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The Lives of Others

October 21, 2014

Germany | 2006 | Film: 137 min | Discussion: 30 min | Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's Oscar-winning first film features an impeccable thriller woven throughout the surveillance of an artistic couple. Art and media scholar Johanna Gosse will be on hand for a post-screening discussion which will focus on the film's representation of surveillance, today's surveillance culture, and is there any way that society can avoid the seemingly inevitable surveillance state. 

Monsieur Lazhar

November 18, 2014

Canada (Québec) | 2011 | Film: 94 minutes | Discussion: 30 minutes | Philippe Falardeau

An Algerian immigrant takes over a Canadian classroom and experiences the power and challenges of educating in today's society. While struggling with his own immigration issues, he fights to educate the students in a manner that challenges the status quo. Following the screening will be a discussion of the variety of challenges facing teachers in our modern classroom, exploring any ways that public and parents can be more aware and involved in the educational system.

Moolaadé

November 11, 2014

Senegal | 2004 | Film: 124 minutes | Discussion: 30 minutes | Ousmane Sembene

Ousmane Sembene's masterpiece drove home exceptional artistic commentary on the practice of ritual female genital cutting. Setting the world of tradition against modernity, the stakes for both sides are emotionally conveyed all the way to its final striking image. Professor Kristy Leissle will be leading our post-screening discussion in an exploration of not just the tradition featured in the film, but the variety of challenges facing women on the African continent today.

Moulin Rouge! New Year’s Eve Sing Along

December 31

USA | 2001 | 127 Minutes | Baz Luhrmann

Ring in 2015 with Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Love! – Dec 31

Ring in a new year filled with truth, beauty, freedom, and capital-L Love with Baz Luhrmann's musical extravaganza. Sing along, wave your free bling rings in the air, and celebrate the Bohemian lifestyle while sipping a glass of liquid diamonds (champagne). C'mon and do the can-can-can! 

NT Live: Of Mice and Men

November 28 - 30, 2014

USA | 2014 | 150 Minutes | Anna Shapiro

Filmed live on Broadway, this acclaimed revival of John Steinbeck's classic stars James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Chris O'Dowd in a Tony Award® nominated performance.

Pelican Dreams

December 5 - 7, 2014

USA | 2014 | 79 Minutes | Judy Irving

From the director of The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill comes a charming documentary that follows two noble pelicans working to find their place in modern San Francisco: Gigi, a wayward young pelican arrested on the Golden Gate Bridge, and Morro, a half-wild pelican with an injured wing.

The Princess Bride Quote Along

December 12, 2014 - January 1, 2015

USA | 1987 | 98 Minutes | Rob Reiner

Tickets now on sale! The beloved swashbuckling fairy tale returns to the big screen complete with quote along subtitles for all the best lines, free inflatable swords, and R.O.U.S. (Rodents of Unusual Size). 

Saving My Tomorrow

December 3

USA | 2014 | 90 Minutes |

A lyrical mix of science, animation, and music, Saving My Tomorrow celebrates the wonders of the natural world and is a call from kids to kids to help take care of the planet. A fun and engaging educational program perfect for elementary school children and their families!

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