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Modern Icelandic Cinema: Children of Nature (Börn náttúrunnar)

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Modern Icelandic Cinema: Children of Nature (Börn náttúrunnar)
Thu, Nov 21 / 7 pm
Sat, Nov 23 / 3 pm
This lyrical, affecting road movie put Iceland on the world cinema map and is the only Icelandic film ever nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. The aged Thorgeir bids a silent farewell to the farm he has devoted his life to, preparing to move in with his daughter in Reykjavik. Receiving a chilly reception from his family, he is whisked off to a retirement home where he is reunited with an old flame.

Modern Icelandic Cinema: Jar City (Mýrin)

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Modern Icelandic Cinema: Jar City (Mýrin)
Thu, Nov 21 / 9 pm
Sat, Nov 23 / 7 pm
Sun, Dec 1 / 7 pm
Based on Arnaldur Indridason’ bestseller, Jar City announced the mini-boom of “Nordic noirs” that gained international exposure with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Called in to investigate “a typical Icelandic murder”, hard-bitten, chain- smoking, Erlendur discovers the victim is connected to nefarious goings-on 30 years ago involving a dead child, a crooked cop, and “the most notorious maniac in Iceland.”

Modern Icelandic Cinema: Life in a Fishbowl (Vonarstræti)

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Modern Icelandic Cinema: Life in a Fishbowl (Vonarstræti)
Fri, Nov 22 / 7 pm
Sat, Nov 23 / 9 pm
One of the country's most successful domestic hits in recent memory, Life in a Fishbowl is rightly assuming its status as one of the key Icelandic films of the decade. Winner of 12 Edda Awards (Iceland's Oscars) A single mother struggling to make ends meet; a former athlete now trying to climb the corporate ladder; and a once-respected author turned full-time drunk. These three characters eventually intersect in surprising ways. Zophoníasson uses their stories to address pressing contemporary issues, including the kreppa (the 2008 financial crisis).

Modern Icelandic Cinema: When the Raven Flies (Hrafninn flýgur)

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Modern Icelandic Cinema: When the Raven Flies (Hrafninn flýgur)
Sun, Nov 24 / 3 pm
Sat, Nov 30 / 7 pm
The first film in director Gunnlaugsson’s epic Viking trilogy, opens as a young Irish boy witnesses the slaughter of his parents and the kidnapping of his older sister by marauding Viking warriors. Years later, the now-grown boy, known as Gest, arrives in Iceland seeking to exact vengeance.

Modern Icelandic Cinema: As in Heaven (Svo á jörðu sem á himni)

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Modern Icelandic Cinema: As in Heaven (Svo á jörðu sem á himni)
Sun, Nov 24 / 5 pm
Wed, Nov 27 / 9 pm
This stunning magic-realist fable follows a lonely young girl who shuttles back and forth between her small coastal village in 1936 Iceland and her 14th-century fantasy world, populated with the familiar faces of her real life. While in current-day she eagerly awaits a visit from the ship of (true-life) French polar explorer Jean-Baptiste Charcot, her fantasy narrative unspools a tale of vengeance and sorcery that explains the origin of a curse that supposedly haunts the region to this day.
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Thu 14

Tapeworm

Thu, Nov 14 / 7 pm
Fri, Nov 15 / 9 pm
Sat, Nov 16 / 9 pm
Sun, Nov 17 / 7 pm
Wed, Nov 20 / 9 pm
Thu 14

Assholes: A Theory

Wed, Nov 13 / 9:30 pm
Thu, Nov 14 / 9:15 pm
Fri, Nov 15 / 7 pm
Sat, Nov 16 / 3 pm
Sun, Nov 17 / 3 pm
Wed, Nov 20 / 7 pm
Sat 16

Running Water 3D

Sat & Sun, Nov 16 & 17 / 5 pm
Fri, Nov 29 / 9 pm
Sat, Nov 30 / 5 pm
Tue 19

Restoration Tuesdays: The Harder They Come

Tue, Nov 12 / 9 pm
Tue, Nov 19 / 7 pm
Tue, Nov 26 / 9 pm

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