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 27, 28, 29
United Kingdom, 2014) Directed by Mike Leigh, 150 min., rated R
Timothy Spall excels in the title role in a portrait of the last quarter-century of the life of brilliant but uncompromising British painter J.M.W. Turner. This Academy Award nominee for best cinematography, costumes, production design, and original score has been lauded as "glorious… funny and visually immaculate," according to The Guardian.
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
April 2, 3, 4
(Israel/France, 2014) Directed by Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz, 115 min., subtitled, not rated
This Golden Globe Award nominee for best foreign film depicts the long battle of an Israeli woman to obtain a divorce from a husband who cannot—or will not—agree to part from her.
Academy Award Nominated Shorts
April 10, 11, 12
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 web page for a complete list of titles and presentation times.
April 17, 18, 19
(Sweden, 2014) Directed by Ruben Östlund, 120 min., subtitled, rated R
A Golden Globe finalist for best foreign film, this unusual account of a Swedish family besieged by an avalanche in the French Alps is "both funny and sad, often in the same glance-averted instant" (according to the Chicago Tribune) and "an ice cold knockout" (Village Voice).
The Search for General Tso
April 24, 25, 26
(U.S., 2015) Directed by Ian Cheney, 72 min., not rated
The sweet-spicy chicken dish is the entry point to a tasty film about the origins—and ubiquity—of Chinese-American food. Says the Los Angeles Times: "This… uses food as an angle to something else: a look at…a melting pot… seasoned with adaptation, innovation and acceptance."