Festival Schedule & Tickets

2016 Films

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Sneak Preview

Event

We think this is one of the best English-language films of the year and like last year’s sneak preview, Spotlight, it certainly will be up for many top awards at year’s end. Be among the ...[more]

October 29

8:30pm

Crandell Theatre

Fire at Sea

Documentary

For the first time in its 66-year history, the Berlin Film Festival, whose 2016 jury was headed by Meryl Streep, awarded its prestigious Golden Bear to a documentary, Fire at Sea. The film is a ...[more]

October 30

12:00pm

Crandell Theatre

Sand Storm

Drama

In Israel’s Negev, a Bedouin community, frozen in age-old patriarchal attitudes, finds itself shaken by the rebellion of two women, a daughter who is attending college in the city, and a wife who is unhappily ...[more]

October 30

2:00pm

Crandell Theatre

Toni Erdmann

Comedy

Yes, Germans can be funny–very. In this wry comedy of manners that elicited spontaneous applause from American critics at Cannes, a father who lives in Germany, tries to rescue his business-like daughter working in Romania ...[more]

October 30

4:00pm

Crandell Theatre

The Whole Truth

Drama, Thriller

What is a lawyer to do when his client confesses to murder, but refuses to tell his side of the story? The defense fishes, delays, and plays cat and mouse with the prosecution in hopes ...[more]

October 30

7:30pm

Crandell Theatre

The Companion

Drama

Directed by Pavel Giroud, this powerful drama turns over one of the oddest rocks in Cuba’s recent history. During the height of the AIDS epidemic of the ‘80’s, the authorities gathered the island’s HIV patients under ...[more]

October 28

7:00pm

Hudson Opera House

Scott Cohen's Screenwriting Panel

Event

A FilmColumbia audience favorite moderated by actor Scott Cohen (Kissing Jessica Stein, The Other Woman, Allegiance).  Screenwriters are given a rare opportunity to have their work read by Cohen’s fellow actors, followed by a discussion ...[more]

October 29

2:00pm

Hudson Opera House

I Am Cuba

Drama

When Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorcese get together to restore a film you know it is going to be special. In 1964 the great Soviet director, Mikhail Kalatozov (The Cranes are Flying) was given ...[more]

October 29

5:00pm

Hudson Opera House

Death of a Bureaucrat

Comedy

Borrowing from Chaplin, the Keystone Cops, and Laurel and Hardy, not to mention Kafka and Gogol, Cuba’s greatest director, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea tells the story of “the poor man’s Michelangelo” who invents a machine that ...[more]

October 29

7:30pm

Hudson Opera House

Álvarez Shorts

Short Film

Santiago Álvarez was Cuba’s most influential propagandist and documentary filmmaker. Trained in the U.S., his fast moving shorts were amalgams of found footage—clips from Hollywood movies, photos, newsreel shots and music, anticipating the music videos that ...[more]

October 29

7:30pm

Hudson Opera House

Children's International Short Program

Children

FilmColumbia’s special treat for our community kids. This year we’re offering a special screening of Halloween-themed short films. Curated with love by Patti Greaney of GIRALDI Media, NYC.

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October 30

2:00pm

Hudson Opera House

The Black That Follows

Drama

Compelling and surreal, The Black That Follows is a story of a young woman named Pearl, who is disheartened by the dark and dystopian world in which she lives.  She meets a mysterious man who ...[more]

October 28

3:30pm

Morris Memorial