FILMCOLUMBIA 2022 SCHEDULE

(*Schedule updated daily and subject to change)

FRIDAY 10/21: OPENING DAY

Noon   ONE FINE MORNING
Mia Hansen-Løve’s (Bergman Island) latest film features Léa Seydoux as a
single mother parenting her children while negotiating the retirement
bureaucracy for her disabled father and a new romance with an emotionally
elusive man.

2022. France/Germany. Subtitles. Written and directed by Mia Hansen-
Løve. With Léa Seydoux. 112 min. (Sony Pictures Classics)

2:15 pm TURN EVERY PAGE
At the end of the golden age of publishing, legendary biographer Robert
Caro and his equally legendary editor, Robert Gottlieb, struggle to complete
the fifth volume of Caro’s definitive life of Lyndon Johnson in this riveting
documentary by Gottlieb’s daughter, Lizzie. Features interviews with Conan
O’Brien, Ethan Hawke, Lynn Nesbit, and David Remnick. Premiered at the
Tribeca Film Festival.

2022. USA. Directed by Lizzie Gottlieb. 97 min. (Sony Picture Classics)

4:15 pm CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON
This supremely entertaining 2000 classic, co-written by our own James
Schamus, directed by Ang Lee, and staring Michelle Yeoh and Chow Yun-
Fat, anchored our second FilmColumbia Festival, and thanks to it, we were
able to attract other films that have made our festival a hit. We are
screening it again in honor of its distributor, Sony Pictures Classic 30th
anniversary. James Schamus will be on hand for the screening.

2000. USA/China/Taiwan. Subtitles. Directed by Ang Lee. Written by
James Schamus, Hui-Ling Wang. 120 min. (Sony Picture Classics)

6:15 pm POST-FILM PANEL/Q&A
Conversation on stage among James Schamus and SPC
executives Tom Bernard and Michael Barker.

8:00 pm LIVING
Bill Nighy stars in this British remake of Akira Kurosawa’s 1952 samurai-
less masterpiece, Ikuru, adapted by Nobel Prize-winning Japanese novelist
Kazuo Ishiguro (Remains of the Day). Nighy plays a functionary given a death
sentence by his doctor: days to live before he is felled by cancer. Premiered
at Sundance.

2022. UK. Directed by Oliver Hermanus. Written by Kazuo Ishiguro. 102
min. (Sony Picture Classics)

SPONSORED BY METZWOOD INSURANCE

SATURDAY 10/22

10:30 am CHILDREN’S INTERNATIONAL SHORTS PROGRAM
FilmColumbia’s gift to the community, featuring the best in kid’s short films
from around the world. A favorite feature for kids and parents alike. Open
and free to the community!

Curated by Patti Greaney of GIRALDI Media, NYC. 60 min.

SPONSORED BY HUDSON RIVER BANK & TRUST FOUNDATION

Noon  MARTHA
Fresh from its Golden Nymph win at the Monte Carlo Film Festival,
FilmColumbia presents the American premiere of Martha, a true story set in
Berlin 1942. The widow of Max Liebermann, the towering German artist
and former head of the Prussian Academy of Arts until the Nazis took
power, Martha must decide to escape Germany or, as a Jew, be
transported to a concentration camp where, at 88, she will surely die.
Thekla Carola is astonishing in the title role.

2022. Germany. Subtitles. Directed by Stefan Bühling. Written by Marco
Rossi. 105 min. (Ziegler-Film)

2:30 pm  KARAOKE
Winner of the Audience Award at the Jerusalem Film Festival and a favorite
at Tribeca, Karaoke is a bittersweet comedy about a couple, aging empty
nesters, who become fascinated by their neighbor, a bachelor agent for
fashion models, living a few floors above them in a Tel Aviv suburb. His life
entices both husband and wife who come to question their own
relationship.

2022. Israel. Subtitles. Written and directed by Moshe Rosenthal. With
Sasson Gabay, Rita Shukrun, Lior Ashkenazi. In Hebrew. 100 min.
(Greenwich Entertainment)

Preceded by SHORT: FEDERICA + NICK
Sparks fly when two estranged lovers face off in a dive bar to reminisce,
rekindle… and regress into old patterns.

