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.
My Old Lady
September 11, 12, 13
(U.K./France/U.S., 2015) Directed by Israel Horovitz, 107 min., rated PG-13
Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith, and FOMA series favorite Kristin Scott Thomas co-star in a comedy-drama about an American who inherits a Paris apartment that comes with an unexpected resident. RogerEbert.com lauds the film as "compelling viewing."
Infinitely Polar Bear
September 18, 19, 20
(U.S., 2015) Directed by Maya Forbes, 90 min., rated R
Mark Ruffalo stars in a seriocomic film about a manic-depressive father who tries to win back his wife (Zoe Saldana) by trying to raise their two young daughters—who, in a sense, become his caretakers. Ruffalo "finds his signature role here," says Time Out New York.
Merchants of Doubt
September 25, 26, 27
(U.S., 2014) Directed by Robert Kenner, 96 min., rated PG-13
Based on a best-selling book, this documentary looks at the pundits-for-hire represented as scientific authorities on such topics as toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and climate change. "As fascinating as it is horrifying," writes the Los Angeles Times.
October 2, 3, 4
(Iran/France, 2009) Directed by Asghar Farhadi, 119 min., subtitled, not rated
From the maker of the Oscar-nominated A Separation, this drama about the mysterious disappearance of a young woman in Iran has been praised as a "shrewdly gauged study of our capacity for deception" (Total Film).
(Ireland/U.K., 2014) Directed by Ken Loach, 109 min., rated PG-13
During the Depression, a prodigal Irishman upsets the life of his rural hometown when he tries to reopen the controversial dance hall that led to his original departure and years of exile. Variety has praised this unusual drama as "eminently enjoyable."
October 16, 17, 18
(France/U.K., 2014) Directed by Anne Fontaine, 99 min., subtitled, rated R
In a clever contemporary retelling of Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary, a French village hipster becomes enchanted by a charming English newcomer whose behavior reminds him of his favorite author. Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace, Unfinished Song) plays the title role.
October 23, 24, 25
(France, 2015) Directed by Cédric Jimenez, 135 min., subtitled, rated R
Jean Dujardin (The Artist) stars in an action thriller—a homage of sorts to The French Connection—about a French police magistrate and his long quest to take down a powerful drug ring.
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window & Disappeared
October 30, 31 & November 1
(Sweden, 2014) Directed by Felix Herngren, 114 min., subtitled, rated R
A Forrest Gump-style black comedy based on the best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasso, this is the unlikely story about a centenarian who leaps out a window to begin an unexpected journey.
Best of FOMA
Dragon Tattoo trilogy
For October, we're bringing back the popular Swedish film versions of the best-selling book series co-starring Noomi Repace (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Prometheus).
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Thu 15 @ 7:30p •
Sat 17 @ 4:30p
The Girl Who Played With Fire
Wed 21 @ 7:30p •
Sat 24 @ 4:30p
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Thu 29 @ 7:30p •
Sat 31 @ 4:30p
For your convenience, The Palette Café will be open until 7:30p on Fridays. Enjoy a Date Night Special with two drinks of your choice, an appetizer, and two film tickets for $20.