Father the Flame
Feb
17
11:00 AM11:00

Father the Flame

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Father the Flame (2018)

Dir: Chad Terpstra
Runtime: 75 min
Rating: NR
Genre: Documentary
Country/Language: USA/English

Pipes have long been considered a symbol of contentment and contemplation. Imagine what could be learned by exploring the lives of those that commit themselves to such a symbol. Father the Flame follows Lee Erck, a world-renowned pipemaker from far Northern Michigan, as he travels the globe exploring the nearly forgotten art of tobacco pipe making. Featuring a charming cast of characters—from the “royal” family of Danish pipemakers, to the Italian briar cutter known as the world’s greatest, to a fourth-generation Native American peace pipe maker— this story speaks to a slower pace of life, a luxury in our sped-up world. Beautiful and hypnotic, Father the Flame immerses the viewer in the cultural and spiritual significance of the tobacco pipe and what it can teach a modern generation about legacy and the things we leave behind.

Showtime:
Sunday Feb 17 at 11am at Sarah and Daniel Opperman Auditorium – Park Library

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Feb
17
11:30 AM11:30

International Short Films

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Dir: Various

Runtime: 110 min
Rating: NR

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Genre: Various
Country/Language: (Netherlands, UK, Canada, France)

Showtime: 
Sunday, Feb 17 at 11:30am at The Platform, Moore Hall room 102, CMU

Featured Shorts:

Acide  (2018) Dir: Just Philippot   France

A disturbing cloud takes shape somewhere in the west, setting off a global panic.  

Foreign (2018)  Dir: Mark Pinkosh            UK

A stand-up comedian navigates the streets of London’s Soho, a first date, a secret struggle and the challenge of being a thirty-something lesbian buffeted by the sounds and bustle of the West End.

Something About Alex (2018)  Dir: Reinout Hellenthal     Netherlands

A young teenager develops a close friendship with his older sister's boyfriend, and must confront the depth of his feelings when the couple announces that they will be moving away

Mother’s Day (2018)  Dir: Alexander Desouza     Canada

Abner, a lonely 12 year old boy, lives in a quiet neighbourhood with his father. One morning upon befriending Freddie and Nathan, two young brothers who come to Abner's doorstep seeking his aid in making pancakes, Abner quickly gets plunged into a chaotic and messy journey faced with old memories of his mom and the unexpected pleasures in helping others.

Chose Mentale (2018) Dir: William Laboury         France

Ever since she became electro-sensitive, Ema lived isolated in her home, cut from the world. Her only link with the outside is mental, through her out-of-body experiences. But one day, two boys break into her house, thinking that they were burgling an empty house. This meeting will throw Ema into her fears and shake her certainties

Priority (2018)  Dir: Jovana Kovanovic     Serbia

A young, modish couple comes across an unconscious man near railroad tracks in the outskirts of the city. The two of them are in a hurry to get to an important event, and they have to decide what to do.

Tomatic (2018) Dir:  Christophe Saber    France

Three best friends, Jimmy, Samy and Sofi, have the trailblazing idea: to turn a chocolate dispenser into a pot-vending machine

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Supa Modo
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

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
17
2:00 PM14:00

Shorts Directed by Women from Around the Globe

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Shorts Directed by Women from Around the Globe

Directors: Various (Q&A with filmmakers scheduled)

Runtime: 120 min
Rating: NR
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Horror
Country/Language: Israel, Hungary, Turkey, USA/English OR English subtitles

Featured Shorts:

The Update

Dir: Mor Hanay

Genre: Drama/Sci Fi

Country/Language:  Israel/Hebrew with English Subtitles

Adam has the perfect girlfriend, Alex, which was custom-made for him. Alex is separated from him for 24 hours during the annual 'Update Day' and he finds himself spending the time with Yuli, a human being like him, she makes him question everything he thought was perfect.

