FILM@UC



now playing |  spring 2018

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


 
Whose Streets?
January 18
Whose Streets?
[2017, USA, dirs. Sabaah Folayan & Damon Davis, 90 mins.]

A powerful and passionate documentary about the 2014 uprising in Ferguson, Missouri, and the movement to which it gave birth, following the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown at the hands of police.



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Rat Film
January 25
Rat Film
[2016, USA, dir. Theo Anthony , 82 mins.]

By investigating the rat problem in Baltimore, this penetrating documentary exposes the city’s history of toxic racism embodied in laws that mandated segregated neighborhoods and created the impoverished conditions in which many of the city’s black residents were forced to live.


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Human Flow
February 1
Human Flow
[2017, Germany, Dir. Ai Weiwei, 140 mins.]

This epic and powerful documentary reveals the staggering scale of the global refugee crisis through the urgent human stories found in desperately overcrowded refugee camps, during dangerous sea crossings, and at borders lined with barbed-wire.


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I Pay For Your Story
February 8
I Pay For Your Story
[2017, USA, dir. Lech Kowalski, 86 mins.]

Internationally-known documentarist Lech Kowalski returns to Utica and hangs out a neon sign offering to buy residents’ life stories from them, finding in his hometown the stark reality of the crushing of the American working class.



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Honeygiver Among The Dogs
February 15
Honeygiver Among The Dogs
[2016, Bhutan, dir. Dechen Roder, 132 mins.]

An undercover detective who is increasingly plagued by doubt must join forces with his only suspect, an alluring young woman known as the village “demoness,” to investigate the disappearance of a missing Buddhist nun in this neo-noir set in remote Bhutan.


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The Untamed
February 22
The Untamed
[2016, Mexico, dir. Amat Escalante, 98 mins.]

A sly, subversive erotic sci-fi horror film about a young mother, her husband, and her brother who are forever changed after becoming entangled with an otherworldly creature secretly brought to remote Central Mexico by a mysterious asteroid and capable of giving overwhelming, even deadly, pleasure.


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Beauty And The Dogs
March 1
Beauty And The Dogs
[2017, Tunisia, dirs. Khaled Walid Barsaoui & Kaouther Ben Hania, 100 mins.]


Justice for a young Tunisian woman raped after leaving a student party is stymied by the bureaucratic indifference of boorish police officers and clueless hospital workers, as it becomes clear that her attackers were themselves policemen.



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Félicité
March 8
Félicité
[2017, Senegal, dir. Alain Gomis, 129 mins.]

With her son hospitalized from a motorcycle accident, a Congolese bar-singer frantically crisscrosses the capitol, Kinshasa, calling in old debts and asking for loans in order to pay the fee for the surgery he so badly needs.


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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