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.
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.