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Film at the Erie Art Museum

Fall 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 6:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Kick-off Event: Boyhood (2014)

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Rated R. Written and Directed by Richard Linklater. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette. Join us at 6:00pm for the preview of our great line-up of Fall films! Boyhood starts at 7:00pm. Sponsored by Modern Vinyl.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Snowpiercer (2014)

In this sci-fi epic from director Bong Joon Ho (The Host, Mother), a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet. The final survivors board the SNOWPIERCER, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine. When cryptic messages incite the passengers to revolt, the train thrusts full-throttle towards disaster. Directed by Joon-ho Bong. Starring Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Octavia Spencer. 126 min. Rated R.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

The Zero Theorem (2014)

Living in isolation in a burnt-out church, Qohen is obsessively working on a mysterious project personally delegated to him by Management aimed at discovering the meaning of life – or the complete lack of one – once and for all. 107 minutes. Rated R. Directed by Terry Gilliam. Starring Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton, Mélanie Thierry.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 6:30pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

The Congress (2014) and NWPA Filmmaker Spotlight: Brad Pattullo

Join us at 6:30pm as we show the short films of Brad Pattullo followed by our feature: The Congress. In The Congress, Robin Wright, playing the role of herself, gets an offer from a major studio to sell her cinematic identity so that her alias can be used with no restrictions in all kinds of Hollywood films – even the most commercial ones that she previously refused. In exchange she receives loads of money, but more importantly, the studio agrees to keep her digitalized character forever young – for all eternity – in all of their films.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 6:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Fight Club (1999) 15th Anniversary Event with Chuck Palahniuk Q&A

Join us at 6:00pm as we celebrate one of the most talked about films of the 90’s and stick around after the film for a big screen Q&A with author, Chuck Palahniuk! Edward Norton stars as a depressed young man who has become a small cog in the world of big business. He can't sleep and feels alienated from the world at large; he's become so desperate to relate to others that he's taken to visiting support groups for patients with terminal diseases so that he'll have people to talk to. One day on a business flight, he discovers Tyler Durden, a charming iconoclast who sells soap.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Under The Skin (2014)

A masterpiece of existential science fiction that journeys to the heart of what it means to be human, extraterrestrial or something in between. A voluptuous woman of unknown origin (Scarlett Johansson) combs the highways in search of isolated or forsaken men, luring a succession of lost souls into an otherworldly lair. 108 minutes. Rated R. Directed by Jonathan Glazer. Starring Scarlett Johansson.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Elena (2014) with NAMI Panel

Elena, a young Brazilian woman, moved to New York with the same dream her mother had: to become a film actress. She left behind a childhood spent in hiding during years of military dictatorship. She also left Petra, her beloved seven-year-old sister. Over time, Elena's calls and letters home trailed off, until one day they stopped entirely. Years later, Petra also becomes an actress and heads to New York in search of her destiny, but also in search of her troubled sister. 122 minutes. Directed by Petra Costa. Our screening will be followed by a panel discussion with our sponsors for the evening, NAMI of Erie County.
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Never Let Me Go (2010)

Kathy, Tommy and Ruth live in a world and a time that feel familiar to us, but they are not quite like anything we know. They spend their childhood at Hailsham, a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. When they leave the shelter of the school and the terrible truth of their fate is revealed to them, they must also confront the deep feelings of love, jealousy and betrayal that threaten to pull them apart. 103 minutes. Rated R. Directed by Mark Romanek. Starring Kiera Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

The Tribe (2015) Special Preview Screening

Rough, disturbing and totally captivating, The Tribe will leave you... speechless. This film will not be released in theatrically in the U.S. until 2015. In Ukraine, Sergey enters a specialized boarding school for the deaf. He quickly encounters the tribe, a student gang dealing in crime and prostitution. After passing their hazing rituals and being inducted into the group, he takes part in several robberies and begins to work his way up the chain of command to become pimp-protector for two of the girls, who turn tricks at the local truck stop. Finding himself in love with one of the, Sergey ultimately breaks all the unwritten rules of the tribe, with tragic consequences. 130 minutes. Rated R. Directed by Miroslav Slaboshipitsky. Starring Grigoriy Fesenko, Yana Novikova, Rosa Babiy.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Life Itself (2014)

A documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert – a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. LIFE ITSELF, explores the legacy of Roger Ebert's life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America. 120 minutes. Rated R.
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