Film Series

March Films

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American Fiction

Wednesday, March 8
Friday, March 10 
2 and 7:30 p.m.

Rated R, 116 minutes
Directed by Cord Jefferson, 2023, United States

American Fiction is Cord Jefferson’s hilarious directorial debut, which confronts our culture’s obsession with reducing people to outrageous stereotypes. Jeffrey Wright stars as Monk, a frustrated novelist who’s fed up with the establishment profiting from “Black” entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, Monk uses a pen name to write an outlandish “Black” book of his own, a book that propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain. Oscar Nominee for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor. Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score.

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The Taste of Things

Wednesday, March 13 
Friday, March 15
2 and 7:30 p.m.

Rated PG-13, 145 minutes
Directed by Tran Anh Hung, 2023, France, Subtitled

Set in France in 1889, the film follows the life of Dodin Bouffant (Benoît Magimel) as a chef living with his personal cook and lover Eugénie (Juliette Binoche). They share a long history of gastronomy and love but Eugénie refuses to marry Dodin, so the food lover decides to do something he has never done before: cook for her. Oscar Nominee for Best International Feature Film. 

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The Zone of Interest

Wednesday, March 22
Friday, March 24
2 and 7:30 p.m.

Rated PG-13, 106 minutes
Directed by Johnathan Glazer, 2023, Poland, Subtitled

In 1943, Rudolf Höss, commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp, lives with his wife Hedwig and their five children in an idyllic home next to the camp. Höss takes the children out to swim and fish, and Hedwig spends time tending the garden. As Höss strives to build a dream life for his family, beyond the garden wall, gunshots, shouting and the sounds of trains and furnaces sound. Oscar Nominee for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film.

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The Teachers' Lounge

Wednesday, March 27 
Friday, March 29
2 and 7:30 p.m.

Rated PG-13, 94 minutes
Directed by Ilker Çatak, 2023, Germany, Subtitled

Carla Nowak, a dedicated sports and math teacher, starts her first job at a high school. She stands out among the new staff because of her idealism. When a series of thefts occur at the school and one of her students is suspected, she decides to get to the bottom of the matter on her own. Carla tries to mediate be-tween outraged parents, opinionated colleagues and aggressive students, but is relentlessly confronted with the structures of the school system. The more desperately she tries to do everything right, the more the young teacher threatens to break. Oscar Nominee for Best International Feature Film.

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Thursday, March 7
Tuesday, March 12 
5 p.m.
Thursday, March 14 
Tuesday, March 26 
4 p.m.

Not Rated, 90 minutes
Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal, 2023, United States

What if charity could be transformed from a gesture to an answer--to solving the world’s greatest problems? What if everything we’ve been taught about charitable giving is wrong? What if it’s undermining the very causes, we love the most? UnCharitable is a one-of-a-kind movie that shows how our charitable traditions and prejudices have suffocated the charitable sector and prevented it from leading the charge to truly change the world. Based on the book, “Uncharitable,” by Dan Pallotta, which became one of the most talked-about TED talks of all time--changing everything from charity watchdog standards to the giving practices of America’s biggest foundations--UnCharitable follows the stories of four iconic American charitable efforts that were crippled or destroyed by old ideas.



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Perfect Days

Wednesday, April 3
Friday, April 5 
2 and 7:30 p.m.

Rated PG, 124 minutes
Directed by Wim Wenders, 2023, Japan, Subtitled

Hirayama seems utterly content with his simple life as a cleaner of toilets in Tokyo. Outside of his very structured everyday routine he enjoys his passion for music and for books. And he loves trees and takes photos of them. A series of unexpected encounters gradually reveal more of his past. A deeply moving and poetic reflection on finding beauty in the everyday world around us. Oscar Nominee for Best International Feature Film.

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One Life

Wednesday, April 10
Friday, April 12 
2 and 7:30 p.m.

Rated PG, 109 minutes 
Directed by James Hawes, 2023, United Kingdom

The incredible, emotional true story of Nicholas 'Nicky' Winton (Johnny Flynn), a young London broker who visits Prague in December 1938. In a race against time, Winton convinces Trevor Chadwick (Alex Sharp) and Doreen Warriner (Romola Garai) of the British Committee for Refugees in Czechoslovakia to rescue hundreds of predominantly Jewish children before Nazi occupation closes the borders. Fifty years later, Nicky (Anthony Hopkins) is haunted by the fate of the children he wasn't able to bring to safety in England. It's not until the BBC show "That's Life!" re-introduces him to some of those he helped rescue that he finally begins to come to terms with the guilt and grief he carried -- all the while skyrocketing from anonymity to a national hero.


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Wednesday, April 17
Friday, April 19 
2 and 7:30 p.m.

Rated R, 98 minutes
Directed by Julio Torres, 2023, United States

Alejandro (Julio Torres) is an aspiring toy designer from El Salvador, struggling to bring his unusual ideas to life in New York City. As time on his work visa runs out, a job assisting an erratic art-world outcast (Tilda Swinton) becomes his only hope to stay in the country and realize his dream. From writer/director Julio Torres comes a surreal adventure through the equally treacherous worlds of New York City and the U.S. Immigration system.

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Wednesday, April 24
Friday, April 26 
2 and 7:30 p.m.

Rated PG-13, 117 minutes
Directed by Noora Niasari, 2023, Australia, Partially Subtitled

Inspired by writer/director Noora Niasari's childhood experiences, the story follows Shayda, a brave Iranian immigrant woman living in Australia who is raising her six-year-old daughter in an Australian women's shelter. Over Persian New Year, they take solace in Nowruz rituals and new beginnings, but when her estranged husband re-enters their lives, Shayda's path to freedom is jeopardized. Winner of the Audience Award in the World Cinema at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival.



Munson Film Series is sponsored by M&T Bank and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.