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PROGRAM CHANGE – April 16-19

Ida

April 16-19
Thursday/Saturday, 7-9 pm
Friday/Sunday, 9-11 pm
(POLAND 2013, 80 min.) STC
(In Polish with English subtitles)

Unfortunately, the screening of the film “STATIONS OF THE CROSS” has been cancelled.
In its time slot, we will feature an encore presentation of the 2015 Oscar Winner for Best Foreign Language, IDA.

The multi-award-winning of an orphaned novitiate nun in 1960′s Poland, who discovers a dark family secret. As 18-year old Anna (Agata Trzebuchowska) prepares to take her vows, the Mother Superior insists she first visit her sole living relative. Naive, innocent Anna soon meets aunt Wanda (Agata Kulesza), a worldly and cynical Communist Party insider, who shocks her with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation. This revelation triggers a heart-wrenching journey to the countryside, to the family house and into the secrets of the repressed past, evoking the haunting legacy of the Holocaust and the realities of postwar Communism.

Amour Fou

Amour Fou

April 16-19
Thursday/Saturday, 9-11 pm
Friday/Sunday, 7-9 pm
(AUSTRIA LUXEMBOURG GERMANY 2014, 90 min.) STC
(In German with English subtitles)

Berlin, the romantic Era. Heinrich is a young poet who wishes to conquer the inevitability of death through love and a suicide pact. When Heinrich meets Heniette, his fate seems assured. The story is based loosely on the suicide of poet Heinrich von Kleist. “Hausner’s real innovation, aside from some wonderfully bathetic dialogue, is her portrait of the Romantic hero as pest. “Die with me” is Kleist’s calling card, wheedling his way into Henriette’s good graces with his proto-Freudian prattle about “fear and desire,” and then dropping her like an unclean thing when he discovers she’s dying, not owing to her illness, but because she’s not committing to her own extermination out of uncontaminated love for him. “I’m sick of existence!” he pouts. An early reference to Kleist’s short story The Marquise of O should clue you in on Hausner’s stylistic debt to Rohmer’s film version, with its static camera setups and gorgeous yet minimalist sets.” Slant Magazine

Brokedown Palace

brokedown palace

April 22
Wednesday, 7:00 pm
(1999 100 min.) PG 13

Telling their parents they’re going to Hawaii, recent high school grads Alice and Darlene instead travel to Thailand, thinking their money will go farther. There they meet Nick, a charming Aussie who sells them on the idea of traveling to Hong Kong with him. But things go awry at the airport when the girls are caught smuggling illegal substances in their luggage. Having been duped by Nick, the girls are sentenced to 33 years in a Thai prison.