Jan. 10 - Jun. 27, 2017 7:00pm — 9:30pm | Add this to Calendar

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

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



New World Cinema Sampler

Curated & Hosted by tj faddis


June 6:


“The Color of Paradise” (1999)

Iranian drama
Grand Prize winner at the Montreal Film Festival
85% critical rating / PG / 90 minutes



Young Mohammad joyfully returns to his tiny village on summer vacation from the Institute for the Blind, unaware of his widowed father's intention to disown him in order to win the hand - and dowry - of a local woman. With the wedding swiftly approaching, Mohammad's future hangs precariously in the balance as his father struggles against his destiny, unable to see the wonder of life and love that's so clear to his son. Life-affirming, transcendent, exquisitely photographed.


June 13:


“Things To Come” (2016)

French drama
Winner - Best Director at Berlin Int’l Film Festival & Actress of the Year at London Critics Film Awards
88% critical rating / Not Rated / subtitled / 102 minutes 



Stars Isabelle Huppert (she was Oscar-nominated for another film, ELLE, this same year)

What happens when the life you’ve worked so hard to build falls apart all at once? Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) is a philosophy teacher with a seemingly settled existence, juggling a rich life of the mind with the day-to-day demands of career and family—including frequent visits to her drama queen mother. But beginning with the bombshell revelation that her husband of 25 years is leaving her, one by one the pillars of Nathalie’s life start to crumble. For the first time in ages, she finds herself adrift, but also with a newfound sense of liberation. With nothing to hold her back, Nathalie sets out to define this new phase of her life and to rediscover herself.  “THINGS TO COME holds us completely. A life is unfolding here, under our eyes, and we never lose sight of how special that is.” - Kenneth Turan, LA Times


June 20:


“Wild Tales” (2014)

6 short films about apocalyptic revenge - Argentina
Nominated - Best Foreign Film Academy Award & Nominated for Palm d’Or at Cannes Film Festival
77% critical rating / Rated R / 122 minutes



Six short stories about apocalyptic revenge - some uproarious, some poignant, some surrealistic, others all too real. The tales include an airplane ride and who you meet on a plane, a coffee shop waitress who serves a man who has wronged her family, road rage which goes too far, a man pushed past his limits, a morality tale of an accident and the class system, and a gloriously dysfunctional wedding saga. These stories are deliciously, infectiously over the top and provide enticing fodder for post-film discussions. “WILD TALES rockets along with sleek, amoral charm and a masterful sense of cinematic storytelling. It’s worth noting that one of the producers is Spain’s Pedro Almodovar.” - Ty Burr, Boston Globe


June 27:


“Truman” (2015)

Argentinian Comedy/Drama
Swept the Goyas and the Gaudis and was the Audience Favorite at Portland Int’l Film Festival
78% critical rating / Not Rated / 108 minutes



Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Julián (Ricardo Darin) has decided to forgo treatment, and spend his final days tying up loose ends. When childhood friend Tomás pays his ailing friend an unexpected visit, Tomas quickly realizes he won’t be able to change Julian's mind. In what will be their final reunion, the two friends set out to finalize Julián’s funeral arrangements, settle his accounts and, most importantly, find a home for his beloved dog, Truman, in this heartfelt and surprisingly humorous film.  “Director Cesc Gay’s wise, wistful and well-observed film about two friends enjoying a final reunion in the shadow of impending death, is by turns amusing and affecting - and quite often both at once.”  -  Variety

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