October – December 2016
In 1944 Spain young Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) and her ailing mother (Ariadna Gil) arrive at the post of her mother’s new husband (Sergi López), a sadistic army officer who is trying to quell a guerrilla uprising. While exploring an ancient maze, Ofelia encounters the faun Pan, who tells her that she is a legendary lost princess and must complete three dangerous tasks in order to claim immortality.
The film is in Spanish with English Subtitles
This is an IST Approved
Talk by Rick Jacobs, Film & TV Producer and SUNY Oswego Alum
Rick’s work has taken him to London, Paris and Stockholm. As a theatre director and playwright, he has staged productions in London theatres, including the Cole Porter musical High Society in the West End. Currently Rick works as a film and television producer, with his latest show, Tareq Taylor’s Nordic Cookery airing in 122 countries in North America, Europe, Africa and Australasia.
Butterfly’s Tongue is a story about a young boy, Moncho, who lives in a Spanish town nearing a civil war, and his relationship with his teacher, Don Gregorio, who teaches Moncho to love learning. Don Gregorio also builds a special relationship with Moncho’s father, who is a Republican like him.
Soon fascists take control of the town, rounding up known Republicans, including Don Gregorio, and Moncho faces the dilemma of how to tell his teacher he cares about what’s happening to him while trying to protect his father.
Hart Hall will host a showing of the documentary These Birds Walk by the Global Awareness Conference speaker Bassam Tariq.
“Moebius animation,” a curatorial and critical project dedicated to Latin American experimental animation, presents a selection of 18 short films from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Puerto Rico, produced between 2007 and 2014 by independent filmmakers and artists. This compilation is the result of the curator’s effort to map out the artistic field of experimental animation and its intense dynamic during the last decade, defining some trends in technical narrative, material, and sensorial/affective dimensions.
Talk by Marcus Gardley, Playwright
Marcus Gardley is a multiple award-winning playwright. His new play X, about the assassination of Malcolm X, will tour nationally as part of the Acting Company’s 2017 season. His works include The House That Will Not Stand (2015 Glickman award), The Gospel of Loving Kindness (2014 BTAA best play/playwright), Every Tongue Confess, And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi, and On The Levee. Gardley has an MFA from Yale School of Drama.
Run Lola Run is a 1998 German thriller film written and directed by Tom Tykwer and starring Franka Potente as Lola and Moritz Bleibtreu as Manni. The story follows a woman who needs to obtain 100,000 Deutsche Mark in twenty minutes to save her boyfriend’s life.
Jenseits der Stille, directed by Caroline Link, tells the story of Lara, who grows up as the daughter of deaf parents, though she can hear and is fluent in sign language.
Through the years her parents become more and more dependent on Lara as an interpreter, and
a family conflict finally develops as Lara discovers the world of music, a world where her parents cannot follow.
In German With English Subtitles
Salvador (Puig Antich) (or Salvador) is a 2006 Spanish film directed by Manuel Huerga. It is based on the Francesc Escribano book Compte enrere: La història de Salvador Puig Antich, which describes the rebellion against the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, and the execution of Salvador Puig Antich, the last person executed by garrote under the dictatorship of Franco in 1974.