Winona Film Society - Upcoming Films

Unless noted, films are shown at 7:00pm on Fridays at the Winona Art Center, 228 East 5th Street, Winona, MN.

Ticket price is $5 per person. The gallery is open at 6pm prior to film showings.

Please review our Covid-19 Protocol before planning your visit to the Winona Arts Center. We appreciate your understanding.


The first three films of the Winona Film Society season were selected by members to be included in the 60th Anniversary Celebration.

Look for this "sticker" on the website to find more anniversary events and come on down to celebrate with us!

Strictly Ballroom

Friday / September 30, 2022 / 7:00pm / FREE
Gallery opens at 6:00 pm

English. 95 minutes.

Directed by Baz Luhrmann. 1992.

From director Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge, Elvis) comes the hit hilarious romantic comedy that will leave you laughing and cheering for more. This is the magical story of a championship ballroom dancer who will stop at nothing to win, even if it means rewriting the rules. With a great soundtrack and incredible dance sequences, this feel-good film will dance straight to your heart.


Run, Lola, Run

Friday / October 7, 2022 / 7:00pm / FREE
Gallery opens at 6:00 pm

German with English subtitles. 81 minutes.

Directed by Tom Tykwer. 1998.

This thrilling roller coaster ride about two star-crossed lovers starts with their having only minutes to change the course of their lives. Time is running out for Lola. She has just received a frantic phone call from her boyfriend Manni who has lost a small fortune belonging to his mobster boss. If Lola does not return the money in 20 minutes, there will be consequences for Manni. This fast moving, exhilarating film will keep you on the edge of your seat. Winner of the Sundance audience award.

The Road to Mandalay

Friday / October 21, 2022 / 7:00pm / $5
Gallery opens at 6:00 pm

Chinese, Burmese, and Thai with English subtitles. 108 minutes.

Directed by Midi Z. 2016.

Burmese immigrants sneak into Thailand on a well trafficked route across the Mekong River down quiet roads and past bribed checkpoints. Along this treacherous path to Bangkok, Ilan Qing and Guo meet and their fates become entwined. After finding work, the couple focuses their efforts on acquiring fake identity papers but when trouble ensues, their relationship becomes threatened. Reviews call this film “emotionally rewarding.”


The Whaler Boy

Friday / November 4, 2022 / 7:00pm
Gallery opens at 6:00 pm

Russian with English subtitles. 94 minutes.

Directed by Phillip Yuryev. 2020.

15-year-old Leshka lives in a male-dominated whaling community on the Bering Strait. When the internet arrives in his isolated village, he becomes infatuated with a seductive webcam model from America. His encounter with this mysterious woman awakens a desire to find love outside the confines of his tiny world. Determined to meet his dream girl in real life he sets out on a dangerous adventure across the raging waters.