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How To Talk To Girls At Parties
 How To Talk To Girls At Parties
This outrageous new British-American science-fiction romantic comedy from director John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) is based on the short story of the same name by Neil Gaiman. Set in London in 1977, a group of young punk rockers stumble upon a bizarre gathering of teenagers who are from another planet, visiting Earth to complete a mysterious rite of passage. Together they embark on a delirious adventure, inadvertently setting off a series of events that will lead to the ultimate showdown of punks vs. aliens, and test the limits of how far each of them will go for true love. (R, 102 mins)

"This outer space oddity is destined for the cult-classic section of some future camp horror and sci-fi B-movie aisle." – Nikola Grozdanovic, The Playlist

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On Chesil Beach
 On Chesil Beach
Adapted by Ian McEwan from his own bestselling novel, the drama centers on a young couple of very different backgrounds in the summer of 1962 in Dorset, England. The story follows the pair through their idyllic courtship and explores the sexual morals and societal pressures of the day. Although Edward (Billy Howle) is an intelligent young man, he has a taste for rash behavior. His passionate desires clash with the beautiful and sensitive Florence (Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan), who is bound by the social code of another era and is terrified of sexual intimacy. The director Dominic Cooke has created a lyrical and rapturous film also featuring Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Scarborough, Emily Watson, and Samuel West. (110 mins)

"Director Dominic Cooke is mostly known for his Olivier Award-winning theater work, but Chesil never feels stagey or static. It’s beautifully shot, and he pulls lovely performances from both his leads." – Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly

"It’s a lyrical and rapturous film — a repressed passion play, funny, delicate and heartbreaking." – Owen Gleiberman, Variety

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Back to Burgundy
 Back to Burgundy
Wed, June 6 at 7:15pm – World Cinema

Three siblings reunite at their home in picturesque Burgundy to save the family vineyard in this tender tale of a new generation finding its own unique blend from acclaimed director Cédric Klapisch (L'Auberge Espagnole). Jean (Pio Marmaď), the black sheep of the family, unexpectedly returns home from a decade abroad to reconnect with his hospitalized father. He's welcomed by his strong-willed sister, Juliette (Ana Girardot), who took over the reins of the vineyard after their father fell ill, and Jeremie (François Civil). Their father passes shortly after Jean's return, leaving them with the estate and a looming inheritance tax of half a million dollars. Jean, Juliette, and Jeremie must reinvent their relationship and trust in each other to preserve their vineyard. In French with subtitles. (113 mins)

Introduction by film curator Barbara Gardner.

"As rich and earthy as a fine French wine...” - Peter DeBrudge, Variety

"... a scenic and knowing ode to traditional winemaking.” - Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times


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Lou Andreas-Salome: The Audacity to be Free
 Lou Andreas-Salome: The Audacity to be Free
Tuesday, June 5 at 7:15pm – World Cinema

Based on the memoir of Lou Andreas-Salomé, the woman who enraptured 19th century Europe’s greatest minds, German filmmaker Cordula Post-Kablutz captures the spirit of the brilliant novelist, poet, philosopher, psychoanalyst, and early feminist. Salomé’s desire to live a life free from convention actually scandalized society. But she also spurred genius and passion in others, including Friedrich Nietzsche, Paul Rée and her lover, the poet Rainer Marie Rilke. Under the tutelage of Sigmund Freud, she became the first female psychoanalyst. The film production and stellar cast realize the very best of the European art film tradition. In German, Italian, and Russian with subtitles. (113 mins)

Introduction by film curator Barbara Gardner.

"An evocative, beautifully shot film about a little-known proto-feminist intellectual of the late 19th and early 20th century." – Simi Horowitz, Film Journal International

"A thoroughly absorbing look at key points in the life of the first female psychoanalyst." – Harvey Karten, Big Apple Reviews


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Itzhak
 Itzhak
Sunday, June 3 – Presented with WHRO-FM

From Schubert to Strauss, Bach to Brahms, Mozart to Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman’s violin transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life. Alison Chernick’s enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime musician, to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. (82 mins)

Film introduction by Wayla Chambo. She is the host of WHRO's Afternoon Delights, a professional flutist, and a music educator.

"Director Alison Chernick profiles the violin virtuoso, through his performance, of course, but she also reveals a personality as expressive as his musicianship." – Pat Padua, Washington Post

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FlickIt! presents Willow
 FlickIt! presents Willow
From legendary filmmakers George Lucas and Ron Howard comes one of the most beloved fantasy tales of all time. When young Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis) finds an abandoned baby, he is suddenly thrust into an adventure filled with magic and danger. According to an ancient prophecy, the sacred child is destined to end the reign of the evil sorceress Queen Bavmorda (Jean Marsh). Now, with only a single swordsman (Val Kilmer) at his side, Willow must overcome the forces of darkness that threaten to destroy anyone who stands in the Queen's way! (1988, PG, 126mins)

A benefit for The Muse Writers Center.

Sponsored by Center of the Universe Brewing, Chow, & Quixotic Arts.

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My Letter To The World: Emily Dickinson
 My Letter To The World: Emily Dickinson
Tuesday, May 29 at 7:15pm

MY LETTER TO THE WORLD: Unraveling the Enigma of Emily Dickinson The great American poet has spent the 130 years since her death unfairly pigeon holed as the strange recluse in white. This new documentary is an in-depth exploration of her life and work, filmed in her hometown of Amherst, Massachusetts and narrated by Cynthia Nixon, the actress who played Emily in last year’s acclaimed film A Quiet Passion. This documentary journeys through the seasons of Emily’s life amid 1800s New England and features interviews with world experts, bringing to light new theories about the poet’s personal relationships and revered work. (80 mins)

Introduction by Film Forum host Barbara Gardner.

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1945
 1945
Wed, May 30 at 7:15pm – World Cinema

On a summer day after the end of World War II in 1945, an Orthodox Jewish man and his grown son return to a village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk's son. The townspeople – suspicious and remorseful – fear that the men may be heirs of the village's deported Jews and expect them to demand their stolen property back. Director Ferenc Török paints a complex picture of a small town’s guilt and denial of their recent horrors perpetrated on their fellow countrymen for their own personal gain. A superb ensemble cast, lustrous black and white cinematography, and historically detailed art direction contribute to an eloquent drama. In Hungarian with subtitles. (91 mins)

Introduction by Film Forum host Barbara Gardner.

"Torok juggles plenty of characters and themes — guilt, greed, Russian meddling, the Holocaust, justice — but he always remains firmly in control of his story. Every frame is meticulously crafted." – David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle

"Simple, powerful, made with conviction and skill, 1945 proceeds as inexorably as Sámuel and his son on their long walk into town. It's a potent messenger about a time that is gone but whose issues and difficulties are not even close to being past." – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

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