Cinematheque (1131 Howe St.)

The Cinematheque

Marie Dumora | 
France |
 2017 | 
107 minutes

As a film portrait, Belinda is a remarkable achievement. Foregoing a sentimental approach, it is a warts-and-all look at prejudice, intolerance, and marginalization in French society through the experience of one young woman.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 2:15pm
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 8:00pm
Mercedes Dominioni | 
Uruguay |
 2017 | 
78 minutes

Sixteen-year-old Juan has a passion for creating amateur telenovelas. His partner in crime is his 97-year-old grandmother Rosa, who is fully involved in the creative process and often plays the role of the villain. Juan has Asperger syndrome and his grandmother is dealing with her own health issues, but in spite of this the pair are dedicated to their shared creations, plotting out scenes, undertaking character development, and writing (often wildly obscene) dialogue.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 12:00pm
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 4:15pm
Alain Cavalier | 
France |
 2017 | 
104 minutes

In his small apartment, an old bachelor talks frankly with an uncomplaining humour about the difficulties in his life, his erratic romances with street girls, and his hope to repeat the 20,000 Euros he once won. “Unhappy in love, happy in games,” he says. As the years go by, he hides nothing from Cavalier’s camera including his invasive OCD rituals of cleanliness and security. Sometimes he feels he is on the verge of losing it, but somehow he copes.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 12:00pm
Julie Bertuccelli | 
France |
 2016 | 
84 minutes

At almost age 30, Hélène Nicolas can’t speak or hold a pen, and she never learned to read or write. It wasn’t until she was 20 years old that her mother Véronique discovered Hélène was able to communicate by arranging laminated letters on a board. Taking the pen name Babouillec Sp, this severely autistic young woman began producing poetry and novels, and is now collaborating with a theatre director to adapt her work for the stage.

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 8:30pm
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 6:00pm
Nitesh Anjaan | 
Denmark |
 2017 | 
58 minutes

The Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami is read by millions of fans around the world who know his prose only through the art of translators. The challenge of translating from one language to another is more than simple accuracy, it’s a call to immerse oneself in another worldview and to convey that experience to a reader.

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 6:45pm
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 6:15pm
Alain Cavalier | 
France |
 2017 | 
50 minutes

In the untouched bourgeois house invaded by swallows and dust, Jacquotte wanders through her childhood. Toys, paintings, stuffed animals, clothes and old umbrellas—how could she ever throw away all this memorabilia? Year after year, she takes inventory and saves her past until it is “saved for eternity.”

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 6:00pm