Studio Movie Grill to host Redlands Cinema Classic

The Margaret Clark Enrichment Fund of the Redlands Art Association and Studio Movie Grill are having a fall film series to showcase independent films.

The cinema classic will run from September to November with four films.

The first showing will be “The Biggest Little Farm,” running Sept. 18 and 19. The documentary depicts the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living in Santa Monica for 200 acres of barren farmland in Moorpark, California, with a dream to harvest in harmony with nature.

The second showing will be “Ash is the Purest White,” running Oct. 9 and 10. The movie takes place in China and tells the story of a young dancer named Qiao as she falls in love with a mobster named Bin. When a fight breaks out between rival gangs, Qiao uses a gun to protect Bin and is sent to prison for five years.

The third showing will be “My Son (Mon Garçon),” running Oct. 23 and 24, a French film with English subtitles, the setting is a small town in eastern France. A divorced father of a 7-year-old boy has been absent from most of his son’s life since he travels abroad for work.

His former wife contacts him with the news that their son is missing.

The final showing will be “The Etruscan Smile,” running Nov. 6 and 7.

A Swiss film with English subtitles, it tells the story of a Scotch-loving Scotsman who must leave his beloved Hebrides for San Francisco for medical treatment.

He moves in with his estranged son who is a chef with his wife, who is a successful corporate executive, and their newborn son.

Tickets are $15. Student prices with a valid ID are $10. Tickets can be purchased at the Studio Movie Grill box office. Proceeds go to art and education programs in Redlands.