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A Brazilian theater group confronts the violent Brazilian dictatorship in the 1970's through talent, irony and humor, revolutionizing the gay movement worldwide and changing theater and dance language for an entire generation. The film pays tribute to a San Francisco-based troupe of drag performers during the 1960s and '70s and includes interview material with Liza Minnelli. With English subtitles.
Gustavo Dudamel, the amazingly gifted Venezuelan conductor, leads this journey through the stories of some of the young people who are experiencing the joy of music in the most diverse and contrasting corners of the world. Filmed in seven countries, the film offers a glimpse into the world of orchestras, conducting and the importance of art. Spanish with English subtitles.
Maroa, an 11-year-old girl living in the slums of Caracas with her cruel grandmother, discovers the clarinet and falls in love with both Mozart and Joaquin, her music teacher. Joaquin, the only person to offer hope in the midst of her rejection, finds that through Maroa, his world also has changed forever. Spanish with English subtitles.
A black-and-white silent drama film based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "Snow White." The story is set in a romantic vision of 1920s Andalusia and was intended to be a homage to 1920s European silent films. It won the Special Jury Prize at Spain's 85th Academy Awards as well as 10 Goya Awards, including Best Film.
Step back in time to a 1920s silent film showing in the Museum's elegant Ogilvie Hall featuring LIVE organ music by local organist, Frank Rippl. Popcorn, beverages and Seroogy's chocolate are available at the showing.
Synopsis: A devil-may-care thief in Bagdad falls for a beautiful princess. In order to win her love and best his rival, he performs astonishing feats of daring in the Valley of Fire, Valley of the Monsters and Cavern of the Enchanted Trees.
Silent Films are presented in parternship with the Packerland Theatre Organ Society.
Featuring Life of Pi. Rated PG. Starring Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain. Directed by Ang Lee. Based on the bestselling novel by Yann Martel. A young Pi Patel, overcoming a cataclysmic shipwreck, finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with the only survivor, a ferocious Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Refreshments served.
Film discussion of Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time. Discussion led by Dr. Teresa Weglarz, Senior Lecturer, Biological Sciences, UW-Fox Valley. See the EMMY® Award-Winning Film! The first full-length documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, Green Fire highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. Leopold remains relevant today, inspiring projects all over the country that connect people and land. Earth Week Event!
Featuring Skyfall. Starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris. When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Mallory, the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust - Bond. 007 aided only by field agent Eve, follows a trail that leads to Silva, whose motives have yet to reveal themselves. Rated PG-13. Refreshments served.
The fifth in a five-part series of rare films selected to illustrate the cinematographic and thematic exchange between the Soviet and Hispanic cinematic traditions. After an inventor dies and is buried with his union card, government red tape prevents his widow from collecting any pension money, so she attempts to rob her husband's grave. A morbid subject with a humorous treatment, the film mocks Cuba’s bungling bureaucracy.
The fourth in a five-part series of rare films selected to illustrate the cinematographic and thematic exchange between the Soviet and Hispanic cinematic traditions. Luis Buñuel's Academy-Award-winning film follows a group of well-to-do friends attempting to gather for a social evening, but are thwarted at every turn. Seeming at first to be a simple scheduling mistake, the obstacles become more and more bizarre, eventually leading to the realization they are merely actors in a stage play.
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