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Current Film Schedule

Dracula / Frankenstein Double Feature

October 26 - 29, 2014

Dracula / Frankenstein Double Feature

USA, Directed by Todd Browning and James Whale (respectively), Not Rated, Dracula: 75 min. Frankenstein: 70 min.

This year’s horror fest goes way back to the films that made Universal Studios what it is today! The success of these two films propelled Universal from a “B” studio (low budget films) to an “A” studio capable of producing high budget films of quality.

These two films also helped to create some of the most iconic Halloween characters of the 20th Century.

October 24 - 29
Friday and Saturday at 7:00 & 9:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday - Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. only

An Evening with Visiting Filmmaker Richard Tuohy: Hand-Crafted Cinema

October 30, 2014 · 7:00 p.m.

Richard Tuohy

As commercial production of Super 8mm and 16mm film marches inexorably towards extinction, and small-scale, independent labs proliferate to fill the vacuum, Richard Tuohy has emerged as one of the prime standard-bearers of small-gauge filmmaking.

The founder of nanolab, the only artist-run, small-gauge lab in Australia; the Artist Film Workshop, which hosts open screenings and workshops; and the Australian International Experimental Film Festival, all in Melbourne, Tuohy has worked tirelessly to keep the medium and its traditions alive.

He will be in person to screen a selection of his films made over the past 30 years and speak on DIY sensibilities and actions.

Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. only

Free & Open to the Public

Halloween Horror Fest 2014 Double Feature - the Original Michael Meyers!

October 30, 2014 · 9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

John Carpenter’s Halloween & Halloween II

John Carpenter’s Halloween & Halloween II

In Halloween, a psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish adolescent girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets. © IMDB

In Halloween II, Laurie Strode is rushed to the hospital, while Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt the streets for Michael Myers, who has found Laurie at the Haddonfield Hospital. © IMDB

Thursday, October 30 at 9:30 p.m. only

Admission will be charged.

Don't Look Back

November 01 - 04, 2014

Don't Look Back

Please Note: No showing on Wednesday, November 5, but there will be a showing at 7:00 pm. on Thursday, November 6.

1967, USA, Directed by D.A. Pennebaker, Not Rated, 96 minutes, DVD.

“Dont Look Back” is about the Sixties and the man who got a lot of us through them.

Bob Dylan is more than the folk singer touted by the record industry, more than the songwriter whose poetry is the only kind many of us remember, more than the Kerouac-kid who haunts our best writing. He is the force that blew us out of one era and into another. His words are ambiguous, his style constantly changing and his avoidance of publicity obsessive, yet he remains the influential voice of our times.

“Dont Look Back” was filmed during a three week concert tour of England in the spring of 1965. More than a view of an extraordinary concert tour, “Dont Look Back” is an intimate portrait of one of the most influential songwriters of our times. © Pennebaker Hegedus Films

Saturday at 7:00 & 9:00 pm;
Saturday & Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm;
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 pm.

The Basement Tapes Project: Bob Dylan and the American Songbook

November 05, 2014 · 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

The Basement Tapes Project

The KSC Film Society will not screen a film on this night so that patrons can have the opportunity to attend this live performance at the Redfern Arts Center.

Conceived by critically-acclaimed musician Howard Fishman, "The Basement Tapes Project" explores the mysterious underground recordings made by Bob Dylan and The Band in 1967.

Performing songs that have never been officially made public, "The Basement Tapes Project" presents a special insight into the life of one of America’s most influential artists.

7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Recital Hall.

Tickets are on sale at the Redfern Box Office, the KSC Film Society Box Office and online.

I'm Not There

November 07 - 12, 2014

I'm Not There

2007, USA, Directed by Todd Haynes, Rated R, 135 minutes, B&W/Color, Blu-Ray.

This re-enactment of the life of musician Bob Dylan features multiple actors embodying different stages in the singer's life.

Stars include Cate Blanchette, Kris Kristopherson, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, and Christian Bale.

Friday & Saturday at 7:00 & 9:30 p.m.;
Saturday & Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m.;
Sunday-Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

Stray Dogs

November 14 - 19, 2014

Stray Dogs

2014, South Korea, Directed by Tsai Ming Liang, Not Rated, 138 minutes, Blu-Ray, in Korean with English subtitles.

A father and his two children wander the margins of modern day Taipei, from the woods and rivers of the outskirts to the rain streaked streets of the city.

By day the father scrapes out a meager income as a human billboard for luxury apartments, while his young son and daughter roam the supermarkets and malls surviving off free food samples. Each night the family takes shelter in an abandoned building.

The father is strangely affected by a hypnotic mural adorning the wall of this makeshift home.

On the day of the father's birthday the family is joined by a woman-might she be the key to unlocking the buried emotions that linger from the past? © Cinema Guild

Friday & Saturday at 7:00 & 9:30 p.m.;
Saturday & Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m.;
Sunday-Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

My Life as a Turkey

November 20, 2014 · 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

My Life as a Turkey

Based on a true story, "My Life as a Turkey" chronicles naturalist Joe Hutto’s remarkable experience of raising a group of sixteen Wild Turkey hatchlings to adulthood.

This charming film – which won an Emmy for Outstanding Nature Programming – explores the unique connection between Hutto and his brood with humor and thoughtfulness, providing a rare glimpse into how these curious, intelligent birds see the world.

Following the film, Eric Masterson – one of the Harris Center’s resident bird experts and author of Birdwatching in New Hampshire – will be on hand to “talk turkey” in an informal Q&A session.

For more information, contact Brett Amy Thelen at or 358-2065.

Co-sponsored by the Harris Center for Conservation Education, the Monadnock Conservancy, and the Keene State College Film Society.

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

Thanksgiving Break - College Closed

November 26 - 29, 2014

Thanksgiving Break

Happy Thanksgiving!

The College is closed for Thanksgiving weekend (Wednesday through Saturday). We re-open on Sunday.

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