Films - November 2014

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Italian

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French

Japanese

Swedish

Arabic

 Abd El Kader

Directed by Salem Brahimi

(Algeria, 2014, 96 min.)

This documentary tells the story of Abd El Kader, an Algerian national legend who fought bravely for the freedom of his country against one of the most advanced armies in Europe (Arabic, French and English).

Goethe-Institut

Sat., Nov. 1, 4 p.m.,

Sun., Nov. 2, 3 p.m.

Challat of Tunis

Directed by Kaouther Ben Hania

(Tunisia/France, 2013, 90 min.)

In this satire-filled mockumentary, a man lurks the streets of Tunis on a moped with a razorblade in hand, slashing the most beautiful derrieres of women strolling along the city's sidewalks. Is he a religious nut, a member of al-Qaeda? After the revolution, one woman sets out to track him down.

Goethe-Institut

Sat., Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m.,

Sun., Nov. 2, 5 p.m.

Ghadi

Directed by Amin Dora

(Lebanon, 2014, 100 min.)

A music instructor who resides in a traditional Lebanese costal town with his childhood sweetheart convinces the villagers that his newly born son is an angel and only makes noise when one of them commits an indiscretion.

AMC Mazza Gallerie

Fri., Nov. 7, 8:45 p.m.,

Sat., Nov. 8, 8:30 p.m.

Giraffada

Directed by Rani Massalha

(France/Germany/Italy/Palestine, 2013, 85 min.)

Inspired by a true story, a 10-year-old boy living in the West Bank is so enamored of the two giraffes at the Qalqilya Zoo that he can communicate with them, but when one of them is killed in an airstrike, he is determined to bring in a new mate from a safari park in Israel.

Goethe-Institut

Sat., Nov. 1, 2 p.m.

AMC Mazza Gallerie

Sat., Nov. 8, 2:30 p.m.

The Proof

Directed by Amor Hakkar

(Algeria/France, 2013, 93 min.)

Ali, a taxi driver in Algeria, finds out he is infertile. When he's accused by a young woman of being the father of her unborn child and his wife leaves him, Ali can either reveal his infertility or live with his alleged infidelity.

Embassy of France

Fri., Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m.

AMC Mazza Gallerie

Sun., Nov. 9, 2 p.m.

Sotto Voce

Directed by Kamal Kamal

(Morocco/United Arab Emirates, 2014, 94 min.)

In 1958 French-occupied Algeria, a chorale of young deaf-mutes kill their abusive medical director. To save them from the death penalty reserved for those who kill a Frenchman and to protect this exceptional chorus, a speech-language pathologist flees with the pupils to the dangerous Algerian Moroccan border (Arabic and French).

Goethe-Institut

Sat., Nov. 1, 8:30 p.m.

AMC Mazza Gallerie

Sat., Nov. 8, 4:30 p.m.

Villa 69

Directed by Ayten Amin

(Egypt, 2013, 120 min.)

A bad-tempered man loves the company of women, and while he battles with his interfering sister, he slowly comes to bond with his sister's son who helps him with his own romantic issues.

Goethe-Institut

Sun., Nov. 2, 7 p.m.

AMC Mazza Gallerie

Sun., Nov. 9, 4 p.m.

Czech

 The Apple Game

(Hra o jablko)

Directed by Vera Chytilová

(Czechoslovakia, 1977, 100 min.)

A young doctor at a maternity clinic fancies himself a Don Juan, enjoying numerous trysts, but after one of his current lovers becomes pregnant, the doctor considers settling down into marriage.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., Nov. 23, 5:15 p.m.

Daisies

(Sedmikrásky)

Directed by Vera Chytilová

(Czechoslovakia, 1966, 76 min.)

In this absurdist, anarchist farce, two young women, both named Marie, decide that the state of society is beneath contempt and stage a series of pranks to signal their refusal to take any of its institutions seriously.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., Nov. 2, 7 p.m.,

Tue., Nov. 4, 7 p.m.

Every Young Man

(Kazdy mlady muz)

Directed by Pavel Jurácek

(Czechoslovakia, 1966, 83 min.)

A soldier's life under socialism is the focus of this absurdist drama in two parts (preceded by "The Uninvited Guest" (1969, 22 min.) about a boorish official who makes himself at home in a young couple's flat).

American University Doyle and Forman Theater

Fri., Nov. 7, 7 p.m.

Fruit of Paradise

(Ovoce stromu rajských jíme)

Directed by Vera Chytilová

(Czechoslovakia/Belgium, 1970, 99 min.)

