My Soul to Keep
Feb
16
9:30 PM21:30

My Soul to Keep

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My Soul to Keep (2018)

Dir: Ajmal Zaheer
Runtime: 90 min
Rating: NR
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Country/Language: USA/English

Like many 9-year-old boys, Eli Braverman believes something menacing lives in his basement. When his older sister leaves him home alone one night, Eli discovers if this evil is real or all in his head. What Eli confronts may end up being far more terrifying than even his worst nightmare. A Q&A with filmmakers to follow the film.

Showtime for My Soul to Keep:
Saturday Feb 16 at 9:30pm at Celebration Cinema NOTE: DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO CELEBRATION CINEMA

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BlacKkKlansman
Feb
16
8:30 PM20:30

BlacKkKlansman

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BlacKkKlansman (2018)  

Dir: Spike Lee
Runtime: 135 min
Rating: R
Genre: Drama/Crime/Bio
Country/Language:  USA/English

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader.  Based on actual events.  (stars: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Topher Grace)

Showtimes for BlacKkKlansman:  
Friday, Feb 15 at 6pm at Sarah and Daniel Opperman Auditorium – Park Library
Saturday, Feb 16 8:30pm at Sarah and Daniel Opperman Auditorium – Park Library

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Funny Story
Feb
16
7:30 PM19:30

Funny Story

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Funny Story (2018)

Dir: Michael J. Gallagher
Runtime: 84 min
Rating: NR
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Country/Language: USA/English

After years of being a neglectful father, a womanizing TV star decides to crash his estranged daughter’s vacation in Big Sur.  FUNNY STORYis a tragicomedy you never saw coming. Filled with memorable characters and top-notch performances, FUNNY STORYteaches us about the destructive power of narcissism, the healing power of forgiveness, and our willingness to do karaoke after drinking enough tequila.

Showtime for Funny Story:
Saturday, Feb 16 at 7:30pm at The Platform, Room 102 Moore Hall, CMU

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Boy Erased
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

Boy Erased

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Boy Erased (2018)

Dir: Joel Edgerton
Runtime: 115 min
Rating: R
Genre: Drama/Bio
Country/Language: USA/English

The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents (stars: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Joel Edgerton)

Showtimes for Boy Erased
Thursday, Feb 14 at 8:30pm in Sarah and Daniel Opperman Auditorium – Park Library
Saturday, Feb 16 at 6pm in Sarah and Daniel Opperman Auditorium – Park Library

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Felicite
Feb
16
5:00 PM17:00

Felicite

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Felicite (2017)

Dir: Alain Gomis
Runtime: 129 min
Rating: NR
Genre: Drama/Music
Country/Language: France/French with English subtitles

Félicité sings in a bar in Kinshasa. When her 14-year-old son has a motorcycle accident, she goes on a frantic search through the streets of Kinshasa, a world of music and dreams. And her path crosses that of Tabu. Stars Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, Gaetan Claudia, Papi Mpaka.

Showtime for Felicite:
Saturday Feb 16 at 5pm at The Platform (Moore Hall room 102), CMU

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If Beale Street Could Talk
Feb
16
3:30 PM15:30

If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

*Sponsored by CMU’s Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Dir: Barry Jenkins
Runtime: 119 min
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country/Language: USA/English

A woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime.

Showtimes for If Beale Street Could Talk:
Wednesday, Feb 13 at 9pm at Celebration Cinema, Mt. Pleasant
Friday, Feb 15 at 12:30pm at Celebration Cinema, Mt. Pleasant
Saturday, Feb 16 at 3:30pm at Celebration Cinema, Mt. Pleasant
Sunday, Feb 17 at 6pm at Celebration Cinema, Mt. Pleasant

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Breaking the Sound Barrier
Feb
16
3:00 PM15:00

Breaking the Sound Barrier

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Breaking the Sound Barrier (2018)

Dir: Eric Limarenko/Patty Williamson
Runtime: 78 min
Genre: Documentary
Country/Language: USA/English

Radio has been a male-dominated industry for a nearly a century.  This documentary gives voice to women working in radio, as they discuss their successes as well as the roadblocks they’ve faced along the way.  

Showtime: Saturday at 3pm in The Platform (Room 102 Moore Hall), CMU

Q&A with the filmmakers and some of the women featured in the documentary, including WUOM/Stateside host Cynthia Canty, and WRIF Detroit’s Anne Carlini.

