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TICKET PRICE:   Adults $7   |   Seniors/Faculty/Staff $6   |   Hope students with ID are free!   |   MOVIE START TIME:    7:30 PM   

 

The Better Angels

January 5-10

Official Site

Rated: PG
Runtime: 95 minutes
Genre: Biography/Drama/History

This movie depicts the story of Abraham Lincoln's childhood in the harsh wilderness of Indiana, the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him forever and the two women who guided him to immortality.

 

French Film Series

January 22: "Quai d'Orsay" / "The French Minister" @ 7:30pm

Offical Site

Rated: NR
Runtime: 113 minutes
Genre: Comedy
Country: France

Doors slam and papers fly in this off-the-wall comedy about French politics directed by master filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier. Tavernier's blistering assault zeroes in on fictional Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexandre Taillard de Vorms. A human whirlwind and a man confident in France's importance on the world stage, de Vorms takes on American neo-cons, corrupt Russians and the opportunistic Chinese while his hapless speech writer endures the eccentricities of his megalomaniacal boss and his sycophantic entourage. In the vein of recent political comedies such as In the Loop, The French Minister is a hilarious send-up of diplomacy and international politics with rapid-fire dialogue and a brilliant ensemble cast.

January 24: "Le chat du rabbin" / "The Rabbi's Cat" @ 3:00pm

Offical Site

Rated: NR
Runtime: 100 minutes
Genre: Animation/Adventure
Country: France

Set in Algeria in the 1920s, a rabbi's cat who learns how to speak after swallowing the family parrot expresses his desire to convert to Judaism.

January 24: "Le passe" / "The Past" @ 7:30pm

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Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 130 minutes
Genre: Drama/Mystery
Country: France/Italy/Iran

An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce.

 

 

This Ain't No Mouse Music

January 26-31

Official Site

Rated: NR
Runtime: 92 minutes
Genre: Documentary

In This Ain't No Mouse Music!, their vivid portrait of an obsessive sonic sleuth, filmmakers Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling take a hip-shaking stroll from New Orleans to Appalachia and right into very the DNA of rock’n’roll. In this beautifully shot film, we come face to face with the creators of indigenous music, playing songs that are endemic to their place and circumstance, to dialect and class, to climate and landscape. Their music is now highly endangered by the merciless steamroller of pop culture, assimilation and commercialism, which makes Strachwitz's desperate pursuit to track down every last artist all the more urgent. But these songs aren’t meant to be locked away in a Smithsonian vault to be decoded by folklorists and musical anthropologists. This film is a living cultural history with a soundtrack that bites and kicks and screams. Even 50 years later, Arhoolie’s records remain alive, unruly and still so sharp that some songs can cut you right down to the soul.

 

Like Father, Like Son

February 2-7

Official Site

Rated: NR
Runtime: 121 minutes
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan

Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth, he must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.