International Film Series

Join us one night a month for an exceptional dinner and an award winning international film.

Films: 5:20 p.m., 7:30 p.m.  Admission is FREE - Donations support the series.  

Special bonus showing 2:30 p.m. (check below for dates). 

Dinners: 6 p.m. - Enjoy cuisine that reflects the culture of the evening's movie.
Dinners are being catered by Floyd's 1921Restaurant.    

The Carer - February 23, 2017

United Kingdom  (Comedy) 2015

Regular Showings: 5:20 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Bonus Showing - February 24, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.

Diagnosed with a rare form of Parkinson's Disease, ailing theatrical legend Sir Michael Gifford is terminally ill.  He's also foul-mouthed and highly resistant to the concept of allowing a full-time care giver into his home.  Out of sheer necessity but hardly convinced of the notion herself, Sir Michael's daughter Sophia reluctantly brings in a candidate to interview for the job. Into this fraught household comes Dorottya, who is greeted coldly by Sophia and Michael's estate manager and former lover Milly but nevertheless manages to convince them to allow her a chance. 

Dorottya, an inspiring Hungarian actress herself in need of a day job, secretly hopes that this opportunity to care for Sir Michael will propel her own career onstage and endures his unbearable treatment.  

Nakom - March 23, 2017

Ghana  (Drama) 2016

Regular Showings: 5:20 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Bonus Showing - March 24, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.

Set in present day Ghana, Nakom follows Iddrisu, a talented medical student who is summoned home by his sister after their father's sudden death.  Iddrisu buries his father and temporarily assumes the head of the impoverished household and farm, inheriting not only the delicate task of planting a successful crop, but also a debt left by the deceased patriarch that could destory the family.  Attempting to maintain part of his studies from the confines of a small hut, Iddrisu becomes increasingly frustrated with the incessant needs of those around him and the demanding toil of the land.  The contentious relationship with his uncle Napoleon, to whom the sizeable debt is owed, is further complicated by the unplanned pregnancy of Napoleon's daughter who was sent to live with Iddrisu's family.  Over the course of the growing season, Iddrisu grapples with tradition, familial duty, and the overwhelming sense of urgency to do what he must to secure his own future.  

I Wish - April 6, 2017

Japan  (Drama) 2011

Regular Showings: 5:20 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Bonus Showing - April 7, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.

In Kagoshima, the boy Koichi lives with his mother Nozomi in the house of his grandparents. Koichi misses his younger brother Ryunosuke and his father Kenji, who live in Fukuoka, and he dreams of his family coming together again.  One day, Koichi overhears that the energy released by two bullet trains passing by each other would grant wishes and he invites his two best friends, Tasuku and Makoto, to travel to the point of intersection of the two trains. Koichi also tells his plan to Ryunosuke that invites his three best friend to join him. Soon the seven children arrive to the meeting point in the journey of discoveries. 

The President - January 26, 2017

Georgia/France/United Kingdom/Germany  (Satire/Dark Comedy) 2014

Regular Showings: 5:20 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Bonus Showing - January 27, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.

The President tells the story of a dictator who is forced to personally confront the many people tortured by his regime after his government is overthrown.

The President and his family rule the land with a draconian fist, enjoying a priviliged and luxurious existence at the expense of his miserable and oppressed subjects. After a coup d'etat uproots his position of power, the President's wife and daughters are flown out of the country as he stays behind with his grandson, who is too young to grasp the unfolding events.  After his personal escort and bodyguards turn on him, he is forced to disguise himself and flee into the countryside to avoid capture. He soon learns that he is now the country's most wanted fugitive and begins a perilous journey with his grandson, his only ally. Posing as street musicians, the pair blend in with a band of haggard political prisoners just released from jail as they travel towards the coast to an awaiting ship that will take them to safety.

                                            $35/person (dinner and one drink ticket) Cash bar available.  

We thank this year's selection committee:

  • Ingrid & Phil Hastings
  • Jack & Julie Winchester
  • Amber Buster
  • Amanda Lyle
  • Jennifer Gould

Thank you 2017 Sponsors!

Major Sponsor
  • Dr. Mary Katherine Lawrence & Dr. Art Klose

Presenting Sponsors