In this hallucinatory deconstruction of the Adam and Eve story, a serpent-like, red-suited serial killer, Robert, comes in between Eva and her husband Josef.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m.,

Mon., Nov. 10, 7 p.m.

Leaving

(Odcházení)

Directed by Václav Havel

(Czech Republic, 2011, 94 min.)

In 2008, Václav Havel returned to the theater with a new play, "Leaving," in which an ex-government official tries to reenter his former life. (This film version premiered shortly before his death in December 2011.)

American University Doyle and Forman Theater

Fri., Nov. 14, 7 p.m.

Panel Story

(Panelstory aneb Jak se rodí sídliste)

Directed by Vera Chytilová

(Czechoslovakia, 1980, 96 min.)

Vera Chytilová explores in intimate detail the chaotic lives of the inhabitants of a generic Communist-bloc high-rise housing estate, the regimented dwelling spaces within the sprawling expanse of gray concrete representing only the barest semblance of order in their dismal day-to-day lives.

AFI Silver Theatre

Mon., Nov. 17, 7 p.m.

A Report on the Party and the Guests

(O slavnosti a hostech)

Directed by Jan Nemec

(Czechoslovakia, 1966, 68 min.)

A pleasant afternoon outing is cut short when a few pushy intruders force a group of friends to play a round of ridiculous party games (preceded by "The Mist" (1966, 28 min.) about Prague's celebrated Theatre on the Balustrade as a center for experimentation, mime and theater of the absurd).

American University Doyle and Forman Theater

Sun., Nov. 9, 4:30 p.m.

The Very Late Afternoon of a Faun

(Faunovo velmi pozdní odpoledne)

Directed by Vera Chytilová

(Czechoslovakia, 1983, 99 min.)

An aging Don Juan realizes that, at this point in his life, he enjoys the pursuit of new sexual conquests much more than sex itself — and perhaps that has been true for a long time.

AFI Silver Theatre

Mon., Nov. 24, 7 p.m.

English

Awake: The Life of Yogananda

Directed by Paola di Florio and Lisa Leeman

(U.S., 2014, 87 min.)

"Awake" is the unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s.

West End Cinema

 

Before I Go to Sleep

Directed by Rowan Joffe

(U.K/France/Sweden, 92 min.)

A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.

Area theaters

Citizenfour

Directed by Laura Poitras

(Germany/U.S., 2014, 114 min.)

In this never-before-seen, riveting first-person account of the NSA spy leaks, Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald meet with whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, where he gives them documents showing widespread abuses of power by the National Security Administration.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

The Haunting

Directed by Robert Wise

(U.S./U.K., 1963, 112 min.)

Robert Wise's iconic haunted house film, based on Shirley Jackson's novel "The Haunting of Hill House," still sets the standard for atmospheric fright-making, inducing the viewer to imagine more than what's shown.

AFI Silver Theatre

Nov. 16 to 20

Kill the Messenger

Directed by Michael Cuesta

(U.S., 2014, 112 min.)

A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Point and Shoot

Directed by Marshall Curry

(U.S., 2014, 83 min.)

An American sets out with his motorbike to find both adventure and his sense of manhood, leading him on an extraordinary journey he could not have imagined, including fighting in the Libyan Revolution.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Opens Fri., Nov. 28

Rocks in My Pockets

Directed by Signe Baumane

(U.S./Latvia, 2014, 88 min.)

In the new animated gem "Rocks in My Pockets," Latvian-born artist and filmmaker Signe Baumane tells five fantastical tales based on the courageous women in her family and their battles with madness.

Angelika Pop-Up

Rosewater

Directed by Jon Stewart

(U.S., 2014, 103 min.)

A journalist is detained in Iran for more than 100 days and brutally interrogated in prison.

Angelika Mosaic

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Opens Fri., Nov. 14

Sleepy Hollow

Directed by Tim Burton

(U.S./Germany, 1999, 105 min.)

Adapting Washington Irving's classic short story for the big screen, filmmaker Tim Burton brings his trademark eccentricities to this visually lush gothic fairy tale that stars Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane, an unorthodox New York City detective sent to investigate a series of strange murders.

AFI Silver Theatre

Wed., Nov. 5, 9:30 p.m.

The Theory of Everything

Directed by James Marsh

(U.K., 2014, 123 min.)

This romantic drama centers on the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife, exploring the excitement of the 1960s for Stephen as he studies at Cambridge University and falls passionately in love with arts student Jane Wilde (English and French).

