Past Events

E.g., 2018/06/27
E.g., 2018/06/27

Film: Witchcraft Blue With filmmaker Michael Sargent

WITCHCRAFT BLUE is a new documentary about burlesque.  Sometimes called "theatrical stripping," burlesque has a long history and has experienced a resurgence in recent decades.  Its growth in such cities as New York and Seattle is well known, but it's also enjoying popularity in less populous regions, such as Maine, which is where this film is set. ​One of the primary purposes of... MORE
Monday05.14.2018

Film: HERE TO BE HEARD: THE STORY OF THE SLITS

HERE TO BE HEARD The Story of The Slits is a film about the world's first all girl punk band who formed in London in 1976, contemporaries of The Clash & The Sex Pistols, they are the pioneering godmothers of the musical movement known as  "Punky Reggae". The film tells the story of the band and the lives of the women involved, from the bands inception in 1976 to the bands end... MORE
Saturday05.12.2018

Film: IN THE INTENSE NOW USM Philosophy Symposium Film Series

Made following the discovery of amateur footage shot in China in 1966 during the first and most radical stage of the Cultural Revolution, IN THE INTENSE NOW speaks to the fleeting nature of moments of great intensity. Scenes of China are set alongside archival images of the events of 1968 in France, Czechoslovakia, and, to a lesser extent, Brazil. In keeping with the tradition of the film-essay,... MORE
Tuesday05.08.2018

Film: DID YOU WONDER WHO FIRED THE GUN?

“In 1946, my great-grandfather murdered a black man named Bill Spann and got away with it.” So begins Travis Wilkerson’s critically acclaimed documentary, DID YOU WONDER WHO FIRED THE GUN?, which takes us on a journey through the American South to uncover the truth behind a horrific incident and the societal mores that allowed it to happen. Acting as narrator and guide, Wilkerson spins a strange... MORE
Tuesday04.24.2018

Film: Best of the 2017 Ottawa International Animation Festival

The Best of Ottawa 2017 is a collection of jury awarded short films and fan favorites from the 41st edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival, which took place in September 2017.  This year's highlights include a colourful and hypnotic music video in Mark Lotterman 'Happy', a touching look at a father/son relationship in Negative Space, a surreal adventure in an unfamiliar... MORE
Friday04.20.2018

Film: BOBBI JENE With Bobbi Jene Smith

After a decade of stardom in Israel, American dancer Bobbi Jene decides to leave behind her prominent position at the world-famous Batsheva Dance Company, as well as the love of her life, to return to the U.S. to create her own boundary breaking art. Tracking the personal and professional challenges that await her, Elvira Lind’s film lovingly and intimately documents the dilemmas and inevitable... MORE
Monday04.09.2018

Film: THE YOUNG KARL MARX USM Philosophy Symposium Film Series

In the mid-1800s, after decades of the scientific and economic march of the Industrial Revolution has created an age of both new prosperity and new problems, a 26-year-old writer, researcher and radical named Karl Marx embarks, with his wife Jenny, on the road to exile. In Paris in 1844 they meet young Friedrich Engels, the well-to-do son of a factory owner whose studies and research has exposed... MORE
Sunday03.25.2018

Film: THE DEPARTURE

Ittetsu Nemoto, a former punk-turned-Buddhist-priest in Japan, has made a career out of helping suicidal people find reasons to live. But this work has come increasingly at the cost of his own family and health, as he refuses to draw lines between his patients and himself. THE DEPARTURE captures Nemoto at a crossroads, when his growing self-destructive tendencies lead him to confront the same... MORE
Monday03.19.2018

Film: THE CAGE FIGHTER Followed by video chat with filmmaker Jeff Unay

When life hits him hard, Joe Carman punches back. Newly 40, Joe juggles long hours working in a boiler room, an ongoing custody battle, his wife’s chronic illness, and the demands of raising four girls. The one place he finds release is in the ring, where he competes in the bruising sport of mixed martial arts. Despite the promise he made to his family to stop fighting, Joe continues to train... MORE
Thursday03.08.2018

Film: 2018 OSCAR SHORTS LIVE ACTION PROGRAM

For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 4th. LIVE ACTION SHORTS (Estimated Running Time: 97... MORE
Saturday02.17.2018