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  • Pictures Of Ghosts
    Pictures of Ghosts (Retratos fantasmas)
    Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho
    (Brazil, 2023, 93 minutes, in Portuguese with English subtitles)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    The latest from celebrated director Kleber Mendonça Filho (Bacurau), delves into the coastal city of Recife’s historical and human fabric, focusing on its iconic movie theaters that once served as hubs of social interaction during the 20th century. 

    Thursday, April 25, 2024
    5:30 p.m.
  • The Practice
    The Practice (La práctica)
    Directed by Martín Rejtman
    (Argentina/Chile/Portugal/Germany, 2023, 95 minutes, in Spanish with English subtitles)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    The latest film by trailblazing director Martín Rejtman, a key figure in the New Argentine Cinema, is a shrewd, deadpan comedy featuring an outstanding ensemble cast led by Esteban Bigliardi. 

    Thursday, April 25, 2024
    7:30 p.m.
  • The Punishment
    The Punishment (El castigo)
    Directed by Matías Bize
    (Chile/Argentina, 2022, 96 minutes, in Spanish with English subtitles)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    After leaving their son alone in the woods for a few minutes as a punishment for misbehaving during a family drive, Ana and Mateo embark on a desperate search to find him. This award-winning psychological drama about parenthood and marriage marks the eighth film by pioneering director of Chilean independent cinema Matías Bize.

    Friday, April 26, 2024
    7 p.m.
  • Totem
    Tótem
    Directed by Lila Avilés
    (Mexico/Denmark/France, 2023, 95 minutes, in Spanish with English subtitles)
    Lynn Wyatt Theater and Brown Auditorium Theater

    One of the best-reviewed Mexican films in recent times, the Gotham and Independent Spirit Awards–nominated Tótem centers on seven-year-old Sol, who is swept up in a whirlwind of preparations for her father’s birthday party, organized by her mother, aunts, and other relatives. 

    Friday, April 26, 2024
    9:15 p.m.
    Sunday, April 28, 2024
    1:30 p.m.
  • The Echo
    The Echo (El eco)
    Directed by Tatiana Huezo
    (Mexico/Germany, 2023, 102 minutes, in Spanish with English subtitles)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    Winner of the Best Documentary Award at the Berlin, Chicago, and Morelia film festivals, the latest work by Mexican-Salvadoran Tatiana Huezo is an epic, intimate, and lyrical portrayal of life set in a small rural mountain village.

    Saturday, April 27, 2024
    1 p.m.
  • Puan
    Puan
    Directed by María Alché and Benjamín Naishtat
    (Argentina/Italy/France/Germany/Brazil, 2023, 109 minutes, in Spanish with English subtitles)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    In this witty and incisive comedy starring Marcelo Subiotto and Leonardo Sbaraglia, a professor finds himself on the cusp of being named head of the philosophy department at the Public University of Buenos Aires, following the death of his esteemed mentor.

    Saturday, April 27, 2024
    3:30 p.m.
  • The Last Ones
    The Last Ones (Los últimos)
    Directed by Sebastián Peña Escobar
    (Paraguay/Uruguay, 2023, 87 minutes, in Spanish and Guarani with English subtitles)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    The assured debut feature by Sebastián Peña Escobar is an unexpected buddy comedy and road movie presented in the form of a documentary. The Last Ones follows three skeptical ecologists on their journey to Paraguay’s last virgin forests, engaging in passionate debates about the future of our species.

    Saturday, April 27, 2024
    6 p.m.
  • The Settlers
    The Settlers (Los colonos)
    Directed by Felipe Gálvez Haberle
    (Chile/Argentina, 2023, 101 minutes, in Spanish and English with English subtitles)
    Lynn Wyatt Theater

    Tierra del Fuego, Chile, 1901. Three horsemen embark on an expedition, tasked with securing a wealthy landowner’s vast property. Accompanying a British lieutenant and an American mercenary is a mestizo marksman, who comes to realize the true mission is to violently “remove” the Indigenous population.

    Saturday, April 27, 2024
    8:15 p.m.
  • The Other Son
    The Other Son (El otro hijo)
    Directed by Juan Sebastián Quebrada
    (Colombia/France/Argentina, 2023, 90 minutes, in Spanish with English subtitles)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    Federico and his brother Simon enjoy their teenage years until Simon’s tragic death from a balcony fall at a party. Amidst his family’s turmoil, Federico tries to maintain normalcy while struggling to grieve, and finds solace in bonding with Simon’s girlfriend, Laura. 

    Sunday, April 28, 2024
    3:30 p.m.
  • The Rescue
    The Rescue (El rapto)
    Directed by Daniela Goggi
    (Argentina/USA, 2023, 95 minutes, in Spanish with English subtitles)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    Based on the novel by Martín Sivak and set in the 1980s, the fourth feature by Daniela Goggi is a historic drama that tells the story of Julio, who returns with his family to Argentina after the downfall of the brutal dictatorship that overpowered long-standing democracy.

