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Columbia Film Society: SHOPLIFTERS

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Sat. Oct 19, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Smith Theatre

Columbia Film Society

SHOPLIFTERS (Metacritic Reviews & Trailer)
October 18 & 19, 2019

ShopliftersIn its quiet, achingly tenderhearted way, Shoplifters, winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes, is a heresy. It suggests that we’re born into families of strangers (or worse) and that we find our true families, the people who genuinely care for us, among strangers we meet in the world. Shoplifters presents a clan of con artists as a force for love.
It’s in theory the worst family movie of 2018—and in practice one of the year’s best films. Another triumph for the great writer-director Hirokazu Koreeda. (Boston Globe) (in Japanese) (121 minutes).

Ticket information

Films are only open to Columbia Film Society subscribers.

General Information

Subscribers must attend on day and time specified on ticket. Changes are allowed if seats are available. Holders of other tickets must wait until all appropriate tickets holders are seated.

Inclement Weather

Number to call in case of inclement weather: 443-518-4030

Senior Citizens & Transportation

Columbia senior citizens may obtain transportation to theater from a special transportation program sponsored by the Senior Advocates of the Columbia Association.

Call 410-715-3087 for information.

Lost Tickets

If you have any questions about tickets or lost tickets, please send an email to


*Please note: The Horowitz Center Box Office DOES NOT sell subscriptions for Columbia Film Society. Columbia Film Society staff will be on site the day of the performance to answer questions about lost tickets and other patron concerns.

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