Films - June 2015

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Korean

Swiss-German


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German

Spanish

Bengali


 Apu Trilogy
Directed by Satyajit Ray
(India, 1960, 105 min.)

By the time "The World of Apu (Apur Sansar)" was released, Satyajit Ray had directed not only the first two Apu films but also the masterpiece "The Music Room" and was well on his way to becoming a legend. This extraordinary final chapter brings our protagonist's journey full circle.

Landmark's E Street Cinema
Opens Fri., June 26


English


Aloft
Directed by Claudia Llosa
(Spain/Canada/France, 2015, 112 min.)

As we follow a mother and her son, we delve into a past marred by an accident that tears them apart (English and French).

Landmark's E Street Cinema
Opens Fri., June 5

 

Cu-Bop: Cuba-New York Music Documentary
Directed by Shinichi Takahashi
(Cuba/Japan, 2014, 109 min.)

Separated by an ocean, two Cuban jazz musicians continue to perform in spite of the difficulties they face (English and Spanish).

AFI Silver Theatre
Fri., June 12, 7 p.m.

 

Cymbeline aka Anarchy
Directed by Michael Almereyda
(U.S., 2015, 97 min.)

Michael Almereyda transposes Shakespeare's romance from Roman Britain to the gritty present, where Cymbeline, King of the Briton Motorcycle Club, must contend with the dirty cops on the local force who run things on both sides of the law, including the slimy Iachimo.

AFI Silver Theatre
Thu., June 25, 6:45 p.m.,
Tue., June 30, 9:20 p.m.

 

Every Last Child
Directed by Tom Roberts
(UAE, Pakistan, 2014, 83 min.)

"Every Last Child" is the dramatic story of five people impacted by the current polio crisis in Pakistan. Taking place on the front line of the fight against the disease, it is a story of sacrifice, fearless determination and sorrow in the face of mistrust, cynicism and violence (English, Urdu and Pushto).

Theater TBA
Opens Fri., June 19

 

God Loves the Fighter
Directed by Damian Marcano
(Trinidad and Tobago, 2013, 104 min.)

King Curtis, a vagrant on the streets of Port of Spain, is constantly ignored by passersby. Charlie, a resident east of the lighthouse, is trying his best to stay on the right path. A chance of redemption presents itself when Dinah, a professional streetwalker, crosses his path in need of help.

AFI Silver Theatre
Fri., June 12, 9:45 p.m.

 

Hamlet
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli
(U.S./U.K./France, 1990, 135 min.)

Franco Zeffirelli directed this energetically realized screen version of "Hamlet" for action star Mel Gibson, who acquits himself admirably as the troubled Prince of Denmark.

AFI Silver Theatre
Sun., June 7, 5:45 p.m.

 

Hamlet
Directed by Michael Almereyda
(U.S., 2000, 112 min.)

Michael Almereyda's visionary, bleeding-edge contemporary re-imagining of "Hamlet" stars Ethan Hawke as the moody prince, a film student in New York whose uncle Claudius has recently assumed control of the family business, Denmark Corp.

AFI Silver Theatre
June 24 to July 1

 

Legends of Ska: Cool & Copasetic
Directed by Brad Klein
(Jamaica, 2014, 102 min.)

Before reggae conquered the world, Jamaica gave the world ska. This exciting and uplifting documentary tells the story of ska music in the words of the musicians themselves.

AFI Silver Theatre
Sat., June 13, 8:30 p.m.

 

A Little Chaos
Directed by Alan Rickman
(U.K., 2015, 112 min.)

Two talented landscape artists become romantically entangled while building a garden in King Louis XIV's palace at Versailles.

Theater TBA
Opens Fri., June 26

 

Looking for Maria Sanchez
(200 Cartas)
Directed by Bruno Irizarry

A struggling Nuyorican comic book artist meets the girl of his dreams one fateful night, but before he can get her number, she vanishes, leaving her locket behind. Knowing only that she lives in Puerto Rico, Raul hops on a plane to find his love (English and Spanish).

AFI Silver Theatre
Sat., June 13, 4 p.m.

 

Madam Bovary
Directed by Sophie Barthes
(Germany/Belgium/U.S., 2015, 118 min.)

In Gustave Flaubert's classic story, a young beauty impulsively marries a small-town doctor to leave her father's pig farm far behind, but after being introduced to the glamorous world of high society, she soon becomes bored with her stodgy husband.

Theater TBA
Opens Fri., June 12

 

My Babushka: Searching Ukrainian Identities
Directed by Barbara Hammer
(U.S., 2001, 53 min.)

Barbara Hammer focuses attention on her own heritage and the developing self-identity of contemporary women in the Ukraine during the difficult post-Glasnost era. Preceded by "Diving Women of Jeju-Do" (South Korea, 2007, 25 min.), a remarkable first-person account of a fascinating yet diminishing community made up of the famous women free divers (haenyo) of South Korea's Jeju province.

National Gallery of Art
Sat., June 27, 3 p.m.

 

Pan! Our Music Odyssey
Directed by Jérôme Guiot and Thierry Teston
(Trinidad and Tobago/France, 2014, 80 min.)

This is the story of the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago, the only new acoustic musical instrument invented in the twentieth century (English, French and Japanese).

AFI Silver Theatre
Sun., June 14, 4 p.m.

 

Pina
Directed by Wim Wenders
(Germany/France/U.K., 2011, 103 min.)

