Occasionally the Avalon will rent its theater, lobby and/or Café space to an outside party for a film or other event that it believes its audience might enjoy. The Avalon sometimes posts information on this page as a courtesy to outside parties organizing the event.
Unless noted, the Avalon does not organize or ticket these events. Please contact the organizing party directly with questions regarding ticketing or other issues.
A polarizing, revolutionary, effective and a most-singular figure in American politics, Barney Frank shaped the debate around progressive values and gay rights in the US Congress for over 40 years. A fresh and contemporary political drama with unparalleled access to one of Congress’ first openly gay Representatives, and easily one of the most captivating public figures in recent memory.
Tue, Mar 1 at 6:15pm
in Spanish and German with English subtitles
In this WWII thriller imbued with notes of magical realism, Manuela works in the Wolfram (aka tungsten) mines in rural Galicia. A ruthless Nazi brigade, intent on harvesting the rare metal to feed the Third Reich’s war machine, has captured the mines. When Manuela’s sister helps a Jewish prisoner cross the border to Portugal, they are unwittingly forced into a desperate test, which puts their survival squarely at odds with their sense of justice.
Tue, Mar 1 at 8:15pm
in Hebrew with English subtitles
Focusing on the early ‘60s, we witness a turbulent slice of famed Hebrew poet Yona Wallach’s life. She is just taking her first steps in the world of published poetry, battling for recognition in a chauvinistic, male-dominated and downright cynical environment. After her breakthrough, Yona—intent on testing her own limits—suffers a mental breakdown. The film centers on her struggle to resume writing and attain literary immortality, despite all odds and at great personal cost.
Wed, Mar 2 at 6:15pm
in Hebrew with English subtitles
Seventeen-year-old Naama Barash enjoys drugs, alcohol and hanging out with like-minded friends. Her activities are an escape from a strained home life where her parents fight and her rebellious, army-enrolled sister wreaks havoc by dating a Palestinian before going AWOL altogether. As her parents fret about their older daughter’s disappearance, Naama meets a wild girl in school, and discovers the intoxicating rush of first love.
Wed, Mar 2 at 8:45pm
The true story about an eccentric Australia chicken farmer (Shane Jacobson) who, with the help of his granddaughter, trains his mischievous dog Oddball to protect a wild penguin sanctuary from fox attacks and in the process tries to reunite his family and save their seaside town. The cast of Oddball includes Shane Jacobson, Sarah Snook, nine-year-old Coco Jack Gillies (who also had a role in Mad Max: Fury Road), Offspring’s Richard Davies and funny men Dave Lawson and Frank Woodley.
Sat, Mar 26 at 10:30AM
Grant Hadwin was a logging engineer and expert woodsman who lived and worked in British Columbia’s remote and ancient forests. His job was to find and then remove the largest, oldest and most valuable trees. But the consequences of his expertise were becoming increasingly difficult to ignore. Unable to reconcile his love for the forest with the highly skilled part that he was playing in destroying it, he was driven to commit a strange and unprecedented crime, one that ran contrary to all he had come to hold sacred.
Sat, Mar 26 at 1PM