2022. USA. Written and directed by Mariana Hellmund. With Catalina
Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace) and Trevor Long (Ozark). 9 min.

5:00 pm  THE INSPECTION
This semi-biographical debut film by Elegance Bratton tells the story of a
young Black man, played by Tony and Emmy-nominated Jeremy Pope,
who is homeless in his late teens. Ending up in the Marines, he tries to
prove himself and earn his mother’s respect, only to be victimized by a sadistic
sergeant while dealing with his attraction to a superior officer. Played the
Toronto International Film Festival and was chosen for the closing night of
the New York Film Festival.

2022. USA. Written and directed by Elegance Bratton. With Jeremy Pope,
Bokeem Woodbine, Gabrielle Union. 95 min. (A24)

7:15 pm ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is a remarkable collaboration between
filmmaker Laura Poitras (Citizenfour, The Oath) and artist photographer
Nan Goldin (The Ballad of Sexual Dependency) whose liberation from an
OxyContin addiction led her to a passionate activism. Wanting to hold the
Sacklers accountable for thousands of deaths, Goldin and colleagues
staged actions to have the family name removed from museums and
institutions worldwide. Winner of the Golden Lion at Venice and shown at
Telluride, Toronto and New York, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is an
electrifying film, personal and painful, about family, friends, and survival.

2022. USA. Directed by Laura Poitras. With Nan Goldin. 113 min. (NEON)

9:00PM FRIDAY NIGHT PUB PARTY
Event/People’s Pub
Join fellow FC patrons for a lively gathering of libations and film talk!

10:00 pm   DAWN OF THE DEAD 3D
Surprise, surprise, there were zombies before The Walking Dead, and we
are happy to be able to show, for the first time in 3D, the follow-up to
zombie pioneer George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968). We are
even happier to have its producer, local resident Richard P. Rubinstein, on
hand to explain the finer points of the zombie lifestyle.

1978/2022. USA. Written and directed by George Romero. 127 min.

SUNDAY 10/23

Noon   BRAINWASHED: SEX, CAMERA, POWER
Nina Menkes has been making notable avant-garde features since 1983.
Her most recent work uses clips from famous films, spanning the birth of
cinema to the present, illustrating how sexist shot design contributes to a
pervasive environment of sexual harassment and assault in both the art
world and film industry.

2022. USA. Written and directed by Nina Menkes. With film clips taken
from the history of film. 105 min. (KinoLorber).

2:30 pm  AFTERSUN
This riveting debut feature by Scottish director Charlotte Wells focuses on
the mysterious relationship between father and daughter who are often
mistaken for brother and sister, opening up a deep well of complex
emotions sorted out over an intense weekend at a seaside resort in Turkey.
Played this year’s Cannes and New York film festivals.

2022. UK/USA. Written and directed by Charlotte Wells.101 min. (A24)

Preceded by SHORT: SURE THING
Are there any guarantees when we open our hearts?  Sure thing.

2014. USA. Written by David Ives, based on his play. Directed by Deborah
Reinisch. With Luke Kirby (Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and Gia Crovatin. 13
min. (DBR Films Ltd)

5:00 pm    CORSAGE
It’s 1877. Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie, Empress of Austria and Queen of
Hungary, is turning forty and getting mighty tired of corsets and court
restraints. Played by a luminous Vicky Krieps, who won an acting award at
Cannes this year, this royal lady is determined to take matters into her own
hands. The official Austrian entry for Best International Feature Film to the
2023 Oscars.

2022. Austria/Germany/Luxemburg/France. Subtitles. Written and directed
by Marie Kreutzer. 113 min. (IFC Films)

7:30 pm   ARMAGEDDON TIME
James (Ad Astra) Gray’s new film borrows its title from President Ronald
Reagan, who claimed we were facing a moral “armageddon.” Maybe, but
not in the way he meant, as dramatized by this searing portrait of America
on the eve of Trump, starring Anne Hathaway, Anthony Hopkins, and
Jeremy Strong. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes.

