May 29 to Jun 3
Friday to Wednesday 4:00, 8:30
Dir. Jean-Pierre Ameris - 2013 - 94m - France - In French with English Subtitles
Winner of the Variety Piazza Grande Award at the Locarno Film Festival & the World Cinema Audience Favorite at the Mill Valley Film Festival!
Years before Helen Keller, Marie Heurtin was born in France, deaf and blind, in 1885. This moving film, based on true events, finds her when she is 14 years old, unable to communicate with parents who can't bring themselves to commit her to an asylum, as doctors advise them to.
In desperation, they send her to an institution in the country where nuns take care of deaf girls and, despite the Mother Superior's skepticism, a young nun (played by Isabelle Carre) devotes herself to looking after the "little wild animal." Sister Marguerite soon makes it her mission to use her faith and determination to help Marie emerge from the darkness into which she was born.
"An assured, emotionally satisfying French offering. Carré...plays her determined character with moving obstinacy and grace." – Peter Debruge, Variety
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared
May 29 to Jun 3
Friday to Wednesday 6:00pm ONLY!
Dir. Felix Herngren - 2013 - 114m - Sweden - In English, French, German, Swedish, Italian, Russian with English Subtitles
Powered by the antics of a mischievous centenarian on the run, blockbuster comedy The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared abounds with irreverent charm. After a long and colorful life working in munitions and getting entangled in the Spanish Civil War, the Manhattan Project, and other definitive events of the 20th century, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. Determined to escape on his 100th birthday, he leaps out of a window and onto the nearest bus, kicking off an unexpected journey involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some wicked criminals, and an elephant named Sonya. Like an unruly Nordic cousin of Forrest Gump, Allan’s youthful escapades and current adventures weave together into an offbeat treat for anyone who?s young at heart. Starring beloved comedian Robert Gustafsson, this fanciful spin on world history is based on a best-selling novel and also the highest-grossing Swedish film of all time.
Song of the Sea
May 30 to May 31
Saturday and Sunday 12 Noon
Dir. Tomm Moore - 2014 - 93m - MOM'S MATINEE brings back a total enchanter - Ireland/Luxembourg/Belgium/France/Denmark - All Seats $5
From the filmaker of THE SECRET OF KELLS! Oscar nominated for Best Animation Feature too!
The story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse – the last Seal-child – who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land. Song of the Sea features the voices of Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt and Jon Kenny. Music is by composer Bruno Coulais and Irish band Kíla, both of whom previously collaborated on The Secret of Kells.
Song of the Sea was produced by Cartoon Saloon in co-production with European partners Melusine Productions (Luxembourg), The Big Farm (Belgium), Nørlum (Denmark) and Superprod (France), with the support of The Irish Film Board, Broadcasting Authority Of Ireland, TG4, Section 481, Eurimages, Luxembourg Film Fund, Wallimages, Centre du cinema et de l’audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Danish Film Institute, West Danish Film Fund and Danish Radio.