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Films - March 2017

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Arabic

Finnish

Japanese

Spanish


English

French

Kazakh

Turkish


Dutch

German

Mandarin

Farsi

Italian

Silent

 

Film Highlight

 

25 Years of Environmental Films

The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF), the world’s premier showcase of environmentally themed films, celebrates its 25th anniversary March 14 to 26 with more than 150 films that attract an audience of over 27,000.

This year’s festival includes 55 international films from 32 different countries. Most screenings will include discussions with filmmakers, scientists and environmental experts, and many are held in conjunction with the city’s embassies.

For a complete schedule, visit http://dceff.org.

 

Arabic

Gaza Surf Club

Directed by Philip Gnadt and Mickey Yamine

(Germany, 2016, 87 min.)

Trapped in the world's largest open-air prison and ruled by war, a new generation in Palestine is drawn to the beaches. Sick of occupation and political gridlock, they find their own personal freedom in the waves.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Mon., March 20, 7 p.m.

English

Angry Inuk

Directed by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril

(Canada, 2016, 85 min.)

An Inuk filmmaker explores the central role of seal hunting as part of a sustainable and ethical industry and lifestyle that has supported Inuit peoples for centuries.

National Museum of the American Indian

Sun., March 19, 2 p.m.

 

Atlantic

Directed by Risteard O'Domhnaill

(Ireland/Canada/Norway, 2016, 80 min.)

Focusing on fish and oil — the two biggest resources in the North Atlantic — "Atlantic" follows the fortunes of three small fishing communities as they struggle to maintain their way of life in the face of mounting economic and ecological challenges.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., March 5, 2:30 p.m.

 

The Beekeeper and His Son

Directed by Diedie Weng

(Switzerland/Canada, 2016, 85 min.)

In a rural village in northern China, a father and son's apiary clash, captured with intimacy, artfulness and humor, echoes the conflict between tradition and modernization.

AFI Silver Theatre

Mon., March 20, 7:15 p.m.

 

Born in China

Directed by Lu Chuan

(China/U.S., 2017, 76 min.)

Navigating China's vast terrain, from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest, this documentary follows the adventures of three animal families — the majestic panda, the savvy golden monkey, and the elusive snow leopard (English and Mandarin).

National Museum of Natural History

Sun., March 19, 1 p.m.

 

Brothers of the Wind

Directed by Gerardo Olivares and Otmar Penker

(Austria, 2016, 98 min.)

When an eagle chick is pushed out of his nest, Lukas rescues him and cares for him in secret, finding a love denied to him at home.

Avalon Theatre

Sat., March 18, 10 a.m.

 

Galapagos by Christian Zuber

Directed by Christian Zuber

(France, 1976, two 35 min. films)

Discover the famed archipelago, as you navigate aboard a boat at the heart of the islands, viewing never- before-seen footage and photos of this paradise and the rare species that dwell there.

Embassy of France

Fri., March 17, 7 p.m.

 

I Am Not Your Negro

Directed by Raoul Peck

(France/U.S., 2017, 95 min.)

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, which was to be a revolutionary, personal account of three assassinated leaders who were also his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of his manuscript. Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.

Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema

Landmark's E Street Cinema

 

Letters from Baghdad

Directed by Zeva Oelbaum and Sabine Krayenbühl

(U.S./U.K./France, 2016, 95 min.)

British spy, explorer, and writer Gertrude Bell shaped the destiny of Iraq in ways that still reverberate. Told mainly in Bell's words, the film gradually reveals her remarkable story through spectacular historical footage while chronicling Bell's journey into both an uncharted Arabian desert and the inner sanctums of British colonial power.

National Gallery of Art

Sat., March 25, 3 p.m.

 

Lion

Directed by Garth Davis

(Australia, 2016, 120 min.)

