Scroll down to see descriptions for each movie.

Scroll down to see descriptions for each movie.

January in South Dakota can be cold and dark. The Matthews brings some light and warmth every January Sunday with the annual Foreign Film Festival.  

fff2015-logo-webEach movie starts at 2:00 p.m. with popcorn, soft drinks, beer & wine available for purchase.  Tickets will go on sale in early November for $8 per person per movie.  A Producer’s Pass is also available for $25. Each pass is good for 4 movie admissions (use in any combination).  That is a $7 savings over buying tickets individually.  Note: A Producer’s Pass MUST be purchase at least 24 hours in advance of the movie you are attending.  They cannot be purchased at the box office for that day’s movie. BUY TICKETS

HINT:  A Producer’s Pass is a wonderful holiday stocking stuffer.  Just sayin’.  BUY Producer’s Pass

2015 FOREIGN FILM LINEUP

BenXJanuary 4

Ben X (2007)
NR: 93 minutes

With English subtitles.
Ben is different. His life is a universe to itself, where he plays his favorite online computer game, “Archlord,” avidly, trying hard to train himself for the real world he lives in. The harsh world of a technical school is for him a daily kind of hell. As the horror of being a daily subject to bullying grows, Ben devises a plan. BUY TICKETS

 

January 11

GiganteGigante (2009)
NR: 84 minutes

With English subtitles.
Jara is about 30, solitary, quiet, and big. He works graveyard shift monitoring security cameras at a supermarket.  One night he notices one of the cleaning crew, Julia.  He watches her as she worksand  follows her as she goes about her daliy life.  He stays out of her sight and never talks to her.  Then, while watching her one evening, she meets a man.  What will Jara do?  BUY TICKETS

 

 

January 18

HawaiiOsloHawaii, Oslo (2005)
NR: 125 minutes

With English subtitles.
“Hawaii, Oslo” is the story of a handful of desperate people whose paths cross on the hottest day of the year leading to love and heartbreak, birth and murder. Norway. Winner – Best Film – Amanda Awards (Norwegian Oscars). BUY TICKETS

 

 

 

January 25

BuddyBuddy (2003)
NR: 100 minutes

With English subtitles.
Kristoffer, 24, is a carefree billboard hanger. When his girlfriend, Elisabeth, dumps him for the boss, his life falls into pieces. By coincidence, some of his video diaries end up with the producer of a popular TV talk show. A few weeks later his life has become TV entertainment. But this comes with a price tag. As his future in TV looks brighter, his friends start suffering in the aftermath. BUY TICKETS