20th Century Women
CENTERPIECE ENSEMBLE. In the not-quite halcyon days of late-'70s Santa Barbara, on the cusp of a new era in sexual politics, single mother Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening) enlists two younger women (Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning) to help her raise her teenage son in hopes that he will grow into a man who truly understands women.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 7:00 PM
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 8:15 PM
SPOTLIGHT EWAN MCGREGOR: Seymour "Swede" Levov (Ewan McGregor) seemed destined to have it all: the beautiful wife (Jennifer Connelly), an adored daughter (Dakota Fanning), a successful business. But in the turbulent ‘60s, his perfect life begins to unravel. Terrific performances drive Ewan McGregor's directorial debut, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning Philip Roth novel.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 7:00 PM
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 9:00 PM
A work-in-progress screening shown in conjunction with the panel Master Class—The Filmmaker as Heroine
Archery champion Lauren Pierce lands in a corrupt juvenile correctional facility in the wilderness. She escapes with Rebecca, a fierce but alluring inmate and together they must survive a desperate warden who is bow-hunting his prey to make sure his secret stays buried.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 2:00 PM
Parker Posey (Best in Show) and Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) star as a couple attempting to start a family and build their dream house, but trouble brews even before an oddball architect (James Frain, Orphan Black) begins dissecting their lives in local director Jonathan Parker’s (Bartleby) fresh comedy drama.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 7:00 PM
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 2:30 PM
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 8:30 PM
OPENING NIGHT: In award-winning director Denis Villenueve’s (Sicario, Incendies) riveting and deeply thoughtful drama, five-time Oscar® nominee Amy Adams is a brilliant linguistics professor on a journey that leads her across time and space to discover the force that unites all sentient beings on our planet and any others that may exist: the power of communication.
Bleed for This
SPOTLIGHT: AARON ECKHART When horrifying injuries from a car accident threaten to derail the future of boxing champion Vinnie Pazienza, he refuses to accept that his career could be over. Instead, he stages one of the greatest real-life comeback stories in sports history. A satisfying physical and emotional workout, Bleed for This is this generation’s Raging Bull.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 7:30 PM
Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, Laura Dern, and Lily Gladstone sublimely bring to life the emotional valence of several Montana women coming to a personal or professional crossroads in Kelly Reichardt's rich and stunningly cinematic adaptation of three Maile Meloy stories.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 2:15 PM
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 11:00 AM
Rebecca Hall delivers a haunting performance in this intense, real-life drama as Christine Chubbuck, a Sarasota, FL, TV reporter chafing against her station’s new “if it bleeds, it leads” approach. As a woman who became a news item herself after a shocking 1975 incident, Hall seizes the role with ferocious, unforgettable intensity.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 8:00 PM
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 8:00 PM
Daughters of the Dust
TRIBUTE TO JULIE DASH: Exquisitely cinematic and profoundly imagined, Julie Dash's lyrical story of family migration is unlike any other, establishing her as a strikingly original artist in the pantheon of American cinema. This seminal, award-winning work continues to inspire (notably, Beyoncé's homage, Lemonade); its newly-restored digital print reveals the gorgeous visual palette. Not to be missed.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 7:30 PM