A 5-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of miles from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. Not wanting to hurt his adoptive parents' feelings, he suppresses his past, his emotional need for reunification and his hope of ever finding his lost mother and brother for 25 years. But a chance meeting with some fellow Indians reawakens his buried yearning (English, Bengali and Hindi).

Angelika Mosaic

Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema

Landmark's E Street Cinema

 

Long Way North

Directed by Rémi Chayé

(France/Denmark, 2016, 81 min.)

Set in 1892, this animated adventure follows a 15-year-old Russian aristocrat as she leaves behind her comfortable St. Petersburg life in the hopes of tracking down and saving her beloved grandfather, a famous explorer who has gone missing near the North Pole (English and French).

National Gallery of Art

Sat., March 18, 11:30 a.m.,

Sun., March 19, 11:30 a.m.

 

My Life as a Zucchini

Directed by Claude Barras

(Switzerland/France, 2017, 68 min.)

Nine-year-old Icare, who prefers the nickname Zucchini, is left alone after the sudden death of his mother. Taken by a friendly policeman to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age, he at first struggles in the strange and sometimes hostile environment, but Zucchini soon discovers he can make new friends.

Landmark's Theatres

Opens Fri., March 3

 

A Plastic Ocean

Directed by Craig Leeson

(Hong Kong/U.K./U.S., 2016, 102 min.)

An international team of adventurers, researchers, and ocean ambassadors embark on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is truly lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine ocean.

Angelika Mosaic

Tue., March 21, 7 p.m.

 

The Sense of an Ending

Directed by Ritesh Batra

(U.K., 2017, 108 min.)

A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.

Angelika Mosaic

Opens Fri., March 17

 

Silence

Directed by Martin Scorsese

(Mexico/Taiwan/U.S., 2017, 161 min.)

Two priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor and propagate Catholicism.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

 

Sing Street

Directed by John Carney

(Ireland/U.K./U.S., 2016, 106 min.)

Teenager Conor, experiencing trouble at home with his bickering parents and struggling to fit in at his new school, finds new purpose when he falls for the glamorous Raphina. Trying to impress her, he invites her to star in his band's new music video, despite not actually having a band.

AFI Silver Theatre

Fri., March 3, 9:45 p.m.,

Sun., March 5, 9 p.m.

 

Sixteen Legs

Directed by Niall Doran and Justin Smith

(Australia, 2016, 101 min.)

With the approach of the next period of global mass extinction, a message of hope comes from an unlikely hero: a creature, often reviled, that has survived previous mass extinctions and climatic change in a magical ecosystem hidden beneath one of the world's last great wildernesses in Tasmania.

National Museum of Natural History

Sat., March 18, 4:15 p.m.

 

South

Directed by Gerard Walsh

(Ireland, 2016, 80 min.)

When Tom hits the road to find his estranged mother, beloved guitar in-hand, he begins to overcome his crippling stage fright as a musician, and meets a free-spirited young woman who captivates his mind and heart.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., March 5, 4:45 p.m.

 

A United Kingdom

Directed by Amma Asante

(U.S./U.K./Czech Republic, 2017, 111 min.)

Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s, just as apartheid was being introduced to South Africa.

Angelika Mosaic

Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema

Landmark's E Street Cinema

 

You've Been Trumped Too

Directed by Anthony Baxter

(U.K., 2017, 80 min.)

The deeply troubling confrontation between a feisty 92-year-old Scottish widow and her family and a billionaire developer who is now the U.S. president is explored in this timely and explosive film.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Fri., March 17, 7 p.m.

 

The Young Offenders

Directed by Peter Foott

(Ireland, 2016, 84 min.)

What do you get if you mix Ireland's biggest-ever cocaine seizure and two cheeky, foul-mouthed teenagers from Cork on the road trip of a lifetime? That would be this unlikely coming-of-age yarn that struck comedy gold at the Irish box office last fall.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., March 5, 6:30 p.m.

 

War on Everyone

Directed by John Michael McDonagh

(Ireland/U.K., 2016, 98 min.)

