smARTfilms: Love in Any Language

Tue, Feb. 13, 2018 7:30pm — 9:30am | Add this to Calendar

Curated and hosted by tj faddis

Join us Tuesday nights in the BIMA Auditorium for a curated selection of films.

Series Pass$42 Member | $50 Non-Member
Single Tickets: 
$10 Member | $12 Non-Member | FREE - Students w/ valid ID

February 13 - Intimate Strangers (France)
February 20 - Nora's Will (Mexico)
February 27 - The Wedding Plan (Israel)
March 6 - Girl on the Bridge (France)
March 13 - Let Yourself Go (Italy)

Dinner seating in Bistro begins at 5:30 PM. (Reservations recommended - 206-451-4011)
Auditorium opens at 7:00 PM
Movies begin at 7:30 PM


February 13:

Intimate Strangers (2004)


French with subtitles.

In this provocative love story masked as a suspense thriller, a beautiful Parisian woman opens the wrong door and steps into a dizzying psychological mystery that will forever change two lives.  “A sophisticated fairy tale.  It proposes that you can make an extraordinarily satisfying comedy without writing a single joke.” - Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine



February 20:

Nora's Will (2010)


Spanish with subtitles.

When his ex-wife Nora dies right before Passover, Jose is forced to stay with her body until she can be properly put to rest.  He soon realizes he is part of Nora’s plan to bring her family back together for one last Passover feast.  But she missed something - a mysterious photograph will lead to an unexpected outcome which will remind us that sometimes the greatest love stories are hidden in the smallest places.  “In her feature film debut, Mexican writer/direct Mariana Chenillo has woven a genuine charmer, tartly funny and irreverent yet warm and poignant - a testament to enduring love.” - Toronto Star



February 27:

The Wedding Plan (2017)



Hebrew with subtitles.

At age 32, Michal is finally looking forward to the comfort and security of marriage, when she is blindsided by her fiance’s decision to call off the wedding with only 1 month notice.  Unwilling to return to lonely single life, Michal puts her trust in fate and continues with her wedding plans (booking the hall, shopping for the wedding dress), believing Mr. Right will appear by her chosen date.  “In a complicated role, the excellent Noa Koler exudes a flighty confidence:  For all her nuptial-related anxieties, Michal is completely comfortable with who she is - another tipoff that this ordinary-sounding movie is actually pretty special.” - NY TIMES



March 6:

Girl on the Bridge (1999)

English/French with subtitles.

A fading entertainer intervenes when a woman contemplates suicide, and a strange, unpredictable relationship continues after she joins his knife-throwing act.



March 13:

Let Yourself Go (2017)


Italian with subtitles.

Toni Servillo (THE GREAT BEAUTY) stars as a psychoanalyst who lives a comfortable and rather self-centered existence from his ex-wife, who lives in a flat on the same floor in his apartment building, and with whom he is still secretly in love.  Instructed to lose some weight by his doctor, he obtains a Spanish personal trainer, Claudia, a single mother with an unhinged criminal ex-boyfriend, who tries to breathe new energy into his tired, predictable life.


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