FORCE MAJEURE (Sweden 2014; NR)
Tuesday March 31, Thursday April 2, Saturday April 4 @ 7:30PM; Sunday April 5 @ 1, 3:20PM.
When a family vacation in the Alps momentarily threatens to turn tragic in the form of a near-miss avalanche, a husband and wife are forced to reconsider their marriage in light of the husband’s spontaneous reaction to the danger. 120 min. Subtitles.
“The rare kind of moviegoing experience that will haunt you long after you leave the theater” – Entertainment Weekly.
“Leaves the audience squirming – in all the very best ways” – Washington Post.
“A cruelly precise, often bleakly comic account of upper-middle-class privilege coming unglued when the cosmos throws a curveball” – Boston Globe.
Cannes Jury Prize winner, Golden Globe nominee, Best Foreign Film.
Direction and screenplay: Ruben Ostlund
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MANUSCRIPTS DON’T BURN (Iran 2014; NR)
Tuesday April 7, Thursday April 9, Saturday April 11 @ 7:30PM; Sunday April 12 @ 4PM only.
Direction and screenplay: Mohammad Rasoulof
The oppression of Iranian writers and Iranian intellectual life in general is stunningly exposed in this ominous and frightening drama from a director who worked in defiance of a 20-year ban on filmmaking imposed on him by the government. “Not since THE CONFORMIST has a film captured the spiritual, psychological, and physical torture of a tyrannical regime the way that MANUSCRIPTS DON’T BURN manages to do. And none since ROME, OPEN CITY has been made under such trying circumstances”- Boston Globe. International Federation of Film Critics Prize winner, Cannes Film Festival. 125 minutes. Subtitles.