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Film at the Erie Art Museum

Spring 2015

Wednesday February 11, 2015 - 6:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Kick-off Event: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her (2014)

Our weekly film series returns with a full program preview at 6:00pm followed by a special double-feature! James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain and Viola Davis star in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her, an innovative two-part love story presented in its original format. Each film has its own unique tone, appropriate to its corresponding piece of the puzzle. Part mystery, part emotional drama, Him tells the story of a befuddled man longing to reconnect with his estranged wife. On the other hand, Her is a character study about a woman trying to reinvent herself. Rated R. 190 minutes.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 6:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Nightcrawler (2014) with Media Panel

When Lou Bloom (Gyllenhaal), a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina (Russo), a TV-news veteran. Rated R. 117 minutes. Panelists include Lisa Adams (Anchor/Reporter, WICU/WSEE), Lou Baxter (News Director, JET24 & FOX66), Dave Richards (Reporter, Times Publishing Company), Ben Speggen (Managing Editor, Erie Reader), Maura Sirianni (Reporter, WICU/WSEE), Dr. R. James Wertz (Journalism Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor, Edinboro University).
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 6:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Ida (2014) with Introduction by Pastor Robert Blank of the Polish Baptist Association

Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation. Rated PG-13. 82 Minutes. English subtitles.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 6:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Mommy (2015)

A feisty widowed single mom finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her unpredictable 15-year-old ADHD son. As they struggle to make ends meet, Kyla, the peculiar new neighbor across the street, offers her help. Together, they find a new sense of balance, and hope.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 6:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

100th Night of FILM: Pierrot le Fou (1965) with French New Wave Pre-Party featuring Bertrand's Bistro 6-7pm

Dissatisfied in marriage and life, Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo) takes to the road with the babysitter, his ex-lover Marianne Renoir (Anna Karina), and leaves the bourgeoisie behind. Yet this is no normal road trip: genius auteur Jean-Luc Godard’s tenth feature in six years is a stylish mash-up of consumerist satire, politics, and comic-book aesthetics, as well as a violent, zigzag tale of, as Godard called them, “the last romantic couple.” Not Rated. 110 minutes. English subtitles.

Film at the Erie Art Museum

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 6:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Champs (2015) with Boxing Panel

From inner-city housing projects to the biggest stages in boxing, this insightful and provocative documentary charts the lives of some of America's heaviest hitters, including Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, and Bernard Hopkins, as they seek to break out of poverty via one of the few outlets available. Unrated. 85 Minutes.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 6:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Happy Valley (2014) with director Amir Bar-Lev Q&A

Happy Valley chronicles the ensuing firestorm of accusations of this complicated and tragic tale and creates a parable of guilt, responsibility, and identity for a small town caught in the glare of the national spotlight. Unrated. 98 Minutes.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 6:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Whiplash (2014) with "The Monk's Brew" Jazz Performance

A promising young drummer enrolls at a cutthroat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential. Rated R. 107 Minutes.
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 6:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Girlhood (2015) with Made In Erie Marketplace 6-7pm

Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of 3 free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her dress code, and quits school to be accepted in the gang, hoping that this will be a way to freedom. Rated R. 112 minutes. English subtitles.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 6:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Two Days One Night (2014)

Sandra (Oscar nominee, Marion Cotillard) has just been released from the hospital to find that she no longer has a job. According to management, the only way Sandra can hope to regain her position at the factory is to convince her co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed yearly bonuses. Sandra must confront each co-worker individually in order to win a majority of their votes before time runs out. Rated PG-13. 95 minutes. English subtitles.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 6:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

The Great Invisible (2014)

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in a blaze of fire that could be seen 35 miles away, killing 11 workers and causing the worst oil spill in American history. The Great Invisible is the first comprehensive overview of the incident and its aftermath. Rated PG-13. 92 Minutes.
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 6:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

White God (2015)

When young Lili is forced to give up her beloved dog, Hagen, because it's mixed-breed heritage is deemed 'unfit' by The State, she and the dog begin a dangerous journey back towards each other. At the same time, all the unwanted, unloved and so-called 'unfit' dogs rise up under a new leader, Hagen, the one-time house pet who has learned all too well from his 'Masters' in his journey through the streets and animal control centers how to bite the hands that beat him. Rated R. 117 minutes. English subtitles.
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