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Silent Films at the Allen
Silent Film classics with live musical score!

October 26, 2014, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Dante’s Inferno (1918)
Running Time: 78 minutes.
Admission: $8
Featuring live musical score by MuZette (Tom Reese, flute, and Laurie Haines Reese, cello). Tom & Laurie Reese have developed live original musical scores written especially for each film. The music follows the dynamics of each film, and incorporates jazz improvisation along with structured compositional ideas. Performed live, viewing the film along with the audience, each performance is unique within the bounds of the movie┤s highlights.

November 9 at 1:30pm
The Susquehanna Valley Theatre Organ Society proudly presents
THE KID (1921)
Running time 1hr 8min
Admission: $8

Charlie Chaplin's Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy.

Featuring live musical accompaniment by Don Kinnier, organ
Read more about Don here.

December 15 at 7:30pm
Vintage Silent Film Christmas Shorts
Admission: $8

Back by popular demand! This holiday presentation features the following shorts:

1. A Visit from Santa (1898) RT: 2 minutes
2. The Christmas Angel (1904) RT: 11minutes
3. The Night before Christmas (1905) RT; 11 minutes
4. A Christmas Carol (1910) RT: 11 minutes
5. A Christmas Accident (1912) RT: 15 minutes
6. The Little Match Girl (1928) RT: 32 minutes

Featuring live musical scores for each film, created and performed by MuZette (Tom Reese, flute, and Laurie Haines Reese, cello).


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.

October 13
THE INVISIBLE WAR (2012)

Documentary 1 hr 33min
An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military.

Director: Kirby Dick
Writers: Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering (additional writer)
Stars: Amy Ziering, Kirby Dick, Kori Cioca
Discussion leader to be announced

November 3
STRAIGHTLACED: HOW GENDER GOT US ALL TIED UP (2009)

Documentary 1 hr 7min
A powerful documentary about the lives of teens and young adults as seen through the gender lens. Approaching society's ideas and ideals of gender through clothes, sexuality, sports, dance, safety, consumerism and emotion, the film addresses the complexities of conceptions of masculinity and femininity for Generation Z.

Director: Debra Chasnoff
Discussion with Woodrow Wilson Fellow and filmmaker Debra Chasnoff

November 17
STORY OF WOMEN (1988)

Drama 1 hr 48min.
During World War II, in occupied France, a woman of limited schooling raises two children in a ratty flat. She is Marie Latour. In 1941, her husband Paul returns from the front, too weak to hold a job. Marie discovers she can make money performing abortions, using a soapy water douche. Many of her clients are knocked up by occupying Germans. She buys better food and clothes, looks for a new flat, and, through an acquaintance who is a prostitute, rents out her bedrooms to hookers during the day. She's indifferent to Paul; his humiliations grow as does her income. She hopes to be a singer. Male Vichy umbrage and moral hypocrisy may upend her. What is she thinking?

Director: Claude Chabrol
Writers: Colo Tavernier (scenario & adaptation), Claude Chabrol (scenario & adaptation)
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Franšois Cluzet, Marie Trintignant
Discussion with Dr. Rebecca McCoy

December 1
MARIA FULL OF GRACE (2004)

Crime Drama 1hr 41min
A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family.

Director: Joshua Marston
Writer: Joshua Marston
Stars: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Guilied Lopez, Orlando Tobˇn
Discussion with Dr Gabriela McEvoy

 

 

 
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