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Friday

The Stopover (Voir du Pays)

“As cuttingly observed as it is pristinely composed.”

—Variety

  • Friday–Sunday, April 28–30
  • 102 min.
  • Dir. Delphine and Muriel Coulin
  • Released 2016

As their military duty comes to end, longtime friends Aurore and Marine are sent to a resort in Cyprus for recovery. An examination of the French practice of putting returning troops on decompression leave, this second feature from the Coulin sisters (17 Girls) examines the impact of trauma and varying effects of state-sanctioned healing. 2016, France/Greece, in French/English/Greek with English…

May 4

Free Films in the Mediatheque

  • Thursday–Thursday, May 4–25

Discover the history of cinema in the Walker’s newly remodeled self-select cinema. The Bentson Mediatheque is a place to make new discoveries in moving image and get reacquainted with old favorites. Choose from more than 200 titles from the Ruben/Benston Moving Image Collection, or select one of our specially curated playlists accessible via touchscreen controls. Unique to the Walker, the Bentson…

May 5

Ma’ Rosa

“Mendoza continues to be a filmmaker who shines a light into the dark corners of otherwise unreported lives”

—Screen Daily

  • Friday–Sunday, May 5–7
  • 110 min.
  • Dir. Brillante Ma Mendoza
  • Released 2016

A penetrating exploration of political corruption and poverty, Brillante Ma Mendoza’s newest film is the story of Ma’ Rosa, a matriarch faced with a hefty police bribe. Shot in Manila during the hot summer months, the film is both a striking family drama featuring impressive performances from its leads (Jaclyn Jose won the best actress prize at Cannes for her portrayal of Ma’ Rosa) and an urban…

May 12

The Death of Louis XIV

“Surely the most beautiful film at Cannes 2016.”

—Sight & Sound

  • Friday–Sunday, May 12–14
  • 115 min.
  • Dir. Albert Serra
  • Released 2016

Featuring a striking performance by French screen legend Jean-Pierre Léaud (The 400 Blows), The Death of Louis XIV is an intimate portrait of the divine ruler facing his mortality as he struggles to maintain power in the final hours of his life. Heightened sensory details and confined cinematography intensify the bedridden king’s physical atrophy. 2016, France/Portugal/Spain, in French with English…