Spring 2016 Film Schedule
THE BLACK PANTHERS:
VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION
Friday, February 5 at 7:00 pm
Master documentarian Stanley Nelson weaves rare archival footage of the people who were there in 1966: police, FBI informants, white supporters and detractors, and Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it. A vibrant chronicle of the movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America. With Kathleen Cleaver, Jamal Joseph and many others.
The screening is co-sponsored by Stony Brook's Africana Studies Department, Humanities Institute, and Center for Study of Working Class Life.
115 minutes - Unrated Purchase tickets here
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Friday, February 5 at 9:30 pm
In this thriller, an American agent posing as a journalist returns to Japanese-occupied Shanghai in the months before Pearl Harbor to investigate the murder of a friend. Directed by Mikael Hafstrom. With John Cusack, Gong Li, Yun Fat-Chow, Ken Watanabe.
105 minutes - Rated R
A BALLERINA'S TALE
Friday, February 12 at 7:00 pm
Misty Copeland of the prestigious American Ballet Theatre is its first African American Principal Ballerina. This documentary examines her prodigious rise along with themes of race and body image in the elite ballet world. Directed by Nelson George. With Misty Copeland, Deirdre Kelly, Susan Fales-Hill.
85 minutes - Unrated
Friday, February 12 at 8:45 pm
Suffragettes risked all they had for women’s right to vote – their jobs, their homes, their children, even their lives. A powerful drama about the fight for equality in early 20th century Britain. Directed by Sarah Gavron. With Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep.
105 minutes - Rated PG-13
HARRY AND SNOWMAN
Friday, February 19 at 7:00 pm
A heartwarming documentary about Harry Deleyer, now 83, and a
broken down Amish plow horse he rescued in the 1950s. Harry and the horse he named Snowman went on to win the triple crown of
show jumping. Of local interest, Harry was a riding instructor at the Knox School in Saint James, which was then an all-girls school.
Directed by Ron Davis. With Harry Deleyer, Snowman, Harriet Deleyer.
84 minutes - Unrated
Friday, February 19 at 9:00 pm
A decorated New Jersey police detective is diagnosed with cancer and wants to leave her hard earned pension to her domestic partner. Based on a true story about two very private women who fought for justice. Directed by Peter Sollett. With Julianne Moore,
Ellen Page, Michael Shannon.
103 minutes - Rated R.
Friday, April 1 at 7:00 pm
A young Irish immigrant leaves the comfort of her home to improve her life in 1950s Brooklyn. “A rich period drama that tugs at the heartstrings as deftly as it satisfies the mind.”
– rottentomatoes.com Directed by John Crowley. With Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domnhall Gleeson.
111 minutes - Rated PG-13.
THE DANISH GIRL
Friday, April 1 at 9:15 pm
A true story drama about artists Einer and Gerda Wegener, who met as students in Copenhagen, married in 1904, and were together in 1930 when Einer became one of the first known men to have sex reassignment surgery. Directed by Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech.) With Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander.
120 minutes - Rated R.
Friday, April 8 at 7:00 pm
A tale about finding your passion in life – sooner or later. The setting is a luxurious hotel in the Swiss Alps as two men contemplate retirement and their artistic careers. Directed by Paolo Sorrentino. With Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Jane Fonda, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano.
118 minutes - Rated R.
Friday, April 8 at 9:15 pm
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are played by a “dream team” in this charismatic retelling of Shakespeare’s Scottish play set in the 11th
century, complete with significant battle scenes. Directed by Justin Kurzel. With Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard.
113 minutes - Rated R.
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