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September 15, 7:00pm
ELECTRIC ROAD TRIP
Admission: $10
The Allen is celebrating National Drive Electric Week (Sept 15-21, 2014) by hosting a screening of "The Electric Road Trip"---.Jonathan Slade and Novia Campbell's entertaining and informative 60 minute public TV documentary chronicling their 500 mile summer journey across the state of Maryland in Sparky, their all-electric Nissan LEAF. Along the way they stop at roadside attractions , meet other early EV adopters , and charge at both public and private charging stations to test current infrastructure.

The documentary premiered in April 2014 on public television, and screened in seven PBS markets around the country (although not here in Pennsylvania).

Screening followed by Q and A and meet and greet with the filmmakers, and Sparky! A portion of the proceeds will go towards purchasing and installing an EV charging station at the Allen Theatre. So spread the word and bring your questions, your curiosity and your electric vehicles to join us on September 15th.

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=247

BH Electrics is a company committed to building electric cars in the Lancaster area. Brandon Hollinger, the owner, wants to get the word out to the general public about the opportunity which electric cars offer consumers. He is a remarkable guy. He is a musician and good one at that who built an electric car through researching it on the internet. He was inspired after watching the documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? This inspired him to learn more and resulted in converting a Saab from gas to electric. He has also converted a Mazda Miata to electric. Brandon, along with his Saab, will also be present at this event.

A portion of the ticket sales to go toward the purchase of an EV charging station for the Allen


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 8 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.

September 1 at 6:00pm
MISS REPRESENTATION (2011)

Documentary: 1hr 25min
Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.

Directors: Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Kimberlee Acquaro
Writers: Jacoba Atlas (consulting writer), Jessica Congdon, 3 more credits
Stars: Christina Aguilera, Michele Bachmann, Chris Baker
Discussion with Dr. Cathy Romagnolo

September 22
SCOTTCHURCH'S DRAG (2012)

Documentary 1hr 40 min
Award-winning glamor photographer ScottChurch has made a twenty-year career photographing some of the world's most beautiful models. But when he decides to replace women with drag performers, his unsuspecting Pennsylvania hometown is given an unforgettable lesson in the gender bending art form.

Director: Michael Donati
Stars: Tyra B. Fierce, Tammy Bickleman, Trinity Chevalier
Discussion with filmmakers ScottChurch and Michael Donati

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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