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.
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
www.SanRamonPerformingArts.com 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
SCENT OF GREEN PAPAYA (Vietnam)
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
IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
February 16 – 7:00 PM
Cantonese with English subtitles
TREELESS MOUNTAIN (South Korea)
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