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240 min
2023
France, United States of America
Frederick Wiseman
"Menus Plaisirs" is a film about the Troisgros family and their three restaurants: Troisgros, Le Central and La Colline, located in three neighboring locations in central France. Troisgros, a restaurant founded 93 years ago, has had three Michelin stars for 55 years and in 2020 was awarded a Michelin green star for exemplary sustainable practices. Much of the film takes place at Troisgros. The present chef, César Troisgros, is the fourth generation of the family to be in charge at Troisgros. The film shows the day-to-day operations involving the purchase, preparation and service at this restaurant.

Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema

Mar 1

2:00PM

Mar 2

6:00PM

Mar 3

2:00PM
135 min
2023
Belgium, France
Tran Anh Hung
Set in France in 1889, the film follows the life of Dodin Bouffant as a chef living with his personal cook and lover Eugénie. 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.

Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema

Mar 1

7:00PM

Mar 2

2:00PM

Mar 3

6:30PM
141 min
2023
United States of America
Ava DuVernay
While grappling with tremendous personal tragedy, writer Isabel Wilkerson sets herself on a path of global investigation and discovery. Each screening will include a bonus recorded Q&A with Director Ava DuVernay, except for the Sunday, February 25th 3:00pm screening which will have a talk back session with Dr. Samantha Briggs and Mr. Herbert Wilkerson immediately following the film.

Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema

Mar 1

3:00PM 6:30PM

Mar 2

3:00PM 6:30PM

Mar 3

3:00PM 6:30PM

Mar 7

3:00PM 6:30PM
97 min
2023
United States of America
Raven Jackson
Tender caresses and enveloping embraces are portals into the life of Mack, a Black woman in Mississippi. Winding through the anticipation, love, and heartbreak she experiences from childhood to adulthood, the expressionist journey is an ode to connection — with loved ones and with place. This film is part of the Women in Film Series taking place March 7th - 10th at Sidewalk Cinema.

Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema

Mar 7

2:00PM

Mar 8

2:00PM

Mar 9

1:30PM 3:40PM
91 min
2023
Greece, United Kingdom
Molly Manning Walker
Three British teenage girls go on a rites-of-passage holiday—drinking, clubbing and hooking up, in what should be the best summer of their lives. This film is part of the Women in Film Series taking place March 7th - 10th at Sidewalk Cinema.

Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema

Mar 7

8:15PM

Mar 8

5:20PM

Mar 9

6:00PM
83 min
1976
United States of America
Martha Coolidge
In 1975 trailblazing director Martha Coolidge (Valley Girl, Rambling Rose) made her feature film debut with the startling Not a Pretty Picture, a documentary-fiction hybrid that continues to raise provocative questions about sexual violence and the ethics of its on-screen representation. Coolidge based the film’s fictional sections on her rape at the age of sixteen; in the role of her younger self she cast Michele Manenti, also a rape victim. As they interpret Coolidge’s script, cast members reflect on their encounters with assault, their feelings about acting out scenes of intense aggression, their attitudes concerning consent, trauma, and self-blame, and, in the case of Coolidge’s best friend Anne Mundstuk, their ability to play themselves. Realizing documentary’s potential to foster personal catharsis and interpersonal dialogue, Not a Pretty Picture stands as one of the genre’s boldest and most revelatory experiments in meta-cinema. Restored in 2022 from original 16mm elements by the Academy Film Archive and The Film Foundation. Restoration funding provided by the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation. his film is part of the Women in Film Series taking place March 7th - 10th at Sidewalk Cinema.

Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema

Mar 7

4:15PM 6:15PM

Mar 9

2:00PM

Mar 10

4:15PM
91 min
1975
United Kingdom
Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
King Arthur, accompanied by his squire, recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot and Sir Galahad the Pure. On the way, Arthur battles the Black Knight who, despite having had all his limbs chopped off, insists he can still fight. They reach Camelot, but Arthur decides not to enter, as "it is a silly place".

Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema

Mar 8

5:30PM

Mar 9

8:15PM

Mar 14

5:30PM
100 min
1995
United States of America
Lesli Linka Glatter
Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty, four childhood girlfriends — Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta — recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. This film is part of the Women in Film Series taking place March 7th - 10th at Sidewalk Cinema.

Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema

Mar 8

7:30PM

Mar 10

2:00PM
94 min
1987
United States of America
Kathryn Bigelow
A farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars. This film is part of the Women in Film Series taking place March 7th - 10th at Sidewalk Cinema.

Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema

Mar 8

8:00PM

August 19-25, 2024

Sidewalk Film Festival

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