North American Premiere

These films are making their North American premiere.

Alain Cavalier | 
France |
 1987 | 
13 minutes

“Flowers are my life, flowers are my way,” explains Violette, who runs a little shop in a Parisian street for many years and has no time to care for a husband.

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 8:30pm
Alain Cavalier | 
France |
 1987 | 
13 minutes

For 20 years in the basement of the Grand Café Royal Printemps in Paris, Amelia recognizes the sound of a 20-cent or 50-cent tip that customers leave for her after a visit to the lavatory.

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 8:30pm
Alain Cavalier | 
France |
 1987 | 
13 minutes

Emilienne has braided crowns of orange blossoms, symbol of the pure virginal maiden, for 40 years. But she is sometimes dark and gloomy.

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 8:30pm
Alain Cavalier | 
France |
 1987 | 
13 minutes

From madder roots, Anna prepares the famous red dye bath for the wool she spins by hand, as part of a project to reproduce 11th Century Bayeux tapestry.

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 6:00pm
Alain Cavalier | 
France |
 1987 | 
13 minutes

One by one, Mauricette cuts, dyes, paints, embosses, creases, rolls, and pieces together the various petals of artificial roses.

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 6:00pm
Alain Cavalier | 
France |
 1987 | 
13 minutes

Aline’s hands have been deformed by the large needle she uses to make wool mattresses. In addition to her life’s work, she has raised her five kids by herself.

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 6:00pm
Andres Ibañez and Alejandro Diaz | 
Mexico |
 2017 | 
70 minutes

What would you think is more shocking: a one-dollar cup of coffee or a six-dollar cup of coffee? All operators of the coffee industry agree on the answer: a one-dollar cup of coffee shouldn’t even be a reality. Unfortunately, as the film demonstrates, this is the only thing they can agree on.

Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 2:00pm
Alain Cavalier | 
France |
 2017 | 
52 minutes

In his tiny shop, Léon strips, cuts, glues, nails, polishes, and sometimes grabs a quick nap. More than a cobbler, he is the secret soul of the place.

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 8:30pm
Luiz Bolognesi | 
Brazil |
 2018 | 
81 minutes

The Paiter Suruí people, whose territory is located in the Brazilian Amazon, didn’t have contact with the outside world until the late 1960s. Since then their traditional way of life has been threatened by the encroachment of Western values, religion, medicine, and technology. Perpera, an elder who works as a doorman at the local church, recounts how he stopped his shamanism after the village priest denounced the practice as connected to the devil. But Perpera can still speak to the spirits of the forest, and when illness strikes, the community turns to him, seeking his ancestral knowledge.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 8:15pm
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 7:00pm
Jacopo Quadri | 
Italy |
 2017 | 
86 minutes

Lorello and Brunello are twin bachelor-brother farmers in Grosseto, Italy. In director Jacopo Quadri’s patiently observed study of their life and work, the gentle rhythms and cycles of nature cast an irrevocable spell. The Biondi Brothers are a taciturn pair, what we learn about them comes from an aged relative named Ultimina, who talks to the camera while collecting her mail. She adores her nephews, but not so much their hapless cousin Giuliano and his truant pigs.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 6:00pm
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 12:00pm