COMING SOON: BOYHOOD; WETLANDS; The Two Faces of January; Kelly and Cal; 20,000 Days on Earth; Days and nights; pump; Fifi howls from happiness; Young Ones

Science on screen: 2013-2014 SEASON SCHEDULE

FILM FIELDTRIPS: Read more here

 Take Me to the River

Take Me to the River

Take Me to the River celebrates the inter-generational and inter-racial musical influence of Memphis in the face of pervasive discrimination and segregation. The film brings multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together, following them through the creative process of recording a historic new album, to re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender and generational collaboration of Memphis in its heyday.

Featuring Terrence Howard, William Bell, Snoop Dogg, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Lil P-Nut, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Yo Gotti, Bobby Rush, Frayser Boy, The North Mississippi All-Stars and many more.

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Directed by Martin Shore

(In English, 95 minutes)



 The One I Love

The One I Love

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"After years of playing Peggy Olson on "Mad Men", she knows how to smile and nod and say one thing while obviously meaning the exact opposite, and when at last she unleashes the truth, it's with demonic intensity. She turns subtext into horror-poetry." - New York Magazine

On the brink of separation, Ethan (Mark Duplass) and Sophie (Elisabeth Moss) escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to save their marriage. What begins as a romantic and fun retreat soon becomes surreal, when an unexpected discovery forces the two to examine themselves, their relationship, and their future.

Directed by Charlie McDowell

(In English, 91 minutes)




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"On rare occasions a movie seems to channel the flow of real life. "Boyhood" is one of those occasions." - The Wall Street Journal

"Linklater has crafted what may be the most ingenious film of the century here and given it a tone like no other...."
- Detroit News

"Richard Linklater's latest feels more like living a life than watching a movie. It's a one-of-a-kind experience."
- Newsday

"Is it dumb to say, "Wow?" I don't care. Wow."
- Philadelphia Inquirer

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's Boyhood is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes.

Directed by Richard Linklater

(In English, 2hr 45 min)




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Eighteen year-old Helen Memel likes to skateboard, masturbate with vegetables and thinks that body hygiene is greatly overrated. Struggling with her parents divorce, she spends her time experimenting and breaking one social taboo after the other with her best friend, Corinna (Marlen Kruse).

Directed by David Wnendt

(In German with English subtitles, 109 minutes)



The Two Faces of January

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"There's a mystery here, some thrills and blood, but mostly there are beautiful people and the kind of human hunger that devours everything and everyone in sight."
- New York Times

Screenwriter Hossein Amini makes a stylish directing debut with this sleek thriller set in Greece and Istanbul, 1962, and adapted from Patricia Highsmith's novel. Intrigue begins at the Parthenon when wealthy American tourists Chester MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen) and his young wife Collete (Kirsten Dunst) meet American expat Rydal (Oscar Isaac), a scammer working as a tour guide.

Directed by Hossein Amini

(Rated PG-13 | In English, 96 minutes)


 Kelly and Cal

Kelly and Cal

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"Juliette Lewis and newcomer Jonny Weston bring terrific sensitivity to their roles." - The Los Angeles Times

Juliette Lewis is punk-rocker turned suburban mom Kelly, nostalgic for the life she no longer has and uncertain of a future where she doesn't yet fit in. 17-year-old Cal (newcomer Jonny Weston), is frustrated at his lack of control over the hand he's been dealt. When the two neighbors meet, they find in each other an unlikely but much-needed connection to the world. With Cybill Shepherd.

Directed by Jen McGowan

(In English, 107 minutes)


 Nick Cave

20,000 Days on Earth
A Documentary about Nick Cave

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"It's right up there with the best rock documentaries. That is, if you can call it a documentary." - San Francisco Chronicle

"[Nina Simone] put a spell on him, and now Nick Cave, with his lugubrious sleights of hand, does much the same to us."
- The New Yorker

Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon, Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are, and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit.

Directed by Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard

(In English, 97 minutes)


 Days and Nights

Days and Nights

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Starring: William Hurt, Katie Holmes, Ben Whishaw, Allison Janney

Days and Nights is writer/director Christian Camargo's directorial debut, inspired by Anton Chekhov's The Seagull and set in rural New England in the 1980s..

Directed by Christian Camargo

(In English, 92 minutes)




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"As far as documentaries go, the film is exhaustively researched, interviewed and documented." - Los Angeles Times

Pump is an inspiring, eye-opening documentary that tells the story of America's addiction to oil, from its corporate conspiracy beginnings to its current monopoly today, and explains clearly and simply how we can end it - and finally win choice at the pump.

Directed by Joshua Tickell

(In English, 88 minutes)


 Fifi Howls

Fifi Howls From Happiness

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"Addictively fascinating...The lovely meeting of artistic sensibilities makes this doc sing." - The Village Voice

Five stars! "Stunningly multifaceted...surprising and deeply affecting." - Time Out New York

Mitra Farahani's lyrical documentary explores the enigma of provocative artist Bahman Mohassess, the so-called "Persian Picasso," whose acclaimed paintings and sculptures dominated pre-revolutionary Iran. Irreverent and uncompromising, a gay man in a hostile world, Mohassess had a conflicted relationship with his homeland-revered by elites in the art scene and praised as a national icon, only to be censored later by an oppressive regime.

Directed by Mitra Farahani

(In Farsi with English Subtitles, 96 minutes)


 Young Ones

Young Ones

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"…it's a genuinely idiosyncratic vision of near-future doom that's never boring, with characters and images that will stick in my mind." - Salon

Young Ones is set in a near future when water has become the most precious and dwindling resource on the planet, one that dictates everything from the macro of political policy to the detailed micro of interpersonal family and romantic relationships.

Directed by Jake Paltrow

(In English, 90 minutes)


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Film Field Trips for School Groups

Available films:
Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks
Mighty Times: The Children's March
A Place at the Table
Bloods and Crips: Made in America
Favela Rising

Read film descriptions and find out more about our Education Programs here.

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