Women's History Month Series Presented by Centenary Film Society 6 p.m. March 11 The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.
Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. The third feature film from director Chloé Zhao, NOMADLAND features real nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells as Fern’s mentors and comrades in her exploration through the vast landscape of the American West.
Oscars 101 A wine and Oscars preview event 5:30-7 p.m. April 15 $25 ($20, RFC members) Once the nominees are in, the question is who will win?! Our resident Oscar authority, executive director Meghan Hochstetler, will walk us through each of the Best Picture nominees, sharing insight into critical and audience reception, why these films have struck a chord with awards season voters, and what are the odds of each one winning. The best part? Each of the nominated films will be paired with a themed wine or hors d’oeuvres course to delight your taste buds while we watch and discuss. Whether you need an edge on your Oscar ballot pool, or just want to dive deeper into this year’s best movies, this event will help prepare you for the big night!