Saturday, March 8 | 4:00pm, 7:00pm
Starring: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Jon Daly
A day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job, along with that of his co-worker, are threatened, he takes action in the real world, embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.
"As a director, this feels like Stiller's moment. Mitty is a film that bravely rejects cynicism. In many ways, it's the new Forrest Gump. Go with it and it is, in all senses, wonderful."
Saturday, March 8 | 4:15pm, 7:15pm
Directed By: Jeremy Leven
Paolo, an Italian who drives a Paris tour bus, has just proposed to his true love, the German stewardess, Greta, when the young French beauty, Cécile pulls up beside his bus on her bicycle—and, in short order, Paolo, following some very bad advice from his friend, Derek, finds himself with a German fiancée, a French “wife”, two Australian children who call him “Papa”, and his life upside-down.
“It’s all light as a feather, with Jeremy Leven, the writer and director, landing some good multinational jokes along the way. ”
Saturday, March 8 | 4:30pm, 7:30pm
Starring: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart
Fast-talking security guard Ben joins his cop brother-in-law James on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta in order to prove himself worthy of marrying Angela, James' sister.
Saturday, March 8 | 4:00pm, 7:30pm
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch
Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.
"All four performances are first-rate, and the action is staged with shattering intensity."
Friday, March 14 through Saturday, March 15 | 7:15pm
Directed By: Christopher Menaul
A sweeping romance set at a bohemian artist colony on the picturesque coasts of pre-war England, Summer in February is based on the true story of painter Sir Alfred Munnings and his blue-blood best friend Gilbert. Born into a working-class family, Munnings rises to become one of the premiere British artists of his time, winning the affection of aristocratic beauty Florence Carter-Wood. But when Gilbert falls for Florence as well, a love triangle emerges with tragic consequences.
“Ravishing … a sumptuous love story.”
Saturday, March 15 | 4:15pm
Directed By: Sébastien Betbeder
When Arman bumps into Amélie—slightly cynical but nevertheless lovely—on the jogging path, he’s dead-set on making a connection with her. At the same time, Arman’s best friend Benjamin suffers an unexpected stroke, relegating him to the hospital for weeks where he falls for his doting young physical therapist. Over the course of two autumns and three winters, Arman, Amélie and Benjamin share the incidental moments, unexpected accidents, and unforgettable memories that will define who they are. In French with English subtitles.
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Sunday, March 16 | 4:45pm
Directed By: Justine Triet
During a time of great political change, a frazzled young mother tries to keep it together on the home front. Laetitia, a news reporter off to cover the 2012 French presidential elections, leaves her daughters in the care of a hapless babysitter with strict instructions to keep them away from Vincent, her ex-husband and their father. But Vincent, determined to see his kids, disrupts the already chaotic household by enlisting a neighbor to negotiate a divorce agreement with Laetitia. Nominated for Best First Film in the 2014 César Awards. In French with English subtitles.
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Friday, March 21 through Saturday, March 22 | 7:15pm
Starring: Robert Redford
Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man (Robert Redford) wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm, barely surviving the tempest. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.
“A signal film achievement and the capstone to a great star's career. This is Ultimate Redford.”
Saturday, March 22 | 4:15pm
Directed By: Serge Bozon
A meticulous and eccentric internal-affairs investigator and her mousy new partner are summoned to look into the Villeneuve police department after the murder of an Algerian informant. Tip Top is an exploration of policier tropes but also a bold, strange, often delightful film that looks, sounds and moves like nothing else in its genre(s). In French and Arabic with English subtitles
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Sunday, March 23 | 4:45pm
Directed By: Agnes Jaoui
Twenty-four-year-old Laura has faith that someday her Prince Charming will suddenly appear. But when such a man does turn up, so does another one—charming in a different way, but equally alluring. In a flash, all of Laura’s assumptions about life and the future become fairy dust. Under the Rainbow is a contemporary fairy tale with more than its share of twists, imbued with sharp existentialist humor. In French with English subtitles.
Friday, March 28 through Saturday, March 29 | 7:15pm
Directed By: Asghar Farhadi
Following a four year separation, Ahmad returns to Paris from Tehran, upon his estranged French wife Marie’s request, in order to finalize their divorce procedure so she can marry her new boyfriend. During his tense brief stay, Ahmad discovers the conflicting nature of Marie’s relationship with her teenage daughter. Ahmad’s efforts to improve this relationship soon unveil a secret from their past. In French and Persian with English subtitles.
“… a superbly written, directed and acted drama that commands attention every step of the way. ”
Saturday, March 29 | 4:15pm
Directed By: Julie Gayet & Mathieu Busson
For the first time, twenty French women filmmakers are brought together to talk about their profession and their status in the movie industry. Julie Gayet challenges her interviewees by evoking contrasting perspectives, such as feminist and misogynous viewpoints, to broaden the debate. Featuring Agnès Varda, Josiane Balasko, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Rebecca Zlotowski, Valérie Donzelli, Céline Sciamma, Julie Delpy, Mia Hansen Love, Katell Quillévéré, and Tonie Marshall. In French with English subtitles.
Sunday, March 30 | 4:45pm
Directed By: Nabil Ben Yadi
In 1983, in a France plagued by racism and inequality, three teenagers embark on a peaceful and non-violent march between Marseilles and Paris. Hundreds will join them along the way and on December 3, more than 100, 000 people gathered at Place de la Bastille and were received the same evening by President François Mitterrand. Their commitment to the cause will lead to the creation of thousands of activist organizations, and to new national reforms against racism and discrimination. In French with English subtitles.