Two corrupt New Mexico cops determined to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Things take a sinister turn, however, when they try to intimidate someone who is more dangerous than they are.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sat., March 4, 7:45 p.m.

 

Wild City: Urban Wild

Produced by Beach House Pictures for Channel News Asia

(Singapore, 2015, 45 min.)

Explore the wild side of Singapore, a tropical paradise that became a city, whose 5.4 million people make it one of the most densely populated nations on earth. Screens with "Wild City: Islands" (Singapore, 2015, 45 min.), which explores Singapore's coasts and islands, home to an array of fascinating creatures.

Embassy of Singapore

Wed., March 22, 7 p.m.

 

Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming

Directed by Ann Marie Fleming

(Canada, 2016, 89 min.)

Anne Marie Fleming's animated feature features her alter ego Stick Girl as a struggling poet who is invited to a poetry festival in Iran. There, she meets fellow poets from around the world, learns about the rich Persian poetry tradition, and seeks to unravel the mystery of her Iranian-born father, who left when she was a little girl.

S. Dillon Ripley Center

Sun., March 5, 1 and 3 p.m.

 

The Zookeeper's Wife

Directed by Niki Caro

(U.S., 2017)

The keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, help save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion of World War II.

Angelika Mosaic

Opens Fri., March 31

Dutch

Silent Land: The Fight for Fair Food

Directed by Jan van den Berg

(The Netherlands, 2016, 73 min.)

In Cambodia, more and more fertile land is taken over by large-scale farming industries while farmer families are fighting to keep the ownership of their land in order to maintain local food security.

The George Washington University Marvin Center

Thu., March 23, 7 p.m.

 

Farsi

The Salesman

(Forushande)

Directed by Asghar Farhadi

(Iran/France, 2017, 125 min.)

A young couple living in Tehran act together in an amateur production of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman." When their flat becomes damaged, they are forced to move into a new apartment, where an intruder attacks the wife, prompting her husband to become an amateur detective in an attempt to find the assailant and soothe his wife's addled nerves.

Angelika Mosaic

Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema

 

Finnish

Return of the Atom

Directed by Mika Taanila and Jussi Eerola

(Finland/Germany, 2015, 110 min.)

Finland was the first country in the west to give permission to build a new nuclear power plant after the Chernobyl disaster. This film portrays the strange and stressful life in a small "nuclear town" during an era of nuclear renaissance.

Embassy of Finland

Thu., March 23, 6:30 p.m.

 

French

Antarctica, in the Footsteps of the Emperor

Directed by Jérôme Bouvier

(France, 2016, 90 min.)

In this ode to the biodiversity and protection of the white continent in the face of climate change, this documentary focuses on a rapidly transforming continent and its inhabitants, including a key species, the Emperor Penguin.

Embassy of France

Tue., March 21, 7 p.m.

 

César

Directed by Marcel Pagnol

(France, 1936, 142 min.)

The third part of writer/director Marcel Pagnol's epic love story begins 20 years after the events of "Fanny." Her son, Césariot, is in a military academy, and Panisse (Fernand Charpin) is on his deathbed, where the doting father refuses to tell his son about his biological father. Fanny then divulges the secret, which sends Césariot on a search for his own identity and for Marius, whose life has been filled with calamity and poverty.

Landmark's Theatres

Opens Fri., March 10

 

Fanny

Directed by Marc Allégret

(France, 1932, 127 min.)

The second part of screenwriter Marcel Pagnol's epic love story follows Fanny's grief after Marius's departure—and her realization that she's pregnant. Panisse continues courting her and embraces the baby's impending arrival as a gift, so long as its paternity remains a secret. Fanny and Panisse wed, but after her baby's birth, Marius returns unexpectedly and demands what he believes is still his.

Landmark's Theatres

Opens Fri., March 10

 

Little Gems

(Les Pépites)

Directed by Xavier de Lauzanne

(France, 2016, 88 min.)

