FILM@UC



now playing |  fall 2017

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


 
The Red Turtle
August 31
The Red Turtle
[2016, Netherlands/Japan, dir. Michael Dudok de Wit, 80 mins.]

A man swims alone to a remote island inhabited only by birds and turtles until he and a woman, magically born from nature’s erosion, start a family and together share an Edenic life in this tender, intimate – and wordless – animated fable.


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American Fable
September 7
American Fable
[2016, USA, dir. Anne Hamilton, 96 mins.]

A dark, dreamlike mystery unfolds on the family farm of an imaginative eleven-year-old girl when she discovers a wealthy, well-dressed man being held captive in her family’s silo.



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Yellowing
September 14
Yellowing
[2016, Hong Kong, dir. Tze Woon Chan, 129 mins.]

This engrossing and dramatic documentary, shot over sixty-seven days during the 2014 Umbrella Movement, portrays the thousands of citizens led by idealistic students who defied their government and occupied the streets of Hong Kong to demand democracy.


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My Buddha is Punk
September 21
My Buddha is Punk
[2015, Myanmar, dir. Andreas Hartmann, 68 mins.]

A young Burmese musician and his bandmates struggle to nurture a punk music scene in Myanmar while denouncing the ongoing persecution of ethnic minorities in his country and promoting a unique punk Buddhist philosophy that rejects religious dictates and political doctrine.


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The Suffering of Ninko
September 28
The Suffering of Ninko
[2016, Japan, dir. Norihiro Niwatsukino, 70 mins.]

A young and virtuous Buddhist monk who finds himself irresistibly attractive must leave his temple and become a wandering pilgrim to overcome his demons in this tongue-in-cheek festival cult favorite


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The Brand New Testament
October 5
The Brand New Testament
[2015, Belgium, dir. Jaco Van Dormael, 114 mins.]

God has grown cynical and petty, spending all day in his pajamas in his present-day Brussels apartment, until his strong-willed daughter decides to make up for the mess he’s made of humanity in this dark, witty, and eccentric comedy.



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Chuck
October 12
Chuck
[2017, USA, dir. Philippe Falardeau, 98 mins.]


A story of resilience and redemption about the real-life New Jersey liquor salesman and heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, who went 15 rounds with Muhammed Ali and whose life became the inspiration for the film Rocky.



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Dolores
October 19
Dolores
[2017, USA, dir. Peter Bratt, 95 mins.]

An intimate and inspiring documentary about Dolores Huerta, co-founder with Cesar Chavez of the country’s first farm workers union and among the most important, yet least known, feminists and racial and social justice activists in American history.

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Contact

Jeffrey A. Miller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication
309 Romano Hall

(315) 792-3086
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502