    Sunday, April 28, 2024
    6 p.m.
  • The Old Oak Film Poster
    The Old Oak
    Directed by Ken Loach
    (UK/France/Belgium, 2023, 113 minutes, in English)
    Brown Auditorium Theater & Lynn Wyatt Theater

    In this deeply moving drama, a group of Syrian refugees moves into a once-thriving mining village in northern England. When a  rift fueled by prejudices develops, an unexpected friendship between the proprietor of the town’s last pub and a young Syrian woman creates new possibilities.

    Thursday, May 2, 2024
    7 p.m.
    Friday, May 3, 2024
    7 p.m.
    Sunday, May 5, 2024
    5 p.m.
  • Food, Inc. 2 Film Poster
    Food Inc. 2: Back for Seconds
    Directed by Robert Kenner and Melissa Robledo
    (USA, 2023, 94 minutes, in English)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    In the sequel to the 2008 Oscar-nominated documentary, Food, Inc., the filmmakers reunite with investigative authors Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser to take a fresh look at our efficient yet vulnerable food system.

    Friday, May 10, 2024
    7 p.m.
    Sunday, May 12, 2024
    5 p.m.
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail Film Poster
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones
    (UK, 1975, 91 minutes, in English)
    The Amphitheater of The Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza

    RESCHEDULED | NEW DATE: MAY 11 | The April 20 screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail is rescheduled for May 11 at 9 p.m. because of the forecast for inclement weather.

    Saturday, May 11, 2024
    9 p.m.
  • The (Ex)perience of Love Film Poster
    The (Ex)perience of Love (Le syndrome des amours passées)
    Directed by Raphaël Balboni and Ann Sirot
    (Belgium/France, 2023, 89 minutes, in English and French with English subtitles)
    Brown Auditorium Theater, digital

    Rémy (Lazare Gousseau) and Sandra (Lucie Debay) are unable to conceive a child because they suffer from “Past Love Syndrome,” according to their doctor. In order to be cured, they must sleep once again with each of their former lovers.

    Friday, May 17, 2024
    7 p.m.
  • Our Tiny Little Wedding Film Poster
    Our Tiny Little Wedding (Notre tout petit petit mariage)
    Directed by Frédéric Quiring
    (France, 2023, 83 minutes, in French with English subtitles)
    Brown Auditorium Theater, digital

    Happy couple Lou and Max badly want to adopt a baby. Family, friends, and even the adoption agent show up to take part in an explosion of utterly incredible zaniness.

    Friday, May 17, 2024
    9:15 p.m.
  • Mr Putifar's Wacky Plan Film Poster
    Mr. Putifar’s Wacky Plan (Les Vengeances de Maître Poutifard)
    Directed by Pierre-François Martin-Laval
    (France, 2023, 80 minutes, in French with English subtitles)
    Brown Auditorium Theater, digital

    As a middle-school teacher, Robert Putifar was teased by students during his entire career. After 37 years of torment, a bitter Putifar finally retires in the home he still shares with his mother. Deep in his secret man cave, the former teacher plots revenge on the first kids who made his life miserable 20 years ago.

    Saturday, May 18, 2024
    7 p.m.
  • The Madness Express Film Poster
    The Madness Express (Veuillez nous excuser pour la gêne occasionnée)
    Directed by Olivier Van Hoofstadt
    (France, 2023, 88 minutes, in French with English subtitles)
    Brown Auditorium Theater, digital

    Railroad ticket controller Sébastien gets promoted and plans to move with his pregnant fiancée. Sébastien must pass a performance evaluation on his last day on the job, but he learns the inspector is the one known as “crazy.”

    Saturday, May 18, 2024
    9:15 p.m.
  • The Crime is Mine Film Poster
    The Crime Is Mine (Mon crime)
    Directed by François Ozon
    (France, 2023, 102 minutes, in French and Spanish with English subtitles)
    Brown Auditorium Theater, digital

    After a struggling actress stands trial for the murder of a lascivious producer in 1930s Paris, she ascends to scandalous stardom. A new life of fame, wealth, and tabloid celebrity awaits—until the truth comes out. Isabelle Huppert appears as a fading silent-film star in François Ozon’s frothy story of murder, romance, blackmail, girl power, and a bit of French film history.

    Sunday, May 19, 2024
    5 p.m.

Coming Soon

  • A Brighter Summer Day Film Poster
    A Brighter Summer Day (Guling jie shaonian sharen shijian)
    Directed by Edward Yang
    (Taiwan, 1991, 237 minutes, in in Mandarin, Min Nan, Shanghainese, and English with English subtitles)
    Brown Auditorium Theater, digital restoration

    Set in early 1960s Taiwan, A Brighter Summer Day is based on the true story of a crime that rocked the nation.  Among the most praised, sought-after titles in contemporary cinema, this singular masterpiece of Taiwanese cinema is a film of both sprawling scope and tender intimacy.

