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For Your Consideration (Film Series)
Edlavitch DCJCC

August 9-13
Each year the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences invites countries to submit a single film for consideration in the competitive category of Best Foreign Language Film. For Your Consideration is a choice sampling of these submissions, curated by California Film Institute, offering a rare opportunity to view some of the most distinguished works in world cinema.

Wednesday, August 9, 8:30 pm
Saturday, August 12, 8:30 pm
Poland’s submission for the 89th Academy Awards, 2017
In a finale to an illustrious moviemaking career, director Andrzej Wajda (who passed away in October) charts the life of the passionate artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski.

The Black Hen
Wednesday, August 9, 6:30 pm
Sunday, August 13, 1:30 pm
Nepal’s submission for the 88th Academy Awards, 2016
Mixing humor, tragedy and beautiful fantasy, first time writer/director Min Bahadur Bham borrows from his own experience growing up in a segregated village in Northern Nepal during the Maoist insurgency.

Fire at Sea
Thursday, August 10, 8:30 pm
Saturday, August 12, 6:00 pm
Italy’s submission for the 88th Academy Awards, 2016 – Nominated for Best Documentary
Gianfranco Rosi’s stunning documentary focuses on the tiny Sicilian island of Lampedusa, a key entry point for refugees fleeing war and persecution in Africa.

A Flickering Truth
Thursday, August 10, 6:30 pm
Sunday, August 13, 3:30 pm
New Zealand’s submission for the 89th Academy Awards, 2017
An extraordinary documentary that literally blows the dust off of 100 years of conflict, revealing cinematic gems of the Afghani film archives that were ravaged, burned and banned by Taliban interdiction.

I am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced
Saturday, August 12, 7:45 pm
Sunday, August 13, 3:30 pm
Yemen’s submission for the 89th Academy Awards, 2017
Amid strikingly beautiful and stark landscapes, this true story of underage marriage reflects the painful reality of Yemeni tribal culture and the vulnerability of girls.

Saturday, August 12, 1:30 pm
Sunday, August 13, 5:30 pm
Australia’s submission for the 89th Academy Awards®, 2017 – Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
Venice Film Festival winner Tanna is the tale of young lovers caught between the traditions and taboos of their tribe and following the desires of their hearts.

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