All films at 5:30pm unless otherwise noted.
The best in art, documentary, foreign language, and independent films presented in high definition digital image. This series is brought to you in partnership with WRVO.
November 5-9 at 5:30pm
White Bird in a Blizzard
Directed by Gregg Araki
Starring Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni
USA - Rated R - 91 minutes
Magnolia Pictures Website
Kat Connors (Shailene Woodley) is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother, Eve (Eva Green), a beautiful, enigmatic, and haunted woman, disappears - just as Kat is discovering and relishing her newfound sexuality. Having lived for so long in a stifled, emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, Brock (Christopher Meloni), for the loss. In fact, it's almost a relief. But as time passes, Kat begins to come to grips with how deeply Eve's disappearance has affected her. Returning home on a break from college, she finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother's departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it...
"Intriguing and haunting." Anthony Kaufman, Screen International
"Sexy, hilarious, brutal, and haunting all at once." - Indiewire
"Heady, intoxicating... "Eva Green melts the screen." - The Playlist
"Eva Green goes deliciously unhinged." Peter Debruge, Variety
November 12-16 at 5:30pm
Last Days in Vietnam
A documentary film directed Rory Kennedy
USA - NR - 98 minutes
American Experience Films / PBS Website
During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbles. The United States has only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. As Communist victory becomes inevitable and the U.S. readies to withdraw, some Americans begin to consider the certain imprisonment and possible death of their South Vietnamese allies, co-workers, and friends. Meanwhile, the prospect of an official evacuation of South Vietnamese becomes terminally delayed by Congressional gridlock and the inexplicably optimistic U.S. Ambassador. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, a number of heroic Americans take matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many South Vietnamese lives as possible.
CRITICS PICK! "Vital, illuminating, and terrifying... This film is stellar, a dead-on stare at the moments this country tries not to remember." - Village Voice
CRITICS PICK! "Brings clarity to an endgame many would rather forget" - Time Out New York
"Eye-opening and at times thrilling!" - NY Daily News
"Riveting, wrenching and extraordinarily important." - Rogerebert.com
"A masterpiece" - New Yorker Magazine
Dates and times subject to change. Check weekly listings.