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Film at the Erie Art Museum

Spring 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 6:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Kick-off Event: The Witch (2016)

Upon threat of banishment by the church, an English farmer leaves his colonial plantation, relocating his wife and five children to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest - within which lurks an unknown evil. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, family members accuse teenage daughter Thomasin of witchcraft, charges she adamantly denies. As circumstances grow more treacherous, each family member's faith, loyalty and love become tested in shocking and unforgettable ways. Rated R for disturbing violent content and graphic nudity. Genre: Horror.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Janis: Little Blue Girl (2015)

Janis Joplin is one of the most revered and iconic rock & roll singers of all time, a tragic and misunderstood figure who thrilled millions of listeners and blazed new creative trails before her death in 1970 at age 27. This in depth examination presents an intimate and insightful portrait of a complicated, driven, and often-beleaguered artist. Directed by Amy Berg. Unrated. Genre: Documentary/Biography/Music.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Trapped (2016)

U.S. abortion clinics are fighting to survive. Since 2010, hundreds of laws regulating abortion clinics have been passed by conservative state legislatures, particularly in the south. These restrictions, known as TRAP laws (or Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers) are spreading across America. Faced with increased costs of compliance and the alarming fear of violence from protesters, the stakes for the women and men on the front lines couldn't be any higher. As the battle heads to the U.S. Supreme Court, TRAPPED follows the struggles of the clinic workers and lawyers fighting to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women, many of them poor and uninsured. Directed by Dawn Porter. Unrated. Genre: Documentary/Healthcare/Politics.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Suffragette (2015)

Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, lead the cast of a powerful drama about the women who were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain. Directed by Sarah Gavron. Rated PG-13 for some intense violence, thematic elements, brief strong language and partial nudity. Genre: Drama.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Mustang (2015)

Early summer in a village in Northern Turkey. Five free-spirited teenaged sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Though their games are merely innocent fun, a neighbor passes by and reports what she considers to be illicit behavior to the girls' family. The family overreacts, removing all "instruments of corruption," like cell phones and computers, and essentially imprisoning the girls, subjecting them to endless lessons in housework in preparation for them to become brides. As the eldest sisters are married off, the younger ones bond together to avoid the same fate. The fierce love between them empowers them to rebel and chase a future where they can determine their own lives, in Deniz Gamze Ergüven's directorial debut, a powerful portrait of female empowerment. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexual content and a rude gesture. Genre: Drama.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Cameraperson (2016)

What does it mean to film another person? How does it affect that person - and what does it do to the one who films? Kirsten Johnson is one of the most notable cinematographers working in documentary cinema today, having shot CITIZENFOUR, HAPPY VALLEY, FAHRENHEIT 9/11, THE OATH, THE INVISIBLE WAR, and dozens of other essential documentaries. With her visually radical memoir CAMERAPERSON, Johnson presents an extraordinary and deeply poetic film of her own, drawing on the remarkable and varied footage that she has shot and reframing it in ways that illuminate moments and situations that have personally affected her. Directed by Kirsten Johnson. Unrated. Genre: Documentary.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)

Like most teenage girls, Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley) is longing for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose in the world. Minnie begins a complex love affair with her mother's (Kristen Wiig) boyfriend, "the handsomest man in the world," Monroe Rutherford (Alexander Skarsgård). What follows is a sharp, funny and provocative account of one girl's sexual and artistic awakening, without judgment. Directed by Marielle Heller. Rated R for strong sexual content including dialogue, graphic nudity, drug use, language and drinking – all involving teens. Genre: Drama.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 7:00pm

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The Fits (2016)

The Fits is a psychological portrait of 11-year-old Toni, a tomboy assimilating to a tight-knit dance team in Cincinnati's West End. Enamored by the power and confidence of this strong community of girls, Toni eagerly absorbs routines, masters drills, and even pierces her own ears to fit in. When a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, Toni's desire for acceptance is twisted. Directed by Anna Rose Holmer. Unrated. Genre: Drama.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 7:00pm

FILM at the Erie Art Museum

Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2016)

The setting is the often starkly beautiful Badlands of South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation; most of the key players are young Lakota Native Americans who attend Little Wound High School. Johnny and his preteen sister, Jashaun, spend time on horseback when they're not selling illegal liquor or tattoo-designed apparel. “Songs My Brothers Taught Me” captures the subtleties of a marginalized existence in which the historic culture of a people can't compete on a level playing field with the modern problems of poverty, alcoholism, and violence. Amazingly, she embroiders her tale with moments of breathtaking natural beauty that offset the despair her characters struggle against. An auspicious debut feature from a director whose superb eye is informed by the sophisticated and nuanced compassion she brings to her story. Directed by Chloé Zhao. Unrated. Genre: Drama.