Thursday, November 25, 2010

Friday Film Screening November 26, '10 at 9:30 pm

A Little Princess

Directors : Alfonso CuarĂ³n

Language: English

Run Time: 97 min


Venue: IDC Auditorium
Time: 9:30 P.M.

Synopsis

When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's creativity and sense of self- worth. Sara's belief that "every girl's a princess" is tested to the limit, however, when word comes that her father was killed in action and his estate has been seized by the British government.

Link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Little_Princess
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113670/

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Friday Film Screening November 19, '10 at 9:30 pm

Little Miss Sunshine

Directors : Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

Language: English

Run Time: 101 min

Venue: IDC Auditorium

Time: 9:30 P.M.

Synopsis

In Albuquerque, the housewife Sheryl Hoover brings her suicidal brother Frank to the breast of her dysfunctional and bankrupted family. Frank is homosexual and expert in Proust, and tried to commit suicide when he was rejected by his boyfriend and his great competitor became renowned and recognized as number one in the field of Proust. Sheryl's husband Richard is unsuccessfully trying to sell his self-help and self-improvement technique using nine steps to reach success, but he is actually a complete loser. Her son Dwayne has taken a vow of silence as a follower of Nietzsche and aims to be a jet pilot. Dwayne's grandfather Edwin was sent away from the institution for elders Sunset Manor and is addicted in heroin. When her seven years old daughter Olive has a chance to dispute the Little Miss Sunshine pageant in Redondo Beach, California, the whole family travels together in their old Volkswagen Type 2.

Links:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0449059/

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/little_miss_sunshine/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Miss_Sunshine

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Friday Film Screening November 12, '10 at 9:30 pm

Wings of Desire

Director : Wim Wenders

Language: German

Run Time: 128 min

Venue: IDC Auditorium

Time: 9:30 P.M.

Synopsis

This Wim Wenders film centers around the story of two angels wandering in a mixture of post-war and modern Berlin. Invisible to humans, they nevertheless give their help and comfort to all the lonely and depressed souls they meet. Finally, after many centuries, one of the angels becomes unhappy with his immortal state and wishes to become human in order to experience the joys of everyday life. He meets a circus acrobat and finds in her the fufillment of all his mortal desires. He also discovers that he is not alone in making this cross over, and that a purely spiritual experience is not enough to satisfy anyone.

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Some criticisms

“How much Eurobabble are you willing to endure in exchange for a look at one of the cinema's most ravishing and compassionate screen visions?”

“a film of sheer visual poetry and deep emotional resonance”

“Wings of Desire enthralls me, and it sends me back to my life a richer person, glad to be alive, looking about at the mundane and the everyday with new appreciation.”

Links:

www.metacritic.com/movie/wings-of-desire

www.rottentomatoes.com/m/wings_of_desire/

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Friday Film Screening October 29, '10 at 9:30 pm

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Directors : Coen Brothers

Language: English

Run Time: 106 min

Venue: IDC Auditorium

Time: 9:30 P.M.

Synopsis

Loosely based on Homer's 'Odyssey' the movie deals with the grotesque adventures of Everett Ulysses McGill and his companions Delmar and Pete in 1930s Mississipi. Sprung from a chain gang and trying to reach Everetts home to recover the buried loot of a bank heist they are confronted by a series of strange characters. Among them sirens, a cyclops, bankrobber George 'Babyface' Nelson (very annoyed by that nickname), a campaigning Governor, his opponent, a KKK lynch mob, and a blind prophet, who warns the trio that "the treasure you seek shall not be the treasure you find."

For more

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0190590/

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/o_brother_where_art_thou/

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