The Bay Film Series


The Bay Film Series

2015 / 2016


The Best in World Cinema!

Stories of... love, integrity, freedom and humanity...told with passion in the art of film.

(Read all about them below.)


Subscriptions ~ 8 Films for $56

(Subscriptions available thru October 13)

Non-Subscribers are welcome to attend.

Tickets at the door - $9.00

General Information....

Here's how it works:

  • 8 Films - One film per month - September thru April
  • Subscribe to the whole series and get a bargain price!
  • New this year! You will receive a convenient Subscriber Punch Card - no more keeping track of tickets all year!
  • A Subscriber Card is good for 8 films (or 8 punches).  If you miss a film, you can use 2 punches another month (but limited to 2 in a month).
  • Your Subscriber Card can be used at any Bay Film Series show times - no need to specify which day you want - just come to the one that is most convenient each month.
  • Non-Subscribers are welcome. Admission $9.00 @ the door. No discount.
  • No Refunds for subscription purchases.
  • The movie schedule is set, but occasionally subject to change.
  • If you received a brochure in the mail last year - good'll get one this year too!
  • If you'd like to be added to our mailing list, contact us at

Showtimes for all titles are:

Sunday - 2:00 & 5:00 pm / Monday - 6:00 pm / Tuesday - 6:00 pm



Testament of Youth  

Director:  James Kent

Biography/Drama/Romance  (UK)

Rated PG-13 /129 min

“Divided by war. United by love.” 

Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it’s a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.

“Heartfelt, Stirring…and Deeply Satisfying.”  - The Times

"Handsomely mounted, skillfully acted, exquisitely photographed and genuinely touching, Testament of Youth is one of those rare film experiences that is just about perfect." - New York Observer

"This is no dusty history piece or judgmental look back at the past but a fresh, immediate, personal testimony that speaks across the ages."  - Daily Express

"Unapologetically emotional and impeccably made in the classic manner, it tells the kind of potent, many-sided story whose unforeseen complexities can come only courtesy of a life that lived them all." - Los Angeles Times

London Film Festival


Watch the Trailer


Jimmy's Hall

Director: Ken Loach

History/Drama (Ireland) / Rated PG-13  / 109 min

In 1921 Jimmy Gralton's sin was to build a dance hall on a rural crossroads in an Ireland on the brink of Civil War. The hall was a place where young people could come to learn, to argue, to dream...but above all to dance and have fun. As it grew in popularity its socialist and free-spirited reputation brought it to the attention of the church and politicians, forcing Jimmy to flee. A decade later, at the height of the Depression, Jimmy returns from the US to look after his mother and vows to live the quiet life. However as Jimmy reintegrates into the community and sees the poverty, and growing cultural oppression, the leader and activist within him is stirred once again.

“A worthy and loving story of humanity in the face of oppression.”  - AP

Cannes ~ Los Angeles ~ Tribeca Film Festivals

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Director/Writers: Eric Toledano, 

Olivier Nakache

Comedy/Drama (France)  / Rated R / 106 min  

From the acclaimed directors of “The Intouchables” and starring Omar Sy as a Senegalese undocumented worker in France struggling to survive.  An unlikely connection with his immigration worker gives them each the courage to reinvent themselves in this vibrant romantic comedy full of tender humor and heartfelt optimism.

 “A tender love story, charming comedy and underlying point of shared humanity…” – New York Daily News

 "Filmmakers Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache deliver a mostly buoyant take on the immigration travails that preoccupy France today."
- New York Times


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Director: Christian Petzold

Drama (Germany/Poland) / / Rated PG-13 / 98 min

Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld and Christian Petzold (Barbara) bring another compelling drama about a disfigured concentration camp victim who has facial reconstruction surgery and returns home to look for her husband. She finds him and doesn’t reveal her identity when he doesn’t recognize her – leading to a dangerous game of duplicity.

“Phoenix is an intoxicating witches' brew, equal parts melodrama and moral parable...gets under our skin and chills us to the bone.”  - Los Angeles Times

"A rapturous noir thriller, so beautifully made that it comes close to perfect. Nina Hoss is extraordinary."
— The Village Voice

"Gripping. A noir-ish and complex emotional thriller. Hoss is incredible."
— Time Out

"Nina Hoss is extraordinary. Her performance is in a class by itself."
— Indiewire

"An absolute knockout. Powerful. A rich, Hitchcockian tale of mistaken identity."
— The Hollywood Reporter

London ~ San Sebastian ~ Seattle ~ Film Festival Awards!

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The Second Mother

Director:  Anna Muylaert
Drama (Brazil) / 
Rated R / 114 min

A live-in housekeeper in a wealthy Sao Paulo home has raised the teenage boy of the house. She seems content until her estranged outspoken teenage daughter comes to stay, throwing relationships into new light and revealing the unspoken class barriers.

“A savvy, socially conscious crowd-pleaser that occupies a rare middle ground between genteel and intellectual world cinema.”  - Variety

Berlin ~ Sundance ~ River Run ~ Seattle
Winner Special Jury Prize ~ Sundance

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Charlie's Country

Director:  Rolf de Heer

Drama / Australia / Unrated /108 min

Living in a remote Aboriginal community in northern Australia, Charlie is a warrior past his prime. As the government increases its stranglehold over the community's traditional way of life, Charlie becomes lost between two cultures.

"A work of humane and tender genius."  - Village Voice

Winner! Best Actor (David Gulpilil) – Cannes Film Festival

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March 13-15 and April 10-12

Movies To Be Announced Later