2nd Sunday Cinema – Showing March 8th


Showing March 8th at Potter Auditorium at 3:00pm


A film by Andreas Prochaska

Austria/Germany / 2014 / Drama / German with English Subtitles / 115 min

“Tense…[with] a brooding atmosphere of suspicion and menace.” —Indiewire

“Visually ravishing! The hills are alive with the sound of gunfire in this alpine revenge drama, a superior genre piece.” –The Hollywood Reporter

“A unique visual experience out of the novel, in a film that, stylistically, is not too far removed from classic westerns of old, with a typically placed revenge plot situated within this cinematic landscape.” – Stefan Pape, Hey U Guys!

Click on the picture below for film trailer:


Somewhere high in the Alps, a lone rider makes his way along a hidden path and reaches a small village, tucked away between the steep mountains. This stranger goes by the name of Greider; nobody knows where he’s from and, met with blatant distrust, nobody wants him in the village. The sons of Old Brenner, the village patriarch who holds the entire community under his threatening, violent ways, would have chased him away if Greider hadn’t given them a fistful of gold coins. Greider introduces himself as a photographer, and Brenner’s sons provide him with shelter for the winter at the house of widow Gader and her young daughter, Luzi. Soon to be married to her sweetheart, Lukas, Luzi is full of trepidation as the big day draws near because, in this valley, a wedding comes with a terrible tradition. And whoever opposes this tradition will be subjected to a merciless punishment.

In the depths of winter, the village cut off by snowfall and barely a ray of sunlight reaching the valley, a tragic accident leads to the death of one of Brenner’s beloved sons. When another son is mysteriously killed, it’s clear this is not a coincidence: the time has come for Brenner’s family to pay, and Greider plans to settle a score long forgotten by everyone but him.

Brought to you by the Chatfield Public Library in cooperation with the Chatfield Center for the Arts, Wits’ End Theatre, and the Chatfield Lions. 

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2nd Sunday Cinema presents: ILO ILO


Showing Sunday, Jan. 11th at 3:00 pm at Potter Auditorium:


A film by Anthony Chen

Singapore / 2013 / Drama / 99 min / English, Chinese and Tagalog with English Subtitle

FREE!     Ages 17+     Refreshments Available for Donation

“Anthony Chen’s debut brims with love, humor and heartbreak.”   – Maggie Lee, Variety

 “A small gem about how families learn to persevere during the toughest times…Its emotional wallop sneaks up on you!” –Tim Grierson, Screen Daily

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2nd Sunday Cinema at the library this month

Showing Dec. 14th at 3:00pm

at the Chatfield Public Library


A film by Fabio Grassadonia & Antonio Piazza

Italy / 2013 / Drama / 104 min / Italian with English Subtitles

“The renaissance of Italian Cinema!” – Variety

“A fascinating Italian film noir, immaculately made!”


A hitman for the Sicilian Mafia, Salvo is solitary, cold and ruthless. When he sneaks into a house on an assignment, he discovers Rita, an innocent young blind girl who must stand by powerlessly while her brother is assassinated. What follows is an intense exchange fueled by adrenaline and fear between the killer and hiswitness, one that changes their two lives in an instant. The darkness is lifted fromRita’s eyes just as Salvo decides, against his murderous instincts, to spare her life.From then on, both haunted by their brief encounter, these two damaged souls willattempt to navigate their dangerous next steps side by side.

Cannes Film Festival – Grand Prix, Critics’ Week
Cannes Film Festival – France 4 Visionary Award
New Directors/New Films                  Atlantic Film Festival
BFI London Film Festival                   Festival de Rio
Busan Int’l Film Festival                     Chicago International Film Festival
Ft. Lauderdale Int’l Film festival       San Juan Int’l Film Festival
Naples Int’l Film Festival                    Palm Springs Int’l Film Festival
Portland Int’l Film Festival

Why Film Movement Selected: SALVO

This month’s Film Club selection is SALVO, the story of an assassin who changes his murderous ways when he encounters an innocent young blind girl. Read on to learn more about why we decided to share this edgy arthouse film with our Club subscribers.

