'Roma' to screen as next Cinema 10 film at Potsdam Roxy Feb. 18
Friday, February 15, 2019 - 8:44 am

POTSDAM – The next film in the Cinema 10 series at the Roxy Theater, 20 Main St., will be the 2018 Mexican movie Roma on Feb. 18 at 7:15 p.m.

Set against the backdrop of social unrest in Mexico, Roma is a year in the life of a maid who serves a family that is as unsettled as the city around them.

Written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Y Tu Mamá También), Roma is a semi-autobiographical story that’s been praised not only for its cinematography but also for its beautiful depiction of the ordinary.

The film is nominated for ten Oscars.

“Alive in a way that few movies are, Roma is a sumptuous piece of filmmaking, a gorgeous look at life on a grand scale told through the prism of one family,” writes Adam Graham, Detroit News.

The 135-minute film is rated R for graphic nudity, some disturbing images, and language.

Tickets are $5.50 or $4.50 for students and seniors, available at the door.

The Cinema 10 series aims to bring films to the area which are significant artistically, socially or politically, but which generally are not popular enough in the mass market to reach local theaters.

Films are shown at 7:15 p.m. Mondays at the Roxy Theater, 20 Main St. Season tickets are $45 or $35 for students and senior citizens.

Other films this season will include:

• Feb. 25 – “If Beale Street Could Talk” (2018, USA, d. Barry Jenkins) 119 min R

• March 4 -- “Three Identical Strangers” (2018, UK, d. Tim Wardle) 96 PG-13

• March 25 – “Night Comes On” (2018, USA, d. Jordana Spiro) 86 min NR

• April 1 – “Burning / Beoning” (2018, South Korea, d. Chang-dong Lee) 148 min NR

• April 8 -- At Eternity’s Gate (2018, Switzerland | UK | France | USA, d. Julian Schnabel) 110 min PG-13

• April 15 – “I Am Not A Witch” (2017, UK | France | Germany | Zambia, d. Rungano Nyoni) 93 min NR

• April 22 – “The Sisters Brothers” (2018, France | Spain | Romania | USA | Belgium, d. Jacques Audiard) 121 min R

• April 29 -- “Elephant Path / Njaia Njoku” (2017, USA | Central African Republic | Israel. d. Todd McGrain) 80 min NR. The moview will followed by a question-and-answer session with director Todd McGrain, presented in partnership with the LoKo Arts Festival.