Edinboro Film Series Announces Fall 2013 Program

The Edinboro Film Series is proud to announce its program for fall 2013. The series’ next film is “This is Spinal Tap” a classic film directed by Rob Reiner.

Films are selected by a student board and series founder, John C. Lyons, and are shown in the Frank G. Pogue Student Center Scot Cinema in full 1080p HD on the campus of Edinboro University (unless otherwise noted). Thursdays at 8:30pm. $5 general admission and free for EUP students with I.D.


THIS IS SPINAL TAP (1984) >Thursday, September 12
The world’s loudest band, Spinal Tap, is followed by hack documentarian Marty DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour. Starring Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest. Directed by Rob Reiner.

Comedy/Music. Rated R.

Introduction by filmmaker and Edinboro University professor, Brad Pattullo.


PAPRIKA (2006) >Thursday, September 26
When a machine is stolen that allows a therapist to enter a patient’s dreams, craziness ensues. Only a young female therapist can stop it, Paprika. Directed by Satoshi Kon Starring Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Emori, and Katsunosuke Hor.

Animation/Sci D Fi. Rated R.


Double bill: RUBBER (2010) and WRONG (2012) >Thursday, October 10

Rubber (2010)
When Robert, a tire, discovers his damaging telepathic powers, he sets his sights on a desert town; an interesting woman becomes his obsession. Written and directed by Quentin Dupieux. Starring Stephen Spinella, Roxane Mesquida, Wings Hauser.

Wrong (2012)
Dolph Springer wakes up one morning to realize he has lost the love of his life, his dog, Paul. He goes on a quest to get Paul and his life back, Dolph drastically changes the lives of others, risking his sanity all the while. Written and directed by Quentin Dupieux. Starring, Jack Plotnick, Todd Giebenhain, Eric Judor.

Comedy/Absurd. Rated R.


JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI (2011) >Thursday, October 24
A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his business in the Ginza Tokio subway station, and his relationship with his son and final heir, Yoshikazu. Directed by David Gelb. Starring- Jiro Ono, Masuhiro Yamamoto, Daisuke Nakazama

Documentary/Food. Rated PG.

Introduction by Filmmaker and Edinboro University Professor, Hanjin Park.


HOLY MOTORS (2012) >Thursday, November 7
From dawn to dusk, we see a few hours into the shadowy, creepy life of Monsieur Oscar. Written and directed by Leos Carax Starring, Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes

Fantasy/Drama. Rated R.


Spotlight Filmmaker Event: TRIPLE DIVIDE (2013) with directors Joshua B. Pribanic & Melissa A. Troutman > Thursday, November 14

Triple Divide- Attempts to answer the question, “How are state regulations and industry handling impacts from fracking?” Actor Mark Ruffalo co-narrates this 18-month investigation of water contamination in Pennsylvania.

Pogue Student Center Multipurpose Room. 8:30pm. Details TBA.


WALTZ WITH BASHIR (2008) >Thursday, November 21
An Israeli film director interviews many veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to try to recall his own memories of his time of service in that fight. Written and directed by: Ari Folman. Starring Ari Folman, Ron Ben-Yishai, Ronny Dayag

Animation/Documentary. Rated R.

Introduction by filmmaker and Edinboro University professor, Jim Wertz.


BROKEN (2013) >Thursday, December 5
The story of a young girl in North London whose life changes after seeing a violent crime. Directed by Rufus Norris. Starring, Cillian Murphy, Tim Roth, and Lily James.

Drama. Not rated.


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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