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.
A Summer's Tale
October 3, 4, 5
(France, 1996) Directed by Eric Rohmer, 114 min., subtitled, rated G
In a special high-def restoration for its initial U.S. theatrical release, we're reviving the third film in Eric Rohmer's "Tales of the Four Seasons" quartet, a story of a resort vacationer who must choose among three women who have entered his life.
October 10, 11, 12
(France, 2014) Directed by Daniel Cohen, 84 min., subtitled, rated PG-13
Jean Reno (Ronin, The Da Vinci Code) stars as a celebrity chef who works to keep his world-class reputation with the help of a younger culinary artist who specializes in molecular gastronomy. This tasty comedy "dishes up easily digestible laughs," writes Variety.
October 17, 18, 19
(France, 2013) Directed by Cédric Klapisch, 117 min., subtitled, rated R
After the mother of his two children moves them to New York City, a French novelist (Romain Duris) follows them across the Atlantic, only to encounter an old flame (Audrey Tautou). This comedy, which is part of an acclaimed trilogy from France, is "a pleasing walk in the park," praises The Hollywood Reporter.
Venus in Fur
October 24, 25, 26
(France/Poland, 2014) Directed by Roman Polanski, 96 min., subtitled, not rated
A film festival favorite in Cannes and Paris, Roman Polanski's drama is about an obscure actress (Emmanuelle Seigner) who attempts to convince a stage director (Mathieu Amalric) that she's perfect for a part. The leads worked together in the memorable FOMA film selection The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
October 31 & November 1, 2
(Poland/Denmark, 2014) Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, 80 min., subtitled, rated PG-13
In this drama, a young novitiate in 1960s Poland is about to take her vows when she discovers a dark family secret. "Spare, haunting, uncompromising," writes the Los Angeles Times. This won awards from many movie fests, among them the Toronto Inter-national Film Festival.
The Best of Foma
Godzilla: The Japanese Original
(Japan, 1954) Directed by Ishiro Honda, 96 min., subtitled, not rated
Our Halloween-season treat is the original Japanese version of the classic monster movie (so there is no Raymond Burr to be seen in this one).