Historical Drama

Ask for Jane

Sunday, November 11 at 3:30pm

Based on a true story — and set less than 50 years ago, in 1969 Chicago — “Ask for Jane” might seem hard to believe for those who have grown up in the U.S. after Roe v. Wade. But in the world of “Ask for Jane,” abortion is punishable by prison, and getting birth... Read more

Becoming Astrid

Saturday, November 3 at 12:00pm
Friday, November 9 at 2:35pm

“Becoming Astrid” tells the moving true story of the formative years of world-renowned children’s author Astrid Lindgren, creator of Pippi Longstocking. A nuanced exploration of parenthood, empathy, and artistry, the film follows the teenaged Astrid as she... Read more

The Captain

Thursday, November 8 at 8:00pm
Sunday, November 11 at 12:15pm

Based on the arresting true story of the “Executioner of Emsland,” “The Captain” follows a German army deserter, Willi Herold (Max Hubacher), after he finds an abandoned Nazi captain’s uniform in the final weeks of World War II. Emboldened by the authority the... Read more

The Chaperone

Saturday, November 10 at 12:30pm

Based on Laura Moriarty’s best-selling novel, “The Chaperone” reunites the writer (Julian Fellowes), director (Michael Engler), and star of “Downton Abbey.” Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous early 1920s, “The Chaperone” — the first feature film from PBS’... Read more

Cold War

Sunday, November 4 at 7:00pm
Sunday, November 11 at 1:05pm

“Cold War” — from the director of “Ida,” winner of the Oscar® for Best Foreign-Language Film — is a passionate love story between jazz pianist Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) and singer-dancer Zula (Joanna Kulig), two people of different backgrounds and temperaments who are... Read more

Eternal Winter

Wednesday, November 7 at 9:00pm
Friday, November 9 at 9:15pm

Based on a true story, “Eternal Winter” chronicles what occurs during Christmas 1944, when Soviet soldiers invade Hungary and drag every young woman with German origins away from a small village. Transported to a Soviet labor camp, they are forced to work in the... Read more

The Front Runner

Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30pm

Based on Matt Bai’s “All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid,” “The Front Runner” is directed by SLIFF favorite Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air,” “Juno”), who receives our Contemporary Cinema Award. Having lost the Democratic presidential nomination to... Read more

Green Book

Sunday, November 11 at 6:15pm

Academy Award® nominee Viggo Mortensen (“Eastern Promises,” “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy) and Academy Award® winner Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight,” “Hidden Figures”) star in Participant Media and DreamWorks Pictures’ “Green Book.” In his foray into powerfully... Read more

Kincsem: Bet on Revenge

Saturday, November 3 at 9:30pm
Saturday, November 10 at 12:30pm

Hungarian aristocrat and supreme horse trainer Sandor Blaskovich is killed by his former friend, Austrian officer Otto von Oettingen, while arresting him for treason. Von Oettingen takes over the Blaskovich castle with his young daughter, Klara, and Sandor’s... Read more

The Last Fiction

Friday, November 2 at 7:00pm

Based on classic Persian literature — “The Shahnameh,” or “The Book of Kings,” by the poet Ferdowsi — the animated “The Last Fiction” follows the twin stories of upstart ruler Zahak, who makes a treacherous rise to the throne in Jamkard (ancient Persia), and of... 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

Point Man

Friday, November 9 at 9:30pm

Set in Vietnam in April 1968 — three months after the tide-turning Tet Offensive and one month after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. — “Point Man” is the story of a U.S. Army fire team fractured by racial tensions, moral crises, and the crushing... Read more

Roma

Sunday, November 11 at 9:00pm

The most personal project to date from Academy Award®-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (“Children of Men,” “Y Tu Mama Tambien”), “Roma” follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in... Read more

Snapshots

Saturday, November 3 at 6:50pm

When a grandmother’s hidden past collides with her granddaughter’s secret future and her daughter's angry present, can the love of three generations be enough to surmount decades of deceit? The story “Snapshots” tells is set in motion when a single roll of... Read more

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

Un Traductor

Monday, November 5 at 6:35pm
Tuesday, November 6 at 9:05pm

In the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Malin (Rodrigo Santoro), a Russian-literature professor at the University of Havana, is sent to translate between Cuban doctors and children sent from the U.S.S.R. for medical treatment. Torn from the abstract world... Read more

Wildlife

Friday, November 9 at 7:05pm

With “Wildlife,” actor Paul Dano makes an impressive debut as a filmmaker and — with co-writer Zoe Kazan — elegantly adapts Richard Ford’s novel of the same name. Fourteen-year-old Joe (Ed Oxenbould) is the only child of housewife Jeanette (Carey Mulligan) and... Read more

Zama

Tuesday, November 6 at 9:00pm
Friday, November 9 at 9:30pm

“Zama” — the latest from acclaimed director Lucretia Martel (“The Headless Woman,” “The Holy Girl”) — is based on a novel by Antonio Di Benedetto. Don Diego de Zama, a 17th-century Spanish officer born in South America, eagerly waits for a letter from the king... Read more

Zoo

Saturday, November 10 at 3:30pm

In 1941, marksmen from the Royal Ulster Constabulary, following a directive from the Ministry of Public Security, shot dead 23 animals at Belfast Zoo. During these turbulent times, a woman secretly walked a young elephant from the zoo each evening to the backyard... Read more