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Fall Film Schedule

Admission

General Admission: $5
Seniors: $4
Children: $3
KSC Staff & Faculty: $4
KSC Students: $2 (Non-KSC Students: $4)
Matinees: $3.50
Special events: $7

Moonwalkers

February 10, 2016
Redfern Arts Center - Putnam Theater

Moonwalkers

1 hr 47 min/ Dir. Antoine Bardou-Jacquet/ Comedy

After failing to locate the legendary Stanley Kubrick, an unstable CIA agent (Ron Perlman) must instead team up with a seedy rock band manager (Rupert Grint) to develop the biggest con of all time-staging the moon landing. Will they actually pull it off? You’ll have to watch to find out!

Friday and Saturday: 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 2:00 p.m.
Sunday through Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.

Festival of (In)appropriation Shorts

February 11, 2016 · 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center - Putnam Theater

Festival of (In)appropriation Shorts

Whether you call it collage, compilation, found footage, détournement, or recycled cinema, the incorporation of already existing media into new artworks is a practice that generates novel juxtapositions and new meanings and ideas, often in ways entirely unrelated to the intentions of the original makers.

Such new works are, in other words, “inappropriate.” This act of (in)appropriation may even produce revelations about the relationship between past and present, here and there, intention and subversion, artist and critic, not to mention the “producer” and “consumer” of visual culture itself.

Fortunately for our purposes, the past decade has witnessed the emergence of a wealth of new audiovisual elements available for appropriation into new works. In addition to official state and commercial archives, resources like vernacular collections, home movie repositories, and digital archives now also provide fascinating material to repurpose in ways that lend it new meaning and resonance.

7:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Mustang

February 12 - 17, 2016
Redfern Arts Center - Putnam Theater

Mustang

1 hr 37 min/ Dir. Deniz Gamze Ergüven/ Drama

Mustang takes place early summer in a village in northern Turkey. Lale and her four sisters unknowably set off a scandal that has unexpected consequences which leaves their family home progressively transformed into a prison. Instruction in homemaking replaces school and marriages start being arranged.

The five sisters who share a common passion for freedom, find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them.

Watch as these Mustangs struggle to stick together and break free from oppression in this drama about the strength sisterly love. Turkish with English subtitles.

Friday and Saturday: 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 2:00 p.m.
Sunday through Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.

Chris Sullivan with his film, "Consuming Spirits"

February 18, 2016 · 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center - Putnam Theater

Consuming Spirits

Chris Sullivan joins us for a Q&A via Skype after the screening of his mysterious, award-winning animated feature, Consuming Spirits.

Using hand-drawn and puppet animation, Consuming Spirits interweaves the narratives of an aging and lonesome radio personality, a female school bus driver, and an alcoholic newspaper employee in the care of social services.

Called “an inquiry into the darkest zones of the human heart” by the New York Times, and a “thoroughly original film” by NPR, Consuming Spirits is a unique and deeply human work that must be seen.

Free and open to the public.

7:00 p.m.

Eisenstein of Guanajuato

February 19 - 24, 2016
Redfern Arts Center - Putnam Theater

Eisenstein of Guanajuato

1 hr 45 min/ Dir. Peter Greenaway/ Biography, Comedy, Romance

Eisenstein in Guanajuato is a biopic about the venerated Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein’s transformative trip to Guanajuato. Comparable in talent, insight and wisdom, with the likes of Shakespeare or Beethoven; there are few - if any - directors who can be elevated to such heights.

On the back of his revolutionary film Battleship Potemkin, he was celebrated around the world, and invited to the United States. Ultimately rejected by Hollywood and maliciously maligned by conservative Americans, Eisenstein traveled to Mexico in 1931 to consider a film privately funded by American pro-Communist sympathizers, headed by the American writer Upton Sinclair.

Eisenstein’s sensual Mexican experience appears to have been pivotal in his life and film career. You won’t want to miss this! Spanish with English subtitles.

Friday and Saturday: 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 2:00 p.m.
Sunday through Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.

Women Behind the Lens: Penny Lane, In Person

February 25, 2016 · 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center - Putnam Theater

Penny Lane

Penny Lane: Fresh from Sundance and Rotterdam

Penny Lane joins us from her residency at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH to show a sneak preview of her brand new film currently on the festival circuit.

Part hand-drawn animation, part archival images and interviews, the film tells the story of a doctor who in 1917 discovered a “cure” for impotence by surgically implanting goat testicles into men, and an empire was built…for a time.

Lane, who also teaches at Colgate University, was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film.”

Q & A after the screening with small reception.

7:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Mad Tiger

February 26 - March 02, 2016
Redfern Arts Center - Putnam Theater

Mad Tiger

1 hr 22 min/ Dir. Michael Haertlein and Jonathan Yi/ Documentary, Comedy, Romance

Mad Tiger is a feature length documentary that follows the relationship of two Japanese men, Yellow and Red, who have been best friends, band mates, and business partners touring the United States in a performance-art punk band called Peelander-Z for the last fifteen years.

When Red decides to quit, their relationship is tested by life beyond the band.

Join us to watch the transformation of this friendship in this original and intriguing documentary!

Friday and Saturday: 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 27:00 p.m.
Sunday through Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.


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