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Lebanon Valley College Film Series
Colloquium: GENDER
Select Mondays at 6:00pm

Students $1 General Ad: $3
Faculty-moderated discussions follow each film
See trailers for each film at the LVC Colloquium site.

Monday, Jan. 26 6:00pm
BOYS DON'T CRY (1999)

Genre: Biography/Drama
Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
Director: Kimberly Peirce
Writers: Kimberly Peirce, Andy Bienen
Stars: Hilary Swank, ChloŽ Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard | Rated R for violence including an intense brutal rape scene,
sexuality, language and drug use Run Time: 1hr 58min

Monday, Feb. 9 at 6:00pm 
CODEBREAKER (2011)

The highs and lows of Alan Turing's life, tracking his extraordinary accomplishments, his government persecution through to his tragic death in 1954. In the last 18 months of his short life, Turing visited a psychiatrist, Dr. Franz Greenbaum, who tried to help him. Each therapy session in this drama documentary is based on real events. The conversations between Turing and Greenbaum explore the pivotal moments in his controversial life and examine the pressures that may have contributed to his early death. The film also includes the testimony of people who actually knew and remember Turing. Plus, this film features interviews with contemporary experts from the world of technology and high science including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
These contributors bring Turing's exciting impact up to the present day, explaining why, in many ways, modern technology has only just begun to explore the potential of Turing's ideas.
Genre: Drama
Directors: Clare Beavan, Nic Stacey
Writers Simon Berthon (documentary script), Craig Warner
Stars: Ed Stoppard, Henry Goodman, Paul McGann
Not Rated Run Time: 1hr 2min

Monday, Feb. 23 at 6:00pm 
RAISE THE RED LANTERN (1991)

Language: Mandarin English subtitles
China 1920. A young woman becomes the fourth wife of a wealthy lord, and must learn to live with the strict rules and tensions within the household.
Genre: Drama
Director: Yimou Zhang
Writers: Su Tong (novel), Ni Zhen
Stars: Li Gong, Jingwu Ma, Saifei He |
Rated PG Run Time 2hr 5min

Monday, March16 at 6:00pm 
BAND OF SISTERS (2012)

Tells the story of Catholic nuns and their work for social justice after Vatican II of the 1960s. For Catholics who wonder what became of the nuns they knew in habits and convents many years ago, for activists who may feel profoundly discouraged given the problems of today's world, for women seeking equality in their church, and for people of all faiths yearning for an inclusive and contemplative spirituality, Band of Sisters challenges us to ask what really matters in life. And as we seek what matters, how do we go about changing our lives and the world around us?
Genre: Documentary
Director: Mary Fishman
Stars: Margaret Brennan, Carol Coston, Kathleen Desautels
Not Rated Run time: 1hr 28min

Monday, April 13 at 6:00pm 
RADICAL HARMONIES (2002)
 
Interviews and performance footage are used to provide an overview of the women's music scene.

Genre: Documentary
Director: Dee Mosbacher
Not Rated Run time: 1hr 28min

 

 

 
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