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 5, 6, 7
(U.K./U.S., 2014) Directed by Paul Haggis, 137 min., rated R
From Crash writer-director Paul Haggis comes interlocking love stories set in Rome, Paris, and New York with a standout cast—Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, James Franco, Olivia Wilde, Adrien Brody, Kim Basinger, and Maria Bello—to help us launch the FOMA film season.
The Bachelor Weekend
September 12, 13, 14
(Ireland, 2014) Directed by John Butler, 94 min., not rated
Andrew Scott (Moriarty on TV's Sherlock) leads the cast of a laugh-out-loud comedy from Ireland in which a bachelor party in the great outdoors takes some unexpected detours. "Sweet [and] character-driven," says RogerEbert.com.
Herb & Dorothy 50X50
September 19, 20, 21
(U.S., 2013) Directed by Megumi Sasaki, 87 min., not rated
In a follow-up to the award-winning documentary Herb & Dorothy, an elderly couple continue to find homes for their extraordinary art collection. (We'll run the first H&D on September 18 in the "Best of FOMA" series.)
September 26, 27, 28
(U.S., 2014) Directed by Liza Johnson, 104 min., rated R
A rebellious teen (Hailee Steinfeld of True Grit) promotes a romance between her nanny (Kristen Wiig) and her recovering-addict father (Guy Pearce). Nick Nolte also stars in "an absorbing, messy, modest story of damaged relationships" (The New York Times).
A Summer's Tale
October 3, 4, 5
(France, 1996) Directed by Eric Rohmer, 114 min., subtitled, rated
In a special high-def restoration for its initial U.S. theatrical release, we're reviving the third film in Eric Rohmer's "Tales of the Four Seasons" quartet, a story of a resort vacationer who must choose among three women who have entered his life.
October 10, 11, 12
(France, 2014) Directed by Daniel Cohen, 84 min., subtitled, rated PG-13
Jean Reno (Ronin, The Da Vinci Code) stars as a celebrity chef who works to keep his world-class reputation with the help of a younger culinary artist who specializes in molecular gastronomy. This tasty comedy "dishes up easily digestible laughs," writes Variety.
October 17, 18, 19
(France, 2013) Directed by Cédric Klapisch, 117 min., subtitled, rated R
After the mother of his two children moves them to New York City, a French novelist (Romain Duris) follows them across the Atlantic, only to encounter an old flame (Audrey Tautou). This comedy, which is part of an acclaimed trilogy from France, is "a pleasing walk in the park," praises The Hollywood Reporter.
Venus in Fur
October 24, 25, 26
(France/Poland, 2014) Directed by Roman Polanski, 96 min., subtitled, not rated
A film festival favorite in Cannes and Paris, Roman Polanski's drama is about an obscure actress (Emmanuelle Seigner) who attempts to convince a stage director (Mathieu Amalric) that she's perfect for a part. The leads worked together in the memorable FOMA film selection The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
October 31 & November 1, 2
(Poland/Denmark, 2014) Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, 80 min., subtitled, rated PG-13
In this drama, a young novitiate in 1960s Poland is about to take her vows when she discovers a dark family secret. "Spare, haunting, uncompromising," writes the Los Angeles Times. This won awards from many movie fests, among them the Toronto Inter-national Film Festival.
The Best of Foma
Herb & Dorothy
(U.S., 2008) Directed by Megumi Sasaki, 87 min., not rated
Here's the original documentary about two people and their amazing art collection (which we're showing as a teaser for the new sequel, Herb & Dorothy 50X50).
(Japan, 1954) Directed by Ishiro Honda, 96 min., subtitled, not rated
Our Halloween-season treat is the original Japanese version of the classic monster movie (so there is no Raymond Burr to be seen in this one).