Tuesday Night Film Series
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Summer has arrived and it is time to unveil the schedule for this year’s film series, an eclectic mix of documentaries, dramas, and comedies. As they say, you can’t please everyone all the time but, hopefully, most of you will like most of our choices. For our foreign language buffs, there will exposure to Polish, French, German, Russian, Italian, Croatian, Pusto, Arabic, Japanese, Hebrew, and Arabic. For the rest of us, all non-English films are subtitled. I also want to point out that several of this year’s films are longer than usual but these films are definitely worth your time. To help you plan, I am including a short description of each movie as well as an attached file so that the compulsive among us can plan ahead. I will also send a reminder every weekend during the season with the next two films.
Dates & Films:
June 25 Tea With the Dames
July 2 Cold War -
July 9 The Biggest Little Farm
July 16 Shoplifters
July 23 Angels are Made of Light - Dari, Pusto, Arabic, and English (subtitled). Documentary Not Rated 117 minutes
This film by Friday Harbor’s own James Longley arrives 12 years after his Oscar-nominated “Iraq in Fragments”. Filmed throughout three years (2011-2014), Angels Are Made of Light follows students and teachers at a school in an old neighborhood of Kabul that is slowly rebuilding from past conflicts. Interweaving the modern history of Afghanistan with present-day portraits, the film offers an intimate and nuanced vision of a society living in the shadow of war.
Through its spoken words, its sorrowful and understated score and its quietly devastating snapshots of people just trying to get by, all amid a pervasive sense of violence, “Angels Are Made of Light” serves as a lament for a prosperous past that can’t be reclaimed, a volatile present that affords few prospects for joy or success, and a future that’s terrifyingly uncertain. No matter its title, there are no heaven-sent saviors to be found here — only despondent children struggling, with the aid of a few noble adults, to take flight.
Thanks are due to Lee Sturdivant for suggesting this film and to James Longley for making this showing possible even before its national debut.
July 30 Pick of the Litter - Not Rated (but OK for everyone) “Dogumentary“ 81 minutes
Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they're born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, these remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human. The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut. Only the best of the best. The pick of the litter.
This family-friendly film is recommended for dog lovers of all ages as well as those interested in how guide dogs are trained. Children are particularly invited to understand the commitment of these special dogs and their human trainers to enriching the lives of disabled individuals.
August 6 The Guilty
August 13 Capernaum
August 20 Amazing Grace
August 27 Gloria Bell
Once again this year, no admission will be charged but we do ask that you consider making a donation to the Theatre in appreciation for showing these films. Also, note that we have new and exciting flavors to add to our $2 bottomless popcorn.