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 Ballerina's Tale
February 5, 6, 7
(U.S., 2015) Directed by Nelson George, 85 min., not rated
This feature-length documentary on African-American ballerina Misty Copeland examines her prodigious rise and her potentially career-ending injury alongside themes of race and body image in the elite ballet world. "A moving portrait," praises The Village Voice.
February 12, 13, 14
(United Kingdom, 2015) Directed by Ben Palmer, 88 min., rated R
Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Star Trek) and Lake Bell (In a World…) co-star in a comedy about a single woman who finds a potential romantic match after taking the place of a stranger's blind date. The Los Angeles Times lauds this as a "frequently laugh-out-loud funny and… immensely satisfying screwball romp… freshly contemporary."
February 19, 20, 21
(Mexico, 2015) Directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios, 106 min., subtitled, not rated
An unruly 12-year-old is sent by his mother to live with his brother, a college student in Mexico City, and his slacker friends in an award-winning comedy described at RogerEbert.com as "a great lark, a dizzy road trip with some entertaining knuckleheads."
February 26, 27, 28
(U.S., 2015) Directed by Matthew Heineman, 100 min., rated R
A nominee for the most recent Academy Award for best documentary, this is a riveting look at the murderous Mexican drug cartels and the modern-day vigilante groups dedicated to stopping them on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. "Vaults us into a true heart of darkness," writes The Hollywood Reporter.
February 11 • 7:00p • $2
(U.S., 2014) Directed by Harold Jackson, 93 min., not rated
A woman's final night in Washington, D.C., becomes a whirlwind of emotions after a chance meeting with a handsome stranger. This romantic drama won awards at the 2015 American Black Film Festival.
The Communities First Inc. Culture Shock program, in partnership with the FIA, presents the final two selections in a series of four films dealing with African-American culture.