Wednesday Signature Series
Held only at the Avalon, the Wednesday Signature Series is a group of six rotating programs that showcase unique films from around the world. Screenings are held on Wednesday evenings at 8:00pm in our historic downstairs theater.
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in Hebrew with English subtitles
Reel Israel DC
Nominated for four Israeli Academy Awards, this modern adaptation of the story of Abraham, Sarah and Hagar is set in the Jerusalem Philharmonic. Conductor Abraham, and his wife Sarah, a harpist, cannot have children. When Hagar, a young horn player from East Jerusalem, joins the western side orchestra, she bonds with Sarah and offers to have a baby for her from Abraham.
Wed, Aug 23 at 8PM
in French with English subtitles
Bérénice Bejo (star of 2012 Best Picture Oscar Winner THE ARTIST) stars in this 2016 Cannes Film Festival selection about the emotional and financial complexities of a separation and the end of a long love story. After fifteen years together, Marie (Bejo) and Boris (Cédric Kahn) have to decided to separate. However, cash-strapped Boris refuses to move out of the family home that Marie shares with their 8-year old twin daughters.
Wed, Sep 20 at 8:00PM
in German with English subtitles
Lions of Czech Film
Post-film Q&A w/ screenwriter Tomáš Končinský. Julis Schmitke, a wind turbine engineer of few words, travels to a small mysterious town in the Ore Mountains of the Czech Republic to repair a seemingly unrecoverable windmill. When his friend goes missing, he must deal with the seemingly benevolent village inhabitants as well as the mysterious creatures within the woods.
Wed, Oct 11 at 8:00PM
in Czech with English subtitles
Lions of Czech Film
A record-breaking smash in the Czech Republic, nominated for two Czech Lion Awards, ANGEL OF THE LORD 2 is the sequel to the popular Czech fairy tale about the angel Petronel who works at Heaven’s door, but is convinced that he deserves a better job. His eternal tempter, devil Uriah, provokes Petronel by saying, “Just pick an apple from the tree of knowledge and you will know what only God knows and the way to well-deserved recognition.” In the skirmish, the rare fruit rolls off to the Earth and the scatterbrained angel and his nemesis must go find the apple in the world of people.
Wed, Dec 13 at 8:00PM