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Redlands Cinema Classic returns this spring with four new foreign films

The series will raise funds for children’s art education.

Redlands Cinema Classic returns to Redlands to raise money for arts education. (Photo: igoriss iStock)

REDLANDS, Calif. — The Redlands Cinema Classic Film Festival returns this spring to help raise funds for children's art education and enrichment. 

Why it matters: The money raised from movie-goers will be donated to the Margaret Clark Art Education Enrichment Fund, an art education fundraising segment of the Redlands Art Association. The fund is used to award art education projects, purchase supplies for teachers in the community and for scholarships given to elementary and high school students.

Details: The spring film festival will begin on April 3, 2024 and run through May 9. Four foreign films will be featured in total across the four weeks, with each movie being shown twice, once on a Wednesday night and again on Thursday afternoon. 

The Redlands Art Association has presented this biannual fundraiser since 1999. This event is a great way to donate to the arts while enjoying high quality films from around the world. 

The films will be shown at LOOK Cinemas in Redlands. Here is a run through of the schedule:

The Taste of Things: April 3 at 7:00 p.m. and April 4 at 2:30 p.m.

This French film follows cook Eugenie and her boss Dodin and their love story that developed over 20 years. From their romance emerges dishes that impress the world’s most illustrious chefs. This period piece set in 1889 is a beautiful love story centered around food and commitment. 

The Promised Land: April 17 at 7:00 p.m. and April 18 at 2:30 p.m.

Set in 1775, Captain Ludvig Kahlen, an impoverished war hero, sets out to conquer a harsh uninhabitable land to build a colony in the name of the king in exchange for a royal title. The task, however, has been deemed impossible, and as a new community starts to settle on the land, violence follows

Driving Madeleine: May 1 at 7:00 p.m. and May 2 at 2:30 p.m.

A simple taxi ride evolves into a wonderful, unexpected adventure between two opposite characters. This story follows the driver whose personal life is in shambles and a warm elderly woman with a shocking past. 

The Teacher’s Lounge: May 8 at 7:00 p.m. and May 9 2:30 p.m.

This German film follows a new sixth grade math teacher who gets involved when one of her students is suspected of theft. Caught between her ideals and the school system, this new teacher must navigate power dynamics, racism, truth and justice. 

Moving forward: Tickets can be purchased online, at the Redlands Art Association located at 215 E. State Street or at LOOK Cinemas at 340 N Eureka Street. All tickets are $15. 

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