Angelika Mosaic

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Opens Fri., Nov. 14

Watchers of the Sky

Directed by Edet Belzberg

(U.S./Netherlands/France/Chad/Rwanda, 2014, 120 min.)

After experiencing the barbarity of the Holocaust firsthand, Polish-Jewish lawyer Raphael Lemkin devotes his life to convincing the international community that there must be legal retribution for mass atrocities targeted at minorities.

Angelika Pop-Up

French

Certified Halal

(Certifiée Halal)

Directed by Mahmoud Zemmouri

(Algeria/France, 2014, 90 min.)

In southern Algeria, two processions collide at the tomb of the local mystic and amidst the confusion, two brides are switched (French and Arabic).

AMC Mazza Gallerie

Fri., Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m.,

Sun., Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m.

Diplomacy

(Diplomatie)

Directed by Volker Schlöndorff

(France/Germany, 2014, 84 min.)

As the Allies march toward Paris in the summer of 1944, Hitler gives orders that the French capital should not fall into enemy hands, or if it does, then "only as a field of rubble." However, on Aug. 25, Swedish Consul General Raoul Nordling steals into German headquarters through a secret underground tunnel and there starts a tension-filled game of cat and mouse as Nordling tries to persuade German Gen. Dietrich von Choltitzto abandon his plan.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Opens Fri., Nov. 21

Flight of the Red Balloon

(Le voyage du ballon rouge)

Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien

(France/Taiwan, 2007, 115 min.)

Hou Hsiao-hsien abandons his usual Taiwanese settings for a modern-day look at the City of Light in this lovely, ephemeral, and at times experimental update of the classic 1959 French children's short "The Red Balloon."

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., Nov. 23, 11:45 a.m.,

Tue., Nov. 25, 9:30 p.m.

Rock the Casbah

Directed by Laila Marrakchi

(France/Morocco, 2013, 100 min.)

Set in a lavish villa in Tangier, "Rock the Casbah" unfolds over the three days of mourning following the death of a major family patriarch, but the solemnity of the occasion is disrupted by the unexpected return of the rebellious youngest daughter who left Morocco, against her father's wishes, seeking an acting career in the United States (French and Arabic).

Embassy of France

Fri., Nov. 7, 8:45 p.m.

AMC Mazza Gallerie

Sat., Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m.

Rue Mandar

Directed by Idit Cébula

(France, 2013, 95 min.)

Take a traditional Jewish funeral whose rituals no one can quite recall. Mix in a Yiddishkeit setting in a predominantly Sephardic Jewish community. Add one of the most beautiful cities in the world as your location, and what you get is this charmingly dramedy.

Washington DCJCC

Wed., Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Hebrew

Footsteps in Jerusalem

Multiple directors

(Israel, 2013, 90 min.)

Considered by MoMA as one of the most innovative films of 2013, "Footsteps in Jerusalem" is an anthology of ten short films that collectively offer an evocative portrait of the city — its diversity, complexity and rapid transformation.

Washington DCJCC

Tue., Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m.

Indonesian

Bitter Honey

Directed by Robert Lemelson

(U.S., 2014, 81 min.)

Bali is world famous as a tourist paradise but for some Balinese women the reality is more troubling. Approximately 10 percent of Balinese families are polygamous, and men in these unions often take multiple brides without their spouse's consent.

West End Cinema

Opens Fri., Nov. 7

Italian

China Is Near

(La Cina e vicina)

Directed by Marco Bellocchio

(Italy, 1967, 110 min.)

This beautiful black-and-white follow-up to "Fists in the Pocket" is both a biting satire of the bourgeoisie and leftist politics and a clever comedy of manners, as a pair of working-class lovers schemes to marry into the same rich family (preceded by "Let's Discuss" (1969, 24 min.) in which a group of students invades a clasroon spouting Maoist slogans).

National Portrait Gallery

Sat., Nov. 22, 2 p.m.

The Conviction

(La condanna)

Directed by Marco Bellocchio

(Italy/France/Switzerland, 1991, 90 min.)

An architect and his student, seemingly trapped in a gallery after hours, are aroused by the art that surrounds them and a complex psychodrama unfolds.

National Portrait Gallery

Sat., Nov. 22, 5 p.m.

Devil in the Flesh

(Diavolo in corpo)

Directed by Marco Bellocchio

(Italy/France, 1986, 114 min.)

