Bay Film Series

The Bay Film Series

2016 / 2017


The Best in World Cinema.


Subscribe!  8 Films for $60  (Only $7.50 each!)

(The Subscription Purchase period has now ended.)

Non-Subscribers are welcome to attend - Tickets $9.50 @ Door

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!
  • You will receive a convenient Subscriber Punch Card.
  • A Subscriber Punch 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.
  • Non-Subscribers are welcome. Admission $9.50 @ the door. 
  • No Refunds for subscription purchases.
  • The movie schedule is set, but occasionally subject to change.
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Showtimes for all titles are:

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



Hunt For the Wilder People 

Director:  Taiki Waititi

New Zealand / Comedy / PG-13 / 101 min

With Sam Neill

A defiant foster kid from the big city and a grouchy bushman are forced to forge an unlikely alliance to survive in the New Zealand wilderness as they evade authorities.

“Warmly funny and deeply delightful...told with such generosity of spirit and consistent good humor…”  - Screen International

Winner - Audience Award - San Fran FF

Winner - Audience Award - Indie FF of Boston


The Music of Strangers:

Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble

USA /Music Documentary / PG-13 / 96 min

Director:  Morgan Neville

Over 16 years an extraordinary group of musicians, vocalists & storytellers has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. Named for the ancient trade route, this international collective created by cellist Yo-Yo Ma gathers around the world, exemplifying music’s ability to blur geographical boundaries, blend disparate cultures and inspire hope for both artists and audiences.

“Lovely to watch...even more beautiful to hear.” - New York Times

Winner - Best Doc - Provincetown FF


* Please note - Dates have changed

Previously scheduled for November 13-15                                                                               


Japan / PG / 128 min

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda

Three sisters who live together travel to their estranged father’s funeral where they meet their new teenage half-sister.  She is invited to live with them and begins a new life.  

Winner - Best Film, San Sebastian Int. FF
Nominee - Palm d’Or - Cannes FF

“A delicate, unforced meditation on the bonds of family and the joys and wonders hidden in everyday life…” - LA Times




Director:  Hannes Holm

Sweden / Drama / PG-13 / 116 min

Ove is a widowed, grumpy condo watchman who prides himself on maintaining order.  When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove's mailbox it turns out to be an unexpected friendship.

“A touching comic crowdpleaser that may call for a tissue or two by the end.”  - Variety

Winner - Best Actor - Seattle Int FF

Winner - Audience Award - Traverse City FF



Sunset Song 

Uk, Luxembourg / Drama / R / 135 min

Director:  Terence Davies

Set in rural Scotland, an intimate epic of hope, tragedy and love. The story is driven by young heroine Chris and her intense passion for life, for love and the unforgiving land. World War I reaches from afar impacting the small community and testing her remarkable strength.

“An art film of uncommon beauty.” - St. Louis Post


The Eagle Huntress

Mongolia/USA /Documentary / G / 87 min

Director:  Otto Bell

13-year-old Aisholpan is the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to train to become an eagle hunter.  Set against the breathtaking landscape of the Mongolian steppe, this girl power story is awe-inspiring both visually and dramatically.

Step aside Katniss!

Sundance Film Festival

“Amazing!...Packed with stunning cinematography…”  - Sundance FF