Art House Cinema
Every Monday • 5:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m. • Shapiro CD
September 11, 18, 25 • October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 • November 6, 13, (20 break), 27 • December 4
If you enjoy watching and discussing vintage and new foreign, independent and documentary films, join us to watch a series of thought-provoking films. Check the weekly OLLI News Bytes email newsletter for information on each week’s film. A list of dates and titles will also be posted on the bulletin board next to the OLLI office and in the Shapiro lobby. Note that some films may run later than 8 p.m.
Instructor : Mary Sampson Coordinator : Judy Alter
Some films will run longer than 8:00 pm
Sept. 11 - CLANDESTINE CHILDHOOD—This tense drama portrays the complex life of 12-year-old Juan, whose parents return to Argentina to covertly battle the ruling junta. Juan strives to be a “normal “ kid despite his parents’ undercover activities that put all their lives in danger. Argentina—2011—112 min.
Sept. 18 - DANCING IN JAFFA—Confident that dance will dissolve political and cultural differences, celebrated ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine returns to his hometown of Jaffa, Israel, after years abroad and teaches 11-year-old Jewish and Palestinian Israelis to dance together. Israel—2013—100 min.
Sept. 25 - THEIR FINEST—Hired to pen scripts for films intended to boost Britain’s spirits during World War II’s London Blitz, Catrin Cole finds drama and comedy ofrf screen as she contends with a chauvinistic fellow screenwriter and a self-important aging actor. England---2017---117 min.
Oct. 2 - MENTAL—After his wife has a breakdown, a smarmy politician hires Shaz, a “nanny” he finds on the side of the road, to care for his daughters. But the freewheeling Shaz has her own hands full with the girls, each of whom claims her own brand of mental illness. Australia—2013—116 min.
Oct. 9 - BERLINGUER I LOVE YOU—Making his film debut in Giuseppe Bertolucci’s touching comedy, Oscar-winner Roberto Benigni stars as Mario Cioni, a dutiful son who must cater to his needy mother. Mario’s world revolves around his mama, and their bizarre relationship would keep Freud entertained for years. Can poor Mario break free from his mother’s apron strings and live a normal life? Italy—1977—95 min.
Oct. 16 - IN THE FOG—An innocent man accused of treason by Russian partisans fighting the German occupation is marked for death by two of his fellow countrymen. When the trio is ambushed, the man, eager to clear his name, faces a moral choice under immoral circumstances. Russia—2012—127 min.
Oct. 23 - ODE TO MY FATHER—This is the story of Deok-Su, a completely ordinary man, who in the face of tumultuous events, marshals extraordinary courage to protect his family. Sticking together, they survive some of modern history’s most significant events. As a child, Deok-Su had to say goodbye to his father during the North Korean refugee evacuation amidst the Korean War. His last words to his father were a promise that he would always protect the family. As he matures, that vow leads him to the coal mines of 1960s Germany, and even into the jungle of the Vietnam War. South Korea—2014—126 min.
Oct. 30 - THE GIRL KING—Set in the 17th century, this epic biopic charts the life of Sweden’s Queen Kristina, a visionary freethinker determined to modernize her homeland in the face of stiff resistance from conservative forces. Meanwhile, she falls for her lady-in waiting. Sweden—2015—102 min.
Nov. 6 - THE SALESMAN—Forced to move when their apartment building nearly collapses, Emad and Rana find a new flat, unaware that the prior tenant was a hooker. When Rana unwittingly lets in a stranger and is assaulted, Emad sets out to find and punish his wife’s attacker. Iran—2017—125 min.
Nov. 13 - VALLEY OF LOVE—While still reeling from the suicide of their son, Michael, an estranged couple receives letters from him written prior to his death. The missives instruct his parents to meet in California’s Death Valley—where Michael plans to appear to them. France—2016—92 min.
No classes during the Thanksgiving Vacation
Nov. 27 - MOTHER OF THE BRIDE—Already overwhelmed by the demands of their seven unruly children, Zeinab and Hussein face a new challenge when their oldest daughter gets engaged. As the groom’s family makes increasingly extravagant requests, the bride’s harried parents—determined to fund a wedding that will make their daughter proud—find themselves considering some rather wacky moneymaking schemes. Egypt—1963—102 min.
Dec. 4 - SONG OF THE SEA—This animated tale follows young Saoirse, the last of a magical race of beings who exist as seals in water but turn into humans on land. After she and her brother are sent to live in the city, they begin an epic quest to return to their seaside home. Ireland—2014—94 min.