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Full Circle

A brief rundown of what’s happening at Circle Cinema


Cold War
Nominated for three Academy Awards including Best Foreign Language Film, this Polish drama set behind the Iron Curtain follows the story of star-crossed lovers pulled apart by the forces of Communism. Also nominated for Best Director and Best Cinematography. Rated R.

The Image Book
The latest work from legendary filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard. This avant-garde essay film is part cinema and part art instillation, examining the history of movies, historical tragedies like the Holocaust, and the modern Arab world. Not Rated.

Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action
A feature length collection of the five Oscar-nominated live action short films. Not Rated (discretion advised).


Oscar-nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, this Lebanese drama follows the riveting story of a boy who, after a struggle for survival on the streets, sues his abusive parents to stop them from having more children. Rated R.

Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animated
A feature length collection the five Oscar-nominated animated short films, plus other finalists.
Not Rated (discretion advised).


Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration
A lineup of music all-stars gather at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles to pay tribute to legendary singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell. (Thurs. Feb. 7, 7 p.m.)

The Black Pirate (1926)
Second Saturday Silents presents silent era movie star Douglas Fairbanks as a young man who joins the band of pirates that killed his father, all in order to wield his revenge. Bill Rowland accompanies on the Circle’s 90-year-old pipe organ. $5 admission; $2 for
16 & under. (Sat. Feb. 9, 11 a.m.)

TimeTalks at Sundance: Jackie Chan
New York Times pop culture reporter Kyle Buchanan talks with Jackie Chan about his storied career, from the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. (Tues. Feb. 12, 7 p.m.)

Nominated for Best Animated Feature at this year’s Academy Awards, the Anime Club presents this Japanese adventure about a boy who time travels from a magical garden, meeting relatives from the past while guided by his sister from the future. (Fri. & Sat. Feb. 15 & 16, 10 p.m.)

TimeTalks at Sundance: Ashton Sanders & KiKi Layne
New York Times pop culture reporter Kyle Buchanan talks with the stars of the acclaimed new African-American indie film “Native Son,” from the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. (Tues. Feb. 19, 7 p.m.)