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Our Spring Schedule – March-April 2017

a-man-called-ove-stillA MAN CALLED OVE (Sweden 2016; PG-13)
Tuesday March 7, Thursday March 9, Saturday March 11 @ 7:30PM;
Sunday March 12 @ 1, 3:20PM.

Direction and screenplay: Hannes Holm
Scowling widower Ove (Rolf Lassgard) is the self-appointed supervisor of his housing development, whose rigid domain is threatened by the arrival next door of Parvaneh (Bahar Pars), a vivacious young Iranian immigrant and her family. Ove’s life story, told in flashbacks, provides both poignant explication and solid substance for this very entertaining comedy drama of neighborly friendship and re-engagement with the world. “Incorporating fluid flashbacks and snippets of narration that refreshingly serve to enhance rather than distract, director-writer Hannes Holm maintains a gentle, lyrical flow while coaxing fine performances from a diverse cast”- LA Times. “Lassgard gives one of the year’s best performances… A rich, complex performance that is both funny and moving… We feel as if we’ve walked a mile in Ove’s shoes and absorbed his catharsis as our own”- RogerEbert.com. Academy Award nominee, Best Foreign Language Film of 2016.
116 minutes. Subtitles.
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KEDI (Turkey 2017; NR)
Tuesday March 14, Wednesday March 15, Saturday March 18 @ 7:30PM;
Sunday March 19 @ 1, 2:45PM. NOTE: From this week onward, Wednesday shows will substitute for Thursdays.

Direction: Ceyda Torun
The street cats of Istanbul – sociable, aloof, purposeful, languid, mysterious, familiar, and above all, ubiquitous – get their moment to bask in the cinematic spotlight in this extremely charming and addictively watchable documentary. “Frequently enchanting… replete with ingeniously constructed mini-narratives, including a turf war… I give KEDI four claws up” – NY Times. “A splendidly graceful and quietly magical documentary… a profoundly affecting meditation, at once dreamy and precise, on a force of nature surviving and thriving in an industrialized world”- Variety. 80 minutes. Subtitles.
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THINGS TO COME (France 2016; NR)
Wednesday March 22, Friday March 24, Saturday March 25 @ 7:30PM; Sunday March 26 @ 1, 3:05PM. NOTE: No Tuesday show this week. Friday substitutes.
Direction and screenplay: Mia Hansen-Love
Isabelle Huppert (Elle) delivers her usual superb performance as a successful philosophy teacher whose comfortable life is taken apart piece by piece, starting with her husband’s surprise announcement that he’s been seeing another woman and is moving out. What do you do when all the anchors of familiar life are cut, and you are left alone and adrift in a void of unwanted freedom? “Quietly wonderful… holds us completely”- LA Times. “Huppert is such a persistently and prolifically rigorous performer that she risks being taken for granted in some of her vehicles, but this is a major, many-shaded work even by her lofty standards” – Variety. “As we watch this woman lose her family, her status, and maybe even some part of her pride, we sense both the horror and the intoxication of freedom”- Village Voice. Best Director, Berlin Film Festival.
102 minutes. Subtitles.

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A STRAY (USA 2016; NR)
Tuesday March 28, Wednesday March 29 @ 7:30PM; Sunday April 2@ 1, 2:40PM. NOTE: No Saturday show this week.
Direction and screenplay: Musa Syeed
A Somali immigrant (Barkhad Abdirahman) temporarily tossed out onto the indifferent streets of Minneapolis picks up an equally outcast four-footed friend. “This city, and these people of it, are not much seen in contemporary American film… understated, visually striking… [its] substantial pleasures are supplemented by the gratification of seeing an emerging talent [director Musa Syeed] with concerns far outside the conventional indie realm asserting himself with such authority”- NY Times. “A small gem…Abdirahman, who lives in Minneapolis himself and was one of the pirates in Captain Phillips, turns in a gorgeous performance”- Village Voice. 82 minutes. English and subtitles.
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TUESDAY APRIL 4 – CINEMA 320 TAKES A ONE-WEEK BREAK. COMING APRIL 8-9- WORCESTER’S LATINO FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS!after-the-storm-still
AFTER THE STORM (Japan 2016; NR)
Tuesday April 11, Wednesday April 12, Saturday April 15 @ 7:30PM; Sunday April 16 @ 1, 3:20PM
Direction and screenplay: Hirukazu Kore-eda
Ryota, a one-hit-wonder of a writer, now slightly dissolute and coasting along in a fallback job as a private detective, tries to re-bond with his young son – that is, if his ex-wife will be just a little more tolerant of his tardy child-support payments. When all three gather at his elderly mother’s apartment, an impending typhoon offers Ryota a second chance – if he can get it together enough to seize it. “This bittersweet peek into the human comedy has a more subtle charm than Like Father, Like Son, but the filmmaking is so exquisite and the acting so calibrated it sticks with you”- Hollywood Reporter.“Imparts those rare liberating moments when characters revert to their most honest selves and pluck up the courage to express their deepest, albeit unattainable wishes”- Variety. “A film that invites you in, and clears a space for you at the dinner table while you shuck off your shoes in the hallway”- The Playlist. 117 minutes. Subtitles.
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TANNA (Australia, Vanuatu 2016; NR)
Tuesday April 18, Wednesday April 19, Saturday April 22 @7:30PM; Sunday April 23 @ 5:30PM only.
Direction: Bentley Dean & Martin Butler; screenplay: Bentley Dean, John Collee & Martin Butler
Young lovers on the lush South Pacific island of Tanna are pressured to forsake their romance for the needs of their tribe, in this exquisitely told and visually stunning drama. It has been excellently acted by the native people themselves, who had never even seen a movie before, let alone performed in one. “You will be surprised at the effectiveness of the drama, of the convincing story of forbidden love between two young people and how it plays out in this kind of a closed culture”- LA Times. “Rich in both sociological detail and roiling emotions. Its gorgeous closeups of its non-professional actors’ faces capture an immediate, poignant sense of true love’s inextinguishable, transformative power”- Village Voice. Academy Award nominee, Best Foreign Language Film of 2016.
100 minutes. Subtitles.
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KEEP QUIET (Hungary/UK 2017; NR)
Tuesday April 25, Wednesday April 26, Friday April 28 @ 7:30PM; Sunday April 30 @1, 2:50PM. NOTE: No Saturday show this week. Friday substitutes.
Direction: Joseph Martin & Sam Blair
Csanad Szegedi, an anti-Semitic rabble-rouser and fast-rising figure in Hungary’s right wing politics, gets the shock of his young life when a rival informs him that he’s actually Jewish. Expelled in disgrace from the neofascist party he had once helped to lead, Csanad decides to embrace his Jewish identity and atone for his past sins. Unfortunately many people have a hard time believing him…”Riveting… expertly made, highly dramatic, a must-see”- RogerEbert.com. “The timing is regrettably ideal for KEEP QUIET… fascinating, a complex tale astutely assembled on all levels”- Variety. “As fascinating as it is powerful”- The Film Stage.
90 minutes. English and subtitles.

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••••• MONDAY MAY 1 – CINEMA 320 GOES ON SUMMER BREAK. LET’S GO RED SOX!Frankie and Annette

TICKETS: $6.00 adults, $4.00 seniors, $3.00 Clark students (with ID)

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