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.
April 24 @ 7:00p
(U.S., 2013) Directed by Seth Fisher, 87 min., not rated
As a teaser to the annual Karen Schneider Jewish Film Festival of Flint—coming to the FIA May 4 through 8—the Flint Jewish Federation and the FIA present a dark comedy about a family's reaction to the unexpected death of its patriarch, a celebrated playwright (played by Brian Cox).
The Act of Killing
April 25, 26, 27
(Denmark/Norway/U.K./Finland, 2013) Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, 115 min., subtitled, not rated
Werner Herzog and Errol Morris are among the producers of an Oscar-nominated documentary in which former Indonesian death-squad leaders re-enact their real-life mass killings in cinematic genres, including classic
Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.
May 2, 3, 4
(U.S., 2013) Directed by Teller, 80 min., rated PG-13
This fascinating documen-tary from entertainers Penn and Teller concerns an obsessive inventor who is determined to understand—and reproduce—the technique of 17th century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer.
The Great Beauty
May 9, 10, 11
(Italy, 2013) Directed by Paolo Sorrentino, 142 min., subtitled, not rated
The winner of the 2013 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award is about an aging journalist in Rome who is forced to reappraise his unfulfilled life in the beautiful but decadent city he loves.
The Best Offer
May 16, 17, 18
(Italy, 2014) Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, 131 min., rated R
In an intricate thriller from Italy's Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso), Geoffrey Rush plays a master auctioneer obsessed with a reclusive heiress who collects fine art. Donald Sutherland also stars.
May 23, 24, 25
(India, 2013) Directed by Ritesh Batra, 104 min., subtitled, rated PG
Irrfan Khan (The Life of Pi and Slumdog Millionaire) co-stars in a comedy in which a misdelivered lunchbox in Mumbai leads to an unlikely friendship between a frustrated housewife and a lonely office worker.
May 30, 31 & June 1
(Palestine, 2013) Directed by Hany Abu-Assad, 96 min., subtitled, not rated
In this Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Film, a Palestinian freedom fighter agrees to work as an informant after he is implicated in the wake of an Israeli soldier's death.
June 6, 7, 8
(Chile, 2013) Directed by Sebastian Lelio, 110 min., subtitled, rated R
In a seriocomic story set in the nightclubs of Santiago, a free-spirited divorcee must come to terms with the realities of her whirlwind relationship with a former naval officer.
June 12*, 13, 15
(Denmark, 2013) Directed by Thomas Vinterberg, 115 minutes, subtitled, rated R
We end this season with a nominee for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Mads Mikkelsen (A Royal Affair and TV's Hannibal) offers an award-winning performance as a teacher whose life is shattered by a lie.
The Best of FOMA
It's the new monthly Thursday night series showing classic titles
you might have missed
or should see again.
Run Lola Run
(Germany, 1998) Directed by Tom Tykwer, 80 min., subtitled, rated R
In an exciting thriller we're presenting in our monthly "Best of FOMA" series, a young German woman must get money to her boyfriend in a hurry to prevent him from committing a crime.