We're showing Caramel on Friday, April 13.
We're showing Caramel on Friday, April 13.

April marks the return of our very popular foreign film series!

Friday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - My Best Friend (2006) Starring Daniel Auteuil, Dany Boon, Julie Gayet, Julie Durand, and Jacques Mathou; Rated PG-13; 94 minutes. French with English subtitles.

François is a gently ruthless art trader who will do nearly anything to make a deal, and when his colleague Catherine throws him a birthday party, someone points out that all the guests are business associates, not personal friends. While François protests that he does indeed have friends, Catherine calls him on it and makes a bet. François agrees to the challenge, but while going through his address book, he begins to realize he really doesn’t have any especially close friends. Over the course of several days, François keeps running into Bruno, a gregarious and friendly taxi driver, and while Bruno’s personality rubs François the wrong way, he notices that the cabbie has a way of making people like him. Eager to win his bet with Catherine, François recruits Bruno to give him a crash course in making friends and influencing people, hoping to find a buddy before his deadline.

For more information, please watch the film's trailer.

Friday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - Caramel (2008) Starring Nadine Labaki, Yasmine Elmasri, and Joanna Moukarzel; Rated PG; 95 minutes. In Arabic with English subtitles.

This Lebanese film follows the lives and loves of five women whose paths criss-cross in Beirut. They work and play in and around a beauty parlor where their issues involve an affair with a married man, an engagement to a stubborn alpha male, and dalliances with the customers both male and female in this sweet comedy.

For more information, please watch the film's trailer.

Friday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - Baran (2001) Starring Hossein Abedini, Zahra Bahrami, Hossein MahJoub, and Abbas Rahimi; Rated PG; 94 minutes. In Persian with English subtitles.

This documentary style film was done with many non-professional actors to tell this story of unrequited love in Teheran. Lateef, an Iranian, is a young man whose only concern is with making money in his job as a construction worker. He happens upon Rahmat, an Afghani illegal immigrant whom he plays malicious tricks on. Through their interaction, Lateef discovers that Rahmat has disguised herself as a boy to stay in the country. Lateef falls in love with the refugee and wants to make her life easier when the company is ordered to fire all employees of Afghan descent, but his love only leads to more heartache.

For more information, please watch the film's trailer.

Friday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - Monsoon Wedding (2002) Starring Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shetty, and Vasundhara Das; Rated R; 114 minutes. In Hindi with English subtitles.

Here comes the bride--but is she ready? This romantic comedy from New Delhi native Mira Nair is set in contemporary India where bride to be Aditi has to contend with her traditional father Lalit Verma who loves his family dearly but does not have time for their “modern ways.” The Punjabi family travels from all over to enjoy the festivities surrounding the wedding. Aditi faces the dilemma of an arranged marriage and how it conflicts with her contemporary take on relationships.

For more information, please watch the film's trailer.

All films are free and open to the public.

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