Cinematic Century

To mark 10 years of FilmScene, we present Cinematic Century: Milestones From 100 Years of Film, a celebration of the movies, looking back at works that left lasting artistic marks and stand out as emblematic of their eras. This 10-week series starts squarely in the over the top excess of the silent era with 1923 and ends in 2013 with a film remembered fondly by our earliest supporters. 10 films for 10 years and each film from each decade carries with it the joy and heartache of their moment in time and place.

Upcoming Screenings


1993 / China + / Kaige Chen

Sun, Dec 103:30pm

Two boys meet at an opera training school in Peking in 1924. Their resulting friendship will span nearly 70 years and endure some of the most troublesome times in China’s history.


2003 / USA + / Sofia Coppola

Tue, Dec 127:00pmSat, Dec 167:00pmMon, Dec 187:00pm

A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.


2013 / USA / Alexander Payne

Sat, Dec 237:00pmTue, Dec 267:00pmWed, Dec 277:00pm

An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.

Previous Screenings


1983 / USA / Lizzie Borden

Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, it presents a dystopia in which the issues of many groups – minorities, liberals, gay rights organizations, feminists – are dealt with by the government.


1973 / Poland / Wojciech Has

J√≥zef visits his dying father at a remote mental institution, where time itself doesn’t seem to exist, and the line between dreams and memories becomes indistinguishable.