now playing |  fall 2015

All showings Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. in Macfarlane Auditorium.  Admission is free.

What we do in the shadows September 3
What We Do in the Shadows
[2014, New Zealand, dirs. Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi, 86 mins.]

This smart and funny mockumentary follows a group of centuries-old vampires as they struggle to cope with the complexities of modern life.

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Ex Machina September 10
Ex Machina
[2015, UK, dir. Alex Garland, 108 mins.]

A young programmer wins a contest to meet a reclusive tech CEO, only to find himself taking part in a Turing test with Ava, a new humanoid artificial intelligence, and entangled in a human-AI love triangle.
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Dear white people September 17
Dear White People
[2014, USA, dir. Justin Simien, 108 mins.]

A change in dormitory policies at a fictitious, predominantly white Ivy League school awakens a group of black students in this funny and fearless satire that explores race, sex, privilege, and power in America.
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Nothing but a man September 24
Nothing But a Man
[1964, USA, dir. Michael Roemer, 95 mins.]

This landmark independent film tells the story of an itinerant black railroad worker who marries a small-town preacher’s daughter and tries to settle down, only to come in conflict with his white bosses when he insists on being treated with dignity and respect.
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Concerning violence October 1
Concerning Violence
[2014, Sweden, dir. Göran Olsson, 78 mins.]

Narrated by Lauryn Hill, this damning indictment of European imperialism is constructed of newly discovered archive material shot by Swedish activist filmmakers who grabbed their cameras and traveled to the front lines of African independence in the 1960s and 1970s.
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Kumiko the treasure hunter October 8
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
[2014, USA, dir. David Zellner, 105 mins.]

A lonely and bored Japanese woman becomes obsessed with a fictional movie that she mistakes for a documentary and, convinced that the buried suitcase of money lost in the film is real, sets off to find it in North Dakota.

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Smash and grab October 15
Smash & Grab
[2013, UK, dir, Havana Marking, 89 mins.]

A stylish and captivating portrait of the Pink Panthers, an elusive gang of jewel thieves who have stolen almost half a billion dollars worth of jewels in more than 150 robberies throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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Racing extinction October 22
Racing Extinction
[2015, USA, dir. Louie Psihoyos, 90 mins.]

A group of activists, scientists, nature photographers and inventors use hidden cameras to expose the horrific black-market trade in highly endangered aquatic species all over Asia, fueling what many experts fear is a global, human-made mass extinction.
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Jeffrey A. Miller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication
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