A retired music critic (a radiant Sonia Braga) defies unscrupulous real estate developers to hold onto her apartment with its sunlit rooms and analog treasures. Mendonça’s airy, widescreen compositions and decisively tracking camera reveal a life richly lived and a character grounded in the past but still permeable to the present world.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 8:45 PM
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 5:00 PM
This gripping account of an investigation into the 1982 massacre of a Guatemalan village turns on the search for a young survivor who later fled to the United States, throwing into relief the catastrophic impact of the US-fueled Guatemalan civil war and the resilience of those seeking justice for the many murdered and disappeared.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 3:00 PM
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 5:30 PM
Icaros: A Vision
This gorgeous, immersive experience accompanies Angelina and her fellow ‘passengers,’ as they seek healing with shamans in ayahuasca sacred plant medicine ceremonies in the Peruvian Amazon. The dreamlike nature of the healing journey is enhanced by on-point visual effects and grounded by the soothing rainforest sounds and icaros plant medicine songs.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 8:00 PM
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 2:00 PM
Spain’s premier auteur returns with an adaptation of three Alice Munro short stories centered around a middle-aged classics professor named Julieta sent reeling when a chance encounter brings her news of a daughter who went missing. Colorful and cinephilic to the max, this is classic Almodóvar at his best.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 7:45 PM
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 5:00 PM
The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis (La Larga Noche De Francisco Sanctis)
An everyman supporting a family during Argentina’s Dirty War must choose whether or not to warn two strangers of their impending arrest. Based on one of the last novels by exiled writer Humberto Costantini, The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis builds suspense with each footfall echoing into the urban midnight.
Wed, Oct 12, 2016 8:15 PM
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 11:45 AM
Lupe Under the Sun (Lupe Bajo el Sol)
An aging immigrant farmworker disrupts his life with plans to return to Mexico, his desire to reconnect with distant family threatening the relationships he has long formed in California. Drawn from stories told to him by his grandfather, writer-director Rodrigo Reyes celebrates immigrants and the sacrifices they make for their families.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 6:00 PM
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 5:45 PM
SPOTLIGHT GAEL GARCIA BERNAL: Beloved poet Pablo Neruda is also the most famous communist in post-WWII Chile. When the political tides shift, he is forced underground, with a perseverant police inspector on his trail. Part fact and many parts fiction, Pablo Larrain’s self-proclaimed “anti-bio” is a brilliant blend of politics, poetry, history, and hedonism.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 7:00 PM
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 8:15 PM
The Pleasure Is Mine (El Placer Es Mio)
Setting up house in the sticks is far from bucolic for the couple at the heart of Elisa Miller's hard-hitting romantic drama. With sexual frankness, powerful performances, and careful attention to detail, The Pleasure Is Mine delineates how simplifying one's life can sometimes expose a relationship's tenuous foundations.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 8:45 PM
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 8:00 PM
Visitor's Day (Día de Visita)
Oakland filmmaker Nicole Opper directs this quietly observant documentary about a group home for at-risk boys in Mexico, where they attend school and counseling sessions, as well as tend goats—producers of award-winning cheese. The journey is not without conflict or tears, but it gives each child a much-needed boost toward a brighter future.
Finding Justice: Ending the School to Prison Pipeline
US 2016, 17 min
Director Vincent Cortez
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 10:00 AM
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 5:45 PM
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 1:30 PM