 Koyun

Dir: Nesli Erten

Genre: Animation

Country/Language: Turkey/Turkish with English subtitles

In a world that wants me to whisper, I choose to yell

Atomic Spot

Dir: Stephanie Cabdevila

Genre: Sci Fi/Horror

Country/Language: France/French with English subtitles

Left for dead after the A307 plane crash on their nuclear plant, the workers of a small coastal city have undergone a series of mutations. They formed a small amphibious community among the radioactive ruins. But they failed to reproduce their species. The last survivor, Cotis, is crushed by loneliness… Until surfers land on the beach

 Work in Progress

Dir: Cristina Grosan

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Sci Fi, Drama

Country/Language: Hungary/Hungarian with English subtitles

Mimi enters a bizarre beauty clinic with a face-lift voucher she got from her husband. She checks into the former hotel sitting on the shore of an isolated lake, where a whole new world opens up: older women, men, and animals await their transformation

 The Glimpse

Dir: Chandrika Abhang

Genre: Suspense, Drama, Thriller

Country/Language: USA/English

The story of two artists unknown to each other, who get a glimpse of each other's possible future and it suggests that one of them will be murdered and the other will be the murderer.

 An American Family

Dir: Kieu-Anh Truong

Genre: Drama

Country/Language

The film quietly observes vignettes of daily interactions in a kitchen that belongs to an African American mother, her teenage son and their immigrant tenant.

The Temple

Dir: Jenny Cartwright

Genre: Experimental

Country/Language: Canada/English (Shot in Sri Lanka)

DREAMER

Director: Italia Millan

Genre: Documentary

Country/Language: USA/English

These are the stories of three DREAMers and the fight for their right to live in the only country they know as home

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Colette
Feb
17
3:00 PM15:00

Colette

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Colette (2018)

Dir: Wash Westmoreland
Runtime: 111 min
Rating: R
Genre: Bio/Drama/History
Country/Language: UK/English

Colette is pushed by her husband Willy to write novels under his name.  upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms. (stars: Keira Knightley, Fiona Shaw, Dominic West

Showtimes:
Thursday, Feb 14 at 6pm at Sarah and Daniel Opperman Auditorium – Park Library
Sunday, Feb 17 at 3pm at Sarah and Daniel Opperman Auditorium – Park Library

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Where There is Darkness
Feb
17
4:30 PM16:30

Where There is Darkness

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Where There is Darkness (2018)

Dir: Sean Bloomfield/Cimela Kidonakis
Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Documentary
Country/Language: USA/English

A documentary about Fr. Rene Robert and his plea from beyond the grave to save the life of the man who murdered him

Showtime for Where There is Darkness: 
Sunday, Feb 17 at 4:30pm at The Platform, Moore Hall room 102, CMU

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If Beale Street Could Talk
Feb
17
6:00 PM18:00

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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Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records
Feb
17
7:00 PM19:00

Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records

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Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records (2018)

Dir: Julia Nash
Runtime: 95 min
Rating: NR
Genre: Documentary/Biography/Music
Country/Language: USA/English

From humble beginnings in Denver, Colorado, Jim Nash and Dannie Flesher built one of the most influential American independent record labels. In 1978 they opened Wax Trax! Records in Chicago, Illinois, which would evolve into a record store and music label like no other—Wax Trax! became the nexus of the new wave, punk rock and industrial music scenes, and America’s preeminent industrial label of the 1980s and ’90s

Showtimes for Industrial Accident:
Friday at 3pm at the Sarah and Daniel Opperman Auditorium – Park Library
Sunday at 7pm at The Platform, Moore Hall room 102, CMU

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Eighth Grade
Feb
17
8:00 PM20:00

Eighth Grade

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Eighth Grade (2018)

Dir: Bo Burnham
Runtime: 93 min
Rating: R
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Country/Language: USA/English

An introverted teen girl tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth grade year before leaving to start high school. (stars: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson)

Showtimes:
Wednesday Feb 13 6pm at Sarah and Daniel Opperman Auditorium – Park Library
Sunday Feb 17 at 8pm at Sarah and Daniel Opperman Auditorium – Park Library

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Blindspotting
Feb
17
8:00 PM20:00

Blindspotting

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Blindspotting (2018)

Dir: Carlos Lopez Estrada
Runtime: 95 min
Rating: R
Genre: Drama/Comedy/Crime
Country/Language:  USA/English

While on probation, a man begins to re-evaluate his relationship with his volatile best friend.  (stars: Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar, Jasmine Cephas Jones)

Showtimes for Blindspotting:
Wednesday, Feb 13 at 8:30pm in Sarah and Daniel Opperman Auditorium – Park Library
Sunday, Feb 17 6pm in Sarah and Daniel Opperman Auditorium – Park Library

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The Favourite
Feb
17
9:00 PM21:00

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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