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*Mar 5 @ 7:30 PM: LOVE HUNTER
*Mar 10 @ 7:00 PM: LEFT FOOT, RIGHT FOOT


*Feb 25 @ 7:00 PM: TO BE TAKEI
*Mar 11 @ 7:00 PM: THE HOMESTRETCH


Washington Post & New York Times Critic's Pick
4 Film Award Nominations & 4 Wins

Fri-Thu: 1:40, 6:40, & 9:00 PM

Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands.

1 hr 53 min • NR FR (Caption-ENG) • Drama • Dir. Céline Sciamma


Crowd-Funded from the Creator of the Adam Carolla Show,
The Most Downloaded Podcast in History

Opening Friday, March 6, 2015

Showtimes for Friday, March 6 to Thursday, March 12
Fri: 2:30 2:45  7:00
Sat-Mon: 2:30 7:00
Tue: 2:30
Wed-Thu: 2:30  7:00

Adam Carolla will stop by for a Q&A before the 2:30 PM matinee show on Friday, March 6, which has sold out. We've just added a 2:45 PM matinee for Friday, which Adam will introduce as well.

Years after his movie and sitcom career has run dry, Bruce Madsen is reduced to headlining one dingy comedy club after another, spending his nights in budget hotel rooms, and flying coach while his former fans sit in first class. He has only one question: What the hell happened? Amidst trying to revitalize his career, rekindle his love life, and put his daughter through college, Bruce knows one thing for surehe must get off the roadhard. ROAD HARD is the story of that journey.

1 hr 38 min NR • Comedy • Dir. Adam Carolla


12 of the Best International Short Films by Women
Only Sunday, March 8, 2015 @ 11:30 AM

Women in Film and Television International presents twelve of the best short films from around the globe directed, produced or written in the female point of view, including the world premiere of Anjum Saad's short film, THE ENEMY BOND. The screening will conclude with a Q&A with Director Anjum Saad and WIFTI Board Chair/Casting Director Kimberly Skyrme.

Synopsis: THE ENEMY BOND...When Your Life Depends on Keeping Your Worst Enemy Alive! An American soldier is running for his life in the mountains of Afghanistan. He ends up hiding in a cave where he meets with his adversary a Taliban fighter, who himself is running from the US Army. Soon the two fighters realize that they are stuck in the mine holding the support pillars to prevent it from collapsing. Finally, they make their escape. As they walk away, only one emotion has to prevail - the newly formed bond or the deep enmity of the adversaries. About the Filmmaker: Anjum Saad is an aspiring filmmaker from Gaithersburg, Maryland. She received her training in digital filmmaking from Boston University, and has directed documentaries and short films. She is passionately pursuing her journey from being a full-time soccer mom to producing great movies that inspire others.

The WIFTI SHORTS-CASE will also feature the following “Best Of” documentary, narrative and animated shorts:

BAJA’S SECRET MIRACLE by Elena Alvarez Martinez (Mexico/NYWIFT)
MBETI: THE ROAD TO KISESINI by Ann Bromberg (WIFT New Mexico)
MARRYING THE SEA by Sarah Walsh (WIFT Ireland)
BEFORE BABEL by Cheryl White (WIFT UK)
KELI by Ranjitha Rajeevan (WIFT India)
BY THIS RIVER by Melissa Anastasi (WIFT Australia NSW)
APRIL FOOLS by Lisa Thomson (WIFT UK)
FAIM by Mathilde Rousseau (WIFT France)
SBOCCIARE by Jaclyn Edmonson (WIFT Nashville)
KEEPING THE PROMISE by Sandy Parker & Jency Griffin Hogan (WIFT Louisiana)

2 hrs  Documentary


Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film
Opening Friday, March 6, 2015

Showtimes for Friday, March 6 to Thursday, March 12
Fri: 5:20 • 7:40  9:45
Sat-Tue: 3:00  5:20  7:40  9:45
Wed: 3:00  9:45
Thu: 3:00  5:20  7:40  9:45

Not far from the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, proud cattle herder Kidane (Ibrahim Ahmed aka Pino) lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima (Toulou Kiki), his daughter Toya (Layla Walet Mohamed), and Issan (Mehdi Ag Mohamed), their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes abruptly in this stunningly rendered film from a master of world cinema.

1 hr 37 min • PG-13 • Caption-ENG • Art House, International, Drama
Dir. Abderrahmane Sissako

*left foot, right foot

3 Wins & 4 Nominations at Montreal World Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, & Swiss Film Prize
Only Tuesday, March 10, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

Presented by the Embassy of Switzerland as part of the annual Festival de la Francophonie, aimed to showcase the French culture in its diverse aspects

Marie, 19, is attracted to easy money. Without really realizing it, she becomes involved in prostitution. She decides not to tell her friend, Vincent, a young, nonchalant, 21-year-old skater who owes everyone money and just can’t seem to grow up. The maelstrom of life seizes Marie and Vincent, caught up in a society where money, appearance and perpetual self-delusion are everything. Vincent’s mute, autistic brother, Mika, also gets caught in the trap.

1 hr 45 min • NR • FR (Caption-ENG) • Drama • Dir. Germinal Roaux


"Heartrending" —The AV Club
Presented by the 2015 Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Only Wednesday, March 11, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

Q&A with filmmaker Anne de Mare to follow

Three homeless teenagers brave Chicago winters, the pressures of high school, and life alone on the streets to build a brighter future. Against all odds, these kids defy stereotypes as they create new, surprising definitions of home. Can they recover from the traumas of abandonment and homelessness and build the future they dream of?

1 hr 29 min • NR • Documentary • Dir. Anne de Mare & Kirsten Kelly


Welcome to the Mind of "Houdini"
Opening Friday, March 13, 2015

Once known as Houdini for his multiple and improbable jailbreaks, Mark DeFriest was condemned to Florida's toughest prison after a lone psychiatrist declared he was faking mental illness. When that doctor reaches out 30 years later, DeFriest finds an unlikely ally willing to examine his infamous past and offer new insights to the Parole Commission.

1 hr 32 min • R • Documentary, Animation • Dir. Gabriel London


Starring Mads Mikkelsen & Eva Green
Opening Friday, March 13, 2015

The mighty Mads Mikkelsen unleashes a maelstrom of bloodshed in the Wild West in this white-knuckle tale of revenge. When he lays waste to the scoundrels who killed his wife and son, a Danish ex-soldier (Mikkelsen) incurs the wrath of a sadistic gang leader hell-bent on hunting him down. Exploding with eye-popping action, dazzlingly dramatic frontier landscapes, and a smoldering performance by Eva Green, THE SALVATION is a rip-roaring, blood-spattered saga of sin and redemption.

1 hr 40 min • R • Western, Drama • Dir. Kristian Levring


The 40th Anniversary of the "Best Documentary of All Time" by
Film Critics & Preserved by the Library of Congress

Opening Friday, March 20, 2015

The unbelievable but true story of Mrs. Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edie, the aunt and first cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Mother and daughter live in a world of their own behind the towering privets that surround their decaying 28-room East Hampton mansion known as "Grey Gardens," a place so far gone that the local authorities once threatened to evict them for violating building and sanitation codes. Mrs. Beale, aka "Big Edie," was born an aristocrat, sister of "Black Jack" Bouvier, Jackie O's father. "Little Edie" was an aspiring actress of striking beauty who put her New York life on hold to care for her mother—and never left her side again. Together they descended into a strange life of dependence and eccentricity that none had ever shared until the Maysles Brothers arrived with their camera and tape recorder in hand.

1 hr 34 min • PG • Documentary • Dir. David & Albert Maysles