Why Can’t We Live Together? Film Series: To Die in Jerusalem

Aug 16, 2017, 6:30pm
To Die in Jerusalem ‧ 2007 ‧ Hilla Medalia ‧ Documentary ‧ 40min ‧ English subtitles Ever since seventeen-year-old Rachel Levy, an Israeli, was killed years ago in Jerusalem by a Palestinian suicide bomber, her mother Abigail has never found peace. Levy's killer was Ayat al-Akhras, also seventeen, a schoolgirl from a Palestinian refugee camp several miles away. The two young women looked unbelievably alike. To Die in Jerusalem unabashedly explores the Palestinian-Israeli conflict through the personal loss of two families, culminating in an emotionally charged meeting between the mothers of the girls -- reflecting the conflict as seen through their eyes. But some emotional chasms are too large to cross. This film s... (View more)

Longer Ways to Go Film Series: Thelma & Louise

Aug 20, 2017, 2pm
Whiteman Hall • Presented in conjunction with Longer Ways to Go: Photography of the American Road Rated R • 2h 10min Directed by action master Ridley Scott (Hannibal, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down) from an Oscar-winning* screenplay by Callie Khouri, Thelma & Louise is an "exhilarating" (The Washington Post), full-throttle adventure hailed as one of the best road movies of all time! Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis star as accidental outlaws on a desperate flight across the Southwest after a tragic incident at a roadside bar. With a determined detective (Harvey Keitel) on their trail, a sweet-talking hitchhiker (Brad Pitt) in their path and a string of crimes in their wake, their journey alternates between hilarious, high-sp... (View more)

Past/Future/Present Film Series: Central Station

Aug 27, 2017, 2pm
Central do Brasil • Walter Salles • 1998 Rated R • 1h 53min • Portuguese with English subtitles One of the most acclaimed and beloved Brazilian films to date, Central Station (Central do Brasil) presents the unexpected emotional journey shared by Dora (Fernanda Montenegro), a retired school teacher embittered by poverty, and a young boy, Josué. After an accident leaves Josué abandoned in Rio de Janeiro’s bustling Central Station, Dora begrudgingly accompanies the boy in search of the father he never knew – moving further from the city and into the heart of Brazil’s remote Northeast. Together the two embark on a journey of the heart that restores Dora’s spirit and changes Josu&eacu... (View more)

Past/Future/Present Film Series: Vidas Secas

Sep 17, 2017, 2pm
Vidas Secas • Nelson Pereira dos Santos • 1963 Unrated • 1h 43min • Portuguese with English subtitles Set in the early 1940s, Pereira dos Santos’ Cinema Novo classic Vidas Secas (Barren Lives) depicts two years in the lives of a family struggling to survive the drought-ravaged, landowner-dominated sertão of Brazil's Northeast. Stark in its imagery, Vidas Secas remains a powerful portrayal of the oppressed. At the time of its release in Brazil, this film was considered the absolute last word as a realistic filmic depiction of the marginalized. Today it seems much more—a mystically intense pilgrim's progress through an unending purgatory with no other side. This film screening is free... (View more)

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