10/17 Week-end (dir. Jean-Luc Godard, 1967)
Presented by Kyle Sittig
A supposedly idyllic weekend trip to the countryside turns into a never-ending nightmare of traffic jams, revolution, cannibalism and murder as French bourgeois society starts to collapse under the weight of its own consumer preoccupations.
10/24 Three Colors: Blue (dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1993)
Presented by Lily Woodruff
Julie is haunted by her grief after living through a tragic auto wreck that claimed the life of her composer husband and young daughter. Her initial reaction is to withdraw from her relationships, lock herself in her apartment and suppress her pain. But avoiding human interactions on the bustling streets of Paris proves impossible, and she eventually meets up with Olivier, an old friend who harbors a secret love for her, and who could draw her back to reality.
11/7 Black Panther (dir. Ryan Coogler, 2018)
Presented by Julian Chambliss
King T’Challa returns home from America to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne by factions within his own country as well as without. Using powers reserved to Wakandan kings, T’Challa assumes the Black Panther mantel to join with girlfriend Nakia, the queen-mother, his princess-kid sister, members of the Dora Milaje (the Wakandan ‘special forces’) and an American secret agent, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.
12/25 Volver (dir. Pedro Almodóvar, 2006)
Presented by Scott Boehm
Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) lives and works in Madrid with her husband Paco and their daughter, Paula. Raimunda’s sister, Sole (Lola Dueñas), lives nearby. The two sisters miss their mother, Irene (Carmen Maura), who died several years ago in a house fire along with their father. When a former neighbor from their hometown reports that she has seen the ghost of Irene, the daughters do not believe her. After a murder and a family tragedy, however, Irene’s spirit materializes around her daughters to comfort them.