The Kentlands Film Society Invites you to check out Our newest list of 10 Favorites from our 15 years

The Kentlands Film Society was formed by a group of neighborhood volunteers fifteen years ago, to bring a five-film season of quality, art house, often foreign, films to the Gaithersburg Arts Barn every year. With the support of the Kentlands Community Foundation, we have successfully carried out this mission. So, grab your TV remote or portable device and see what films you might enjoy watching. Some are also available on iTunes, Google Play, Hulu, Vudu, etc., so check your other streaming services. Kanopy.com is a free streaming service for Montgomery County Library cardholders.

 

  • Queen to Play (2009) NR USA – Drama

A housekeeper at a ritzy hotel in Corsica sees a handsome couple play a passionate game of chess and becomes inspired to play herself. Her working-class husband and spoiled daughter are soon bewildered by her obsession with chess and grow suspicious of her close relationship with her eccentric American expat tutor. (rottentomatoes.com) Available on Netflix, Prime Video, Kanopy.com…

 

  • Monsieur Lazhar (2011) PG-13 Canada – Comedy/Drama

At a Montreal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. As he helps his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed. (IMDB.com) Available on Netflix, Prime Video, Kanopy.com…

 

  • Their Finest (2016) R UK, Sweden, France – Comedy/Drama/Romance

In 1940, a married woman and a screenwriter develop a growing attraction while working together on a propaganda film about the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk, France. (rottentomatoes.com) Available on Netflix, Prime Video…

 

  • The Hedgehog (2009) NR France, Italy – Drama

The life of a determined young girl is changed when she befriends her building’s concierge, a solitary woman who is more than what she seems. (IMDB.com) Available on Prime Video…

 

  • Shall We Dance (1996) PG Japan – Comedy/Drama/Music

A successful but unhappy Japanese accountant finds the missing passion in his life when he begins to secretly take ballroom dance lessons. (IMDB.com) Available on Prime Video…

 

  • The Guilty (2018) R Denmark – Crime/Drama/Thriller

Alarm dispatcher Asger Holm answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly disconnected, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins. With the phone as his only tool, Asger enters a race against time to save the endangered woman. He soon realizes that he is dealing with a crime that is far bigger than he first thought. (IMDB.com) Available on Netflix, Prime Video…

 

  • Arranged (2007) NR USA – Comedy/Drama/Romance

This film centers on the friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. Over the course of the year they learn they share much in common – not least of which is that they are both going through the process of arranged marriages. (IMDB.com) Available on Netflix, Prime Video, Kanopy.com…

 

  • The Other Son (2012) PG-13 France – Drama

Two eighteen-year-old men, one Israeli and one Palestinian, discover they were accidentally switched at birth. The complexity of the situation is dealt with from both the young men’s and their parents’ perspective. (IMDB.com) Available on Netflix, Prime Video, Kanopy.com…

 

  • Vitus (2006) PG Switzerland – Drama/Music

A twelve-year-old piano prodigy, who suffocates from his parents’ big dreams for him, decides to make his escape with the aid of his grandfather, in order to chase his own dreams instead. (IMDB.com) Available on Prime Video…

 

  • The Intouchables (2011) R France – Comedy/Drama

After he becomes a quadriplegic from an accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver. (IMDB.com) Available on Netflix, Prime Video…