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.
September 9, 10, 11
(U.S., 2016) Directed by Rebecca Miller, 98 min., rated R
A young woman (Greta Gerwig) longing to start a family gets involved in a complicated love triangle with a professor (Ethan Hawke) and his theorist wife (Julianne Moore). Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph co-star in a romantic comedy-drama that The New York Times calls “tart but not sour, sweet but not too sweet.”
September 16, 17, 18
(Ireland/U.K./U.S., 2016) Directed by John Carney, 106 min., rated PG-13
In a funny and artful coming-of-age movie from the writer-director of the acclaimed indie hit Once, a teenage boy in 1985 Dublin escapes his strained family life by starting a pop-rock band to impress the girl he longs for. The Playlist lauds this as “supremely entertaining.”
The Man Who Knew Infinity
September 23, 24, 25
(U.K., 2016) Directed by Matthew Brown, 108 min., rated PG-13
Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) and Oscar winner Jeremy Irons star in a powerful dramatization of the story of pioneer Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan and his friendship with mentor and professor G.H. Hardy.
September 30 & October 1, 2
(Ireland/U.K./France, 2015) Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, 119 min., rated R
In a mix of romance, comedy, and dystopian sci-fi, a single man (Colin Farrell) must find a partner in a society in which the unattached are turned into animals if they cannot find true love. Rachel Weisz, Lea Seydoux, and John C. Reilly co-star in a fable about modern relationships.
October 7, 8, 9
(U.K./U.S., 2016) Directed by Michael Grandage, 104 minutes, rated PG-13
Oscar winner Colin Firth portrays legendary book editor Max Perkins, who collaborated with some of America’s brightest literary lights, among them Thomas Wolfe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ernest Hemingway. Also in the impressive cast: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Dominic West, and Laura Linney.
October 14, 15, 16
(New Zealand, 2016) Directed by David Farrier and Dylan Reeve, 92 min., rated R
A cautionary tale about the potentially destructive nature of the internet, this thought-provoking documentary—an award nominee at the Sundance Film Festival—explores a journalist’s strange quest to learn about a strange subculture that promotes male-tickling competitions. No kidding.
October 21, 22, 23
(U.S., 2016) Directed by Ira Sachs, 85 min., rated PG
In a heartfelt, family-oriented indie drama, a new pair of young best friends have their bond tested as their parents battle over a business matter. Jennifer Ehle, Alfred Molina, and Greg Kinnear head the adult cast of “a little movie brimming with little truths about modern life” (Variety).
October 28, 29, 30
(U.S., 2016) Directed by Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg, 96 min., rated R
This award-winning documentary examines the catastrophically unsuccessful New York mayoral campaign of former U.S. congressman Matthew Weiner amid a contentious political landscape. The Toronto Globe and Mail describes this as “a case study in blunt-force media trauma.”
FOMA Film Series: Music Legends
I Saw the Light
September 22, 24, 25
(U.S., 2016) Directed by Marc Abraham, 123 min., rated R
Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers) plays troubled country music legend Hank Williams, whose personal demons short-ened a meteoric career. Elizabeth Olsen co-stars as his headstrong wife.
October 20, 22, 23
(U.S., 2016) Directed by Don Cheadle, 100 min., rated R
Don Cheadle wrote, directed, and excels in a dynamic performance as jazz great Miles Davis who is captured in a boldly abstract film that is much more than a typical celebrity biopic.