TUNKHANNOCK — Where else can you see the Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film “A Fantastic Woman” and the winner of the Golden Globe’s Best Foreign Language Film “In the Fade,” as well as a film nominated for Best Foreign Language Film by the Academy Awards, “The Insult,” and “Phantom Thread,” a film nominated for six Academy Awards?
Tunkhannock’s Dietrich Theater will show all four, along with 17 other foreign and independent films, from Friday, April 13 through Thursday, May 3.
“A Fantastic Woman” is in Spanish with English subtitles. It shows how Marina, a transwoman, struggles to become who she really is – a strong, fantastic woman.
“In the Fade” is in English, German and Greek, and is an edge-of-your seat revenge thriller about a wife and mother at the loss of her husband and son to a bomb attack.
“The Insult,” in Arabic with English subtitles, is about a civilian dispute, blown out of proportion, that finds a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee facing off in court.
“The Phantom Thread” tells the story of a renowned dressmaker and the women in his world.
They all bring new insights into new worlds.
The festival begins Friday, April 13 with the Opening Night Gala, at $40 a ticket, and is the only time reservations are required.
Featured on Gala Night are two films: “I, Tonya,” about a talented figure skater who ends up famous for her involvement in the infamous attack on another skater, and “Molly’s Game,” starring Jessica Chastain, who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested.
The evening also includes hors d’oeuvres from Twigs Café, Epicurean Delight, The Fireplace Restaurant and Ma Greenley’s BBQ, with wine and beer provided by Nimble Hill and dessert by Epicurean Delight.
For reservations, call 570-996-1500.
Breaking News! This year we announce the debut of collectible yearly Dietrich Theater Film Festival Posters. The 2018 inaugural poster is designed by Diane Turrell, of DDH Design. Depicting the theme of “bringing the world closer,” it is available for sale at the Dietrich Theater for $10. Stay tuned for information about a contest for amateur or professional artists to create a poster for Dietrich Film Festivals 2019.
A Post-Festival Discussion is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, May 4, for those who want a chance to discuss the films with others. Film buff Ronnie Harvey will lead the discussion. No need to register.
One of two Opening Night featured titles for this year’s Spring Film Festival at the Dietrich Theater, ‘Molly’s Game’ is about an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested.
‘I, Tonya’ presents a darkly comedic look at American figure skater Tonya Harding and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. It is scheduled for several showings during the Dietrich Theater’s Spring Film Festival, including a spot as an Opening Night feature.