Nominated for three 2018 Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director, and Lead Actor
Tuesday, February 13, 20182:00 PM - 5:00 PM
"Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined" (rottentomatoes.com).
Thursday, March 22, 20182:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Wednesday, April 18, 20182:00 PM - 5:00 PM
"On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh, a former soldier deeply influenced by the literature and ideas of the radical right, parked a Ryder truck with a five-ton fertilizer bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City. Moments later, 168 people were killed and 675 were injured in the blast. OKLAHOMA CITY traces the events--including the deadly encounters between American citizens and law enforcement at Ruby Ridge and Waco--that led McVeigh to commit the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history. With a virulent strain of anti-government anger still with us, the film is both a cautionary tale and an extremely timely warning" (rottentomatoes.com).
Wednesday, September 20, 20172:00 PM - 5:00 PM"In his controversial masterpiece The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona. Chaplin, in his first pure talkie, brings his sublime physicality to two roles: the cruel yet clownish "Tomainian" dictator and the kindly Jewish barber who is mistaken for him. Featuring Jack Oakie and Paulette Goddard in stellar supporting turns, The Great Dictator, boldly going after the fascist leader before the U.S.'s official entry into World War II, is an audacious amalgam of politics and slapstick that culminates in Chaplin's famously impassioned speech."
Monday, October 09, 20172:00 PM - 5:00 PM
"Embrace had its world premiere at the 2016 Sydney Film Festival, where it made it into the festival directors’ top 5 picks and was nominated for the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Best Documentary. Embrace follows body image activist Taryn Brumfitt's crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies."
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Wednesday, October 25, 20172:00 PM - 5:00 PM
"Beware the Slenderman is a documentary which won the 2016 Adrienne Shelley Excellence in Filmmaking Award and was nominated for 2016 SXSW Gamechanger Award.
Beware the Slenderman tells the story of two 12-year old girls, who attempted to murder one of their friends in an attempt to appease Slenderman, a fictional monster from a horror website."
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Thursday, November 02, 20172:00 PM - 5:00 PM
"The Netflix film 13TH was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2017 Academy Awards, and it earned multiple Primetime Emmy Award nominations, among other honors. In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists, and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. Directed by Ava DuVernay and featuring numerous public figures, including Michelle Alexander, Bryan Stevenson, Cory Booker, Newt Gingrich, and Henry Louis Gates."
13TH ties into the 2017-2018 Common Experience: "The Search for Justice: Our Response to Crime in the 21st Century"
There will be a discussion following the film.
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