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

(315) 792-3086


now playing |  fall 2014

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

Hank and Asha August 28
Hank and Asha
[2013, dir. James E. Duff, USA, 73 min]

What begins as the exchange of online video messages between a woman in Prague and a man in New York City blossoms into an old-fashioned love story for the digital generation.

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Grisgris September 4
[2013, dir. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Chad, 101 mins]

A 25-year-old man with a paralyzed leg must abandon his dreams of becoming a dancer when crushing family medical debts lead him to work for gasoline traffickers.

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The Great Flood September 11
The Great Flood
[2012, dir. Bill Morrison, USA, 80 mins]

This unique film weaves together archival footage of the great Mississippi flood of 1927, the most destructive flood in American history, and the resulting exodus northward that fueled the evolution of acoustic blues into Chicago blues, rhythm & blues and, ultimately, rock ’n’ roll.

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September 18
[2014, dir. Johanna Hamilton, USA, 80 mins]

For the first time in 43 years, this timely documentary reveals the methods and identities of eight average citizens who broke into a FBI office on March 8, 1971, and leaked suitcases full of incriminating files to the press, resulting in months of headlines about FBI spying and intimidation of anti-war and civil rights groups, an unprecedented Congressional investigation, and legislation curtailing the domestic surveillance powers of the US government.

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Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case September 25
Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case
[2013, dir. Andreas Johnsen, Denmark, 89 mins]

Picking up where the 2012 documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry ended, the internationally-known contemporary artist, dissident and gadfly returns home from 81 days of secret Chinese government detention only to face a nerve-racking game of chess with the authorities, who keep coming up with new charges against him.

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Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys
October 2
Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys
[2013, dir. Jessica Oreck, USA, 84 mins]

This patient documentary of quiet beauty examines the intricate bond between humans and nature through the life of a family of reindeer herders in Finnish Lapland.

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We Are The Best! October 9
We are the Best!
[2013, dir. Lukas Moodysson, Sweden, 103 mins]

Two middle-class, pre-teen girls in 1980s Sweden recruit their pampered and devout classmate, a classically trained musician, to form a punk band in hopes of combating the confusion and frustrations of youth.

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Bad Hair
October 16
Bad Hair
[2013, dir. Mariana Rondon, Venezeula, 93 mins]

A painfully tender coming-of-age drama about a boy obsessed with straightening his head of tight curls, the homophobic panic it provokes in his overwhelmed mother, and the acceptance he ultimately finds in his loving grandmother.
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