Still in high school, teenager Andrea begins a torrid affair with twenty-something Giulia, the impulsive, possibly deranged daughter of a wealthy family.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., Nov. 2, 8:45 p.m.,

Wed., Nov. 5, 7:15 p.m.

Dormant Beauty

(Bella addormentata)

Directed by Marco Bellocchio

(Italy/France, 2012, 115 min.)

Italy's real-life Eluana Englaro case, where a young woman injured in a car accident lived in a vegetative state for 17 years while her father fought to have the plug pulled, is the backdrop for this thought-provoking drama.

AFI Silver Theatre

Mon., Nov. 24, 7:05 p.m.

Fists in the Pocket

(I pugni in tasca)

Directed by Marco Bellocchio

(Italy, 1965, 105 min.)

Set in the claustrophobic household of a blind widow and her four grown children, a family negotiates their life together in picturesque seclusion, until one son decides he must save his "normal" brother from the rest of the family.

National Portrait Gallery

Sat., Nov. 1, 4:30 p.m.

Good Morning, Night

(Buongiorno, notte)

Directed by Marco Bellocchio

(Italy, 2003, 106 min.)

The 1978 Aldo Moro kidnapping, where the former prime minister was kidnapped and killed by Red Brigade terrorists, receives an imaginatively nightmarish retelling from the master of psycho-political filmmaking, Marco Bellocchio.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., Nov. 23, 9:45 p.m.,

Wed., Nov. 26, 7 p.m.

A Leap in the Dark

(Salto nel vuoto)

Directed by Marco Bellocchio

(Italy/France/W. Germany, 1980, 120 min.)

Judge Mauro, raised by his older sister Marta, owes his success in the world to her self-sacrifice. Now approaching middle age, Marta has begun to suffer from depression, so Mauro introduces Marta to an acquaintance of his.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., Nov. 9, 9:30 p.m.,

Thu., Nov. 13, 9:45 p.m.

My Mother's Smile

(L'ora di religione (Il sorriso di mia madre))

Directed by Marco Bellocchio

(Italy, 2002, 105 min.)

A successful artist, children's author and devout atheist is outraged to learn that his late mother, with whom he had a stormy relationship, has been nominated by the church for canonization as a saint.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sat., Nov. 15, 11:45 a.m.,

Sun., Nov. 16, 6:45 p.m.

The Nanny

(La balia)

Directed by Marco Bellocchio

(Italy, 1999, 106 min.)

In early 20th-century Rome, a professor and his wife welcome the birth of a baby boy, but when mother and baby fail to bond, the father hires a wet nurse whom he discovers in handcuffs at the train station, having been sentenced for deportation as a political subversive.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., Nov. 6, 11 a.m.,

Tue., Nov. 18, 7 p.m.

Slap the Monster on Page One

(Sbatti il mostro in prima pagina)

Directed by Marco Bellocchio

(Italy/France, 1972, 90 min.)

After a rightwing newspaper's offices are attacked by demonstrating anarchists, its vengeful publisher orchestrates a smear campaign against the movement's student leader, eventually framing him for the murder of a fellow student.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sat., Nov. 1, 12:30 p.m.,

Mon., Nov. 3, 7 p.m.

Sorelle Mai

Directed by Marco Bellocchio

(Italy, 2011, 110 min.)

Shooting on his home turf in the province of Piacenza over the course of 10 years, Marco Bellocchio composes a family saga in a diary-like fashion, casting several family members, including his daughter, wife and son.

National Portrait Gallery

Sat., Nov. 29, 4 p.m.

Vincere

Directed by Marco Bellocchio

(Italy/France, 2009, 128 min.)

This masterful and moody historical biopic recounts the strange, sad story of Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini's first wife and child.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., Nov. 23, 7:15 p.m.,

Tue., Nov. 25, 7 p.m.

The Wedding Director

(Il regista di matrimony)

Directed by Marco Bellocchio

(Italy, 2006, 105 min.)

Invited by the Prince of Gravina to tape the arranged marriage of his daughter, a film director hiding out in a Sicilian town falls madly in love with the bride-to-be in this madcap comedy.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., Nov. 9, 11:45 a.m.,

Wed., Nov. 12, 9:15 p.m.

Japanese

Café Lumiere

(Kôhî jikô)

Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien

(Japan/Taiwan, 2003, 103 min.)

"Coffee, Time and Light" is the original title of Hou's gentle tribute to Yasujiro Ozu, which seamlessly weaves those three themes into a meditative look at love — or the absence of it — in contemporary Tokyo.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sat., Nov. 22, 11:45 a.m.,

Mon., Nov. 24, 9 p.m.

