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.
Happy People: A Year in the Taiga
May 24, 25, 26
Germany, 2012) Directed by Werner Herzog, 90 min., not rated
Master filmmaker Werner Herzog continues his remarkable run of docu-mentaries with a study of the indigenous people living in the heart of Siberia, whose daily routines and cultural traditions have changed little over the past 100 years. "Priceless," wrote Roger Ebert.
Bless Me, Ultima
May 30*, 31, June 2
(U.S., 2013) Directed by Carl Franklin, 106 min., rated PG-13
Based on Rudolfo Anaya's controversial novel, this poignant, 1940s-set drama focuses on the relationship between a young Mexican-American man and an elderly medicine woman who helps him contend with the battle between good and evil that rages in his New Mexico village.
*Special Thursday screening (no film on Saturday, June 1)
With a very successful film season soon to end, the FIA and Friends of Modern Art wish to continue to please film fans for 2013–14. We're considering the addition of a weekly series of classic art-house films. Let us know what you think, and what titles you might like.
And in accordance with technological changes in the film industry, we are also striving to keep our exhibition equipment and other elements of the moviegoing experience as current as possible. Keep this in mind as fall nears.
Look for news about fall films and our Film Society, during the summer.