Programmers' Picks

Feb. 1–28, 2017

Programmers’ Picks gives us the opportunity to share a selection of films that, perhaps, didn’t get the attention or audiences they deserved this past year. Here are some films we didn’t get the chance to show–and a few we’re happy to show again! – JBFC Programmers

Programmers will intro select screenings, subject to availability.

White God Feb. 1, 2016 When I first saw White God early last year, my first thought—after I was able to sit back and catch…
Janis: Little Girl Blue Feb. 2, 2016 When I first saw Janis: Little Girl Blue at a late night screening during the 2015 Toronto Film Festival, I…
Girlhood Feb. 3, 2016 Girlhood had a blink-and-you-missed-it film release. Opening in January 2015, it was overshadowed by Oscar season buzz and another similarly…
Heart of a Dog Feb. 4, 2016 I’ve seen this film now three times and somehow it never tires, but feels deeper and more hypnotic with each…
Queen of Earth Feb. 23, 2016 Queen of Earth, the latest from writer/director Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip), one of the most interesting directors working…
Güeros Feb. 24, 2016 When you’re a film lover–and see as many movies as we programmers do in any given year–there’s nothing quite as…
Suffragette Feb. 24, 2016 This dark and gripping historical drama follows the nascent British feminist movement as it unfolds in gritty, brutal East London…
Meru Feb. 25, 2016 I suppose you could say this is a selection on the lighter side…but this nail-biting, insane thrill ride of three…
Always Shine Feb. 1, 2017 I was obsessed with seeing Sophia Takal’s Always Shine from the moment I saw the intense, perfectly cut trailer—and the…
Rare Birds Feb. 8, 2017 Even I’m surprised that this is one my favorites of the year, a totally unknown film that chronicles the Norwegian…
Kate Plays Christine Feb. 13, 2017 As a big fan of both Robert Greene—whose last film, the incredible doc hybrid Actress, is mandatory viewing—and Kate Lyn…
13th Feb. 20, 2017 This riveting film from Ava DuVernay (Selma)— which is on almost every critic’s best documentary list for 2016 and a…
Blue Jay Feb. 21, 2017 I was fortunate to discover Alex Lehmann’s quiet and powerful feature debut at this year’s Toronto Film Festival. Blue Jay…
Do Not Resist Feb. 23, 2017 Wow, a knock-out, terrifying horror film that just happens to be a documentary about the over-militarization of local police that’s…
Strange Weather Feb. 28, 2017 Q&A filmmaker Katherine Dieckmann with JBFC Programmer Karen Goodman I’m thrilled to introduce this lyrical, emotionally rich drama to our JBFC audience, and to welcome veteran filmmaker Katherine Dieckmann…
Tangerine June 12–15, 2022 It’s Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp…

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