Mandarin

Black Coal, Thin Ice

(Bai ri yan huo)

Directed by Diao Yinan

(China, 2014, 106 min.)

Five years after a botched arrest for a grisly murder, an ex-cop on the skids stumbles back onto his old case in this "Fargo"-like noir compulsion and doom in the wintry coal-belt of northern China.

Freer Gallery of Art

Fri., Nov. 14, 7 p.m.

The Boys from Fengkuei

Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien

(Taiwan, 1983, 102 min.)

Hou Hsiao-hsien's fourth feature is strikingly emblematic of the shift in Taiwanese cinema toward greater naturalism and stories dealing with youth and provincial life. The film follows three bored teenagers who move from the small island of Fengkuei to the port of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan, exposing a whole social stratum dispossessed of the Taiwanese economic dream.

Freer Gallery of Art

Sun., Nov. 9, 1 p.m.

Cut Out the Eyes

Directed by Xu Tong

(China, 2014, 80 min.)

Xu Tong's documentary presents a vibrant portrait of folk and popular culture in inner Mongolia, as an itinerant performer presents boisterous, musically infused epic poems recounting his life's travails.

Freer Gallery of Art

Fri., Nov. 7, 7 p.m.

Daughter of the Nile

(Ni luo he nu er)

Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien

(Taiwan, 1987, 91 min.)

A young woman and her brother float along the periphery of the Taipei underworld in this intriguing blend of gangster tale and introspective drama (preceded by the documentary "Hou Hsiao-hsien: About Myself" (2013, 29 min.)).

Freer Gallery of Art

Sun., Nov. 16, 2 p.m.

Dust in the Wind

(Lian lian feng chen)

Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien

(Taiwan, 1986, 109 min.)

Two young people quit school and move from their mountain village to find jobs in Taipei, expecting to marry, but typical of Hsiao-Hsien Hou's tender distance, we never see them being lovers; we see them being young, vulnerable and extremely delicate. He finds work with a printer, she as a seamstress, but neither finds happiness or heart in Taipei (Mandarin, Cantonese and Min Nan).

Freer Gallery of Art

Sun., Nov. 2, 1 p.m.

The Green, Green Grass of Home

(Zai na he pan qing cao qing)

Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien

(Taiwan, 1982, 90 min.)

Hong Kong crooner Kenny Bee plays an idealistic teacher assigned to a remote rural village, where he courts a colleague. Ostensibly at the helm of a romantic comedy, Hou steadfastly ignores the genre's conventions and turns his attention from his leads to their pupils, a gaggle of distractingly cute children, and the serene beauty of the village surroundings.

Freer Gallery of Art

Sun., Nov. 2, 3:30 p.m.

A Summer at Grandpa's

(Dong dong de jia qi)

Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien

(Taiwan, 1984, 94 min.)

While their mother is hospitalized, two city kids spend a summer in the countryside where the young brother and sister try to adapt to their much slower surroundings, even trading in a remote-control toy car for a pet turtle in this gentle, assured film (Mandarin, Hakka and Shanghainese).

Freer Gallery of Art

Sun., Nov. 9, 3:30 p.m.

Three Times

(Zui hao de shi guang)

Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien

(France/Taiwan, 2005, 120 min.)

Three time periods, two lead roles, and one eternal love come together in this Proustian film set to Hou Hsiao-hsien's intricate rhythms and becalmed beauty. The film moves across the history of Taiwan — and the arc of the director's career — to explore the memory of love in the best and worst of times (Mandarin and Min Nan).

Freer Gallery of Art

Fri., Nov. 21, 7 p.m.

A Time to Live, A Time to Die

(Tong nien wang shi)

Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien

(Taiwan, 1985, 138 min.)

In this eloquently simple autobiographical film set and filmed in the village of the director's youth, little Ah-ha's family has moved from Kwangtun Province in China to try on life in Taiwan in 1947 (Mandarin and Hakka).

AFI Silver Theatre

Sat., Nov. 15, 12:15 p.m.,

Thu., Nov. 20, 6:45 p.m.

Portuguese

Bossa Nova the Brazilian Music that Charmed the World

Directed by Bret Primack and Kev Avis

(Brazil, 2014, 60 min.)

This documentary celebrates the collaboration of Brazilian and American musicians that popularized the rhythmic, seductive bossa nova groove.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Sat., Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m.,

Mon., Nov. 3, 10 p.m.,

Tue., Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m.

