MOVIES FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF AND FAMILIES.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
With A Ghost Story, acclaimed director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pete’s Dragon) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection. Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence. An unforgettable meditation on love and grief, A Ghost Story emerges ecstatic and surreal—a wholly-unique experience that lingers long after the credits roll. Runtime: 92 minutes
Friday, October 20, 2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
After the town scholarship program no longer has funding, two parents are left without money to send their daughter to university. Left without any other options, they along with a friend, start an illegal casino in his home to make cash before the summer ends. Runtime: 88 minutes
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
All Skate, Everybody Skate: Near the southern tip of Topsail Island, NC you'll find a typical small town post office. But, if you climb the stairs to the second floor, you'll find a roller skating rink that is over 50 years old. Behind the counter of both the post office and the rink you'll find Miss Doris. “All Skate, Everybody Skate" is a portrait of a woman in her late seventies who has known hard times and met them head-on with grit and an extraordinary work ethic that has kept her climbing that wooden staircase each evening to rent and repair skates, spin vintage 45s, and weave smoothly in-between the tourists in her white skates with the red wheels. Runtime: 19 minutes.
A Year With Betty Gold: This film chronicles the life of acclaimed artist Betty Gold, who is best known for her large-scale metal sculptures. She began her career at a time when women were locked out of the art market — and rose to international prominence. Runtime: 50 minutes
*There will be a question and answer session after the screenings with the filmmakers.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
300 years have passed since the Sanderson sisters were executed for practicing dark witchcraft. Returning to life thanks to a combination of a spell spoken before their demise and the accidental actions of Max, the new-kid-in-town, the sisters have but one night to secure their continuing existence... Runtime: 96 Minutes
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Marnie, Dylan, and Sophie Piper have their first out of many adventures! On Halloween, while Marnie is arguing with her mother Gwen, the kids' grandmother Aggie comes to visit. Aggie wants to start Marnie's witch training before her 13th birthday or Marnie will lose her powers forever. But there is another reason for Aggie's visit. Something dark & evil is growing in Halloweentown & Aggie wants help to defeat it. While Aggie & Gwen are arguing, Aggie uses magic which Marnie observes. After Aggie leaves to return to Halloweentown, Marnie, Dylan and, unknown to Marnie and Dylan, Sophie follow her onto the return bus. Soon afterwards, Gwen follows the children to Halloweentown. While there, Aggie & Gwen are attacked by the dark force in a movie theater. Marnie, Dylan & Sophie race to get the ingredients to activate Merlin's Wand to stop the evil. Runtime: 84 Minutes
Sunday, October 29, 2017
On Elm Street, Nancy Thompson and a group of her friends (comprising Tina Gray, Rod Lane and Glen Lantz) are being tormented by a clawed killer in their dreams named Fred Krueger. Nancy must think quickly, as Fred tries to pick them off one by one. When he has you in your sleep, who is there to save you? Runtime: 91 Minutes
Thursday, November 2, 2017
The Pearl of Africa is a documentary film directed by Johnny von Wallstroem, it focus on the life of Cleopatra Kambugu, a Ugandan born woman who decide to live openly as a trans woman despite hostility towards same-sex relations in the country. Runtime: 92 minutes
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted. Runtime: 129 Minutes
Thursday, November 9, 2017
In this exposé, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the United States.
Erin Barnett will be receiving the first elondocs Emerging Documentarian Award. This is given to an Elon alumnus/alumna who has graduated from Elon in the last 10 years and is already excelling in the professional documentary field.
*There will be a question and answer session after the screenings with the filmmaker.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Partnership with WSOE: Down and out rock star Dewey Finn gets fired from his band, and he faces a mountain of debts and depression. He takes a job as a 4th grade substitute teacher at an uptight private school where his attitude and hijinx have a powerful effect on his students. He also meets Zack, a 10-year-old guitar prodigy, who could help Dewey win a "battle of the bands" competition, which would solve his financial problems and put him back in the spotlight. Runtime: 108 Minutes