Special Presentation2019 Oscar® Selection, Czech RepublicTHE PAINTED BIRDSun, Dec. 15, 6:05 p.m.; also screens Wed, Dec. 18, 7:00 p.m. at Cafritz Hall, Edlavitch DCJCCBased on the celebrated novel by Jerzy Kosinski, this staggering work of beauty follows the brutal hardships of a young Jewish boy as he wanders the countryside during World War II in search of some respite from the atrocities of daily life. Featuring standout performances from Stellan Skarsgård and Harvey Keitel, this harrowing film overflows with incredible imagery shot in vivid black and white. Co-starring Udo Kier, Julian Sands and Barry Pepper. Official Selection, 2019 Toronto, Venice and Chicago film festivals. DIR/SCR/PROD Václav Marhoul, from the novel by Jerzy Kosinski; PROD Aleksandr Kushaev. Czech Republic/Slovakia/Ukraine, 2019, b&w, 169 min. In Czech, German and Russian with English subtitles. NOT RATEDCo-presented by JxJ
Randa Maroufi, 2015French and Arabic with English subtitles, 14 minIn a series of tableaux, the camera explores an abandoned amusement park in Casablanca, following the youngsters who have made this site their own.
Sido Lansari, 2019French with English subtitles, 16 minThis is the almost-true story of Sami, a young gay man who works in a Casablanca hair salon where he dreams about dance and Egyptian divas. Mixing archival images and photographs, Lansari follows Sami into his life of exile in Paris, a city with changing attitudes toward homosexuality that Sami navigates with the help of his lover, Daniel. 781b155fdc