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Friday March 24 2023

BREAD AND SALT (CHLEB I SÓL)

Fri, Mar 24 6:00 PM
Before he leaves on holiday, Tymoteusz, a talented pianist and student of the Warsaw Academy of Music, returns home to reconnect with his brother and the friends who have stayed behind, quickly settling into the nostalgia and comfort of his small, rural hometown, where time seems to have stood still. The central hangout spot is a new kebab bar, run by two Arab immigrants, and when Tymoteusz gets friendly with the employee Yousef, a conflict begins to brew – and tensions mount. Winner of Best Film at the Polish Film Festival, Damian Kocur’s unflinching debut feature, inspired by a true story, stars non-actors and has a documentary-like feel, making the inevitable, explosive conclusion all the more devastating.
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OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN (LES ENFANTS DES AUTRES)

Fri, Mar 24 6:00 PM
Rebecca Zlotowski’s (DEAR PRUDENCE - CEUFF 2012) OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN stars a luminous Virginie Efira (BENDETTA, SIBYL) as Rachel, a 40-year-old high school teacher who is unmarried and without children. When she falls in love with Ali, she quickly becomes attached to Leila, his young daughter. As she unexpectedly and happily takes on maternal duties - picking up Leila from school, putting her to bed, and caring for her well being - Rachel is acutely aware that Leila is not her daughter and begins to long for a child of her own. With Efira’s radiant, confident performance at its core, OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN is a mature and intelligent romance about the complexities of love. Join us for the return of our Movie Club Wednesday, March 8! Film Center Members receive a complimentary glass of wine, and all audience members are invited to join us for a casual discussion following the film.
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WILL-O'-THE-WISP (FOGO-FÁTUO)

Fri, Mar 24 8:15 PM
Queer provocateur João Pedro Rodrigues (THE ORNITHOLOGIST - CEUFF 2017, THE LAST TIME I SAW MACAO - CEUFF 2013) returns to the festival with this exuberant and bawdy musical romp. In the year 2069, Portugal’s royal highness King Alfredo – on his deathbed – recalls his younger years, including his sexual exploits as a volunteer member of an erotically charged fire brigade. Clocking in at just over an hour - including musical numbers, Greta Thunberg references, and joyfully frank eroticism - WILL-O’-THE-WISP is a deliriously entertaining treatise on class and race, sex, and romance.
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EXODUS

Fri, Mar 24 8:30 PM
In EXODUS, the opening night film at this year’s Göteborg Film Festival, and the poignant feature debut from Swedish filmmaker Abbe Hassan, two worlds collide when Sam, a professional “people smuggler,” meets Amal, a 12-year-old girl whose family has gone missing in the Syrian war. Amal is on her way to Sweden, where she believes her family has taken refuge, and Sam - troubled by the thought of letting her make the dangerous journey alone - reluctantly agrees to chaperone. Together, the grisled Sam and the witty but vulnerable Amal travel through Europe in search of family and freedom, finding both in each other along the way.
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