2022. USA. Written and directed by James Gray. 115 min. (Focus
Features)

SPONSORED BY TACONIC ENGINEERING

MONDAY 10/24

Noon  IN HER HANDS
This documentary tells the extraordinary story of Zarifa Ghafari who, at 26,
became one of the few female mayors in Afghanistan before the Taliban
took over. Ghafari had the fortune, or misfortune, to govern during the rapid
American withdrawal, and braved increasing danger as it approached.
Miraculously, she survived, and the film follows her story into the Taliban
era. Executive produced by Hillary and Chelsea Clinton.

2022. USA. Directed by Tamana Ayazi and Marcel Mettelsiefen. 92 min.
(Netflix)

2:30 pm  FOUR WINTERS: A STORY OF JEWISH PARTISAN
RESISTANCE AND BRAVERY IN WWII
This documentary chronicles the untold tale of 25,000 Jewish partisans
who took to the forests of Eastern Europe, where they ambushed German
soldiers, blew up train tracks, toppled telephone poles, and otherwise
sabotaged the Nazi war effort.

2022. USA. Subtitles. Directed by Julia Mintz. 90 min. (New Moon Films)

5:00 pm  TANTURA
Alon Schwartz, a Zionist and former Israeli soldier, touches—or rather
grabs—a live-wire, Israel’s 1948 war for independence that “depopulated”
Palestinian villages. The Palestinians refer to this as “Nakba,” or
“catastrophe.” A disputed historian named Teddy Katz recorded 140
hours of interviews with eyewitnesses, both Israeli and Palestinian,
regarding a massacre of 200 Palestinians in Tantura, that may or may
not have happened. In his polemical and controversial documentary,
director Schwartz argues that it did, and uses Katz’s interviews to
contradict surviving soldiers who deny they committed war crimes.

2022. Israel. Subtitles. Directed by Alon Schwarz. Written by Schwarz,
Halil Efrat and Shaul Schwarz. 85 min.

7:30 pm   BONES AND ALL
Vampires and zombies move over! From the team that brought us Call Me
By Your Name, Luca Guadagnino directing Timothée Chalamet and Taylor
Russell and produced by Hudson Valley’s own Peter Spears, comes this
cannibal romance.  Although horrors happen (there’s plenty of graphic
language and bloody body parts), this is not your run-of-the-mill horror
movie, but paradoxically, Bones and All is a deeply moving tale of love,
loneliness, and yearning, recently winning Best Director for Guadagnino
and Best Young Actress for Russell at this year’s Venice Film Festival.

2022. USA. Directed by Luca Guadagnino.  Written by David Kaiganich.
With Taylor Russell, Timothée Chalamet, Mark Rylance, Michael Stuhlbarg
and Chloe Sevigny. 130 min. (United Artists Releasing)

TUESDAY 10/25

Noon   RMN
R.M.N. is what they call an MRI brain scan in Romania, a crucial plot point
in this commentary on modern, multi-ethnic Romanian life. In a
mountainous Transylvanian village, Csilla, a Hungarian woman, manages a
bakery paying minimum wage. The locals think this work is beneath them
and believe they can do better abroad. When Csilla hires migrants from Sri
Lanka, the trouble begins. Cristian Mungiu, the father of the Romanian New
Wave, paints a multilayered portrait of xenophobia, passion, and civic
lunacy.

2022. Romania/France. Subtitles. Written and directed by Cristian Mungiu.
125 min. (IFC Films)

3:00 pm  RODEO
Julia is one very tough cookie. Determined to be the most daring
motorcycle trick rider in the Paris suburbs, she needs to ignore the macho
posturings of her male competitors. This ferocious and continuously
surprising debut film won the Jury Prize at Un Certain Regard at Cannes
this year.

2022. France. Subtitles. Directed by Lola Quivoron. Written by Quivoron
and Antonia Buresi. 106 min. (Music Box Films)

5:15 pm   SAINT OMER
Winner of two major awards at the Venice Film Festival, and featured in
both Toronto and New York, Saint Omer is a stunning debut film from the
noted French filmmaker Alice Diop. Based on the trial of a Senegalese
mother who abandoned her infant daughter during a high tide on a beach in
Northern France, the film imagines a writer attending the trial trying to
understand how the mother could plead not guilty yet still admit she did it.
The official French entry for Best International Feature Film to the
2023 Oscars.

