The Bay Film Series


March and April films are set!

(Scroll down the page to see all the films.)


Enjoy another season of outstanding, international, award-winning cinema! 


Here's how it works:

  • 8 Films - One film per month - September thru April
  • Subscribe to the whole series and get a bargain price - 8 Movies / $50 - that's only $6.25 each!
  • Choose a showtime: Sunday @ 2:00, Sunday @ 5:00, Monday @ 6:00, or Tuesday @ 6:00.
  • If you can't make it to your showtime, your tickets can be used at any Film Series show times.
  • Tickets are not transferable to regular shows at The Bay.
  • No Refunds for subscription purchases.
  • Movie schedule subject to change.
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Showtimes for all titles are:

Sunday - 2:00 & 5:00

Monday & Tuesday - 6:00

Non-Subscribers are welcome; tickets at the door - $8.50


   S E P T E M B E R 15 - 17


Drama - France

Rated R- 111 minutes

Director: Gilles Bourdos

Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste -- returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I.  At his side is Andrée, a young woman whose radiant beauty and free spirit rejuvenates, enchants, and inspires both father and son.  She becomes Renoir’s last model.

“Gorgeous to behold.”  - Wall Street Journal

Official Selection - Cannes Film Festival 2012


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   O C T O B E R  6 - 8

Kon Tiki

History/Adventure/Drama - Norway - Rated PG-13

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg

Based on the incredible true story of 6 men, 5,000 miles, and one amazing journey!  Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific ocean in a balsa wood raft named Kon Tiki in 1947, together with five men, to prove that South Americans already back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the sea and settle on Polynesian islands.

“A ravishingly photographed, old-fashioned man-against-the-elements adventure epic.”  -

Academy Award Nomination – Best Foreign Film 2013

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    N O V E M B E R  10 - 12

Stories we tell

Documentary -Canada - Rated PG-13

Director: Sarah Polley


In this inspired, genre-twisting new film, Oscar-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley discovers that the truth depends on who's telling it. Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers.


“Extraordinary in every way.  A brave quest…unfolds like a thriller.”  -  Toronto Star

Official Selection – Toronto, Telluride, Sundance, Venice FFs

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   D E C E M B E R  8 - 10

museum hours

Drama - Austria/USA - Not Rated

Director:  Jem Cohen


Johann, a museum guard, spends his days silently observing both the art and the visitors. Anne, suddenly called to Vienna from overseas, has been wandering the city in a state of limbo. A chance meeting sparks a deepening connection that draws them through the halls of the museum and the streets of Vienna.

"At once intimate and expansive.” – Variety
"Life! Love! Art!  MUSEUM HOURS is about all that and more.” – De FilmKrant

Official Selection – Toronto, Locarno, SXSW Film Festivals

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J A N U A R Y  12 - 14



Drama - Saudi Arabia - Rated PG

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour

This is the first feature film made by a female Saudi director and filmed inside Saudi Arabia.
10-year-old Wadjda wants a bicycle so she can race against the little boy who lives next door. Her mother refuses to buy her one because in Saudi Arabia little girls do not ride bikes. Wadjda takes matters into her own hands and decides to raise the money for a bicycle herself. 


"With impressive agility, Wadjda finds room to maneuver between harsh realism and a more hopeful kind of storytelling."  - The New York Times

"You'd need a heart of stone not to be won over by Wadjda, a rebel yell with a spoonful of sugar and a pungent sense of a Riyadh society split between the home, the madrasa and the shopping mall."  - The Guardian 

"Not only is this a deftly crafted and superbly acted film, but Wadjda sheds a powerful light on what women face, starting in childhood, in an oppressive regime." -  USA Today

Official Selection – Telluride, Dubai, Venice Film Festivals

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 F E B R U A R Y  9 - 11

the rocket

Drama - Laos/Thailand - Rated PG-13 - 96 min

Director:  Kim Mordaunt

From the time of his birth, 10-year-old Ahlo is targeted by his grandmother to be a symbol of bad luck. After disaster strikes his family he struggles to hold the trust of his father as they are forced off their land, on a journey with new friends across a beautiful landscape once ravaged by war. 

“A tale that’s both humanistic and soulful, yet political and socially aware.”  -

Winner, Best Narrative Feature – Tribeca Film Festival
Winner, Audience Award - Tribeca Film Festival
Winner, Best Actor Award - Tribeca Film Festival
Winner, Crystal Bear Award – Berlin International Film Festival
Winner, Best First Feature - Berline Inernational Film Festival


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M A R C H  9 - 11

the past

Drama / Iran / PG-13

Director:  Asghar Farhadi
(Director of the Academy-Award Winning film "A Separation")

Winner - Best Actress - Cannes Film Festival

Following a four year separation, Ahmad returns to Paris from Tehran, to finalize a divorce from his French wife Marie. During his brief stay, Ahmad discovers the conflicting nature of Marie’s relationship with her daughter Lucie. Ahmad’s efforts to improve this relationship soon unveil a secret from their past.

"Many thematic ingredients come together in Farhadi’s rich stew of a story: jealousy, resentment, betrayal, forgiveness, healing. The filmmaker stirs them, with the touch of a master, into a dish that both stimulates and nourishes."
-  Washington Post

"Another brilliantly mounted drama concerning fracturing families, hidden motives and the difficulties of attaining stability in a rapidly changing world"

"An exceptional film from a man who is clearly one of the best working directors."
-  New York Post

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A P R I L  13 - 15 

sweet dreams

Documentary / Rwanda / Not Rated (PG-13)

Directors: Lisa Fruchtman, Rob Fruchtman

Rwanda's first and only all women's drumming troupe is called Ingoma Nshya. Made up of women from both sides of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the troupe offers a place of support, healing and reconciliation. When the group decides to partner with two young American entrepreneurs of Brooklyn's Blue Marble Ice Cream, and open Rwanda's first ever ice cream shop, these remarkable Rwandan women embark on a journey of independence, peace and possibility.

"Sweet Dreams delivers a rare uplifting story from a country that has seen more than its share of brutality and heartache."
- Hollywood Reporter

"A film you don't want to end.  Gut-wrenching and deeply inspiring."
-  Cinesource

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