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Film at the Erie Art Museum

Fall 2015

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 6:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Kick-off Event: Room (2015)

Both highly suspenseful and deeply emotional, ROOM is a unique and touching exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child. After 5-year-old Jack (Jacob Tremblay) and his Ma (Brie Larson) escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery: the outside world. As he experiences all the joy, excitement, and fear that this new adventure brings, he holds tight to the one thing that matters most of all--his special bond with his loving and devoted Ma. Rated R for language.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Children of Men (2006) 10th Anniversary

In a chaotic world in which women have become infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea. A decade ago audiences weren't ready for a film that spoke so damningly about the uncomfortable issue of immigration, nor one that presented such a realistic and troubling portrayal of our potential future. But now, more than ever, the time is right. Rated R for violence, language, drug use and nudity. Genre: Drama/Sci-Fi/Action.
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Chi-Raq (2015) with Violence Panel

A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play “Lysistrata” by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago. Urgently topical, satisfyingly ambitious and featuring some of Spike Lee's smartest, sharpest, and all-around entertaining work. Rated R for strong sexual content including dialogue, nudity, language, some violence and drug use. Genre: Drama/Musical. Friends of FILM: Judge Ronald A. Wilson (ret.) and Monica L. Wilson.

Confirmed Panelists: Dr. Rhonda Matthews, Associate Professor Edinboro University Department of Political Science & Criminal Justice, Ben Speggen, Program Director at the Jefferson Education Society, Umeme Sababu, MA, Chairperson/Social Sciences Program Director Edinboro University, Jim Wertz, PhD, Assistant Professor Journalism and Public Relations Department Edinboro University.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Sicario (2015)

In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elite government task force official to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past, the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive. Starring Emily Blunt, Benecio del Toro and Josh Brolin. Rated R for strong violence, grisly images, and language. Genre: Action/Drama. Oscar Nominee: Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing and Best Original Score.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Cartel Land (2015) with Criminal Justice Panel
Plus local film There’s Nobody at the Bridge (2016) with Q&A

With unprecedented access, this riveting, on-the-ground look at two modern-day vigilante groups: A physician in Mexico leading a citizen uprising against the cartels and a veteran heading a paramilitary group working to prevent Mexico's drug wars from entering U.S. territory. Rated R for violent disturbing images, language, drug content and brief sexual material. Genre: Documentary/Violence/Drugs/Immigration.

Panelists to Include: David J. Grabelski, Chair for the Department of Intelligence Studies at Mercyhurst University, and students of Mercyhurst Ridge College of Intelligence Studies.

6:00PM – There’s Nobody at the Bridge

The story of Paranormal investigator James McCann's life changing experiences at the Gudgeonville bridge located in Girard, PA. From unexplained anomalies to disembodied voices James has experienced it all at the bridge. This is James' story and findings behind one of Erie Counties most notorious haunted attractions. Q&A with Director, Arie Lombardozzi, and Assistant Director/Production Designer, Leyla Dombrowski.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Kingdom of Heaven: The Director’s Cut (2005)

If you haven’t seen Ridley Scott’s intended and superior cut, which we are presenting with overture, intermission and entr'acte, then you haven’t seen “Kingdom of Heaven”. Critics have labeled it the most substantial Director's Cut of all time and one equal to any of Scott's other films. The story, which takes an even-handed look at the fragile relationship between Christians and Muslims in Jerusalem during the Crusades, is epic, dramatic and profoundly relevant and therefor bound to ruffle some feathers. But as critic Roger Ebert said in his review “When you've made both sides angry, you may have done something right.” Rated R for strong violence, epic warfare and nudity. Genre: Drama/Action.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

The Armor of Light (2015) with Gun Culture Panel

Follows an Evangelical minister and the mother of a teenage shooting victim who ask, is it possible to be both pro-gun and pro-life? Genre: Documentary/Violence/Religion. Panelists to Include: David J. Grabelski, Chair for the Department of Intelligence Studies at Mercyhurst University, Ben Speggen, Program Director at the Jefferson Education Society, and students of Mercyhurst Ridge College of Intelligence Studies.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

The True Cost (2015) with Fashion Panel

This is a story about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. Rated PG-13. Genre: Documentary/Industry/Human Rights. COLLEGE I.D. NIGHT - Show your active college I.D. for a free admission.

Panelists to Include: Amy Weaver-Kaulis, Chair for the Department of Fashion Merchandising at Mercyhurst University, Abbey Mollo, of the Department of Fashion Merchandising at Mercyhurst University and Dr. Brian Ripley, Professor of Political Science Department at Mercyhurst University.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Brooklyn (2015) with Immigration Panel

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a new romance. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. Rated PG-13 ffor a scene of sexuality and brief strong language. Genre: Drama/Romance. Oscar Nominee: Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay. Sponsored by Lilly Broadcasting. Panelists TBA.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

In Jackson Heights (2015) with International Cuisine and Market

Join us at 5:30pm and celebrate our region’s diverse cultures! Jackson Heights, Queens is one of the most culturally diverse communities in the US where 167 languages are spoken. In this unique film, the 40th from 86-year old filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, viewers will experience the conflict between maintaining ties to old traditions and adapting to American values. Genre: Documentary/Immigration/Culture. Note: Admission $10. $5 from each admission will go to the businesses participating in the event. The featured film begins at 7:00pm.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

The Lobster (2016)

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods. Starring Colin Farrel, Rachel Weisz, Léa Seydoux and John C. Reilly. Rated R for sexual content and violence. Genre: Comedy/Romance/Sci-Fi. Official Selection 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Also selected for 2015’s Cannes, New York, Karlovy Vary and Toronto film festivals. COLLEGE I.D. NIGHT - Show your active college I.D. for a free admission.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

City of Gold (2016) with International Cuisine and Entertainment

Join us at 5:30pm and celebrate our region’s diverse cultures! Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold shows us a Los Angeles where ethnic cooking is a kaleidoscopic portal to the mysteries of an unwieldy city and the soul of America. Arrive early as we celebrate the best in international cuisine from our region. Genre: Documentary/Biography/Culture. Note: Admission $10. $5 from each admission will go to the businesses participating in the event. The featured film begins at 7:00pm.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Where To Invade Next (2016)

Filmmaker Michael Moore visits various countries to examine how Europeans view work, education, health care, sex, equality, and other issues. From cafeteria food to sex ed, Moore looks at the benefits of schooling in France, Finland and Slovenia. In Italy, he marvels at how workers enjoy reasonable hours and generous vacation time. In Portugal, Moore notes the effects of the decriminalization of drugs. Through his travels, we discover just how different America is from the rest of the world. Unrated. Genre: Documentary.