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Friday Foreign Film Series 2020
Posted on 01/09/2020
Friday Foreign Film Series 2020

Friday Foreign Film Series 2020

Experience unique settings, interesting thought-provoking plots and cultures from around the world in each of the award-winning films in the series. This year, in a lead up to the movie awards season, come see some of the past years most recognized international films right here in San Ramon. A local moderator will give a brief introduction to the film and then lead a discussion afterword. Movies are subtitled in English. Teens under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets include light refreshments.

Single Tickets: $10
Foreign Film Season Ticket: $45 (Includes all 5 films)
Front Row Theater, Dougherty Station Community Center

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Friday, January 10, 2020 at 7:00pm

On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional yet happy “family” is united by fierce loyalty and a penchant for shoplifting. When the family’s son is arrested, secrets are revealed that have devastating results on the family. This charming and heart-wrenching film truly explores the meaning of family and inequality in a crowed city like Tokyo. Rated R, 121 minutes. Japanese/English subtitles.

The Intouchables
Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:00pm

A Parisian aristocrat, who has been a quadriplegic since a paragliding accident, hires a young ex-con to be his live-in caretaker. Although very different, the two men bond and develop a close relationship. Based on a true story, this irreverent, uplifting comedy/drama is about friendship, trust and human possibilities. Rated R, 112 minutes, French/English subtitles.

Friday, January 31, 2020 at 7:00pm

As the war in between Georgia and Abkhazian is drawing near, two Estonian farmers decide to remain in Georgia instead of evacuating in order to harvest a tangerine crop for the much needed money. When the war comes to his doorstep, Ivo takes in two wounded soldiers from opposite sides of the conflict. The soldiers vow to kill each other when they recover. Will they carry out their threat? Rated R, 87 minutes, Estonian & Russian/English subtitles.

Faces Places
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:00pm

“Lyrical” best expresses with poetic simplicity the greatness of Faces Places, a documentary from French director Agnes Varda and photographer JR. Together they create an intimate picture that immortalizes the French countryside and the people who work there. This film invites you along on a charming and personal journey to explore art and its relationship to people’s lives. Rated PG, 90 minutes, French/English subtitles.

The Insult
Friday, February 21, 2020 at 7:00pm

In today’s Beirut, a civilian dispute is blown out of proportion and finds a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee facing off in court. The media circus that surrounds this case threatens a social explosion in a divided Lebanon that the entire nation gets involved in. A thought-provoking look at how trivial personal anger and lack of understanding towards others can lead to societal harm. Rated R, 112 minutes, Lebanese & Arabic/English subtitles.