The French NGO Pour un Sourire d'Enfant (For a Child's Smile), or PSE, started in 1996 with around 20 children, to whom a daily meal was given directly on the Cambodian landfill they lived on. Soon, it involved hundreds and then thousands of children. Founders Christian and Marie-France des Pallières overcame a variety of obstacles and today, about 6,500 children receive general education and vocational training to support the whole family (French and Khmer).

Embassy of France

 

Marius

Directed by Alexander Korda

(France, 1931, 127 min.)

In the first part of screenwriter Marcel Pagnol's epic love story, Marius, a handsome young barman working at his father's waterfront bar in the busy port city of Marseille, and Fanny, the spirited girl who sells shellfish in front of the bar, fall in love. They seem destined to be together forever, but Marius cannot overcome his deep yearning to see the world.

Landmark's Theatres

Opens Fri., March 10

 

The Promise

Directed by Zeljko Mirkovic

(Serbia/Belgium/France/Montenegro, 2016, 74 min.)

This character driven feature documentary follows the extraordinary experience of a French family who moved to the remote village of Rogljevo in Serbia to make wine. The French promise to revive the ancient wine glory of a forgotten region, but a clash of cultures and mentalities puts that goal into question (French and Serbian).

Embassy of France

Fri., March 10, 7 p.m.

 

Seasons

Directed by Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud

(France, 2015, 95 min.)

This documentary captures exceptional footage of the wild, diverse and wonderful animal life in Europe's forests, now under threat from climate change and human civilization.

Carnegie Institution for Science

Sun., March 26, 7 p.m.

 

Voices from Chernobyl

Directed by Pol Crutchen

(Luxembourg, 2016, 86 min.)

Eyewitness reports from the survivors of one of the worst nuclear disasters in history recount the short and long-term horrors of the nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Thu., March 16, 7 p.m.

 

German

The Day the Sun Fell

Directed by Aya Domenig

(Switzerland/Finland, 2015, 78 min.)

Swiss-Japanese filmmaker Aya Domenig, the granddaughter of a Red Cross doctor on duty during the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, approaches the experience of her deceased grandfather by tracing the lives of a doctor and of former nurses who were there also (German and Japanese).

Avalon Theatre

Sat., March 18, 1 p.m.

 

One of Us

Directed by Lothar Riedl

(Austria, 2015, 40 min.)

"One of Us" tells the story of Austrian farmer Franz Jägerstätter (1907-43), who as a conscientious objector refused to serve in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II and was sentenced to death and executed in 1943. The screening is followed by a discussion with the author of the documentary Peter Schierl and director Lothar Riedl.

Embassy of Austria

 

Toni Erdmann

Directed by Maren Ade

(Germany/Austria/Romania, 2016, 162 min.)

A father who is a divorced music teacher and an old-age hippie of sorts — with a passion for bizarre pranks involving fake personas — decides to reconnect with his adult daughter, a high-powered business consultant posted in Bucharest (German, English and Romanian).

Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema

 

Italian

Red Desert

Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

(Italy/France, 1965, 120 min.)

Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni's first color film is set against a forbidding industrial landscape, where the mentally fragile young wife of a factory engineer finds herself increasingly drawn to one of her husband's handsome associates (Italian and Turkish).

AFI Silver Theatre

Thu., March 23, 7 p.m.

 

Japanese

After the Storm

(Umi yori mo mada fukaku)

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda

(Japan, 2017, 117 min.)

Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay his child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother and beautiful ex-wife seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence.

Landmark's Theatres

Opens Fri., March 31

 

Mifune: The Last Samurai

Directed by Steven Okazaki

(U.S./Japan, 2016, 80 min.)

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki explores the career of Toshiro Mifune, one of the true giants of world cinema (English and Japanese).

Japan Information and Culture Center

Thu., March 23, 6:30 p.m.

 

Yojimbo

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

(Japan, 1961, 110 min.)

