5. Sun Jun 21 (Because of Bike Race, film starts at 7:45)– THE 100 YEAR OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED – 1 hr 54 min – R. Powered by the antics of a mischievous centenarian on the run, this blockbuster comedy abounds with irreverent charm. After a long and colorful life getting entangled in the definitive events of the 20th century, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. Determined to escape on his 100th birthday, he leaps out of a window and onto the nearest bus, kicking off a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey. Like an unruly Nordic cousin of Forrest Gump, Allan’s escapades weave together into an offbeat treat for anyone who’s young at heart. Starring beloved comedian Robert Gustafsson, this fanciful spin on world history is the highest-grossing Swedish film of all time! “The title sounds like a drab "Marigold Hotel" snoozer, but this comedy is a start-to-finish rocket-speed riot.” –Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune Watch Trailer
6. Sun Jun 28 – MARIE’S STORY – 1 hr 35 min – Unrated – In French with English subtitles. At the turn of the 19th century, a humble artisan and his wife have a daughter, Marie, who is born deaf and blind and unable to communicate with the world around her. Desperate to find a connection to their daughter and avoid sending her to an asylum, the Heurtins send fourteen-year-old Marie to the Larnay Institute in central France, where Catholic nuns manage a school for deaf girls. There, the idealistic Sister Marguerite sees in Marie a unique potential, and despite her Mother Superior's skepticism, vows to bring the wild young thing out of the darkness into which she was born. Based on true events, Marie's Story recounts the courageous journey of a young nun and the lives she would change forever, confronting failures and discouragement with joyous faith and love. “A remarkable spiritual drama about compassion, loving, and creative caregiving.” –Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Sprirtuality and Practice.
7. Sun Jul 5 – MAN FROM RENO - 1 hr 51 min – Unrated – In English and Japanese with English subtitles. In a small town south of San Francisco, Sheriff Paul Del Moral (Pepe Serna) is driving through the fog when he accidentally strikes a pedestrian, a lone Japanese man. However, before an investigation can take place the man disappears from the hospital without a trace. At the same time, Japanese crime novelist Aki Akahori (Ayako Fujitani) takes a trip to San Francisco in order to escape the press tour for her latest book. Feeling lonely, she begins a romantic affair with a mysterious Japanese traveler from Reno (Kazuki Kitamura). Her new lover abruptly disappears from the hotel, leaving behind his suitcase and a trail of questions. The game is afoot, the chase is exhilarating and the stakes are perilously high. “This elegant, tantalizing Japanese American neo-noir, set in the Bay Area and directed with sincere genre artistry by Dave Boyle, will appeal to any mystery buff.” –Robert Abele, L.A. Times. Watch Trailer
8. Sun Jul 12 – ABOUT ELLY - 2 hrs – Unrated. From Asghar Farhadi, the Academy Award winning director of A SEPARATION, comes this gripping mystery set among a group of old friends on a holiday retreat by the Caspian Sea. The fun starts right away as they quickly catch on to the plan of lively Sepideh, who has brought along Elly, her daughter's kindergarten teacher, in hopes of setting her up with recently divorced Ahmad. But seemingly trivial lies, which start accumulating from the moment the group arrives at the seashore, suddenly swing round and come back full force when one afternoon Elly suddenly vanishes. Her mysterious disappearance sets in motion a series of deceptions and revelations that threaten to shatter everything they hold dear. “A must see. A. (Highest Rating!)” – Entertainment Weekly. “With a nod to Antonioni’s classic ‘L’Avventura,’ ‘About Elly’ depicts the strains between strict Islamic traditions and modernism within Iran’s affluent, sophisticated middle class.” –Stephen Holden, N.Y. Times. Watch Trailer