    Saturday, May 25, 2024
    2 p.m.
  • Taking Venice Film Poster
    Taking Venice
    Directed by Amei Wallach
    (USA/France/Italy, 2023, 98 minutes, in English)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    During the Cold War, the U.S. government is determined to fight Communism with culture. In 1964, Alice Denney, Washington insider and friend of the Kennedys, recommends the ambitious curator Alan Solomon to organize the U.S. entry for the Venice Biennale. 

    Thursday, May 30, 2024
    2 p.m.
    Friday, May 31, 2024
    7 p.m.
    Saturday, June 1, 2024
    7 p.m.
  • Dial M For Murder Film Poster
    Dial M for Murder
    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
    (USA, 1954, 105 minutes, in English)
    Lynn Wyatt Theater, 35mm

    An ex-tennis pro wants to have his wealthy wife murdered so he can get her inheritance. When he learns that she is having an affair, he comes up with the perfect plan to kill her.

    Sunday, June 2, 2024
    5 p.m.
    Sunday, June 9, 2024
    5 p.m.
  • Let's Get Lost Film Poster
    Let’s Get Lost
    Directed by Bruce Weber
    (USA, 1988, 119 minutes, in English)
    Brown Auditorium Theater, digital restoration

    In the 1950s, Chet Baker’s jazz trumpeting, intimate crooning, and pretty-boy good looks epitomized West Coast cool. When photographer Bruce Weber caught up with him three decades later, time and drug addiction had ravaged his life and angelic beauty.

    Friday, June 7, 2024
    7 p.m.
    Saturday, June 22, 2024
    7 p.m.
  • Elis & Tom Film Poster
    Elis and Tom (Elis & Tom, só tinha de ser com você)
    Directed by Roberto de Oliveira and Jom Tob Azulay
    (Brazil, 2023, 100 minutes, in Portuguese and English with English subtitles)
    Brown Auditorium Theater, digital

    In 1974, one of the prime architects of bossa nova, Antonio Carlos Jobim (Tom), and popular Brazilian singer Elis Regina came together to record what would become one of the most iconic albums in the history of Brazilian music.

    Saturday, June 8, 2024
    7 p.m.
  • Space Is The Place
    Space Is the Place
    Directed by John Coney
    (USA, 1974, 85 minutes, in English)
    Brown Auditorium Theater, digital

    Calling planet Earth! Jazz on Film is pleased to present a special 50th-anniversary screening of the Afrofuturist classic Space Is the Place. This unique iteration of Ra’s musical concepts and social commentary is a blend of science fiction B-movie, blaxploitation flick, and concert documentary.

    Friday, June 14, 2024
    7 p.m.
  • Sweethearts Of Rhythm Film Image
    International Sweethearts of Rhythm | Maxine Sullivan: Love to Be in Love
    Directed by Greta Schiller and Andrea Weiss
    (USA, 1986, 80 minutes, in English)
    Brown Auditorium Theater, 16mm

    This screening presents two short documentaries by filmmakers Greta Schiller and Andrea Weiss that spotlight often unsung women of jazz. 

    Saturday, June 15, 2024
    7 p.m.
  • Jazz Films Image
    Jazz Films by John and Faith Hubley
    Directed by John and Faith Hubley
    (USA, 1957, 80 minutes, in English)
    Brown Auditorium Theater, digital

    Between the 1950s and 1970s, animators John and Faith Hubley made their own independent films with intelligence, passion, humor, and great music. Their poetic sensibility and whimsical, impressionistic visual style fit perfectly with jazz music.

    Friday, June 21, 2024
    7 p.m.
  • Disco Boy Film Poster
    Disco Boy
    Directed by Giacomo Abbruzzese
    (France/Italy/Belgium/Poland, 2023, 92 minutes, in Ibo, French, English, and Polish with English subtitles)
    Brown Auditorium Theater, digital

    Giacomo Abbruzzese’s stylish debut feature, winner of the Berlin Film Festival’s Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution, stars the charismatic Franz Rogowski as a Belarusian immigrant haunted by his actions as a mercenary in the French Foreign Legion. 

    Sunday, June 23, 2024
    5 p.m.
  • Power Alley Film Poster
    Power Alley (Levante)
    Directed by Lillah Halla
    (Brazil/Uruguay/France, 2023, 92 minutes, in Portuguese and Spanish with English subtitles)
    Lynn Wyatt Theater, digital

    This gripping Brazilian drama weaves a tale of personal struggle and societal challenges. Set in São Paulo, it follows Sofia, a spirited teen volleyball player from a modest background, whose life takes a dramatic turn when she faces an unwanted pregnancy.

    Friday, June 28, 2024
    7 p.m.
    Sunday, June 30, 2024
    5 p.m.
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