Toshiro Mifune is at his wily, charismatic best in this beautifully filmed, darkly comic masterpiece in which he plays a master-less samurai who exploits a war between two village clans for his own gain.

American History Museum

Sat., March 25, 2 p.m.

 

Kazakh

The Eagle Huntress

Directed by Otto Bell

(U.K./Mongolia/U.S., 2016, 87 min.)

Among the isolated Kazakh tribe in northwest Mongolia, eagle hunting has been practiced by men only. But Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, aspires to be the first female in 12 generations of her family to become an eagle hunter.

National Gallery of Art

Sat., March 25, 11:30 a.m.

 

Mandarin

Behemoth

Directed by Liang Zhao

(U.K., 2015, 95 min.)

The environmentally destructive impact of coal mining is laid bare in a Chinese documentary whose stunning images speak louder than words.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Mon., March 20, 9:30 p.m.

 

Plastic China

Directed by Wang Liu-liang

(China, 2016, 82 min.)

Yi Jie's family works sorting plastic waste from the U.S., Europe, and Asia at a recycling plant in China, where the children discover hidden treasures that give them a glimpse of a different, much richer life.

National Museum of American History

Sun., March 19, 3:30 p.m.

 

Silent

The Red Turtle

(La tortue rouge)

Directed by Michael Dudok de Wit

(France/Belgium/Japan, 2017, 80 min.)

This haunting and magical tale, told wordlessly but eloquently, is a simple fable of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island, and his efforts to survive. The island is populated by birds and crabs and is one day visited by a large sea turtle that seems to have mysterious intentions.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sat., March 25, 3:15 p.m.

West End Cinema

 

Spanish

Colombia: Wild Magic

(Colombia Magia Salvaje)

Directed by Mike Slee

(U.K., 2016, 90 min.)

From majestic mountain ranges with ancient glaciers, virgin jungles, open grasslands and desert plains, to vast rivers and teeming oceans, Colombia is a country with some of the most extraordinary creatures and diverse habitats on earth.

Carnegie Institution for Science

Sun., March 19, 7 p.m.

 

Dark Habits

(Entre tinieblas)

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar

(Spain, 1983, 114 min.)

Following her lover's fatal drug overdose, bolero singer and drug addict Yolanda seeks refuge in the Convent of Humble Redeemers, an enclosure dedicated to the rescue of wayward women with a past in drugs, prostitution and murder. But no redemption is in sight as this haphazardly run convent turns out to house a kitsch collection of vices and sins.

AFI Silver Theatre

Mon., March 13, 9:20 p.m.,

Wed., March 15, 9:20 p.m.

 

Death by a Thousand Cuts

Directed by Jake Kheel and Juan Mejia Botero

(U.S., 2016, 73 min.)

A Dominican park ranger was
found brutally murdered by machete while patrolling
for illegal charcoal production by Haitians farmers. With shocking revelations, this murder becomes
the metaphor for the film's larger story of increasing tension between Haiti and the Dominican Republic over illicit charcoal exploitation and mass deforestation.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Thu., March 23, 6 p.m.

 

High Heels

(Tacones lejanos)

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar

(Spain, 1991, 112 min.)

This colorful blend of kinky sex, melodrama and murder features Victoria Abril as Rebecca, a news anchorwoman whose life turns upside down when her estranged movie-star/singer mother returns after 15 years to discover Rebecca married to one of her old flames. When Rebecca's husband turns up murdered, she confesses in a live telecast. But is she covering for her mother?

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., March 26, 8:45 p.m.,

Thu., March 30, 9:30 p.m.

 

Kika

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar

(Spain, 1993, 114 min.)

This is the type of comedy that only Pedro Almodóvar could make — a daring farce which takes on motherhood, serial killers, reality television, suicide and media sensationalism.

AFI Silver Theatre

Fri., March 31, 9:40 p.m.

