Fall 2017 movie lineup

All shows start on Friday at 7:30PM, unless specified otherwise, at Battelle Auditorium on PNNL campus.

 

Saturday, December 3rd showing of Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict will be at Richland Public Library in the Gallery at 2 pm.

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Date Movie Title (release year) Venue
September 8 Love and Friendship (2016) WSU-TC East Auditorium
September 22 Charlie's Country (2013) WSU-TC East Auditorium
October 6 The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) WSU-TC East Auditorium
October 13 Kahaani (2012) WSU-TC East Auditorium
November 3 Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015) Rescheduled
November 17 Tanna (2015) Battelle Auditorium(TBC)*
December 1 The Salesman (2016) Battelle Auditorium(TBC)*
December 15 Belle & Sebastian (2013) Battelle Auditorium(TBC)

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September 8

Recently widowed and broke, the scheming and rather wicked Lady Susan embarks on a series of calculated exploits to find a socially suitable and wealthy husband for her daughter Frederica, as well as herself. A smart and stylish period romp that received glowing reviews and reminds us that Jane Austen was a brilliantly funny writer.

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(2016) Director: Whit Stillman. Writers: Jane Austen, Genres: Comedy, drama. Country: New Zealand. Language: English. Runtime: 94 min. Color: Color. Rated PG (for some thematic elements).

Awards: A total of 6 wins and 45 nominations.

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Official Site
Internet Movie Database
Metacritic
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September 22

Charlie, an Aborigine in Arnhem Land, feels increasingly out of place in modern Australia with less and less room for his cultural practices and beliefs. After a confrontation with police over his traditional spear, he leaves his urban Aboriginal community to return to the bush in search of his “Mother Country”.

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(2013) Director: Rolf de Heer Writers: David Gulpilil, Rolf de Heer. Genres: Drama. Country: Australia. Language: Yolngu Matha/ English. Runtime: 108 min. Color: Color.Drama. Australia. NR.

Awards: A total of 12 wins and 16 nomination.

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October 6

Original Title: El secreto de sus ojos

Recently retired criminal court investigator Benjamin, decides to write a novel based on a twenty-five year old unresolved rape and murder case, which still haunts him. Sharing his plans with Irene, the beautiful judge and former colleague he has secretly been in love with for years, Benjamin’s initial involvement with the case is shown through flashbacks, as he sets out to identify the murderer. But Benjamin’s search for the truth will put him at the center of a judicial nightmare, as the mystery of the heinous crime continues to unfold in the present, testing the limits of a man seeking justice and personal fulfillment at last.

Won an Oscar for the best foreign launguage film.

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(2014) Director: Carlos Marques-Marcet. Writers: Carlos Marques-Marcet, Clara Roquet. Genres: Comedy, drama, romance. Country: Spain. Language: Spanish, Catalan, English. Runtime: 99 min. Color: Color. Rated R for some strong sexual content including dialogue, language and brief graphic nudity.

Awards: Won oscar for best foreign film. A total of 51 wins and 40 nominations.

More details, reviews, and comments can be found at:
Official Site
Official Facebook Site
2014 Seattle International Film Festival
Internet Movie Database
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October 13

Vidya Bagchi arrives in Kolkata from London to find her missing husband. Seven months pregnant and alone in a festive city, she begins a relentless search for her husband. With nothing to rely on except fragments from her memories about him, all clues seem to reach a dead end when everyone tries to convince Vidya that her husband does not exist. She slowly realizes that nothing is what it seems. In a city soaked in lies, Vidya is determined to unravel the truth about her husband - for herself and her unborn child - even at the cost her own life.

“Kahaani” explores themes of feminism and motherhood. Kahaani is Vidya Balan’s (Indian Federal Government National Award winning actress) fourth woman-centric film to win widespread praise for her unconventional approach to portraying strong female roles. “Kahaani” has a commanding story, an authoritative central character, and many dominant and thought-provoking moments, and all these make it an all-persuasive film. Vidya arrives with yet another enlivening, commanding character in this film and her portrayal of an expecting, frantic lady on a mission to trace her husband's inexplicable vanishing in an unfamiliar land is sure to win laurels by assessors and cinegoers uniformly, as per a reviewer.

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(2012) Director: Sujoy Ghosh. Writer: Advaita Kala, Sujay Ghosh. Genres: Drama, Mystery, Suspense. Country: India. Language: Hindi, Bengali, English. Runtime: 122 min. Color: Color. Rated: NR.

Awards: 16 wins and 12 nominations (Indian Federal Government National Film Awards, Asia-Pacific Film Festival, International Indian Film Academy, Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards, Filmfare Awards, Screen Weekly Awards, Stardust Awards, Zee Cine Awards).

