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Film at the Erie Art Museum

Summer 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 6:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Kick-off Event: A Story of Children and Film (2014)

The world’s first movie about kids in global cinema provides a perfect primer for our Summer 2014 Program. It’s a passionate, poetic portrait of the adventures of childhood—its surrealism, loneliness, fun, destructiveness and stroppiness—as seen through 53 great films from 25 countries and includes classic movies like E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and The Red Balloon. An eye opener, a landmark film and a celebration of both childhood and the movies. Written and directed by Mark Cousins. Official Selection of the 2013 Cannes, Karlovy Vary International and Toronto International Film Festivals. Sponsored by Erie Reader.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Hank and Asha (2014) with Skype Q&A

An Indian woman studying in Prague and a lonely New Yorker begin an unconventional correspondence through video letters - two strangers searching for human connection in a hyper-connected world. When their relationship deepens, they must decide whether or not to meet face to face. Followed by live Skype Q&A with filmmakers James E. Duff and Julia Morrison. Not Rated. Sponsored by Erie Asian Pacific American Association.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

We Are The Best! (2014)

Western Pennsylvania Premiere! Three girls in 1980’s Stockholm decide to form a punk band -- despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead. Not Rated. Sponsored by UPMC Hamot.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 6:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

150 Years of Kane: A Student Journey (2014) with Q&A and Teenage (2014)

A Special Red-Carpet Event starting at 6:00pm! 150 Years of Kane (45 mins) is a multi-year project that involved ten Kane Middle School students who researched, wrote, shot, and edited the film with author, PJ Piccirillo, and filmmaker, John C. Lyons. Students and filmmakers will introduce the film at have a Q&A. Teenage (78 mins) is a living collage of rare archival material, filmed portraits, and voices lifted from early 20th century diary entries to define a new idea of youth. Not Rated. Sponsored by Erie Arts & Culture.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

A Hard Day's Night (1964)

50th Anniversary Special Event! experience the thrill of the Beatles’ deliriously entertaining cinematic breakthrough all over again in a pristine new 4K restoration from the original camera negative and with a new 5.1 soundtrack remixed and remastered by record producer Giles Martin at Abbey Road Studios. Sponsored by Knox Legal Advisors, LLC.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Hide Your Smiling Faces (2014) with Skype Q&A

After a neighborhood tragedy, two young brothers -- nine-year-old Tommy and 14-year-old Eric -- confront changing relationships, the mystery of nature, and their own mortality. Followed by live Skype Q&A with filmmaker Daniel Patrick Carbone and members of NAMI of Erie County. Sponsored by NAMI of Erie County.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

12 O'Clock Boys (2014) plus NWPA Filmmaker Spotlight: Howard Glover

A young boy growing up on a combative West Baltimore block, finds solace in a group of illegal dirt bike riders known as The “12 O'Clock Boys”. Our evening begins with a look at a selection of short films and music videos by area filmmaker, Howard Glover, owner of ThreeGlovesProductions. A Q&A will follow our spotlight of his work.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Maidentrip (2014) with Skype Q&A

14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out, camera in hand, on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. Followed by live Skype Q&A with filmmaker Jillian Schlesinger. Sponsored by Birkmire Big Box Rentals.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Obvious Child (2014)

On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, but when Donna gets dumped, loses her job, and finds herself pregnant just in time for Valentine's Day, she has to navigate the murky waters of independent adulthood for the first time.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Rich Hill (2014) with Skype Q&A

This award-winning new documentary follows the tumultuous existence of three boys and the bonds that sustain them throughout the more difficult moments encountered while living in an impoverished town in the Midwest. Followed by live Skype Q&A with filmmakers Andrew Droz Palermo and Tracy Droz Tragos. Sponsored by Knox Legal Advisors, LLC.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

I Believe In Unicorns (2014) with Skype Q&A

Having grown up quickly as the sole caretaker of her disabled mother, Davina looks for salvation in a new relationship with an older boy. Davina is swept into a whirlwind of romance and adventure, but the enchantment of her new relationship quickly fades when Sterling's volatile side begins to emerge. Followed by live Skype Q&A with filmmaker Leah Meyerhoff.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician (Tom Hiddleston), deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover (Tilda Swinton). Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them?