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Winter 2024

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Phantom of the Open

January 24 @ 7pm

It’s a “hole in one” for Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance (Maurice Flitcroft), Sally Hawkins (Jean Flitcroft) and director, Craig Roberts, whose witty comic driving and putting make this film one of the most heart-warming and entertaining films ever.  It is loosely based on the true-life story of Maurice Flitcroft, a ship yard crane operator, who had never played a round of golf in his life, until competing in the 1976 British Open.  Join director Craig Robert’s fan club for his charmingly improbable champion. 


Freud’s Last Session

February 7 @ 7pm

Highly charged Intellectually, emotionally and politically, this film frames an impressive debate at a fictional meeting between two great minds, the elderly world-famous psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and the soon-to-be world-famous theologian, young Oxford don, C. S. Lewis. Based on Mark St Germain’s 2009 stage play that is, in turn, based on the psychiatrist, Dr. Armand Nicholi’s The Question of God; the terminally ill Freud and war veteran Lewis suffering trauma from WW1, speculate on the often contentious relationship of science to religion, and question the existence of God. 

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From Sony Picture Classics

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Frye

February 21 @ 7pm

After receiving her farewell note, retired Harold Frye treds on back roads 627 miles for 87 days from Devon to Berwick-on-Tweed to visit an old colleague, Queenie Hennessey, in a hospice. Leaving his disapproving wife, Maureen behind, Harold sets out as a solitary traveller, but soon connects with others on his journey.  Don’t miss this modern classic based on the international bestselling novel by Rachel Joyce. 


From EOne UK

The Taste of Things

March 6 @ 7pm

By preparing gourmet dishes for the first time for Eugenie, his cook for the last 20 years, master chef Dodin Bouffant attempts to propose to her.  Despite the couple’s shared passion for each other and for exquisite cookery, the somewhat frail but freedom- loving, independent-minded Eugenie is reluctant to commit to him. In this film, Tran Anh Hung (winner of best director at Cannes) offers us  a visual feast with its sumptuous culinary settings, lush landscapes and beautiful Fin de Siecle costumes. France’s official submission to the 2024 Oscars for Best Foreign Feature Film. 

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From IFC Films


Past Lives

March 20 @ 7pm

Nora and Hae Sung’s childhood romance ended abruptly 24 years ago when Nora’s family immigrated to Toronto from South Korea. Nora is now a playwright, happily married and living in NY and Hae Sung, an engineer who visits NY, hoping to rekindle his relationship with Nora.  They spend a week together, not as lovers, but sightseeing and soul searching. Don’t miss a chance to see this outstanding film which has been nominated for Best Picture and Original Screenplay in this year’s Oscars! 


One Life

April 10 @ 7pm

While cleaning up his office, Nicholas Winton rediscovered folders documenting hundreds of Jewish children whom he had saved from the Nazi regime in Czechoslovakia.  On a visit to Prague in 1938, the mild-mannered young stockbroker began to make plans to rescue the young refugees who were already in perilous condition. He returned to London, to enlist his mother, Babette Winton to help fundraise and argue with hide-bound bureaucrats, in order to obtain the requisite visas and family placements needed to relocate the Jewish children to the UK. 


The Teachers' Lounge

April 24 @ 7pm

When serial theft occurs at her high school and a young Turkish boy is wrongly accused, the new and idealistic math and physical education teacher, Carla initiates her own private investigation. Carla grapples with outraged parents; opinionated colleagues, an overly cautious administration, and students, some of whom are gullible and others who are retaliatory. This suspenseful and psychologically rich film compellingly illustrates the old adage that “no good deed goes unpunished.” Germany’s official submission to the 2024 Oscars for Best Foreign Film. 

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