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.
May 22, 23, 24
(Estonia, 2014) Directed by Zaza Urushadze, 87 min., subtitled, not rated
In this seriocomic drama set in war-torn Estonia, a rural resident takes in two wounded fighters on opposite sides. "A small-scale, poignant, and accessible antiwar statement," writes Variety.
May 29, 30, 31
(U.S., 2014) Directed by Gabe Polsky, 76 min., rated PG
The rise and fall of the "unbeatable" Soviet national hockey team amid sporting and political controversy of the 1970s and '80s is recalled in a documentary told through the eyes of perceptive team captain (and future Detroit Red Wings alumnus) Slava Fetisov.
June 4*, 5, 7
(Mauritania, 2014) Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako, 97 min., subtitled, rated PG-13
In an Academy Award nominee for best foreign film, and a favorite at the Cannes Film Festival, the quiet lives of a Mali cattle herder and his family are suddenly disturbed by religious extremists.
June 12, 13, 14
(Argentina, 2014) Directed by Damián Szifrón, 122 min., subtitled, rated R
We complete our season-long survey of best foreign film Oscar nominees—and finish our 2014–15 schedule—with a collection of six clever, dark, funny stories involving various people in Argentina.