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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

The Eyes of My Mother (2016)

January 20 - 25, 2017
Redfern Arts Center - Putnam Theater

The Eyes of My Mother (2016)

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

1 hr 16 min/ Dir. Nicolas Pesce/ Drama, Horror

Francisca (Kika Magalhaes) has been unfazed by death from an early age because her mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, imbued her with a thorough understanding of the human anatomy. When tragedy shatters her family’s idyllic life in the countryside, her deep trauma gradually awakens some unique curiosities. As she grows up, her desire to connect with the world around her takes a distinctly dark form.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/Gp2adx_ScA8

Stop (2014)

January 26, 2017 · 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center - Putnam Theater

Stop

7:00 p.m. Free and open the the public.

1 hr 27 min/ Dir. Spencer Wolff/ Documentary

Stop is a feature length documentary about Floyd v. City of New York, the class-action lawsuit that challenged the New York City Police Department’s practice of stop & frisk, and resulted in the landmark decision finding the practice unconstitutional.


Black History Month - Moonlight (2016)

January 27 - February 01, 2017
Redfern Arts Center - Putnam Theater

Moonlight (2016

Friday and Saturday: 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 2:00 p.m.
Sunday through Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.

1 hr 51 min/ Dir. Barry Jenkins/ Drama

Nominated for 5 Golden Globes (and hopefully some Oscars), Moonlight follows a young man who deals with his dysfunctional home life and comes of age in Miami during the "War on Drugs" era.

The story of his struggle to find himself is told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love while grappling with his own sexuality.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/9NJj12tJzqc

Black History Month - Tongues United (1989)

February 02, 2017 · 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center - Putnam Theater

Tongues United (1989)

7:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.

55 min/ Dir. Marlon Riggs/ Documentary

Tongues United blends documentary footage with personal account and fiction in an attempt to depict the specificity of black gay identity.

The "silence" referred to throughout the film is that of black gay men, who are unable to express themselves because of the prejudices of white and black heterosexual society, as well as the white gay society.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/S2T0UdNaWlo


Black History Month - Pariah (2011)

February 03 - 05, 2017
Redfern Arts Center - Putnam Theater

Pariah (2011)

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

1 hr 26 min/ Dir. Dee Rees/ Drama

Alike is a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents and younger sister in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood, and she is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian.

With the support of her best friend Laura, Alike is especially eager to find a girlfriend. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, she strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity — sometimes succeeding, sometimes not, but always moving forward.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/yPcx3nS288Q

Black History Month - Straight Outta Compton (2015)

February 06 - 09, 2017 · 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center - Putnam Theater

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

Monday through Thursday : 7:00 pm.

2 hr 27 min/ Dir. F. Gary Gray/ Biography, Crime, Drama

The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/OrlLcb7zYmw


Black History Month - Killer of Sheep (1978)

February 10 - 12, 2017
Redfern Arts Center - Putnam Theater

Killer of Sheep (1978)

Friday and Saturday: 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:00 p.m.

1 hr 23 min/ Dir. Charles Burnett/ Drama

In Watts, an urban and mostly African-American section of Los Angeles, Stan (Henry Gayle Sanders) spends his days toiling away at a local slaughterhouse. His macabre profession seeps into his personal life as he struggles to keep his family afloat and content.

Other life situations also prove to be difficult, since it seems that dark intentions lurk within the people he meets outside his family.

The layers of stress cause Stan to question whether a better quality of life is possible.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/-nXw-8MXhVE

Black History Month - Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (1968)

February 13 - 16, 2017 · 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Redfern Arts Center - Putnam Theater

Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (1968)

Monday through Thursday : 7:00 p.m.

1 hr 15 min/ Dir. William Greaves/ Documentary

It’s 1968, and director William Greaves begins filming a movie scene in Central Park: an argument between a couple.

At the same time, a documentary crew films the crew filming the movie. Meanwhile, a third crew films the filming of the two films.

As Greaves plays the role of clueless artist, and on-set conditions deteriorate, his collaborators mutiny.

The result is a head-spinning landmark of experimental film that playfully smears the line between fiction and reality, art and artifice.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/Za9wvVjs0e8

Black History Month - The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)

February 17 - 19, 2017
Redfern Arts Center - Putnam Theater

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)

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

1 hr 40 min/ Dir. Göran Olsson /Documentary, History

Footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States is edited together by a contemporary Swedish filmmaker.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/jFWHNpfjByQ


Black History Month - Selma (2014)

February 20 - 22, 2017 · 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center - Putnam Theater

Selma

Monday through Wednesday : 7:00 p.m.

2 hr 8 min/ Dir. Ava DuVernay/ Biography, Drama, History

Selma tells the story of a movement. It chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition.

The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/x6t7vVTxaic


Black History Month - Do the Right Thing (1989)

February 23, 2017 · 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center - Putnam Theater

Do the Right Thing (1989)

7:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.

2 hr/ Dir. Spike Lee/ Comedy, Drama

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone’s hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/5Ny631yQ-DM


Black History Month - Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (2016)

February 24, 2017
Redfern Arts Center - Putnam Theater

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Friday and Saturday: 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 2:00 p.m.
Sunday through Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.

1 hr 54 min/ Dir. Rita Coburn Whack and Bob Hercules/ Documentary

Poet, storyteller, actress, dancer, and passionate activist Maya Angelou gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before.

Hers was a prolific life in which she inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries.

This unprecedented film celebrates Dr. Angelou by weaving her words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos that show her impact on the world.

From her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana to her inaugural speech for President Bill Clinton, the film takes us on an incredible journey through the life of a true American icon.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/Ihsqa4mVjEw

Muerte Es Vida (Death is Life) (2016)

March 02, 2017 · 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Redfern Arts Center - Putnam Theater

Muerte Es Vida (Death is Life)

7:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.

1 hr 7min/ Dir. Ali Alvarez/ Documentary

In this award-winning documentary about the connection between nature and grief, seven people are each given a touch of hope by a visit from a Monarch butterfly at a time of loss.

Every year, Monarchs undertake an epic journey from Canada to Mexico, where they arrive in time for Day of the Dead.

In Mexico, they’re thought to be the souls of loved ones coming home to visit. Following the film, stay if you like to share your own stories of being moved by Monarchs.

For more information, contact Brett Amy Thelen at thelen@harriscenter.org or (603) 358-2065. Co-sponsored by the Harris Center for Conservation Education, the Monadnock Conservancy, and the Keene State College Film Society

Trailer Link: https://youtu.be/Uq0JW9x9xXU


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