Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom
A reluctant young teacher is assigned to a remote Himalayan school and learns life changing lessons. In a classroom with no electricity or blackboard, he finds himself with only a yak and a song that echoes through the mountains. Staggeringly beautiful and a reminder of film’s ability to communicate universal truths across international borders.
The Kentlands Film Society was established under the Kentlands Community Foundation in 2006 with the goal of bringing high quality, independent films to residents of the greater Kentlands/Lakelands community. This mission has been carried out over each of the last 15 years with the showing of almost 70 films to a collective audience of approximately 5,500 attendees.
All films will be shown at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and films start at 7:00 p.m.
The Kentlands Film Society will host its 16th five-film season at the Arts Barn from September 2022 – May 2023.
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November 6, 2022 at 7 p.m.
91 min | PG
USA – English/Spanish
When Adam’s husband surprises him with weekly Spanish lessons, he’s unsure how this will fit into his busy life. When tragedy strikes, his Spanish teacher becomes a lifeline he didn’t know he needed. Bittersweet, honest, and at times. darkly funny, Language Lessons explores platonic love and the value of friendship.
January 22, 2023 at 7 p.m.
89 min | R
Denmark – English subtitles
Depicting the refugee experience through vivid animation, Flee pushes the boundaries of documentary filmmaking to present a moving memoir of self-discovery. Amin grapples with a painful secret he’s kept hidden for 20 years, one that threatens to derail the life he has built for himself and his soon-to-be husband.
March 12, 2023 at 7 p.m.
121 min | NR
Japan – English subtitles
Shoplifters is a multilayered discussion of poverty and survival. On the margins of Tokyo, a dys functional band of outsiders is united by fierce loyalty and a penchant for petty theft. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence. The film is contemplative and loud as it explores these complex characters and their relationships.
Woman at War
May 21, 2023 at 7 p.m.
101 min | PG
Iceland – English subtitles
Halla is a 50-year-old independent woman who leads a double life as a passionate environment tal activist secretly waging a one-woman war on the local aluminum industry. Just as she begins her boldest operation, she learns that her application to adopt a child has come through and a little girl waits for her in Ukraine. Still, she plots one final attack.
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