New Spring 2020 Season- 2 nights! Wednesdays, AND alternate Thursdays. Starting March 11. All shows are at the Roxy. Still 7 p.m. Admission by donation.

Starting March 11, there will be two parallel series – the usual Foreign Film Festival will be every other Wednesday night, AND a new English-language Festival will begin March 19. So a movie every week – Wednesdays one week, Thursdays the next. Here’s the lineup – detailed information below. WEDNESDAYS……………………….THURSDAYS Support SAGA (SAnctuary GAbriola) by… Continue reading New Spring 2020 Season- 2 nights! Wednesdays, AND alternate Thursdays. Starting March 11. All shows are at the Roxy. Still 7 p.m. Admission by donation.

March 11, APARAJITO (the Unvanquished)

1956, Bengal, India. 2nd film in the Apu Trilogy, which critics consider the greatest trilogy of all time.  We saw the first film Pather Panchali, last fall. The family’s finances are still precarious. After his father dies there, Apu and his mother Sarbajaya come back to a village in Bengal. Despite unrelenting poverty, Apu manages… Continue reading March 11, APARAJITO (the Unvanquished)

April 8, CHERRY BLOSSOMS

2008, GERMANY/JAPAN  A thoughtful meditation on the fragility of life; a celebration of the powerful, enduring strength of love; a tender tale of cultural crossings and a double portrait of grief; an exquisitely acted and visually stunning German film which vividly conveys the beauty and profundity of impermanence. English subtitles

April 22, TANNA

2016. Vanuatu. On the Pacific island of Vanuatu, one of the world’s last true tribal societies was persuaded by documentary filmmakers to recreate a story from their past. These people had never seen a camera, let alone a movie, yet their tale (echoes of Romeo & Juliet) is wonderfully acted amid stunning scenery. English Subtitles

May 20, ADAM’S RIB

1990 Russia It’s the last bleak days of the Soviet Union, where 4 women from 3 generations try to coexist in one tiny Moscow apartment. A celebration of Grandma’s birthday transforms melodrama into farce as the women and their men squeeze around the same table. English Subitles.

The Lunchbox

The Lunchbox – India – 2014 – Comedy/Romance.  “The Lunchbox is the kind of picture that envelopes you like a warm blanket, charming you with its slow-building affection and life-altering curries.” Jess Lomas, Quickflix Middle class housewife Ila hopes that this new recipe will finally arouse some kind of reaction from her neglectful husband. She prepares a special lunchbox… Continue reading The Lunchbox