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IFS Fall 2019 Films

Mean Girls, September 3 and 4

Join us for our first screening of the semester, Mean Girls! (Wearing pink is optional!)

The film will show on Tuesday, September 3 and Wednesday, September 4 at 7pm in Lindou.

Teenager Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) was educated in Africa by her scientist parents. When her family moves to the suburbs of Illinois, Cady finally gets to experience public school and gets a quick primer on the cruel, tacit laws of popularity that divide her fellow students into tightly knit cliques. She unwittingly finds herself in the good graces of an elite group of cool students dubbed "the Plastics," but Cady soon realizes how her shallow group of new friends earned this nickname.

A Place at the Table,  September 18 

Our second film this semester will be A Place at the Table and will show at 7pm in Lindou. Stick around afterwards to hear from our guest speaker from the Weld Food Bank about how our local communities are affected by food insecurity and what steps are being taken to ensure access to healthful, nutritious food. 

An examination of the issue of hunger in America focuses on the plight of three individuals from different parts of the country who struggle to find adequate nutrition.

Out in the Dark, October 3

We are pleased to screen Out in the Dark, a film by Michael Mayer, on October 3 at 7pm. 

Stay tuned after the screening for a Q&A with Michael -- and maybe some extra special guest speakers.

Out in the Dark (Hebrew: עלטה‎) is a 2012 Israeli romantic drama film. It is the directorial debut of Michael Mayer.

The film tells the story of the relationship between Roy, an Israeli lawyer, and Nimer, a Palestinian psychology student.

The film has been accredited with 25 awards throughout its creation, which includes the Audience Award at the Berlin Jewish Film Festival in 2013, along with the FilmOut San Diego in 2013. 

Tell it to the Bees, October 10

IFS is pleased to show this film in conjunction with the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. Tell it to the Bees will show at 7pm on October 10 in Lindou. 

The film is based on the book of hte same name by Fiona Shaw.

In 1952 Dr. Jean Markham returns to her Scottish hometown to take over her late father's medical practice. She soon becomes ostracized by the community when she begins a passionate romance with a woman who has a young son.

Captive State, October 16 and 17

Join IFS for our fall sci-fi feature, Captive State, on October 16 and 17. Showing at 7pm both nights.

After 10 years of extraterrestrial occupation, residents of Chicago must decide whether to continue to live under alien rule or support the resistance. When young Gabriel Drummond joins the insurgency, he soon finds himself under careful scrutiny from a shadowy figure who's trying to crush the rebellion and its plans for freedom.

Coco, October 30 and 31

Coco will play on October 30 at 7pm and at 5:30pm on October 31. Our special encore presentation on Halloween will feature candy and a costume contest! 

Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

Johnny Guitar, November 14 (as part of Go West Film Festival)

Join us on November 14 at 6:30pm for a special screening of Johnny Guitar as part of the Go West Film Festival.

On the outskirts of town, the hard-nosed Vienna (Joan Crawford) owns a saloon frequented by the undesirables of the region, including Dancin' Kid (Scott Brady) and his gang. Another patron of Vienna's establishment is Johnny Guitar (Sterling Hayden), a former gunslinger and her lover. When a heist is pulled in town that results in a man's death, Emma Small (Mercedes McCambridge), Vienna's rival, rallies the townsfolk to take revenge on Vienna's saloon -- even without proof of her wrongdoing.

Neither Wolf Nor Dog, November 21

Join IFS on November 21 to celebrate Indigenous Heritage Month for a special screening of Neither Wolf Nor Dog.

An author is asked to write a book about an Indigenous elder's experiences. Getting sucked into the heart of contemporary Native American life in the sparse land of the Dakota, the author accompanies the 95-year-old Lakota elder across the lands.

Stay tuned after the film for a special discussion. 

Assorted Student Shorts, December 4 and 5

A film reel. 

During Finals Week, relax and let your fellow UNC students entertain you!

On December 4, students from UNC's own FILM 340 class will briefly introduce the short films they created in class before screening them. The screenings run from 6pm-9pm.

On December 5, the same FILM 340 films will be screened twice on loop with a five-minute break in-between the films. There will be no introductions on this night of screenings. The screenings will be looped from 5pm-9pm.

Pan's Labyrinth, January 16th

Touted as a fairy tale, Pan's Labyrinth introduces us to Ofelia, a child in Spain towards the end of World War II. When she and her mother go to live with her mother's new husband, Ofelia discovers that things are not always what they seem: the weird dragonfly-like bugs she's been seeing morph into fairies in front of her eyes! They lead her to a labyrinth where she meets the titular faun and embarks on a journey to take her rightful place as the princess of the underground realm next to whom the faun calls her real parents. Whether or not this fairytale world is real, or if it's just a child's fantastical escape from the horrors of her real life, Ofelia encounters many dangers and sadnesses throughout the movie in both worlds.