2022. France. Subtitles. Directed by Alice Diop. Written by Diop, Amrita
David, Marie NDiaye, Zoé Galeron. 122 min. (Janus, The Film Collective)

8:00 pm   THE SON
Starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, and Anthony Hopkins, The Son is the
second part of a trilogy exploring parenthood directed from his own play by
Florian Zeller. It was preceded by Le Père (The Father), a hit. Jackman
was so impressed by it that he begged for the role of the father in Zeller’s
latest, a powerful study of teenage depression. Premiered at the Venice
Film Festival.

2022. USA. Directed by Florian Zeller. Written by Christopher Hampton.
123 min. (Sony Picture Classics)

SPONSORED BY (MALIN+GOETZ) New York

WEDNESDAY 10/26

Noon  IS THAT BLACK ENOUGH FOR YOU?!?
Film critic Elvis Mitchell’s history of Black cinema shines a light on the
1970s, with clips from Shaft, Sounder, Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss
Song, Killer of Sheep, et al. Featuring interviews with Harry Belafonte,
Whoopi Goldberg, Laurence Fishburne, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, and
Charles Burnett—everyone except Will Smith!

2022. USA. Directed by Elvis Mitchell. 135 min. (Netflix)

2:45 pm SCARLET
A “fascinating, slippery movie filled with lyrical beauty, acts of barbarism,
and moments of magic”, is how The New York Times described the
sophomore feature by the director of Martin Eden, when it opened the
Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes this year. Set in a French village at the end
of WWI, Scarlet is a sensuous tale about family and independence.

2022. France/Italy/Germany. Subtitles. Directed by Pietro Marcello. Written
by Marcello, Mauricio Braucci, Maud Ameline, from a story by Alexander
Grin.100 min. (KinoLorber)

5:00 pm UTAMA
Utama means our home in Quechua, the language spoken by the
indigenous people of the mountains outside La Paz. Winner of the Grand
Jury Prize for International Documentary at Sundance and this year’s
Bolivian entry to the Oscars, Utama is a sublime and ravishing work
about an elderly couple of llama herders suddenly faced with a lack
of water for their animals. Their urban grandson urges them to move
to the city but the couple resist leaving the Andes.

2022 Bolivia. Subtitles. Written and directed by Alejandro Loayza Grisi.
89 min. (KinoLorber)

7:30 pm THE WHALE
Brendan Fraser wowed the Venice Festival, where he got a six-minute
standing ovation for his performance as an obese (600 pound!) father who
left his family for a gay lover, and subsequently tries to reconnect with his
estranged daughter after his lover’s death. Darren Aronofsky, who directed,
struggled for a decade to find the lead, until he stumbled on Fraser, whose
performance earned him the Tribute Award at the Toronto International
Film Festival.

2022. USA. Directed by Darren Aronofsky. Written by Samuel D. Hunter.
117 min. (A24)

SPONSORED BY THOMPSON GIROUX GALLERY

THURSDAY 10/27

Noon  THE CLOUD AND THE MAN
Kolkata is the setting for a most unusual love story: a man, taking care
of his ill father, falls in love with a cloud he believes is following him
everywhere. Can this be? Shot in luminous black-and-white and at
once both fantastic and realistic, The Cloud and the Man may be
seen as a hallucinatory dream—hopeful, soulful and magical.

2021. India. Subtitles. Directed by Abhinandan Banerjee. Written
by Abhinandan Banerjee and Bauddhayan Mukherji. 96 min.
(Outsider Pictures)

2:15 pm  THE CORRIDORS OF POWER
Dror More’s new documentary about America’s response to genocide
builds its case through interviews with current and former diplomats.
Samantha Power, Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright, and Secretary of
State Antony Blinken, that shed light on the mistakes made in addressing
these crises around the world. Moreh’s The Gatekeepers was nominated
for an Oscar in 2013.

2022. USA. Written and directed by Dror Moreh. 135 min. (Showtime)

5:15 pm  THE BLUE CAFTAN
The Blue Caftan, winner of the International film Critics Prize at Cannes, is
set in Morocco’s oldest medina. A woman manages her artisan husband’s
tailor shop, where with great care, he embroiders traditional caftans. A
young male assistant, newly hired after the shop ignites surprisingly
complicated interplay of love and jealousy that divides and unites the three.

