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.
March 7, 8, 9
(U.S., 2013) Directed by Jason Wise, 93 min., not rated
In a fascinating documentary, four aspiring wine masters attempt to pass the difficult exam to join the elite Court of Master Sommeliers. We're presenting this as a warmup for the FIA's 15th annual Wine Tasting Event March 22.
The Invisible Woman
March 14, 15, 16
(U.K., 2013) Directed by Ralph Fiennes, 111 min., rated R
The relationship between Charles Dickens and the much-younger woman who became his lover is examined in a drama starring Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, and Kristin Scott Thomas. This was an Oscar nominee for best costume design.
March 21, 22, 23
(France/Italy, 2013) Directed by Asghar Farhadi, 130 min., subtitled, rated PG-13
Bérénice Bejo (The Artist) stars in a drama about an estranged husband returning from Iran when his French wife requests a divorce. This "almost hypnotically compelling" drama about guilt, choice, and responsibility "leaves the viewer reeling by its conclusion" (USA Today).
Academy Award Shorts
March 27, 28, 29, 30
As we have in many seasons past, we're presenting the official theatrical program of the most recent Oscar nominees in the live-action and animated short-film categories. Watch this webpage for a complete list of titles and presentation times.
April 4, 5, 6
(Australia/Thailand/Laos, 2013) Directed by Kim Mordaunt, 96 min., subtitled, not rated
In an inspirational, intense tale set in war-torn Laos, a 10-year-old boy leads his family and new friends to find a new home, then builds a giant rocket to enter a dangerous competition. The Playlist praises this drama as "lovely, resonant, and deeply accomplished."
A Touch of Sin
April 11, 12, 13
(China, 2013) Directed by Zhangke Jia, 133 min., subtitled, not rated
China's rapid modern-ization is examined in four independent stories about random acts of violence, a Tarantino-esque display lauded by Film.com as "by far the best action film of the year… a blockbuster spectacle of stylized gunplay and the violence of revenge."
April 17, 18, 19
(U.K., 2013) Directed by Roger Michell, 93 min., rated R
Jeff Goldblum, Jim Broadbent, and Lindsay Duncan star in a comedy about an English couple vacationing in Paris and their chance meeting of an old friend. Roger Michell (Notting Hill) directs a film "lightly played and shot all over Paris with energy and wit" (Time Out London).
April 24 @ 7:00p
(U.S., 2013) Directed by Seth Fisher, 87 min., not rated
As a teaser to the annual Karen Schneider Jewish Film Festival of Flint—coming to the FIA May 4 through 8—the Flint Jewish Federation and the FIA present a dark comedy about a family's reaction to the unexpected death of its patriarch, a celebrated playwright (played by Brian Cox).
The Act of Killing
April 25, 26, 27
(Denmark/Norway/U.K./Finland, 2013) Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, 115 min., subtitled, not rated
Werner Herzog and Errol Morris are among the producers of an Oscar-nominated documentary in which former Indonesian death-squad leaders re-enact their real-life mass killings in cinematic genres, including classic
Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.
The Best of FOMA
It's the new monthly Thursday night series showing classic titles
you might have missed
or should see again.
(U.S., 2010) Directed by Debra Granik, 100 min., rated R
Jennifer Lawrence's breakout role came as an Ozark teenager who is forced into keeping her family together through unusual circumstances.
(France, 1964) Directed by Jacques Demy, 91 min., not rated
In this timeless French pop-art musical, Catherine Deneuve stars as a young woman who faces a life-changing decision.