PRESENTED AT THE SMITH THEATER @ THE HOROWITZ CENTER, HOWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Nine Fridays/Saturdays of film for $35
– Tickets for 5pm Saturday are sold out
Masks Are Optional More information can be found at: https://www.howardcc.edu/discover/arts-culture/horowitz-center/plan-your-visit/patron-safety.html
2023 – 2024 FILMS
CLOSE (Metacritic Reviews & Trailer)
October 6 & 7, 2023
Leo and Remi are two thirteen-year-old best friends, whose seemingly unbreakable bond is suddenly, tragically torn apart. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Lukas Dhont’s second film is an emotionally transformative and unforgettable portrait of the intersection of friendship and love, identity and independence, and heartbreak and healing. Academy Award Nominee for Best International Film. (In French) (105 minutes).
THE QUIET GIRL (Metacritic Reviews & Trailer)
October 27 & 28, 2023
Rural Ireland. 1981. Nine-year-old Cait is sent away from her overcrowded, dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer. Quietly struggling at school and at home, she has learned to hide in plain sight from those around her. She blossoms in the foster family’s care, but in that house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one painful truth. “The Quiet Girl is, quite simply, a genuine work of art by a genuinely empathetic artist, and one of the single most moving, heartfelt, and heartbreaking movies from any country in the last decade.” Rolling Stone. Academy Award Nominee for Best International Film. (In English and Irish) (94 minutes).
SHE SAID (Metacritic Reviews & Trailer)
November 17 & 18, 2023
Two-time Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan star as New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, who together broke one of the most important stories in a generation—a story that helped launch the #MeToo movement and shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood. “She Said takes a story we thought we knew and gives it new, utterly shattering life.” Washington Post. (In English) (128 minutes).
ARGENTINA, 1985 (Metacritic Reviews & Trailer)
January 5 & 6, 2024
Inspired by a true story, Argentina, 1985 depicts a legal team’s David-vs-Goliath battle in which, under constant threat, they dare to prosecute Argentina’s bloodiest military dictatorship in a race against time to bring justice to the victims of the military junta. Argentina, 1985 earns its gravitas from the gripping testimony of those who survived kidnapping, or who witnessed it. The closing argument is blunt and moving; its usage of the simple yet inspiring “never again” stands as a challenge to anyone shrinking from the duty of pressing on with a case, under great duress and in a violently divided land, to bring the criminally powerful to justice. Movie Nation. Academy Award Nominee for Best International Film. (In Spanish) (2 hours 20 minutes).
AFTERSUN (Metacritic Reviews & Trailer)
January 26 & 27, 2024
Sophie reflects on the shared joy and private melancholy of a holiday she took with her father twenty years earlier. Memories real and imagined fill the gaps between miniDV footage as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn’t. “It’s hard to find a critical language to account for the delicacy and intimacy of this movie. This is partly because [Scottish director Charlotte] Wells, with the unaffected precision of a lyric poet, is very nearly reinventing the language of film, unlocking the medium’s often dormant potential to disclose inner worlds of consciousness and feeling.” NY Times. (In English) (98 minutes).
Turn Every Page explores the remarkable fifty-year relationship between two literary legends, writer Robert Caro and his longtime editor Robert Gottlieb. Now 87, Caro is working to complete the final volume of his masterwork, The Years of Lyndon Johnson; Gottlieb, still waiting to edit it at the time of the filming, regrettably died in June 2023 at age 92. With humor and insight, this unique double portrait reveals the work habits, peculiarities and professional joys of these two ferocious intellects at the culmination of a journey that has consumed both their lives and impacted generations of politicians, activists, writers, and readers. (In English) (112 minutes).
FULL TIME (Metacritic Reviews & Trailer)
April 12 & 13, 2024
Julie can’t catch a break. For a single mother raising two children in the suburbs of Paris but working in the city, the commuter train is a lifeline–and it’s suddenly been severed during the latest transit strike. Without the train, Julie can’t get to her job as the head maid at a five-star hotel–or to the interview for a better job she has lined up. Out of desperation, Julie turns to neighbors and her own gutsy resourcefulness to get to work and barely makes it back in time to pick up her kids before bedtime. Worse yet: it’s only Monday. Julie is at her breaking point and soon finds herself bending the rules to stay afloat in a ruthless society as her responsibilities pile up. “Full Time works because of, not despite, its cutting thrills. The anxiety we feel as we watch is very much the point. Julie is living on the edge. The movie marvels at her ability to keep her balance.” Rolling Stone. (In French) (87 minutes).
PAST LIVES (Metacritic Reviews & Trailer)
May 10 & 11, 2024
Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrest apart after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea. Two decades later, they are reunited in New York for one fateful week as they confront notions of destiny and love, and the choices that make a life. “Past Lives Is a note-perfect directorial debut. It is a very tough thing indeed to make a film that is at once restrained and brimming with feeling, a movie that could be fairly described as both big and small. It’s a wonder, then, that a first-time filmmaker, one whose main work is in the theater, could manage that feat so impressively. That’s what Celine Song has done with Past Lives, a dreamy, gently heartbreaking film.” (In English and Korean) (106 minutes).
THE FABELMANS (Metacritic Reviews & Trailer)
June 7 & 8, 2024
Part memoir, part ode to the power of the movies, The Fabelmans finds Steven Spielberg digging at the family roots that helped make him a beloved filmmaker– and proves he hasn’t lost his magic touch. “The Fabelmans left me with a floating feeling of happiness.” The Guardian. Received seven Academy Award nominations including Best Picture. (In English) (2 hours 31 minutes).