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Force Majeure / opens January 16, 17, 18

January 2, 2015 - January 18, 2015


Force Majeure is a prickly moral comedy for grown-ups, full of sharply observed moments, spectacular scenery and masterfully manipulated atmosphere. This is very much a work of 21st-century global culture, but also one that draws on the great cinematic tradition of northern Europe, with hints of Ingmar Bergman, Eric Rohmer and Michael Haneke.  –Salon


A Swedish family travels to the French Alps to enjoy a few days of skiing and spend some precious time with each other. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down. With diners fleeing in all directions, mother Ebba calls for her husband Tomas as she tries to protect their children. Tomas, meanwhile, is running for his life. In Swedish, French, English and Norwegian with subtitles. (118 min)

Brilliant! – The NY Times

A brutally smart and original film. —The Playlist

Force Majeure is an impressive and adult piece of work, bracing and intelligent. —HitFix

It’s the rare kind of moviegoing experience that will haunt you long after you leave the theater and lead to some very awkward conversations with your spouse. —Entertainment Weekly

BRILLIANT! There’s one very late scene in which—to keep things vague—the family is placed in another potentially dangerous situation. This is both unexpected and white-knuckle thrilling, and will provide an extra dash of salt to the post-movie dinner conversation Force Majeure is sure to inspire in any couple foolhardy enough to risk seeing it on a date. “What would you do if that happened?” Fanny demands of her semi-serious boyfriend. The younger couple then stays up the rest of the night debating the precise significance of every detail in this purely hypothetical life-or-death scenario. May you and whomever you see Force Majeure with end up doing the same. —Slate


Ryder Films are screened at several venues, each with its own peculiar charms, and you can read about them here.

Fri, Jan 16
Happy Valley 6:45 @ @ IU Fine Arts
Force Majeure 7:30 @ IU Woodburn
Viva La Liberta 8:30 @ IU Fine Arts

Sat, Jan 17
Happy Valley 3pm, 5pm & 6:45 @ IU Fine Arts
Viva La Liberta 4pm @ IU Woodburn
Force Majeure 6pm @ IU Woodburn

Sun, Jan 18
Happy Valley 3pm, 5pm @ IU Fine Arts
Viva La Liberta 3:30 @ IU Woodburn
Force Majeure 5:30 @ IU Woodburn

Monday, Jan 19
Happy Valley 7pm @ Bear’s Place



January 2, 2015
January 18, 2015
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