2022. Morocco/France/Belgium. Subtitles. Written and directed by Maryan
Touzani. 118 min. (Strand Releasing)

8:15 pm   THE ETERNAL DAUGHTER
A magnificent Tilda Swinton plays two roles—mother and daughter—in this
ghost story set in a haunted hotel ornamented by gables and gargoyles, as
the younger secretly attempts to penetrate the older’s secrets by making a
clandestine film about her with her phone. Played the Venice International
Film Festival.

2022. UK. Written and directed by Joanna Hogg. 96 min. (A24)

SPONSORED BY ED HERRINGTON

FRIDAY 10/28

Noon   PARIS IS IN HARLEM
On November 27, 2017, after 91 years, New York’s Cabaret Law was
finally repealed allowing dancing in bars where alcohol was served. Cristina
Kallas’s Slamdance award-winning film is set on that November day in
Harlem’s legendary Paris Bar where jazz musicians hang out and
improvise. Using a split screen to tell multiple stories and featuring an
extraordinary jazz score, Kallas follows a motley group of talented and
hopeful barflies. The result is a wondrous New York film.

2022. U.S.A. Written and directed by Christina Kallas. 111 min.

2:30 pm  THE WORST ONES
Winner of a Grand Prize at Cannes, this rousing film—the first feature from
the directing duo Akoka and Gueret—poses a question: Can the worst kids,
with the least advantages, ever outrun their pasts? In Picasso, a subsidized
housing estate in France, a filmmaker recruits young people he believes
“don’t have it easy” for his film about the perils of poverty. As he makes his
movie, or tries to, they teach him a thing or two.

2022. France. Subtitles. Directed by Lise Akoka and Romane Guest.
Written by Akoka, Guest, and Elenore Gurrey. 96 min. (KinoLorber)

5:00 pm   ALL THAT BREATHES
Kites are the pigeons of New Delhi, except they are scavengers, and such
is the environmental degradation of the city that they are poisoned, falling
from the sky like hail. Two brothers devote themselves to caring for the sick
birds. This Hindi film won the Grand Jury Prize in World Cinema at
Sundance and Golden Eye for best documentary at this year’s Cannes
Festival.

2022. India/U.K./U.S.A. Subtitles. Directed by Shaunak Sen. 93 min.
(Janus)

Preceded by SHORT: WINDSHIPPED
The “Schooner Apollonia,” is a 65-foot sailboat that for the past three
spring-summer-fall seasons has been delivering goods up and down
the Hudson River, from Hudson to NYC, via the power of wind and sail.

2022. USA. Directed by Jon Bowermaster. 39 min. Ocean 8 Films.

8:00 pm CALL JANE
Perhaps the most timely and urgent film in this year’s festival, Call Jane is
the fictionalized story of how one suburban housewife in the 60’s became,
out of necessity, an abortionist. Starring Elizabeth Banks, as Joy, a woman
whose pregnancy becomes life threatening, and Sigourney Weaver, as
Virginia, a founder of a group of clandestine abortion providers. Premiered
at Sundance to universal acclaim in January.

2022. USA. Directed by Phyllis Nagy. Written by Hayley Schore and
Roshan Sethi. With Kate Mara, Chris Messina, Wunmi Mosaku. 121 min.
(Roadside Attractions)

SATURDAY 10/29

10:00 am SCREENWRITING PANEL (Event/Tracy Memorial)
Back by popular demand, moderated by actor/producer Scott Cohen
(Gilmore Girls, The Americans, South Mountain), and writer/director
Anastasia Traina (Horton Bliss, Street Time, and String). Bring in your
screenplays and hear 5-7 pages read by professional actors with
a discussion afterwards to help bring your ideas to the next level.
Please bring copies for ALL characters involved and one more for
the moderators.

Noon EO
When 84-year-old Jerzy Skolomowski accepted the Grand Jury Prize at
Cannes this year he thanked the six donkeys who played EO, an animal
who sees the often senseless way of the world. The film is at once poetic,
immersive, strikingly original, and perhaps unlike anything made before.
Isabelle Huppert appears in a cameo.

