Foreign Film Series

Welcome to the Foreign Film Website!

About Foreign Films

We are glad that you are visiting here to learn about foreign films at Riderwood. Movies are shown on the second and the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Encore Theater, and, simultaneously, on Channel 972. Watch critically acclaimed films that have been produced outside the United States — with English subtitles or closed captioning, whether the dialogue is in English or a foreign language. Viewers are encouraged to watch films in Encore to enjoy the added value of seeing them on the big screen. We will list upcoming films on this web page, so remember to visit us again.

Suggest A Film

We welcome your recommendations of films that you would like us to screen. Send recommendations to Nancy Pawliger, Foreign Film Committee Chairperson. Riderwood residents can contact Nancy  at


  • Attend movies in the Encore Theater, 7:00 p.m.
  • Watch on TV – Channel 972 on a date to be determined.
  • When: All films are shown at 7:00 p.m.
  • Hearing Assistive Devices are available in Encore
  • Participate / Discuss – Watch for announcements of discussions of films

Films on the the Theme of Art

June 14 — Gully Boy

May 24 –
Mister JMW Turner


By John Szabo

Mr. Turner is a 2014 British biographical drama which recounts the last 25 years of the life of the famous nineteenth century British painter, highlighting his artistic genius and eccentric behavior.   Turner is known for this bold seascapes and landscapes and his unprecedented use of color.  This film was critically acclaimed and received four nominations each at the American and British Academy Awards.

“Mr. Turner” was directed by Mike Leigh, whose movies include “Secrets and Lies” and “Topsy-Turvy.”  You will probably recognize a number of  the actors in this film who also appeared in these films, including Timothy Spall, who plays Turner, and Lesly Manville, who also played Princess Margaret in “The Crown.”

Upcoming Films

Check back for updates.

Record Movies on Channel 972

Learn how to record programing on Riderwood TV, Channel 972:

  • How-To Record Channel 972.
  • Help – TV – learn about accessing programing with commonly used
    remotes for Comcast / Xfinity.