More details, reviews, and comments can be found at:
Official site
Official Facebook page
The Guardian - Peter Bradshaw's Review
Internet Movie Database
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December 3

A portrait of a patron of the arts extraordinaire who transformed a modest fortune and impeccable taste into one of the premiere collections of twentieth century art.

Lisa Immordino Vreeland follows up her acclaimed debut "Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel" with PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT. A colorful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it, Peggy Guggenheim was an heiress to her family fortune who became a central figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she collected not only art, but artists. Her colorful personal history included such figures as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp as well as countless others. While fighting through personal tragedy, she maintained her vision to build one of the most important collections of modern art, now enshrined in her Venetian palazzo. Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addicthonors its subject with an appropriately absorbing overview of her fascinating life and enduring legacy.

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(2015) Director: Lisa Immordino Vreeland Writers: Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Bernadine Colish (co-writer). Genres: Documentary, Biography, History. Country: UK, Italy. Language: English. Runtime: 96 min. Color: Color. Rated: NR. Awards: A total of 1 win and 2 nominations.

More details, reviews, and comments can be found at:
Official site
Official Facebook page
The Guardian - Peter Bradshaw's Review
Internet Movie Database
Rotten Tomatoes
Movie Review Query Engine

November 17

An unusual production, this true to life Romeo and Juliet story was cast with the people from the Yakel tribe on the South Pacific Vanuatu island. Covered in rain forest and dominated by an active volcano, this heartfelt story tells of a sister's loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new.

In the South Pacific, Wawa, a young girl from one of the last traditional tribes, falls in love with her chief’s grandson, Dain. When an intertribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a peace deal. The young lovers run away, but are pursued by enemy warriors intent on killing them. They must choose between their hearts and the future of the tribe, while the villagers must wrestle with preserving their traditional culture and adapting it to the increasing outside demands for individual freedom.

Told with captivating simplicity and yet richly cinematic, it combines ethnographic and spiritual elements in a haunting love story with classic undertones, affording a glimpse into a little-known culture.
Oscar nominated.

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(2015) Director: Bentley Dean and Martin Butler. Writer: Martin Butler John Collee Bentley Dean. Genres: Drama, romance. Country: Australia, Vanuatu. Language: Nauvhal. Runtime: 104 min. Color: Color.

Awards: Nominated for an Oscar. A total of 7 wins and 17 nominations.

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December 1

Original Title: Forushande

After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. However, once relocated, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life, creating a simmering tension between husband and wife.

Why do you think BFC should show it? “The Salesman” takes an aspiringly complex look at thought-provoking themes, and the well-acted results prove another consistently absorbing entry in writer-director Asghar Farhadi's distinguished filmography (two-time Academy Award winner). It is a psychological and powerful human drama about a man’s anger and disturbed self-image that can drive him to the brink of destroying his marriage, even though it is one that he supposedly most wants to protect. One of the reviewers said that this delicately realized portrait of an intellectual Tehran couple could easily be taking place in New York, London, or Tokyo, and the empathy machine strikes again.

Critics Consensus: The Salesman takes an ambitiously complex look at thought-provoking themes, and the well-acted results prove another consistently absorbing entry in writer-director Asghar Farhadi's distinguished filmography.

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(2013) Director:Asghar Farhadi Written By: Asghar Farhadi. Genres: Art House & International, Drama, Mystery & Suspense. Country: Iran, France. Language: Persian, English. Runtime: 124 min. Color: Color. Rated PG-13 (for mature thematic elements and a brief bloody image).

Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 18 nominations (Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Asian Film Awards, Awards Circuit Community Awards, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, Cannes Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards, Denver Film Critics Society, Vancouver International Film Festival, Munich Film Festival and others).

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December 15

Original Title: Belle et Sébastien

A six-year-old boy and his dog look to foil a Nazi effort to capture French Resistance fighters.

Taking place in 1943 in a Nazi- invaded small village in the French Alps, a six-year-old orphan boy and a stray dog become embroiled in an adventure where each will depend on the other to save their own, and others, lives. A heartwarming and emotional film perfect for the holiday season.

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(2016) Director: Nicolas Vanier. Writers: Juliette Sales, Fabien Suarez. Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family. Country: France. Language: French/German, English, Romanian. Runtime: 104 min. Color: Color. Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, language and brief drug use.

Awards: A total of 3 wins and 2 nominations.

More details, reviews, and comments can be found at:
Official Site
Official Facebook Site
The Guardian - Peter Bradshaw's review
Internet Movie Database
Metacritic
Rotten Tomatoes
Movie Review Query Engine