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Current Film Schedule

We Are the Best!

September 23 - 24, 2014

We Are the Best!

2014, Sweden/Denmark, Directed by Lukas Moodysson, Not Rated, 102 Minutes, in Swedish with English subtitles.

From Swedish auteur Lukas Moodysson, We Are the Best! revolves around three girls in 1980’s Stockholm who decide to form a punk band -- despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead. Based on a graphic novel, We Are the Best! is a paean to DIY culture and the power of rebellion. © Magnolia Pictures

September 19 - 24
Friday and Saturday at 7:00 & 9:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday - Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. only

"College" with Buster Keaton, live Music by Jeff Rapsis

September 25, 2014 · 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


The silent comedy feature College stars Buster Keaton as a scholarly young man who doesn't know beans about sports. When he arrives in college, Buster finds that all the Big Men on Campus are jocks. To impress pretty coed Anne Cornwall, Buster tries and fails to join all the school teams. ©

Thursday, September 25
7:00 p.m. only

Free & Open to the Public

Life After Beth

September 26 - October 01, 2014

Life After Beth

2014, USA, Directed by Jeff Baena, Not Rated, 91 min.

A young man's recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her.

This zombie flick kicks off our month-long series of horror films for Halloween ©

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

KSC Alumni Film Screening

October 02, 2014

KSC Alumni Film Screening

This evening of films offers the opportunity to see films by graduates of the KSC Film Studies program.

Thursday, October 2
7:00 p.m. only

Free & Open to the Public


October 03 - 08, 2014


2014, Netherlands, Directed by Alex van Warmerdam, Not Rated, 113 minutes, in Dutch and English with English subtitles.

A dark suburban fable exploring the nature of evil in unexpected places, Borgman follows an enigmatic vagrant who enters the lives of an upper-class family and quickly unravels their carefully curated lifestyle.

Charming and mysterious, Camiel Borgman seems almost otherworldly, and it isn't long before he has the wife, children and nanny under his spell in a calculated bid to take over their home life. However, his domestic assimilation takes a malevolent turn as his ultimate plan comes to bear, igniting a series of increasingly maddening and menacing events. © Drafthouse Films

October 3 - 8
Friday and Saturday at 7:00 & 9:15 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday - Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. only

An Evening with Visiting Filmmaker Mary Helena Clark

October 09, 2014

Mary Helena Clark

Mary Helena Clark is a filmmaker based in Berkeley, California. Her films explore genre tropes, the materiality of film, and the pleasure of tromp l’oeil.

Bringing together observational, appropriated, staged and abstract footage, they operate on dream logic until disrupted by moments of self-reflexivity.

She has exhibited at the Wexner Center for the Arts, the National Gallery of Art (DC), Anthology Film Archives (NYC), Cleopatra’s (Brooklyn), Vox Populi (Philidelphia), Brooklyn Museum of Art, and at the New York, San Francisco International, Ann Arbor, BFI London, Toronto International, and Hong Kong International Film Festivals.

Mary Helena Clark will be here to screen her films and discuss her practice.

Thursday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m. only

Stage Fright

October 10 - 15, 2014

Stage Fright

2014, Canada, Directed by Jerome Sable, Rated R, 89 minutes.

Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson (Allie MacDonald) wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but she’s stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp.

Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theater.

Starring musical theater veterans Meat Loaf (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) and Minnie Driver (The Phantom of the Opera) Stage Fright mixes Scream with “Glee” in this genre-bending R-rated horror-musical from Jerome Sable, award-winning director of the celebrated short film “The Legend of Beaver Dam.” © Magnet Releasing

October 10 - 15 Friday and Saturday at 7:00 & 9:00 pm Saturday & Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm Sunday - Wednesday at 7:00 pm only

American Bear - An Adventure in the Kindness of Strangers

October 16, 2014 · 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

American Bear - An Adventure in the Kindness of Strangers

Sarah and Greg set out to critically explore American culture, compassion, and fear by relying on the kindness of strangers for a home each night.

Traveling through 30 states in 60 days, they spend every day in a new town, learning why people may or may not be willing to open their homes.

Thursday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. only

The Sacrament

October 17 - 22, 2014

The Sacrament

2014, USA, Directed by Ti West , Rated R, 95 minutes.

From acclaimed writer/director Ti West (The Innkeepers, The House of the Devil) and master of horror Eli Roth (The Last Exorcist, Hostel, and Cabin Fever), The Sacrament follows two Vice Media correspondents as they set out to document their friend’s journey to find his missing sister.

They travel outside of the United States to an undisclosed location where they are welcomed into the world of “Eden Parish,” a self-sustained rural utopia, comprised of nearly two hundred members.

At the center of this small, religious, socialist community is a mysterious leader known only as “Father.” As their friend reunites with his sister, it becomes apparent to the newcomers that this paradise may not be as it seems.

What started as just another documentary shoot soon becomes a race to escape with their lives. © Magnolia Pictures

October 17 - 22
Friday and Saturday at 7:00 & 9:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday - Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. only

The KSC Film Society Archive Night

October 23, 2014 · 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The KSC Film Society Archive Night

Come see what our members pull out of the College’s film archive and put on the big screen. It could be on 35mm, or on 16mm. Maybe even 70mm! Who can say? It could be a huge surprise! Most likely, it will be in the horror genre to keep with our Halloween theme.

Thursday, Octoberr 23 at 7:00 p.m. only

Free & Open to the Public

Dracula / Frankenstein Double Feature

October 24 - 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

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.

The Phantom of the Opera with Live Musical Accompaniment by The Alloy Orchestra

October 31, 2014

The Phantom of the Opera

In this silent horror classic, aspiring young opera singer Christine Daaé (Mary Philbin) discovers that she has a mysterious admirer intent on helping her become a lead performer.

This enigmatic masked presence is Erik, also known as the Phantom (Lon Chaney), a horribly disfigured recluse who lives underneath the Paris Opera House.

When the Phantom takes Christine prisoner and demands her devotion and affection, her suitor, Vicomte Raoul de Chagny (Norman Kerry), sets out to rescue her. © movie|fone

Friday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. only

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