Film Focus: An Independent Film Festival
All films are shown at Main Library.
Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed
(M) April 6 | 6:45 p.m.
2004 | Documentary | USA, English
A riveting historical documentary about Brooklyn Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and her campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 1972. Reflecting Chisholm's wit, spirit and charisma, the film chronicles her adventures on the Chisholm Trail.
Presented in partnership with the Steinem Sisters Collection.
Directed by Shola Lunch, 76 Minutes.
(M) April 13 | 6:45 p.m.
2018 | Drama | Japan, Japanese
Shoplifters is about a dysfunctional band of outsiders who are united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft and playful grifting. When the young son is arrested, secrets become exposed that test their radical belief that it is love and not blood that defines a family.
Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda, 121 Minutes.
(M) April 20 | 6:45 p.m.
2018 | Documentary | USA, English
Lauren Greenfield’s postcard from the edge of the American empire captures a portrait of a materialistic, workaholic, image-obsessed culture. Simultaneously autobiographical and historical essay, the film bears witness to the global boom-bust economy, the corrupted American dream, and the personal costs of late stage capitalism, narcissism and greed.
Directed by Lauren Greenfield, 105 Minutes.
(M) April 27 | 6:45 p.m.
2018 | Action, Drama | Germany, Rhaetian
In the Ötztal Alps, more than 5,300 years ago, Kelab protects his small clan and their holy shrine, Tineka. While Kelab is away hunting, the settlement is savagely attacked by a band of raiders. All members of the clan, including his wife and son, are brutally slaughtered and Tinkea is taken. Kelab then sets out on an odyssey to find the murderers, retrieve the lost relic and wreak vengeance.
Directed by Felix Randau, 96 Minutes.
Ulysses & Mona
(M) May 4 | 6:45 p.m.
2019 | Drama | France, French
At age 51, contemporary artist Ulysses, ran away from his family and put an end to his career. Four years later, he lives alone, with his dog Joseph, in an old manor in the middle of the forest and spends his days mostly alone and bored. Mona is 20 and an arts student, whose life also couldn't be more uneventful. As a result, Mona decides to go meet Ulysses – and the duo end up on a journey that will change their lives forever.
Directed by Sébastien Betbeder, 82 Minutes.
Most movies in the series are unrated, and may include content not appropriate for children or teens. All images are from IMDB or Rotten Tomatoes.