Schedule for Sunday, November 4
- King Kong
- The Sessions
- Chasing Ice
- The Flat
- This is Not a Film
- Seven Days in May
- Into the Current: Burma's Political Prisoners
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Generations come and go and special effects become ever more sophisticated, but this masterpiece- with its marvelous stop-motion dinosaurs, snakes, and giant, tragic ape- never becomes dated. See the timeless tale of a beauty, a beast, and a very tall building as it demands to be seen: in glorious black and white on the big screen.
Merian C. Cooper/Ernest B. Schoedsack. 1933. 104 m. PG. US. Warner Bros.12:00 PM
"The achievement of this simply told, exceptionally fine film is the clarity with which it portrays the drama of a good soul in an inert body." (Ty Burr, Boston Globe)
1 Academy Award Nomination for Actress in a Supporting Role
Based on the autobiographical writings of journalist Mark O'Brien,The Sessions tells the story of a man confined to an iron lung who is determined to lose his virginity. With the help of his therapists and the guidance of his priest, he sets out to make his dream a reality. The Sessions is a heart-warming joyful comedy starring John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H. Macy.
Ben Lewin. 2012. 98 m. R. US. Fox Searchlight.12:05 PM 2:30 PM 5:05 PM 7:20 PM
"Heart-in-your-throat breathtaking." (Austin Chronicle)
Ace National Geographic photographer James Balog was a climate-change skeptic until he undertook his Extreme Ice Survey (aiming cameras at 18 of the world's glaciers) and saw the evidence for himself. Risking life and limb in one of the harshest environments on the planet, Balog and his adventurous team made thousands of images as dazzling as they are revealing. This compelling film, worth seeing on aesthetic grounds alone, is spectacular on the big screen. Winner, Best Cinematography at Sundance.
Jeff Orlowski. 2012. 76 m. NR. USA. Submarine.1:00 PM
"A film that begins as a family quest but evolves into a gripping study of know-don't-tell reticence and the umbilical tie of a lost homeland." (Jeannette Catsoulis, NY Times)
Filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger's grandmother passed away leaving him the task of clearing out the Tel Aviv flat that she and her husband shared since immigrating from Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Sifting through a mountain of photos, letters, and artifacts from her past, Goldfinger soon uncovers a complicated family history that reveals the troubled and taboo story of three generations of Germans - both Jewish and non-Jewish - trying to piece together their lives in the aftermath of World War II.
Arnon Goldfinger. 2012. 97 m. NR. Israel, Hebrew with subtitles. IFC Films.2:40 PM 5:10 PM
This is Not a Film
"A samizdat cine-poem in defense of cinema and freedom." (Guardian UK)
One of Iran’s leading filmmakers, Jafar Panahi (The White Balloon) was threatened with prison and forbidden from making films for 20 years after supporting the opposition in the tumultuous 2009 presidential election. Under house arrest while awaiting appeal, Panahi and a friend made this "not-a-film", in which he details the movie he’d planned to make and shares his circumscribed—but not beaten-down—life. It was smuggled into France in a cake for a last-minute submission to the Cannes Film Festival.
Jafar Panahi/Mojtaba Mirtahmasb. 2011. 75 m. NR. Iran, Farsi.3:00 PM
Seven Days in May
After The Manchurian Candidate, John Frankenheimer returned with another tense Cold War thriller, this one the story of an attempted military takeover of the US government. With a convincing docudrama feel, snappy writing, and a cast featuring Burt Lancaster, Fredric March, Kirk Douglas, and Ava Gardner, the movie earned two Oscar nominations.
John Frankenheimer. 1964. 118 m. NR. US. Warner Bros.5:00 PM
Into the Current: Burma's Political Prisoners
"Why can we have a United Nations resolution for intervention in Libya, but not in Burma?" (filmmaker Jeanne Hallacy) Hidden away from the world’s eyes, the people of Burma (Myanmar) long suffered under the heavy grip of a military dictatorship. This stirring documentary opens our eyes to the toll taken on the nation’s prisoners of conscience, ordinary people who exhibited astonishing bravery in the face of harsh punishment and imprisonment. Featuring secretly shot footage never before been shown in public and focusing on the advocacy work of former prisoner Bo Kyi, it paints a detailed portrait of how the dream of a free Burma stayed alive. Critical viewing, especially in light of recent reforms in the country.
The Nov. 4 Q&A with the filmmaker has been REINSTATED. The filmmaker will speak after the screening.
Jeanne Marie Hallacy. 2011. 76 m. NR. Thailand/USA, Burmese with subtitles.7:45 PM