When considering the films we share with audiences, we look for the unique and innovative, the emerging and exceptional.Salvo delivers that and more: a compelling, dramatic narrative; a talented, promising filmmaking team; and the critical acclaim and audience reception that confirm its place alongside some of the best European independent films of recent years.

There is a duality that permeates the film, beginning with filmmaking team Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, co-writers and directors. Inspired by their short film Rita (included in this presentation), Salvo is simultaneously an intense gangster movie and a meditation on the humanity of even the most hardened among us. What’s more, the filmmakers take the most visual of art forms as an opportunity to exquisitely explore the perspective of a young blind girl through deft editing, inventive use of sound and score, and evocative, taut performances. Salvo effortlessly establishes itself as a presence on screen and in any collector’s catalog.

Join us for 2nd Sunday Cinema at the library again this month, rather than at Potter Auditorium where it is usually held.  Enjoy the movie on our big screen while relaxing on the comfy couches and chairs in our program room on the lower level.

Popcorn, beverages, and candy will be available.

Brought to you by the Chatfield Public Library in cooperation with the Chatfield Center for the Arts, Wits’ End Theatre, and the Chatfield Lions. 




2nd Sunday Cinema

Showing Sunday, Oct. 12th at 3:00pm …

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

Directed by Arvin Chen

Taiwan /Comedy / Mandarin with English subtitles/106 min.

On the big screen at historic Potter Auditorium

FREE!         Ages 17+      Refreshments Available for purchase

Poignant and heartening. Playfully channeling Woody Allen, Jacques Tati and Jacques Demy” – Maggie Lee, Variety

 “Wry and whimsical”- Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter


In this madcap and lighthearted comedic romp, introverted optometrist Weichung begins to question his marriage with his wife Feng upon learning of her desire to have another baby. At his sister’s engagement party, Weichung bumps into an old friend, Stephen, a wedding photographer who, though also married, is living the high life of a younger, single gay man. When Stephen teases Weichung for his newly straight-laced lifestyle, dormant emotions are awakened in Weichung, setting him off on a quest for true romance and desire.


Honorable Mention, International Narrative Feature – Tel Aviv LGBT Intl. Film Festival

Audience Award, Best Foreign Film – Reel Q Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival


Berlin International Film Festival                 Tribeca Film Festival

Hong Kong International Film Festival                 Boston LGBT Film Festival

Provincetown Film Festival                         Frameline Film Festival

Chicago International Film Festival                 Philadelphia Film Festival

Rehoboth Beach Film Festival                     Denver Film Festival

St. Louis International Film Festival                 Teaneck International Film Festival

Reel Q Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival Milwaukee LGBT Film Festival

San Diego Asian Film Festival

Film movement explains how their films are chosen:

“Each selection is curated by leading voices in film, including Christian Gaines of American Film Institute (AFI), Nicole Guillemet, original programmer of the Sundance Film Festival, and Nate Kohn of Roger Ebert’s Overlooked Film Festival.”

Film Movement explains why they chose this movie …

We could say that we acquired this film because of its delightfully charming karaoke scene, and we wouldn’t be lying. But there’s so much more to Arvin Chen’s work than flourish and whimsy, and there’s plenty of that. The story—or stories, because there are several, like variations on a theme—is in essence about being true to oneself, and those close to you, in order to find happiness. The main character happens to be gay, and the film does touch on the difficulties of homosexuals coming out publicly under the pressures of Taiwanese society and family traditions. However, this is not merely a film about gay issues, but rather about honesty when it comes to relationships, both gay and straight.

It’s obvious that Chen understands and respects all of his characters, making it easy for any audience member to identify with them. And he achieves a satisfying happy ending for all without it seeming fake or being sappy. We’re confident you will be completely taken by Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?, and even dare to guarantee that next time you do karaoke with your co-workers, you will get an uncontrollable urge to sing the title song to them as if your life depended on it. Just like the film, it will take a long time to get it out of your head.

Enjoy award-winning, first run, independent or foreign films at Potter Auditorium in Chatfield every second Sunday of each month at 3:00pm.

Brought to you by the Chatfield Public Library in cooperation with the Chatfield Center for the Arts, Wits’ End Theatre, and the Chatfield Lions.