Battelle Film Club's spring series begins Feb. 14

By Dori O'Neal, Tri-City HeraldFebruary 6, 2014 

The Battelle Film Club's spring film series begins on Valentine's Day with 10 foreign and domestic movies on the docket.

Showtimes are 8 p.m. in the Battelle Auditorium on Battelle Boulevard off George Washington Way in Richland.

Admission to the films is $4 for adults and $2 for students. A season pass is $20 and available at or call 509-371-6806.

Here's a list of the films:

-- Feb. 14: Safety Not Guaranteed, an R-rated comedy/romance/sci-fi film about a supermarket clerk who responds to an advertisement to go back in time.

-- Feb. 28: Elena, an unrated Russian film about a middle-aged former nurse from a poor background who marries a wealthy patient.

-- March 14: White Material, an unrated French film, takes place in colonial Africa where a civil war is brewing.

-- March 28: Good Ol' Freda, a rated PG-13 USA/English documentary about a shy teenager from Liverpool who becomes a long time secretary for The Beatles.

-- April 11: Breaking the Waves, an R-rated Danish drama set in a repressed, deeply religious community in northern Scotland.

-- April 25: Paradise Now, a PG-rated drama/thriller in Arabic and English. It follows childhood friends who volunteer to become suicide bombers.

-- May 9: Frances Ha, an R-rated comedy/drama about a woman who lives in New York but doesn't have an apartment, apprentices for a dance company and is not a dancer and lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness.

-- May 23: Hero Ying xiong, an action/drama rated PG-13 follows warring factions from six ancient Chinese kingdoms plot to assassinate Qin, the most powerful ruler.

-- June 6: WADJDA, a PG rated drama in Arabic about an adventurous 10-year-old Saudi girl who pushes the boundaries of gender norms in her conservative society.

-- June 20: Beyond the Hills, an unrated drama in Romanian follows the 2005 tragedy of a girl who died after an exorcism ritual at an isolate monastery in Vaslui.

-- Dori O'Neal: 582-1514;; Twitter: @dorioneal

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