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.
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.
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon
November 7, 8, 9
(U.S., 2014) Directed by Mike Myers, 85 min., rated R
In a directorial debut praised by Time Out New York as "equal parts shtick and soul," Mike Myers chronicles the amazing career of Hollywood super-agent Shep Gordon, who is recalled by such notables as Michael Douglas, Willie Nelson, Sylvester Stallone, and Emeril Lagasse.
A Most Wanted Man
November 14, 15, 16
(U.K./U.S./Germany, 2014) Directed by Anton Corbijn, 122 min., rated R
Based on John la Carré's spy novel, this thriller features Philip Seymour Hoffman—in his screen finale—portraying a counter-intelligence agent in Germany. Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, and Robin Wright also star in a "complex tale superbly told" (as lauded by The Village Voice).
The Trip to Italy
November 21, 22, 23
(United Kingdom, 2014) Directed by Michael Winterbottom, 108 minutes, not rated
From the makers of the laugh-out-loud travelogue The Trip comes a follow-up in which comic actors Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon take a meal-filled journey to Rome, Tuscany, and elsewhere. "Soulful and silly," says Entertainment Weekly.
November 28, 29, 30
(U.S., 2014) Directed by Steve James, 120 minutes, rated R
The life and career of acclaimed film critic Roger Ebert—who lost his power to speak but not his voice—is recalled in an inspiring, entertaining documentary from director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producer Martin Scorsese. Talking about their lost colleague are Werner Herzog, Errol Morris, and Ebert's wife, Chaz.
The Last of Robin Hood
December 5, 6, 7
(U.S., 2014) Directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, 94 min., rated R
A perfectly cast Kevin Kline plays declining Hollywood legend Errol Flynn in a complex biographical drama also starring Susan Sarandon and—as Flynn's final lover—Dakota Fanning.
December 12, 13, 14
(Ireland/United Kingdom, 2014) Directed by John Michael McDonagh, 100 min., rated R
In a film that keenly examines the nature of religious faith, Brendan Gleeson (Braveheart, In Bruges, Gangs of New York) gives a riveting performance as a kind-hearted Irish priest whose life is threatened while he is hearing a confession. "Bleak and corrosively funny," NPR says about this seriocomic story.
Finding Vivian Maier
December 19, 20, 21
(U.S., 2014) Directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, 83 min., not rated
Who's Vivian Maier? See this documentary about a nanny whose hidden collection of 100,000 images earned her a reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers of her time.
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).
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