The Bay Film Series

Announcing the new season!

The Bay Film Series

2015 / 2016

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Another year of excellent and award-winning films
from around the world. (Read all about them below.)

Subscriptions ~ 8 Films for $56

 

Non-Subscribers are welcome to attend.

Tickets at the door - $8.50

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. Tickets are Regular Adult Admission prices. 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


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

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 Pearse-Connolly Hall was a place where young people could come to learn, to argue, to dream...but above all to dance and have fun. As the hall grew in popularity its socialist and free-spirited reputation brought it to the attention of the church and politicians who forced Jimmy to flee and the hall to close. A decade later, at the height of the Depression, Jimmy returns to Co. Leitrim from the US to look after his mother and vows to live the quiet life. The hall stands abandoned and empty, and despite the pleas of the local youngsters, remains shut. However as Jimmy reintegrates into the community and sees the poverty, and growing cultural oppression, the leader and activist within him is stirred. He makes the decision to reopen the hall in the face of what they may bring...

“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 

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, that audaciously mixes diverse elements to compelling, disturbing effect.”  - Los Angeles Times


London ~ San Sebastian ~ Seattle ~ Film Festival Awards!

Watch the Trailer


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 and April 10-12

Movies To Be Announced Later