Sept 22-Oct 1 A writer with a severe case of writer's block goes to the countryside home of his best friend hoping to focus on his novel. Upon arrival, he discovers that the peaceful summer home by the Baltic Sea has been double-booked. Afire won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at this year's Berlin International Film Festival. 


Oct 6-15 Georgie is a resourceful 12-year-old girl. She secretly lives alone in her flat in a working class suburb of London following the death of her mother. She makes money stealing bikes with her best friend Ali and keeps the social workers off her back


Oct 13-22 A man walks onstage with a guitar. There is a boombox waiting for him. He presses play on the boombox and starts to sing. The world changes.

The man is David Byrne, the band is Talking Heads, the song is “Psycho Killer,” and the movie is Stop Making Sense, directed by Jonathan Demme. Four decades later, we live in a culture shaped by all of them.

JOYCE CAROL OATES: A Body in the Service of Mind

Oct 13-15 One of the country’s preeminent and prolific serious writers, Joyce Carol Oates is the author of more than 100 books, including them, (winner of the National Book Award and yes, spelled in all lower case) and Blonde (which looks at America through the life of Marilyn Monroe).


Oct 20-29 A bourgeois French couple--idealistic organic farmers--who settle in a Galician village. Their earnest enthusiasm reeks of patronizing privilege to the poor Spanish farmers who have toiled on the land for generations. Tensions between locals and foreigners boil over in this edge-of-your-seat thriller.


Oct 27-Nov 5 a gripping real-life spy thriller about controversial Manhattan Project physicist Ted Hall, who infamously provided nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union, told through the perspective of his loving wife Joan, who protected his secret for decades. Recruited in 1944 as an 18-year-old Harvard undergraduate to help Robert Oppenheimer and his team create a bomb, Hall was the youngest physicist on the Manhattan Project, and didn’t share his colleagues’ elation