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
  • Watch on TV – Channel 972
  • 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 Featuring Mysteries and Crime

January 25, 2023 – Argentina 1985

Updated / Corrected Jan 18.

A team of lawyers takes on the heads of Argentina’s bloody military dictatorship during the 1980s in a battle against odds and a race against time.


Upcoming Films

Upcoming Films with Dates and Other Stats
Film’s Name Release Date Country
Maria, Full of Grace 2004 Columbia
Mona Lisa 1986 UK
Marshland La Isla Minima 2014 Espaná
The Lives of Others 2006 Germany
The Picnic at Hanging Rock 1975 Australia
The Long Good Friday 1980 UK
The City of God 2002 Brazil

Schedule subject to change depending on availability of media.

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.