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  • Destiny | film poster
    Destiny
    Directed by Yaser Talebi
    (Iran, 2022, 71 minutes, in Persian with English subtitles)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    This warm and intimate observational documentary captures a young woman caught between traditional gender roles and her desire for self-determination, volleyball, and Instagram.

    Sunday, January 29, 2023
    2 p.m.
  • Almas Rainbow Movie Poster
    Alma’s Rainbow
    Directed by Ayoka Chenzira
    (USA, 1994, 85 minutes, in English)
    Lynn Wyatt Theater

    Ayoka Chenzira’s feature film explores the life of teenager Rainbow Gold, who is entering womanhood and navigating standards of beauty, self-image, and the rights Black women have over their bodies.

    Friday, February 3, 2023
    7 p.m.
  • The African Desperate Movie Poster
    The African Desperate
    Directed by Martine Syms
    (USA, 2022, 97 minutes, in English)
    Lynn Wyatt Theater

    Chaos reigns in the riotously funny debut feature from visual artist Martine Syms. This fantastical day-in-the-life of a Black artist is a rollicking satire of art-world pretensions and a rowdy portrayal of sex and drugs in the Internet age. 

    Saturday, February 4, 2023
    3 p.m.
  • The Watermelon Woman Movie
    The Watermelon Woman
    Directed by Cheryl Dunye
    (USA, 1996, 90 minutes, in English)
    Lynn Wyatt Theater

    An investigation into film history that doubles as a romantic comedy, The Watermelon Woman is a dazzlingly inventive landmark of the New Queer Cinema.

    Saturday, February 4, 2023
    6:30 p.m.
  • Compensation Movie Poster
    Compensation
    Directed by Zeinabu irene Davis
    (USA, 1999, 95 minutes, in English)
    Lynn Wyatt Theater

    This unique drama presents parallel African American love stories about a deaf woman and a hearing man who live in Chicago, decades apart.

    Sunday, February 5, 2023
    5 p.m.
  • Jeanne Dielman Movie Poster
    Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
    Directed by Chantal Akerman
    (France, 1975, 201 minutes, in French with English subtitles)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    A singular work in cinema history, this film was recently named #1 on the BFI’s Sight & Sound 100 Greatest Films list.

    Saturday, February 11, 2023
    5 p.m.
    Sunday, February 12, 2023
    2 p.m.
  • Oscars Statue Image
    2023 Oscar-Nominated Short Films—Animation
    (2022)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    View the nominated short films in the Animation category from this year’s Academy Awards, and see if your favorite wins when the Oscars are presented on March 12!

    Friday, February 17, 2023
    7 p.m.
    Friday, February 24, 2023
    7 p.m.
    Saturday, March 4, 2023
    2 p.m.
    Saturday, March 11, 2023
    2 p.m.
  • Oscars Statue Image
    2023 Oscar-Nominated Short Films—Live Action
    (2022)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    View the nominated short films in the Live Action category from this year’s Academy Awards, and see if your favorite wins when the Oscars are presented on March 12!

    Saturday, February 18, 2023
    7 p.m.
    Thursday, February 23, 2023
    6 p.m.
    Sunday, February 26, 2023
    5 p.m.
    Friday, March 3, 2023
    7 p.m.
  • Oscars Statue Image
    2023 Oscar-Nominated Short Films—Documentary
    (2022)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    View the nominated short films in the Documentary category from this year’s Academy Awards, and see if your favorite wins when the Oscars are presented on March 12!

    Sunday, February 19, 2023
    2 p.m.
    Thursday, March 2, 2023
    2 p.m.
    Sunday, March 5, 2023
    5 p.m.
    Friday, March 10, 2023
    6 p.m.
  • Dazed Confused Movie Poster
    Dazed and Confused
    Directed by Richard Linklater
    (USA, 1993, 102 minutes, in English)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    Among the best teen films ever made, Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused eavesdrops on a group of seniors-to-be and incoming freshmen.

    Saturday, February 25, 2023
    7 p.m.

Coming Soon

  • No Bears Movie Poster
    No Bears (Khers nist)
    Directed by Jafar Panahi
    (Iran, 2022, 106 minutes, in Persian, Azerbaijani, and Turkish with English subtitles)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    No Bears follows parallel love stories about two couples thwarted by traditional beliefs and society’s expectations.

    Friday, March 17, 2023
    7 p.m.
    Saturday, March 18, 2023
    7 p.m.
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