The Kentlands Film Society was established under the Kentlands Community Foundation in 2006. We strive to bring high quality, independent films to residents of the greater Kentlands community. This mission has been carried out over each of the last 14 years with the showing of almost 70 films to a collective audience of approximately 5,500 attendees.

The Kentlands Film Society is re-opening with a shortened season of 3 films starting in January 2022 (January 30, March 27, and May 22).  For new subscribers, tickets for the season are $30 per person.  If you were a subscriber to the 2019-2020 season, the 2022 subscription cost will be $14 to recognize the cancellation of two films in the previous season.

Our 2022 season subscription will be available for sale beginning on October 1.  To purchase a subscription, please visit Kentlands Film Society Subscriptions.

All films will be shown at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878.  Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and films start at 7:00 p.m.

For the January 30th show on opening night, we will have complimentary wine and light refreshments so please come in time to enjoy the reception and meet fellow film lovers.

For questions, please email the Film Society at kentlandsfilmsociety@gmail.com.

 

2022

At the Gaithersburg Arts Barn

 

January 30, 2022 at 7 p.m.

 

Faces Places

(2017) PG
Directed by JR and Agnes Varda
France – English subtitles – 94 minutes

89-year-old Agnes Varda, a leading filmmaker of the French New Wave, and JR, a 33- year-old French photographer and muralist, teamed up to co-direct this enchanting road movie, which was nominated for the 2018 Best Documentary Academy Award. Together they travel around the villages of France meeting locals, learning their stories, and producing epic-size portraits of them which they prominently display on buildings. The film documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely friendship they formed along the way.

 

 

 

March 27, 2022 at 7 p.m.

 

Oranges and Sunshine

 (2011) R
Directed by Jim Loach
UK/Australia – English – 105 minutes

This film documents the inspiring story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, England, who, in the 1980s, uncovered one of the most significant social scandals in recent times: the organized deportation of children in care from the United Kingdom to Australia. Almost single-handedly, against overwhelming odds, Margaret reunited thousands of families, brought authorities to account and drew worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice. Emily Watson gives an award-winning performance

 

May 22, 2022 at 7 p.m.

 

Tel Aviv on Fire

(2019) NR
Directed by Sameh Zoabi
France/Belgium/Israel—Eng. subtitles—100 minutes

Don’t let this title throw you off! “Tel Aviv on Fire” is a comedy that crosses borders and breaks boundaries. Salam, an inexperienced young Palestinian man, becomes a writer on a popular soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier. His creative career is on the rise until the soldier and the show's financial backers disagree about how the show should end, and Salam is caught in the middle. The film and leading actor have collected many Film Festival awards.