Spring 2022 Season – Sunday nights, 7 p.m. (arrive by 6:50) Admission by donation.

Please read the Covid protocols below (updated April 20). There are many subtle and not-so-subtle changes from previous protocols. Here’s the lineup. To find out more about each film, hover over the title, click the underline. May 15. Where Do We Go Now May 22. The Seven Year Itch May 29. Little England June 5.… Continue reading Spring 2022 Season – Sunday nights, 7 p.m. (arrive by 6:50) Admission by donation.

Water

Water – India – English subtitles – 2006 – Drama – 115 min. Director, Deepa Mehta. The year is 1938, and Mahatma Gandhi’s groundbreaking philosophies are sweeping across India, but 8-year-old Chuyia (Sarala), newly widowed, must go to live with other outcast widows on an ashram. Her presence transforms the ashram as she befriends two… Continue reading Water

Fire

Fire, India – English subtitles – Drama – 1996 – 108 min. Director, Deepa Mehta. Banned in India, Fire is the first film to confront lesbianism in a culture adamantly denying such a love could ever exist. “Sita (Nandita Das) and Radha (Shabana Azmi) are two Indian women stuck in loveless marriages. While Sita is… Continue reading Fire

La Chiperita

La Chiperita – Paraguay -Guarani, English subtitles – 2015 – Romance – 62 min. – Director, Hugo Cataldo Barudi Paraguay (about the size of California), is a country of contradictions. Despite a history of poverty and political repression, in a 2017 Positive Experience Index based on global polling data, Paraguay ranked as the “world’s happiest… Continue reading La Chiperita

Moving from Emptiness: The Life and Art of a Zen Dude

Moving from Emptiness: The Life and Art of a Zen Dude – 2014 – Documentary – 69 min. Directors, Jerry Hartleben, Shaeri Richards. Where does creativity come from? Zen calligraphic painter Alok Hsu Kwang-han proposes that it arises from emptiness, from that silent space where the intelligence prior to thought resides. Armed with rice paper,… Continue reading Moving from Emptiness: The Life and Art of a Zen Dude

Bustin’ Down the Door

Bustin’ Down the Door – 2008 – Surf Documentary – 95 min – Director, Jeremy Gosch. Bustin’ Down The Door is a 2008 documentary film chronicling the rise of professional surfing in the early 1970s. The film follows a group of young surfers from Australia and South Africa, including Shaun Tomson, Wayne ‘Rabbit’ Bartholomew, Ian… Continue reading Bustin’ Down the Door

Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie

Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie – USA – 2009 – Documentary – 87 min. Director, Michelle Esrick. If you’ve never heard of Wavy Gravy, where were you in the 60’s & early 70″s? The man was everywhere. “Young Wavy (then known as Hugh Romney) was in the Beat Poet circuit, hanging out with Lenny… Continue reading Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie

Apartment, The

Apartment, The – USA – 1960 – Drama/Comedy – 125 min. Director. Billy Wilder. The Apartment (1960) is producer/director Billy Wilder’s bittersweet, heart-rending tragi-comedy/drama of a compliant insurance clerk (Lemmon) who secretly lends out his apartment to other company executives for adulterous sexual affairs and liaisons. Tim Dirks Filmsite Billy Wilder’s classic Manhattan-based romantic comedy… Continue reading Apartment, The