France

The Apparition

Wednesday, November 7 at 8:00pm
Friday, November 9 at 3:30pm

Jacques (Vincent Lindon) is a journalist at a large regional newspaper in France. His reputation as an impartial investigator attracts the attention of the Vatican, which recruits him to lead a committee to explore the legitimacy of a saintly apparition in a small... Read more

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

Sunday, November 11 at 11:00am

From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated “Ernest & Celestine” comes another hilarious, heartwarming tale of animal misfits destined to become a classic. The countryside isn’t always as calm and peaceful as it’s made out to be, and the animals on this... Read more

Doc Shorts: Animated Lives

Friday, November 2 at 5:00pm
A collection that demonstrates animation isn't just for fiction.

The Heat: A Kitchen (R)Evolution

Monday, November 5 at 7:00pm

From grassroots cooking to haute cuisine, “The Heat” is a timely and illuminating journey into the culinary world from a female perspective. Restaurant kitchens are a pressurized stew of brutal hours, high stress, and sleep deprivation, and acting out goes with... Read more

Heaven Will Wait

Monday, November 5 at 4:20pm
Thursday, November 8 at 4:15pm

“Heaven Will Wait” tells the story of two young women tempted by radical Islam. At 17, born-again Muslim Sonia intends to leave her family to join ISIS in Syria. At first convinced that jihad is the only way for her and her family to go to heaven, Sonia appears to... Read more

The Hello Girls: The Story of America's First Female Soldiers

Sunday, November 11 at 1:00pm

In 1918, the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France as telephone operators to help win the Great War. Like Joan of Arc before them, they wanted to save France. By World War I's end, these women, known affectionately as the Hello Girls, had connected more... Read more

I, Douglas Fairbanks

Saturday, November 10 at 7:00pm

During the peak of the silent era, the dashing Douglas Fairbanks was the first “King of Hollywood,” ruling the box office in a series of epic adventures — swashbuckling in “The Mark of Zorro,” dueling in “Robin Hood,” and soaring in “The Thief of Bagdad.” His... Read more

The Image Book

Saturday, November 3 at 5:45pm

Cinema’s oldest enfant terrible, Jean-Luc Godard — now 87 but still intensely vital — continues his six-decade run of provocations with “The Image Book.” A collage-like film essay, “The Image Book” both investigates the history of cinema and offers Godard’s... Read more

Memoir of War

Friday, November 2 at 12:00pm
Sunday, November 4 at 12:00pm

In Emmanuel Finkiel’s haunting adaptation of Marguerite Duras’ semi-autobiographical novel “The War: A Memoir,” the famed author of “The Lover,” “India Song,” and “Hiroshima Mon Amour” recounts an emotionally complex story of love, loss, and perseverance against a... Read more

MFKZ

Wednesday, November 7 at 7:15pm

Genre mashup “MFKZ” is the collaboration of French comic artist Guillaume “Run” Renard and ultra-hip Japanese animation house Studio 4°C, creators of “Tekkonkinkreet,” “Genius Party,” and “Mind Game.” The “Tekkonkinkreet” dream team of Shojiro Nishimi and art... Read more

Modified

Sunday, November 4 at 4:00pm

In “Modified” — a celebration of the love of food, cooking, and gardening — filmmaker Aube Giroux and her mother embark on an investigative journey to find out why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in the United States and... Read more

Narrative Shorts: Animation 1

Friday, November 2 at 9:40pm
Animated selections that will warm your heart and blow your mind.

Narrative Shorts: Animation 2

Sunday, November 4 at 9:10pm
An animated sampler with a specific focus on international creations.

Narrative Shorts: Baring It All

Saturday, November 3 at 8:45pm
A program that exposes, both literally and figuratively, tenderness and vulnerability seldom seen onscreen.

Narrative Shorts: Comedy

Monday, November 5 at 7:30pm
Laughter is the universal language in this collection of comedies from around the globe.

Narrative Shorts: Dark Comedy

Sunday, November 11 at 9:00pm
A selection of dark and demented — but also funny — films.

Narrative Shorts: Experimental

Tuesday, November 6 at 9:15pm
Take a walk on the wild side in this program of mind-bending shorts.

Narrative Shorts: Fantasy

Thursday, November 8 at 9:15pm
A compendium of classic yarns and modern parables.

Narrative Shorts: Music & Musicals

Tuesday, November 6 at 7:30pm
Music plays an integral part in this collection of note-perfect shorts.

Non-Fiction

Saturday, November 10 at 6:00pm

In the comedy “Non-Fiction” — the new film by Olivier Assayas (“Clouds of Sils Maria,” “Personal Shopper,” “Summer Hours”) — Alain (Guillame Canet), a successful Parisian publisher struggling to adapt to the digital revolution, has major doubts about the new... Read more

A Paris Education

Thursday, November 8 at 5:00pm
Sunday, November 11 at 8:10pm

Etienne (Andranic Manet), a serious and impressionable young cinephile, leaves behind his steady girlfriend (Diane Rouxel) in Lyon to study film in Paris. Settling into a dingy flat with a rotating cast of roommates, he immerses himself in a bohemian world of... Read more

Promise at Dawn

Wednesday, November 7 at 5:00pm
Sunday, November 11 at 2:30pm

“Promise at Dawn” tells the wildly romantic story of Romain Gary, one of France’s most famous novelists and the sole writer to have won the Goncourt Prize for French literature two times (for “The Roots of Heaven” in 1956 and, under the pseudonym Émile Ajar, “The... Read more

Searching for Ingmar Bergman

Friday, November 2 at 7:00pm

Internationally renowned director Margarethe von Trotta (“The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum,” “Hannah Arendt”) takes a close look at Ingmar Bergman’s life and work on the occasion of his centennial year. Von Trotta explores Bergman’s film legacy with some of his... Read more

SLIFF/Kids Family Shorts 1

Saturday, November 3 at 11:00am
A delightful program geared toward kids ages 3-8.

SLIFF/Kids Family Shorts 2

Sunday, November 4 at 3:00pm
A children's program with a sophisticated touch that's perfect for kids ages 8-12.

The Sower

Friday, November 2 at 4:30pm
Tuesday, November 6 at 4:30pm

Based on Violette Ailhaud’s autobiographical “The Seed Man” — celebrating its centennial in 2019 — “The Sower” centers on Violette (Pauline Burlet), who’s just old enough to get married when her village in the Lower Alps is cruelly deprived of all its men by the... Read more

Transit

Thursday, November 8 at 2:15pm
Sunday, November 11 at 3:00pm

In Christian Petzold’s (“Barbara,” “Phoenix”) brilliant and haunting modern-day adaptation of the 1942 novel “Transit Visa,” German refugee Georg (Franz Rogowski, “Happy End”) flees to Marseille, assuming the identity of a recently deceased writer whose papers he... Read more

Zombillenium

Sunday, November 4 at 5:00pm

Based on celebrated French cartoonist Arthur de Pins’ graphic novels, “Zombillenium” is set in an amusement park like no other: Only genuine werewolves, vampires, and zombies are employed there — for eternity. But the park might not last forever: Attendance... Read more