The Bay Film Series

 

The Bay Film Series

2015 / 2016

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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 news...you'll get one this year too!
  • If you'd like to be added to our mailing list, contact us at denise@thebaytheatre.com

Showtimes for all titles are:

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


THE FILMS


Our last film of this season...

APRIL 10-12

Sunday, April 10 - 2:00 & 5:00
Monday, April 11 - 6:00
Tuesday, April 12 - 6:00

RAMS

Rated R - 90 minutes

Iceland / Comic Drama

Written & Directed by: Grímur Hákonarson​

Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival and Best Narrative Feature at the Hampton's Film Festival, this charming, stunningly shot drama focuses on two Icelandic sheep farmers whose decades-long feud comes to a head when disaster strikes their flocks.

"A lovely film that will stay with you."  - Toronto Star

"Despite its affection for the quirks of its characters and their milieu, the film is most memorable for its gravity, for the almost tragic nobility it finds in sad and silly circumstances." - New York Times

"In its attentive and hushed way, the movie is about collision: between stubborn farmers and the government veterinary board, between ancient ways and modern times, between two old, hardheaded brothers."  -  Boston Globe

"It's the rare international shepherd drama that feels urgently connected to contemporary American politics."  - Village Voice

Watch the Trailer


SEPTEMBER 13-15

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


OCTOBER 11-13

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

Watch the Trailer


NOVEMBER 8-10

Samba

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

Watch the Trailer


DECEMBER 13-15

Phoenix

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!

Watch the Trailer


JANUARY 17-19*
(*Please note date change. Due to scheduling conflicts the dates were changed from the original dates of January 10-12)

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

Watch the Trailer


FEBRUARY 14-16

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

Watch the Trailer


March 13-15

Sunday 2:00 - Live Action   (One hour break in between)
Sunday 5:00 - Animated 
Monday 6:00 - Live Action & Animated (short break in between)
Tuesday 6:00 - Animated & Live Action (short break in between)

OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS

LIVE ACTION & ANIMATED

Live Action Shorts (Running Time 107 min)

Ave Maria – Palestine/France/Germany
Shok – Kosovo/UK
Everything Will Be OK – Germany/Austria
Stutterer – UK/Ireland
Day One – USA

Animated Shorts (Running Time 86 minutes)

Sanjay’s Super Team – USA
World of Tomorrow – USA
Bear Story – Chile
We Can’t Live Without Cosmos – Russia
*If I Was God - Canada
*The Short Story of a Fox and a Mouse - France
*The Lonliest Stoplight - USA
*Catch It - France
Prologue - UK  (Prologue - Not suitable for young viewers due to violent images)


APRIL 10-12

RAMS

Rated R - 90 minutes

Iceland / Comic Drama

Written & Directed by: Grímur Hákonarson​

Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival and Best Narrative Feature at the Hampton's Film Festival, this charming, stunningly shot drama focuses on two Icelandic sheep farmers whose decades-long feud comes to a head when disaster strikes their flocks.

"A lovely film that will stay with you."  - Toronto Star

"Despite its affection for the quirks of its characters and their milieu, the film is most memorable for its gravity, for the almost tragic nobility it finds in sad and silly circumstances." - New York Times

"In its attentive and hushed way, the movie is about collision: between stubborn farmers and the government veterinary board, between ancient ways and modern times, between two old, hardheaded brothers."  -  Boston Globe

"It's the rare international shepherd drama that feels urgently connected to contemporary American politics."  - Village Voice

Watch the Trailer