Ulrike Ottinger, then a young painter, lived in Paris in the 1960s. Now a film-maker, she looks back on that time, weaving memories of the Parisian life and the upheavals of the time into a cinematic poem with the city at its center. Available in German narration by director Ulrike Ottinger (with English subtitles) or…

With ABOUT ENDLESSNESS, Roy Andersson adds to his cinematic oeuvre with a reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendour and banality. From the Director of: SONGS FROM A SECOND FLOOR, A SWEDISH LOVE STORY, A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE. Swedish with English subtitles. Not rated. 78…

Set in a small Icelandic farming community, The County tells the story of Inga, a middle- aged dairy farmer who rebels against the all powerful local Cooperative. Inga tries to get other farmers to join her in rising up against the Co-op’s corruption, but encounters great resistance, forcing her to confront the community’s dependence and…

Lori and Doug, a longtime couple who break up just days before Lori’s little sister Bea’s wedding to Jayson. In order to not disrupt the fun, the couple decides to pretend they’re still together until the weekend is over. Starring Aya Cash (SLEEPWALK WITH ME, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, You’re the Worst) and William…

Norway’s Official Submission for Best International Feature 93rd Academy Awards®  Shortlisted ANJA lives with TOMAS in a large family of biological children and stepchildren. For a number of years the two adults have grown independent of each other, with creative jobs in parallel worlds. When Anja gets a terminal cancer diagnosis, their modern life breaks down…

Get all three shorts packages for $30 or individually for $12 each. For the 16th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on April 2nd. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the…

Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man. Professor Se Young Kim of Colby College Cinema Studies led a discussion on the use of firearms in THE WAY OF THE GUN and the film’s impact in terms…

ENTANGLED is an award-winning, feature-length film about how climate change has accelerated a collision between the nation’s most valuable fishery, one of the world’s most endangered species, and a federal agency mandated to protect both. The film chronicles the efforts to protect North Atlantic right whales from extinction, the impacts of those efforts on the…

Accused of the genocide of Mayan people, retired general Enrique is trapped in his home by massive protests. Abandoned by his staff, the indignant old man and his family must face the devastating truth of his actions and the growing sense that a wrathful supernatural force is targeting them for his crimes. Acclaimed filmmaker Jayro…

Stanley Tucci’s directorial debut, BIG NIGHT, is a comedy-drama about two immigrant brothers from Italy who open a restaurant and try to gain success. Jon Cavallero (Associate Professor of Film, Bates College) led a discussion on November 18, 2020 about the film’s representation of Italian-American characters and how those characters conform to and resist Hollywood…

On March 17, we hosted a discussion with Lance Edmands, director of BLUEBIRD (2014) and Kenneth Copp, the subject of Edmands’ short documentary, “The Seeker.” On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small…