RESCHEDULED: smARTfilms: I Never Saw It Coming – See You Up There
The 1/14/20 showings of See You Up There are cancelled due to snow. Both showings are rescheduled for 1/26/20. Tickets purchased for the 1/14/20 showings will be honored at the rescheduled times.
Join BIMA for five weeks of films curated by tj Faddis. This series features foreign-language films which contain an astonishing element: a twist in plot or character, an unexpected profound truth, or the whole plot-line is so original that movie-viewers cannot guess where this film will take them. Rest assured, you’ll “never see it coming”, but you’ll be glad to bear witness.
Matinee: 2:00 PM (Does not include facilitated discussion)
Evening: 7:30 PM
Featured Film – See You Up There
TV-MA | 117 mins | 2017 | France
November 1918, a few days before the World War I Armistice, meek accountant/lowly soldier Edouard Péricourt saves Albert Maillard’s life in a senseless assault ordered by Lieutenant Pradelle. The two men have nothing in common but the war, as Albert is a talented artist and black-sheep son of an exorbitantly wealthy Paris family. But the injury to Albert’s face forces him into wearing a mask while binding him to Pericourt as companions in misfortune. As the nefarious Lt. Pradelle is about to make a fortune from his self-serving decisions, Albert and Edouard mount a monumental scam which will have life-altering consequences. This richly rendered film deftly weaves surrealist humor and humanizing romance into a war-inspired crime thriller, creating a dramatically robust film which was not only a huge hit at SIFF 2018, but garnered 13 Cesar nominations, winning five.