Edinboro Film Series Announce Spring 2016 Program

The Edinboro Film Series is excited to announce its program for spring 2016. This year the series celebrates its 10th anniversary and opens with the acclaimed indie film, Beasts of the Southern Wild on Thursday, January 21, 2016 atBeasts of the Southern Wild 8:30 PM.

Founder, John C. Lyons, said of this milestone: “Over the past decade, and because of the efforts of our passionate student board members, we’ve been able to continue to grow and offer consistently great programming to the region. I couldn’t be happier to reach our 10th year!”

Films are shown in the Frank G. Pogue Student Center’s Scot Cinema on the Edinboro University main campus (unless otherwise noted). Films start at 8:30 PM. Doors open at 8:00 PM. Admission is $5 general and free for EUP students, with I.D Film Society of NWPA membership cards are also accepted.

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) > Thursday, January 21
Faced with both her hot-tempered father’s fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou
community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love. Director by: Benh Zeitlin. Writers: Lucy Alibar (screenplay), Benh Zeitlin. Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly. Drama/Fantasy. Rated PG-13.

What We Do In the Shadows (2015) > Thursday, February 4
Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane – like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts. Directors: Jemaine Clement, and Taika Waititi Writers: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi. Starring: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer. Comedy. Rated R.

The Holy Mountain (1978 ) > Thursday, February 18
In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment. Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky (as Alexandro Jodorowsky).Writer: Alejandro Jodorowsky (as Alexandro Jodorowsky) Starring Alejandro Jodorowsky, Horacio Salinas, Zamira Saunders. Drama. Rated R.

Ex Machina (2015) > Thursday, March 3
A young programmer is selected to participate in a groundbreaking experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I. Directed and Written by: Alex Garland. Starring: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac. Drama/Sci-fi. Rated R.

The Hunting Ground (2015) Special Event > Thursday, March 17
An exposé of rape crimes on U.S. college campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families. Directed and written by Kirby Dick. Documentary. Rated R.
Panelists, Open Discussion and more at this Special event.
Venue: Pogue Student Center Multipurpose Room

The Internet’s Own Boy (2014) > Thursday, March 31
The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26 Directed and Written by: Brian Knappenberger Starring: Aaron Swartz, Tim Berners-Lee, Cindy Cohn. Documentary. Not Rated.

Amadeus (1984) > Thursday, April 14
This 1984 stylish classic from Milos Foreman tells the incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri – now confined to an insane asylum. Directed by: Milos Forman Written by: Peter Shaffer (original screenplay) Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge .Drama. Rated R.

Punch Drunk Love (2002) > Thursday, April 28
A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding. Written and Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson. Starring: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Dram/Romance. Rated R.

Film synopses from IMDB.com.

ABOUT EDINBORO FILM SERIES – Our intent is to foster an environment that will attract, stimulate, and educate
future filmmakers, actors, artists, and the general public; providing a more comprehensive experience showcasing independent films and their filmmakers; giving those in attendance the opportunity to ask questions and meet the artists. These events are organized by a dedicated committee of students and will build leadership, budgetary, and promotional skills for those involved in the program. All events always FREE to Edinboro students!




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