Battleship Potemkin - One Time Showing
Friday, November 21st at 7:30pm
No Cinema Center passes, Patron Member discount or Lincoln discount can be applied to the purchase of this event's ticket.
Join us for our silent film series where we couple classic silent films with local artists to perform the soundtrack. Our second film in the series is Battleship Potemkin, and the local band performing the soundtrack is The Hope Arthur Orchestra.
A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resulting street demonstration which brought on a police massacre.
66 min., Unrated.
Dear White People
Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival's Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, Dear White People is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. Writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college in a sharp and funny feature film debut that earned him a spot on Variety's annual "10 Directors to Watch."
"The complicated narratives don't distract from what this film does best: make you laugh about the things that make you furious."- Los Angeles Times.
"It's a slyly provocative achievement and a serious calling card for its writer-director, Justin Simien."- Chicago Tribune.
"As smart and fearless a debut as I have seen from an American filmmaker in quite some time: knowing but not snarky, self-aware but not solipsistic, open to influence and confident in its own originality."- New York Times.
108 min., Rated R.
It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.
"The kind of hearty, blunt-force drama with softened edges that leaves audiences applauding and teary-eyed." - New York Times.
"'Pride' is an unapologetic crowd-pleaser of a movie, but it has some potent points to make, and the reality of what happened has a power of its own." - Los Angeles Times.
"'Pride' leaves the viewer in the satisfied throes of all of those emotions: happy and sad, buoyed and chastened, and wondering, finally, what the world might look like if solidarity really could be forever." - Washington Post.
120 min., Rated R.