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M*A*S*H

October 18, 2014

USA | 1970 | 116 Minutes | Robert Altman

The exploits of the doctors and nurses at a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital during the Korean War are explored in this wisecracking dark comedy, one of the biggest hits of the 1970s, and a film that announced Altman as one of the most exciting directors of the era. Nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, and winner for Best Screenplay, M*A*S*H also spawned a certain classic television series.

McCabe & Mrs. Miller

October 23

USA | 1971 | 121 Minutes | Robert Altman

A charming but dense profiteer (Warren Beatty) and a shrewd professional madam (Julie Christie) partner up and run a thriving whorehouse in a frontier town. Altman's revisionist Western features gorgeous big-screen cinematography from Vilmos Zsigmond and a soundtrack filled with the moody ballads of Leonard Cohen.

Miss and the Doctors

October 30

France | 2013 | 100 minutes | Axelle Ropert

Boris and Dimitri Pizarnik are doctors in Paris’s Chinese quarter. The two brothers work together and devote all their time to their patients. One night, they treat a young diabetic girl being raised by her single mother, Judith. When both brothers fall in love with Judith, everything is turned upside down… 

Monsieur Lazhar

November 18

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.

Mood Indigo

November 3

France | 2013 | 95 minutes | Michel Gondry

Michel Gondry’s wildly imaginative new film is a romance between Colin, a posh Parisian bachelor who invents gadgets that delight his friends, and Chloe (Audrey Tautou), a woman with a strange medical condition.

Moolaadé

November 11

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 of the film, but the plight of women in the African continent today.

Moon

November 1

United Kingdom | 2009 | 97 minutes | Duncan Jones

Duncan Jones’ mind-bending tale of space and isolation, follows an astronaut (Sam Rockwell) on a years-long solo mission to a moon colony. With only his computer (voiced by Kevin Spacey) for company, he begins to have hallucinations and a strong sense that he is no longer alone.

Nashville

October 21

USA | 1975 | 159 Minutes | Robert Altman

Considered by many to be Altman's defining film, and certainly his most complex and nuanced, Nashville is set amidst the celebration of America's bicentennial in the capital city of country music, and weaves a mosaic of characters into a convention-defying multi-threaded story about affairs of the heart and despairs of the mind.

Natural Grace: Irish Music and Martin Hayes

October 25

78 Minutes |

Irish Reels Film Festival
Natural Grace is an intimate portrait of the life and works of the biggest name in Irish traditional music, fiddler Martin Hayes. Following him over a 2-year period, the film recounts his travels across the world.

NT Live: Frankenstein

October 31 - November 2, 2014

United Kingdom | 2011 | 2hr 14min | Danny Boyle

Back by popular demand for Halloween, this 2011 production directed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) features Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's "Sherlock," 12 Years a Slave) as the creature and Jonny Lee Miller (CBS's "Elementary," Trainspotting) as Victor Frankenstein.

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