 

Labyrinth of Passion

(Laberinto de pasiones)

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar

(Spain, 1982, 100 min.)

Cornily named nymphomaniac Sexilia falls for Riza, the gay son of the Emperor of Tiran (a fictional Middle Eastern state), while Sexilia's psychoanalyst, Susana, has the hots for Sexilia's father, who unfortunately is a sex-averse gynecologist.

AFI Silver Theatre

Tue., March 7, 7 p.m.

 

Matador

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar

(Spain, 1986, 110 min.)

Diego is a former star bullfighter forced into early retirement after being gored by a bull. Maria is a femme fatale lawyer dressed to kill in androgynous business suits. A shared obsession with blood and murder brings the two into an alliance.

AFI Silver Theatre

Tue., March 21, 7 p.m.,

Wed., March 22, 9:25 p.m.

 

Salero

Directed by Mike Plunkett

(Bolivia/U.S., 2015, 76 min.)

Set at the dawn of the modern age on the world's largest salt flat, Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni, the film is seen through the eyes of Moises, one of the last salt gatherers, or "saleros."

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Tue., March 21, 9:30 p.m.

 

Samuel in the Clouds

Directed by Pieter Van Eecke

(Belgium/Bolivia/Netherlands, 2016, 70 min.)

In Bolivia, the glaciers are melting. Samuel, an old ski lift operator, is looking out of a window onto the rooftop of the world, where generations his family lived and worked in the snowy mountains.

Royal Netherlands Embassy

Wed., March 22, 6 p.m.

 

The Shepherd

Directed by Jonathan Cenzual Burley

(Spain, 2016, 105 min.)

Shepherd Anselmo lives a modest but happy life in a remote house on Spain's unforgiving central plain. When he refuses a lucrative offer from a construction company planning to build a new residential complex on his property, his life is turned upside down.

Former Residence of the Spanish Ambassador

Thu., March 16, 6:45 p.m.

 

The Swirl

(El Remolino)

Directed by Laura Herrero Garvín

(Mexico, 2016, 73 min.)

A tiny riverside community in Chiapas, the most flooded region in Mexico, El Remolino strikes a fragile balance between floods intensified by climate change and its natural bounty.

Mexican Cultural Institute

Wed., March 15, 6:45 p.m.

 

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

(Atame!)

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar

(Spain, 1990, 101 min.)

In one of Pedro Almodóvar's most risqué comedies, a newly released mental patient (Antonio Banderas) stalks and kidnaps the object of his obsession — former porn star Marina — and holds her captive until she falls in love with him, in a bizarre case study of Stockholm syndrome.

AFI Silver Theatre

Thu., March 30, 7:20 p.m.

 

What Have I Done to Deserve This?

(Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto?)

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar

(Spain, 1984, 101 min.)

Overworked Gloria takes multiple cleaning jobs to make ends meet. Her unforgiving life is inhabited by a cast of eccentric characters: an abusive taxi-driver husband who schemes to forge Hitler's handwriting, a drug-dealing teenage son who is the actual forger, an unappreciative mother-in-law and a prostitute neighbor who pays Gloria to sit in on sex acts she performs with exhibitionist customers.

AFI Silver Theatre

Tue., March 14, 9:20 p.m.,

Thu., March 16, 9:20 p.m.

 

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

(Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios)

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar

(Spain, 1988, 90 min.)

Dumped by her lover, soap actress Pepa is on a mission to track him down and deliver a message. Along the way, she's distracted by her ditsy friend, who has recently discovered her boyfriend is a terrorist; her ex-lover's son and his crazy mom, out of the asylum and ready for revenge.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sat., March 25, 7:30 p.m.,

Wed., March 29, 9:30 p.m.

 

Turkish

Kedi

Directed by Ceyda Torun

(Turkey/U.S., 2017, 79 min.)

Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they've wandered in and out of people's lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame — and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sat., March 18, 5 p.m.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

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