• Friday, December 19th, 8:00 pm A Time to Live, A Time to Die

    Passion. Hou Hsiao-hsien. When Ah-ha’s family flees China in 1947, they move to Taiwan and hope for a better life. Distanced from their cultural heritage, the family struggles with the growing generational gap and divisions among them. Poignant, understated, and shot with what would become his trademark candor… [read more]

  • Saturday, December 20th, 8:00 pm Mister Roberts

    Ford, Fonda, & The Duke. This adaptation of a play features Henry Fonda repeating his role as the title character, an officer on a backwater Navy cargo ship in the waning days of World War II. It’s a much better and entertaining comedy-drama than might be expected from the volatile production… [read more]

  • Sunday, December 21st, 2:00 pm White Christmas

    Holidays. Irving Berlin’s classic Christmas song is woven into a big screen musical that will put you in the holiday mood and have you singing along with Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen, and Danny Kaye… [read more]

  • Tuesday, December 23rd, 8:00 pm Norman McLaren 100th Anniversary

    Holidays. This year is the hundredth anniversary of the birth of acclaimed animator and director Norman McLaren. Born in Scotland, McLaren did his most innovative and imaginative work under the auspices of the National Film Board of Canada. To honor this most original filmmaker… [read more]

  • Friday, December 26th, 8:00 pm A Fish Called Wanda

    Special Presentation. Veteran director Charles Crichton teamed up with two Pythons, John Cleese and Michael Palin, to create this hip and hilarious bit of anarchy. Scripted by Cleese, he also stars as a reserved barrister who gets a new lease on life when he meets up with would-be bank robbers Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline… [read more]

  • Saturday, December 27th, 8:00 pm The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    Special Presentation. Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, and Guy Pearce are three hilarious lip-sync performers—two drag queens and one transsexual—who take the road trip of the century in a wildly painted school bus called Priscilla… [read more]

  • Sunday, December 28th, 2:00 pm Amadeus – Director’s Cut

    Holidays. Forman’s film adaptation of Peter Shaffer’s hugely successful stage play, won seven Academy Awards, including a well-deserved Best Actor for F. Murray Abraham’s devious, but musically mediocre Salieri. Filmed in Prague by cinematographer Miroslav Ondricek… [read more]

  • Tuesday, December 30th, 8:00 pm Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

    Special Presentation. Human lives converge while narrative lines diverge in this pitch-black comedy that brought its Spanish auteur to international acclaim. Recently dumped by her criminal boyfriend, Pepa mines the spillage of her fractured life. Irresolution presides over Women on the Verge… [read more]

  • Wednesday, December 31st, 8:00 pm Strictly Ballroom

    Happy New Year. The buoyantly joyful and playfully clever film debut of director Baz Luhrmann was the surprise sleeper hit of 1992. After a midnight screening at the Cannes Film Festival, Luhrmann succeeded in selling all the worldwide rights the next day. Paul Mercurio and Tara Morice are the perfect mismatched couple in this boymeets-girl/ugly-duckling/rebels-with-a-cause romance set against the fierce competition of Australian ballroom dancing… [read more]