The JBFC will offer Masked Matinees for the first screenings of the day on Sundays and Mondays through July 25. While in the building, staff and customers will be required to wear masks unless enjoying concessions while seated. Details HERE.


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Amidst a worldwide pandemic that causes sudden amnesia, middle-aged Aris (Aris Servetalis) finds himself enrolled in a recovery program designed to help unclaimed patients build new identities. Prescribed daily tasks on cassette tapes so he can create new memories and document them on camera, Aris slides back into ordinary life, meeting Anna (Sofia Georgovasili), a woman who is also in recovery. Through images at once deadpan, strange, and surreal, Greek writer-director Christos Nikou posits a beguiling reflection on memory, identity, and loss, exploring how a society might handle an irreversible epidemic through one man’s story of self-discovery.

Are we the sum of the images we compile and display of ourselves, or are we something richer and deeper?

Tickets: $11 (members), $16 (nonmembers)

“Crisp and flavorful, with a lingering aftertaste”
David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
“A hugely accomplished, satisfyingly textured first feature”
Wendy Ide, Screen International
“Splendidly poignant and creepy”
Mark Kermode, The Guardian

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