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Mary Queen of Scots
Feb
16
3:00 PM15:00

Mary Queen of Scots

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Mary Queen of Scots (2018) 

Dir: Josie Rourke
Runtime: 124 min
Genre: Drama/History
Country/Language: UK/English

Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.  (stars: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie

Showtimes for Mary Queen of Scots
Friday, Feb 15that 8:30pm at Sarah and Daniel Opperman Auditorium – Park Library
Saturday, Feb 16 at 3pm at Sarah and Daniel Opperman Auditorium – Park Library

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Skippers
Feb
16
1:00 PM13:00

Skippers

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Skippers (2018)

Dir: Aaron Wertheimer
Runtime: 71 min
Rating: NR
Genre: Comedy/Sports/Drama
Country/Language: USA/English

A mysterious drifter breathes new life into a small town by teaching them the Zen of stone skipping. But when he gets too close to the sister of a powerful local, stones might not be the only thing sinking in the river.  This film was made in and around Bay County, Michigan.

Showtime for Skippers:
Saturday, Feb 16 at 1pm at the Sarah and Daniel Opperman Auditorium – Park Library

Q&A with the director Aaron Wertheimer after the film!

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The Favourite
Feb
16
12:30 PM12:30

The Favourite

The Favourite (2018)

Dir: Yorgos Lanthimos
Runtime: 121 min
Rating: R
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Biography
Country/Language: Ireland, UK, USA/English

In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead, while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots.

Showtimes for The Favourite:
Wednesday, Feb 13 at 6pm at Celebration Cinema, Mt. Pleasant
Friday, Feb 15 at 3:30pm at Celebration Cinema, Mt. Pleasant
Saturday, Feb 16 at 12:30pm at Celebration Cinema, Mt. Pleasant
Sunday, Feb 17 at 9pm at Celebration Cinema, Mt. Pleasant

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Supa Modo
Feb
16
11:00 AM11:00

Supa Modo

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Supa Modo (2018)

Dir: Likarion Wainaina
Runtime: 74 min
Rating: NR
Genre: Drama

Story of a young girl whose dream of becoming a superhero is threatened by her terminal illness, inspiring her village to rally together to make her dream come true.  In Swahili with English subtitles

Showtimes for Supa Modo:
Friday, Feb 15 at 5pm at The Platform, Moore Hall room 102, CMU
Saturday, Feb 16 at 11am at Sarah and Daniel Opperman Auditorium – Park Library
Sunday, Feb 17 at 1pm at Sarah and Daniel Opperman Auditorium – Park Library

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Feb
16
11:00 AM11:00

American Shorts (FREE)

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A collection of short films made by independent filmmakers across the United States.  
Runtime: 90 min 

Q&A with filmmakers scheduled!

Kill The Light 
Dir: Mark Shimmel
Runtime: 20 min
After the loss of his wife, Ray Brinley spends his days on the road scooping up road kill in Door County, IL. One afternoon he stumbles upon a woman, Cheryl, left for dead. Ray, who is accustomed to picking up 'the occasional dog or a deer, but never a person', invites Cheryl into his modest home in an attempt to help. Together, Cheryl and Ray begin to unravel the mystery of her haunting past. 

Limbs
Dir: Bryce Patingre
Runtime: 5:34
A runner attempts to beat his personal best on a training run. But he becomes extremely aware of his own mortal limits when he must help a fellow runner who is randomly struck by a falling tree branch and at risk of dying 

Sweet Love
Dir: Stephen Crompton
Runtime: 19:50
Alvin Bojar, a retired entertainment producer, now lives in Sun City Center, Florida, which is one of the state’s many so-called “active living” communities for persons over-55. Alvin sees his current home as a sort of “heaven’s waiting room”, but his sense of humor endures. From the confines of this retirement dreamscape, Alvin recounts his experiences, from more than forty years earlier, of writing and producing a bizarre softcore porn film called Fongaluli. 

Highway Semiotics
Dir: Stephen Crompton
Runtime: 4:20
An outdoor advertising specialist offers insights into the industry and discusses the effectiveness of billboards as a promotional medium for commercial, as well as political and religious, messaging

Danny’s Super 8
Dir: Colin Russell and Alec Rodriques
Runtime: 4 min
A look into the work of underground filmmaker Danny Plotnick and his love for Super-8 film. 

Hoan Alone: Personal Stories from the Bridge
Dir: Aaron Johnson
Runtime: 8:30
Milwaukee’s Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge is the crown over Summerfest and has become one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. But it’s also a popular site for suicides. This animated documentary explores the issues of the bridge and suicide through three intimate interviews. Follow animator, Aaron Johnson, as he shares the stories of Dave, John, and Mary

 They Scream in Silence
Dir: Ashray Dravidian
Runtime: 24:20
Many decades after the war, Berek Kaufman, a Holocaust survivor and a renown painter faces the terrors of his past. Which torn opens the decade-old wound, ultimately making him realize just how fragile life is.

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