people in Argentina.