Jeff Smith 2 p.m., Dec. 18
Film Forum: Chicken with Plums
Poetic rumination of thwarted love. Set in Tehran in 1958, a violinist extraordinaire, unable to replace his broken violin, takes to his bed to await death. Mixing animation, surreal fantasy sequences, flashbacks, stylized scenes from his past, present, future, and a visit from the Angel of Death, a bittersweet love story unfolds. French with English subtitles.