The Film Society is proud to join art house theaters around the country in A National Event Day screening of 1984 on April 4th, 2017 (starring the late John Hurt who passed on January 25). April 4th is the day George Orwell’s protagonist, Winston Smith, begins rebelling against his oppressive government by keeping a forbidden diary.
Yared Zeleke’s remarkable feature debut tells the story of young Ephraim, a half-Jewish, Ethiopian boy who is sent by his father to live among distant relatives after his mother’s death. Ephraim uses his cooking skills to carve out a place among his cousins, but when his uncle decides that his beloved sheep must be sacrificed for the next religious feast, he will do anything to save the animal and return home.
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A reunion between two old school friends (Sandra Oh and Anne Heche) sparks a no-holds-barred war of attrition, in this outrageously madcap black comedy.
Fri, Mar 3 12:00 AM
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Thu, Mar 9 12:00 AM
CFF: Black Roots of Salsa
Get fascinated by this journey into Afro-Cuban culture, full of dance and music. This documentary unwinds the complexity of many traditional and cultural movements in Cuba and brings a deeply rooted approach to the life of the descendants of historically deported African slaves as expressed in the Cuban Rumba.
CFF: Community Doctors
This film documents the stories of young Americans, many from poor and underserved communities in the United States, who were awarded full scholarships to study medicine at the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana, Cuba. American students and graduates of ELAM share their experiences, challenges, lessons and hopes as they are fully immersed in a new culture while learning a unique and radically different approach to medicine and healthcare.
CFF: Dancing with Margot
A private detective investigates the theft of a stolen painting in the house of a wealthy widow of Havana, but as the relationship between the two escalates, so do the mysteries on the eve of the Cuban Revolution.
CFF: Free Cuba
Seen through the eyes of two young children, witness Cuba's 1898 revolution for freedom from Spain - and the United States' questionable involvement.
CFF: Memories of Overdevelopment
The portrait of an intellectual who leaves the Cuban revolution and underdevelopment behind, only to find himself at odds with the ambiguities of his new life in the developed world.
Performers including Saint Vincent, Nelly Furtado, Ad-Rock, and Ira Glass join legendary musician David Byrne to create an incredible event to celebrate the art of Color Guard at Brooklyn's Barclay's Center.
Fri, Mar 24 12:00 AM
Sat, Mar 25 12:00 AM
Sun, Mar 26 12:00 AM
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Tue, Mar 28 12:00 AM
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Thu, Mar 30 12:00 AM
The Man Who Mends Women
Special International Women?s Day Screening presented by First Step Initiative. Winner of the Sakharov Prize 2014, Doctor Mukwege is internationally known as the man who mends thousands of women who have been raped during the 20 years of conflicts in the East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, one of the poorest countries on the planet, despite its extremely rich sub-soil.