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 Blue Room
January 30, 31 & February 1
(France, 2014) Directed by Mathieu Amalric, 76 min., subtitled, rated R
French actor Mathieu Amalric, seen most recently at the FIA in Venus in Fur, wrote, directed and co-stars in a sexy, intricate thriller—described as "a film noir gem" (Boston Herald)—about a man, a woman… and the prospect of a serious crime.
(U.S., 1967) Directed by Mike Nichols, 106 min., not rated
In remembrance of recently deceased director Mike Nichols, we offer his groundbreaking comedy-drama. This won Nichols an Oscar—and made Dustin Hoffman a star.
Dear White People
February 6, 7, 8
(U.S., 2014) Directed by Justin Simien, 108 min., rated R
This social satire about African-American students at an Ivy League college was inspired by a real-life controversy over a blackface party. "Talks about race with strong feeling, common sense, and good humor," writes The Playlist.
February 13, 14, 15
(U.S., 2014) Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, 119 min., rated R
Michael Keaton excels in a "comeback" role as a washed-up actor—a former superhero in the movies—out to reclaim past glory. Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, and Naomi Watts co-star in a dark comedy from director of 21 Grams and Babel.
February 20, 21, 22
(U.S., 2014) Directed by Damien Chazelle, 107 min., rated R
Miles Teller (Divergent, The Spectacular Now) plays a young drummer under the tutelage of a jazz maestro (J.K. Simmons) in a musical drama that won top audience and grand jury awards at the Sundance Film Festival. "A funny, exhilarating drama—bordering on psychological thriller," writes Film.com.
The Skeleton Twins
February 27, 28 & March 1
(U.S., 2014) Directed by Craig Johnson, 93 min., rated R
Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader portray twins whose reunion after 10 years apart prompts them to reconsider their mistakes and reinvigorate their lives. Luke Wilson also stars in a seriocomic tale boosted by RogerEbert.com as "a small, intimate gem."