Brazilian Western

(Faroeste cabocio)

Directed by René Sampaio

(Brazil, 2013, 108 min.)

João, an ordinary Brazilian, leaves his hometown for Brasília in search of a better life but, while working as a carpenter, gets involved with drug trafficking and the daughter of a senator.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Sat., Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.,

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

Thu., Nov. 6, 10 p.m.

Children of the Amazon

(Crianças do Amazonas)

Directed by Denise Zmerkhol

(Brazil, 2008, 72 min.)

Brazilian filmmaker/photographer Denise Zmekhol travels to the heart of the Amazon rainforest in search of the indigenous children she photographed 15 years earlier.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Sun., Nov. 2, 10 p.m.,

Mon., Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m.,

Wed., Nov. 5, 5:30 p.m.

The Day's with Him

(Os Dias com Ele)

Directed by Maria Clara Escobar

(Brazil/Portugal, 2014, 107 min.)

In this documentary, Maria Clara Escobar explores the unknown past of her father, an intellectual, imprisoned and tortured during Brazil's military dictatorship.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Sat., Nov. 1, 10 p.m.,

Mon., Nov. 3, 5:30 p.m.,

Wed., Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Dominguinhos

Directed by Mariana Aydar

(Brazil, 2014, 84 min.)

This documentary explores the life of Dominguinhos (1941-2013), an accordion player, composer and singer, juxtaposing excerpts from his concerts with features of important Brazilian singers.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Mon., Nov. 3, 3 p.m.,

Tue., Nov. 4, 10 p.m.,

Thu., Nov. 6, 5:30 p.m.

Maria Bethânia Music is Perfume

Directed by Georges Gachot

(Brazil, 2005, 82 min.)

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Tue., Nov. 4, 5:30 p.m.,

Thu., Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Teen's Confessions

(Confissões de Adolescente)

Directed by Daniel Filho

(Brazil, 2014, 100 min.)

Paulo, who is going through a financial crisis, is having trouble keeping up his lifestyle. His four teenage daughters decide to help out so they can stay in their fancy neighborhood as they face the challenges of adolescence.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Sun., Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.,

Wed., Nov. 5, 10 p.m.

The Way He Looks

(Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho)

Directed by Daniel Ribeiro

(Brazil, 2014, 95 min.)

Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend Giovana and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Opens Fri., Nov. 7

Silent

Dracula

Directed by George Melford

(U.S., 1931, 104 min.)

Horror aficionados have long sung the praises of Universal's 1931 Spanish language version of "Dracula," shot simultaneously and on the same sets as Tod Browning's celebrated English-language original starring Bela Lugosi.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sat., Nov. 1, 9:30 p.m.

Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

Directed by D.W. Griffith

(U.S., 1916, 183 min.)

Strange, sentimental and stirring, D.W. Griffith's epic extravaganza tells four stories across four millennia, each illustrating the destructiveness of mankind's hatred and intolerance.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., Nov. 2, 2 p.m.

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

(U.K., 1927, 68 min.)

A killer stalks a London neighborhood, murdering fair-haired lovelies every Tuesday night for the past several months and leaving behind a mysterious calling card signed "The Avenger" in Alfred Hitchcock's first thriller.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sat., Nov. 1, 3 p.m.

The Mark of Zorro

Directed by Fred Niblo

(U.S., 1920, 107 min.)

In the Old California of New Spain, a masked swordsman combats the tyranny of Capitán Juan Ramon.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sat., Nov. 8, 7:45 p.m.

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror

Directed by F.W. Murnau

(Germany, 1922, 85 min.)

Casting a long and terrifying shadow over the genre, German silent film master F.W. Murnau's uncredited appropriation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" set the standard for all vampire flicks to come.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sat., Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.


Vampyr

Directed by Carl Theordor Dreyer

(Germany/France, 1932, 75 min.)

Danish master Carl Theodor Dreyer's singular horror film traces a young man's dawning realization that the mysterious doings in the village of Courtempierre in fact have a supernatural

explanation — a withered old crone of a vampire is preying upon the local populace.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sat., Nov. 1, 5 p.m.

Swedish

Force Majeure

(Turist)

Directed by Ruben Östlund

(Sweden/France/Denmark/Norway, 118 min.)

A family on a ski holiday in the French Alps find themselves staring down an avalanche during lunch one day; in the aftermath, their dynamic has been shaken to its core, with a question mark hanging over their patriarch in particular (Swedish and English).

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Opens Fri., Nov. 7

Last Edited on October 31, 2014

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