Indie Emergent Series: Persistence of Vision

Dec 13, 2015, 2pm
Whiteman Hall Striving to make the greatest animated film of all time, visionary and acclaimed animator Richard Williams (Who Framed Roger Rabbit) toiled for more than a quarter of a century on his masterpiece – only to have it torn from his hands. Filmmaker Kevin Shcreck has woven together mind-blowing animation, rare archival footage, and exclusive interviews with key animators and artists who worked with Williams on his ill-fated magnum opus to bring this legendary story to the screen. A tale of art, obsession, and dreams, Persistence of Vision is the untold story of the greatest animated film never made.   Official selection at over 30 international film festivals, including: Vancouver International, Starz Denver, DOC NYC, O... (View more)

National Theatre Live: The Audience

Dec 20, 2015, 2pm
Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in the highly-anticipated West End production of The Audience, simulcast from London’s Gielgud Theatre as part of National Theatre Live. For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace – a meeting like no other in British public life – it is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses. The Audience breaks this contract of silence – and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister has used these private conversations as a sounding board ... (View more)

Indie Emergent Series: Edén

Jan 10, 2016, 2pm
Whiteman Hall When nine-year-old Alma’s artifact smuggling father, John, is forced to leave Mexico, she grows up with vague memories of the place she once called home. After her father’s death 25 years later, Alma – now based in New York, vulnerable with grief and in search of answers – returns to Mexico to confront the man responsible for their emigration. But she finds more than she was looking for – in the form of personal and cultural identity – and long-held secrets are revealed. Inspired by writer-director Elise DuRant’s childhood experiences in 1980’s Mexico, Edén is an intimately rendered film about coming home. This sensitively depicted, personal exploration of the ties-that-bind... (View more)

Indie Emergent Series: Recommended by Enrique

Jan 17, 2016, 2pm
Whiteman Hall A lonely Cowboy, a delusional Actress, and a gang of “Phantom Guards” in Del Rio, Texas.  In this neo-noir tale, two travelers find themselves in the small Mexican/American border town of Del Rio, Texas. The first is an aspiring Actress who comes to town for a role in a film after the director “discovered” her on YouTube. The second is an aging, lonely Cowboy who is in town on business. After arriving, the two travelers soon find that things don’t go exactly as planned—the ‘director’ of the film is missing and the set is run by a group of teenagers, and the associate that the Cowboy is supposed to meet had to leave town unexpectedly. Waiting for something to happen, the Actress... (View more)

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