The San Ramon Arts Foundation is a Non Profit Organization, 501(C)3 # 94-2813774

The Friday Foreign Film Series returns in 2024 with four fantastic films !!!  

Chosen as the “Best way to culturally globe-trot on Friday nights” by Diablo Magazine.


Presented by the San Ramon Arts Foundation, Beau & Bella and Marugame Udon 


This year the series will focus on Asian cinema with films from Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam.  Each screening will be followed by a group conversation led by a moderator. 


The Front Row Theater at the Dougherty Station Community Arts Center (new location!)

17011 Bollinger Canyon Rd, San Ramon, CA 94582


7:00 PM every Friday in February 2024


Tickets can be purchased at   or call   925.973.3343

Single Tickets: $12 (plus ticketing fees)

Season Ticket: $44 – all 4 Films (plus ticketing fees)




February 2 – 7:00 PM

From legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, this groundbreaking film tells the story of a crime from four different perspectives: a bandit, a bride, a ghost, and a woodcutter. Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film and one of the most influential films of all time.

Not Rated, 98 minutes

Japanese with English subtitles


February 9 – 7:00 PM

A servant girl observes the lives of two wealthy Saigon families. Roger Ebert said this film is “so placid and filled with sweetness that watching it is like listening to smooth music.” Winner of the Caméra d’Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Not Rated, 104 minutes

Vietnamese with English subtitles


(Hong Kong)

February 16 – 7:00 PM

From Wong Kar-Wai, a man and a woman slowly develop feelings for one another but vow to keep the relationship platonic – even though their spouses are having an affair together. Listed by Sight & Sound as one of the greatest films of all time.


Rated PG, 98 minutes


Cantonese with English subtitles


February 23 – 7:00 PM

Two sisters must look after one another after their mother leaves them to search for their estranged father. Winner of several international film festivals.

Not Rated, 89 minutes

Korean with English subtitles

THANK YOU to our Presenting Sponsors:  Beau & Bella and Marugame Udon


THANK YOU to our Giveaway Sponsors: Dumpling Time and Marugame Udon


Share this post