2022. Poland/France. Subtitles. Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski. Written by
Skolimowski and Eva Piaskowska. 88 min. (Janus)

2:30 pm WOMEN TALKING
Multi-hyphenate (actress-director-writer-producer) Sarah Polly’s starry
Women Talking makes The Handmaid’s Tale feel like a Disney
film. Set in a patriarchal Mennonite community and based on actual events,
learning to read and write are forbidden to women, who
are routinely raped by their husbands, brothers, and sons, and gaslit to
believe they are the victims of ghosts. Women Talking made a sensation
when it premiered at Telluride.

2022. USA. Written and directed by Sarah Polley. With Rooney Mara,
Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Frances McDormand, and Ben Whishaw. 116 min.
(United Artists Releasing)

5:00 pm DREAMIN’ WILD
Walton Goggins (Justified, The Hateful Eight, The Righteous Gemstones),
an L.A. refugee to Columbia County, Casey Affleck, and Zooey Deschanel
star in this poignant true story about a kid from Nebraska who had to wait
30 years to be compared to Brian Wilson for a soft rock song he wrote as a
teenager. Played the Venice International Film Festival.

2022. USA. Directed by Bill Pohlad. 115 min. (River Road)

8:15 pm SNEAK PREVIEW
A new film by a major director.

SPONSORED BY JACK SHEAR

10 pm POST SNEAK PARTY @ BLUE PLATE
Join our FC programmers and crew as we celebrate this year’s film lineup
with tasty food and libations! Cash bar.

SUNDAY 10/30

Noon LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Emmy winner Alan Berliner completed his very personal film, about
40 years of pictorial history as seen in The New York Times, in 2019.
It was headed for HBO but his subject, from whose pages the 7,076
news photographs featured in this film originated, delayed the
film’s release. Issues resolved, the film is now being shown and the
filmmaker will join us to talk about his relationship with “All the News
That’s Fit to Clip”.

2019/2022. Written, directed, and narrated by Alan Berliner. 88 min.

KINDERLAND
Two century-old secular Jewish summer camps in Dutchess County, one
for the children of Communists and the other the children of Socialists,
have long waged a legendary feud. The impact of the Trump era, however,
brings these modern-day, secular and multi-ethnic campers together
against a common foe as they fight for equality and justice.

2021. USA. Written and directed by Amy Grappell. 31 min. (LFE
Productions)

3:00 pm SR.
Straight from Telluride and New York comes Sr., ostensibly about Robert
Downey, Sr., the anarchic indie director from the 60’s who made the classic
Putney Swope. It is also ostensibly directed by indie filmmaker Chris Smith
who, despite the onset of Sr.’s Parkinson’s Disease, surrendered the
filmmaking to him. Sr.’s son, Robert Downey Jr., then jumped in to shape
this memorial to his father. Sr. is about the bond between parent and child,
addiction (Sr. got Jr. hooked on cocaine), Hollywood, and mortality.

2022. USA. Directed by Chris Smith. With Robert Downey, Sr., Jr., Norman
Lear, Alan Arkin, Paul Thomas Anderson. 89 min.

5:00 pm  CLOSE
This Cannes Grand Prix winner from Belgium focuses on a friendship
between two 13-year-old boys that is so close it attracts the unkind
attention of the kids in their school with tragic results.

2022. Belgium/France/The Netherlands. Subtitles. Directed by Lukas
Dhont. Written by Dhont and Angelo Tijssens. 104 min. (A24)

7:00 pm RRR
Rolling Stone said it: “If there’s any movie that deserves to be seen on a
giant screen,” this is it. An action bonanza and eye-boggling delight, this
firecracker of an epic, set in 1920, is one of the most popular Indian films
ever made. How can you top tigers, revolutionaries, musical numbers,
spectacular derring-do, and the British Raj as a villain? FilmColumbia is
thrilled to present its regional theatrical premiere. Get out the popcorn!

2002. India. Subtitles. Directed by S.S. Rajamouli. Written by S.S.
Rajamouli, Vijayendra Prasad, Sai Madhav Burra. 187 min. (Variance
Films)

SPONSORED BY DAVID GRUNBERG