"Dance, dance, or we are lost." Wim Wenders's landmark documentary commemorates the artistic legacy of dancer/choreographer Pina Bausch (multiple languages).

AFI Silver Theatre
Sat., June 27, 1:15 p.m.,
Sun., June 28, 7:45 p.m.

 

Sunshine Superman
Directed by Marah Strauch
(Norway/U.S., 2015)

This heart-racing documentary examines the life of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular, and dangerous, feats of foot-launched human flight.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

 

Survivor
Directed by James McTeigue
(U.S./U.K., 2015, 96 min.)

A Foreign Service Officer in London tries to prevent a terrorist attack set to hit New York, but is forced to go on the run when she is framed for crimes she did not commit.

Theater TBA

 

Testament of Youth
Directed by James Kent
(U.K., 2015, 129 min.)

A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I.

Landmark's E Street Cinema
Fri., June 12

 

The Third Man
Directed by Carol Reed
(U.K., 1949, 104 min.)

An American pulp novelist in postwar Vienna finds himself enmeshed in the hunt for an old friend, now a notorious black marketeer.

AFI Silver Theatre
Opens Fri., June 26

 

The True Cost
Directed by Andrew Morgan

(Multiple countries, 2015, 92 min.)

"The True Cost" is a powerful documentary film that explores the impact of fashion on people and the planet and how the decrease in the price of clothing has increased the human and environmental costs.

Theater TBA

French

 

Tangerines
Directed by Zaza Urushadze
(Estonia/Georgia, 2015, 87 min.)

Set in 1992, during the growing conflict between Georgia and Abkhazian separatists in the wake of the Soviet Union's dissolution, this compassionate tale focuses on two Estonian immigrant farmers who decide to remain in Georgia long enough to harvest their tangerine crop (Estonian, Russian and Georgian).

Landmark's E Street Cinema
Opens Fri., May 1

 

German


About Elly
(Darbareye Elly)
Directed by Asghar Farhadi
(Iran/France, 2015, 119 min.)

Beautiful Sepideh is a friendly young wife and mother with a tendency to stretch the truth to try to make things better. She arranges a weekend getaway with three couples to the seashore, where tragedy suddenly strikes with a mysterious disappearance. Recriminations ensue and relationships are strained (Farsi and German).

Landmark's E Street Cinema
Opens Fri., May 8

 

Japanese


After Winter, Spring
Directed by Judith Lit
(U.S./France, 2013, 75 min.)

Seen through the eyes of family farmers in southwest France, this internationally award-winning film is an intimate portrait of an ancestral way of life under threat in a world increasingly dominated by large-scale industrial agriculture (French and English).

Goethe-Institut
Mon., May 4, 8 p.m.

 

Korean

 

Black Souls
(Anime nere)
Directed by Francesco Munzi
(Italy/France, 2014, 103 min.)

This darkly elegant gangster drama centers on a former narcotics trafficker, now living peacefully as a shepherd, who is drawn back into his family's drug-trade dynasty by his impetuous son.

Angelika Mosaic
Angelika Pop-Up

 

Sign Languages

 

301, 302
Directed by Park Chul-soo
(South Korea, 1995, 100 min.)

The title refers to the apartment numbers of its two heroines. In 301 lives Song, an amateur chef fond of cooking elaborate meals for herself. Across the hall lives Yun, an anorexic writer. When Yun mysteriously disappears, a detective investigates, and a strange relationship between the two women comes to light.

Freer Gallery of Art
Sun., May 17, 2 p.m.

Cart
(Ka-teu)
Directed by Boo Ji-young
(South Korea, 2014, 104 min.)

When several women are unfairly laid off from a big box supermarket, they unionize and fight to get their jobs back — only to be met with everything from legal threats to armed thugs from their corporate opponents.

Freer Gallery of Art
Fri., May 8, 7 p.m.

 

Spanish

 

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
(Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann)
Directed by Felix Herngren
(Sweden, 2013, 114 min.)

Based on the internationally bestselling novel by Jonas Jonasson, a 100-year-old dynamite expert decides it's not too late to start over and escapes the old folks' home to embark on an unexpected journey.

Landmark's E Street Cinema
Opens Fri., May 22

 

Eat Sleep Die
Directed by Gabriela Pichler
(Sweden, 2012, 104 min.)

A young Eastern European immigrant working in Sweden is faced with a painful choice when she's laid off from her factory job in the name of "efficiencies" (Swedish, Serbo-Croatian and Serbian).

AFI Silver Theatre
Wed., May 13, 7:20 p.m.

 

Swedish

 

Dark Star: HR Gigers Welt
Directed by Belinda Sallin
(Switzerland, 2015, 35 min.)

Throughout his life, HR Giger had inhabited the world of the uncanny, a dark universe on the brink of many an abyss. It was the only way this amiable, modest and humorous man was able to keep his fears in check.

Landmark's E Street Cinema
Opens Fri., May 22

 

Swiss-German


Dark Star: HR Gigers Welt
Directed by Belinda Sallin
(Switzerland, 2015, 35 min.)

Throughout his life, HR Giger had inhabited the world of the uncanny, a dark universe on the brink of many an abyss. It was the only way this amiable, modest and humorous man was able to keep his fears in check.

Landmark's E Street Cinema
Opens Fri., May 2

Last Edited on May 29, 2015