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Film at the Erie Art Museum

Spring 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Opening Night (1977)

While in the midst of rehearsals for her latest play, Broadway actor Myrtle Gordon (Gena Rowlands) witnesses the accidental death of an adoring young fan, after which she begins to confront the chaos of her own life. Headlined by a virtuoso performance by Rowlands, John Cassavetes’s Opening Night lays bare the drama of a performer who, at great personal cost, makes a part her own, and it functions as a metaphor for the director’s singular, wrenched-from-the-heart creative method. Written and Directed by John Cassavetes.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Don’t Think Twice (2016)

When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets cast on a hit TV show, the rest of the group - all best friends - start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all. From the creator of This American Life comes Don't Think Twice, a critically acclaimed comedy packed with comic stars Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Kate Micucci, Chris Gethard and Tami Sagher that presents a hilarious and honest look at the lives of professional funny people.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

American Honey (2016)

A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits. Starring Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Moonlight (2016) with Erie’s Voices Student Presentation and Intro by C. Brown

We will begin our evening at 6:00pm with our 2nd annual ERIE’S VOICES program where we will showcase this year’s student documentary project followed by Q&A. Then at 7:00pm, a timeless story of human connection and self-discovery. Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, Moonlight is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

The Nice Guys (2016)

2016's Most Overlooked Film gets its due. With a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes and starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe -- we know you didn't see it but now's your chance! In 1970s Los Angeles, a mismatched pair of private eyes investigate a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star. Comedy/Action.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Hell or High Water (2016)

Texas brothers--Toby (Chris Pine), and Tanner (Ben Foster), come together after years divided to rob branches of the bank threatening to foreclose on their family land. For them, the hold-ups are just part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that seemed to have been stolen from under them. Justice seems to be theirs, until they find themselves on the radar of Texas Ranger, Marcus (Jeff Bridges) looking for one last grand pursuit on the eve of his retirement, and his half-Comanche partner, Alberto (Gil Birmingham).
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

The Handmaiden (2016)

A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her. The Handmaiden uses a Victorian crime novel as the loose inspiration for another visually sumptuous and absorbingly idiosyncratic outing from director Park Chan-wook.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Elle (2016)

A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her. Directed by Paul Verhoven. Starring Isabelle Huppert.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Things to Come (2016)

A philosophy teacher soldiers through the death of her mother, getting fired from her job, and dealing with a husband who is cheating on her. Starring Isabelle Huppert.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

National Bird (2016) with Panel Discussion

National Bird follows the harrowing journey of three U.S. military veteran whistleblowers determined to break the silence surrounding America’s secret drone war. Tortured by guilt for their participation in the killing of faceless terror suspects, and despite the threat of being prosecuted, these three veterans offer an unprecedented look inside this secret program to reveal the haunting cost of America’s global drone strikes. Executive Producers: Errol Morris and Wim Wenders. Panelists TBA.

Film at the Erie Art Museum

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

The Bureau Short Film Collection (2017) with Filmmaker Q&A’s

On our 175th night of FILM we will be screening a block of short films, back to back, and will break for filmmaker Q&As. Details TBA. The Bureau is an audience-supported studio that funds and premieres an original short film each month by a new independent filmmaker.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

David Lynch: The Art of Life (2017)

David Lynch takes us on an intimate journey through the formative years of his life. From his idyllic upbringing in small town America to the dark streets of Philadelphia, we follow Lynch as he traces the events that have helped to shape one of cinema's most enigmatic directors. David Lynch the Art Life infuses Lynch's own art, music and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world, giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) and Screenplay Competition Winners

Are you excited for the return of Twin Peaks? Following our 4/12 screening of the new documentary, David Lynch The Art Life, join us for the prequel film to the classic TV series. A twisted tale perfect for revisiting. A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Invisible Hand (2017) with Joshua B. Pribanic and Melissa A. Troutman Q&A

The filmmakers behind “Triple Divide” return, in-person, for their new, years-in-the-making documentary! Arrive early for meet & greet starting at 6pm.

Free market forces have recently manifested as 'fracking' in Pennsylvania - a high risk method to extract natural gas - that state and federal governments support. But communities hell bent on protecting their rights are fighting back against state and corporate take over – some with success. So what does it take to defeat a billion-dollar corporation with more rights than you? Invisible Hand tells the story of people figuring out how. One method is by bringing about the Rights of Nature. Admission $10.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Lovesong (2017)

Neglected by her husband, Sarah embarks on an impromptu road trip with her young daughter and her best friend, Mindy. Along the way, the dynamic between the two friends intensifies before circumstances force them apart. Years later, Sarah attempts to rebuild their intimate connection in the days before Mindy's wedding. Starring Jena Malone and Riley Keough. Nominated for the 2017 Independent Spirit Awards John Cassavetes Award.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Buster’s Mal Heart (2017) with Sarah Adina Smith Q&A via Skype

Buster's Mal Heart is the story of a man split in two and an experience your mind will be chewing on for some time. Writer/director Sarah Adina Smith will be joining us via Skype Q&A!

Rami Malek (Emmy-nominee, "Mr. Robot") stars as Jonah, a troubled man on the run from fate. Malek exposes the depths of Jonah's soul in this smart thriller, peppered with dark humor and laden with interlocking mystery. From the bold cinematic mind of Sarah Adina Smith (The Midnight Swim, winner of the AFI Fest Breakthrough Audience Award), Buster's Mal Heart is a visceral mind-bender that will provoke discussion long after it turns your world upside down.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Jackie (2016)

A searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman). Jackie places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband's legacy and the world of "Camelot" that they created and loved so well.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Get Out (2017)

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 never could have imagined.