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The Duke of Burgundy

April 01, 2015

The Duke of Burgundy

There will be no Saturday night or Sunday matinee screenings due to the NH?Jewish Film Festival!

2015, UK, Directed by Peter Strickland, Not Rated, 104 minutes, Blu-Ray.

Sex, bondage, and butterflies: two women explore the extremes of carnal desire in this kinky, deliciously twisted tale of erotic obsession.

In a crumbling European estate, butterfly researcher Cynthia (Sidse Babett Knudsen) and her lover Evelyn (Chiara D'Anna) repeatedly enact a sadomasochistic role-playing game, with Cynthia as the stern mistress and Evelyn her subservient sex slave.

But as the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur, and Cynthia grows increasingly uneasy with Evelyn’s insatiable appetite for punishment, their relationship is pushed to the limit.

Dripping with dreamlike imagery, Gothic atmosphere, and a lush chamber pop score by Cat’s Eyes, this critically-acclaimed, darkly comic erotic fantasia is a seductive feast for the senses. © IFC Films

Friday at 7:00 & 9:00 p.m.,
Saturday ONLY?matinee at 2:00 p.m.,
Sunday through Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. only.

Film Archive Night

April 02, 2015 · 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Film Archive Night

Come see what the KSC Film Society pulls out of the College’s Film Archive to put on the big screen. Could it be 35mm? 16mm? Maybe even 70mm? Who can say? It could be a huge surprise! Don't miss it!

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

20,000 Days on Earth

April 03 - 08, 2015

20,000 Days on Earth

2014, UK, Directed by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Not Rated, 97 minutes, Blu-Ray.

20,000 Days On Earth is an inventive, lyrical ode to creativity and an intimate examination of the artistic process of musician and cultural icon Nick Cave.

In their debut feature directors Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard fuse drama and documentary, weaving a staged day in Cave’s life with never-before-seen verité observation of his creative cycle. It features those who have affected his life, including wry tales from the road shared with his regular collaborator, the multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis; actor and friend Ray Winstone; and Kylie Minogue, who shared a duet with Cave in the breakout hit "Where the Wild Roses Grow."

These voices from the past revisit Cave in daydream-like scenes as he sits behind the wheel driving through his adopted hometown of Brighton, England. Neither a music documentary nor a concert film, 20,000 Days On Earth still contains electrifying performances.

Audiences see a song grow from the tiniest of ideas to an epic performance at Sydney Opera House. © Drafthouse Films

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

An Evening with Animator/Experimental Filmmaker Devon Damonte

April 09, 2015

An Evening with Animator/Experimental Filmmaker Devon Damonte

Devon Damonte is a filmmaker and educator based in Olympia, Washington. He has been creating unique short films utilizing direct animation techniques since 1987. He is a faculty member at Evergreen State College and has also been teaching community workshops for over a decade. Mr. Damante will be present for a Q &A following the screening of his fims on 16mm.

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

Free the Nipple

April 10 - 15, 2015

Free the Nipple

2014, USA, Directed by Lina Esco, Not Rated, 84 minutes, Blu-Ray.

A group of fearless women fight for their right to go topless in public, as they smash societal taboos one bare breast at a time.

Based on a true story, this spirited satire follows New York City activists Liv and With, who take their crusade for gender equality from the streets of the urban jungle to the courts.

More than just a movie, Free the Nipple has launched an empowering real-life movement, inspiring women across the globe to take back their bodies. © IFC Films

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

Monadnock International Film Festival

April 16 - 18, 2015

Monadnock International Film Festival

For more information, please visit www.moniff.org.

Dear White People

April 19 - 22, 2015

Dear White People

2014, USA, Directed by Justin Simien, Rated R, 108 minutes, Blu-Ray.

The unexpected election of activist Samantha White (Tessa Thompson) as head of a traditionally black residence hall sets up a college campus culture war that challenges conventional notion of what it means to be black.

While Sam leverages her notoriety as host of the provocative and polarizing radio show Dear White People to try to prevent the college from diversifying Armstrong Parker House, outgoing head-of-house Troy Fairbanks (Brandon P. Bell), son of the university's dean (Dennis Haysbert), defies his father's lofty expectations by applying to join the staff of Pastiche, the college's influential humor magazine.

Lionel Higgins (Tyler James Williams), an Afro-sporting sci-fi geek, is recruited by the otherwise all-white student newspaper to go undercover and write about black culture—a subject he knows little about. But no one at Winchester University is prepared for Pastiche's outrageous, ill-conceived annual Halloween party, with its "unleash your inner Negro" theme throwing oil on an already smoldering fire of resentment and misunderstanding.

When the party descends into riotous mayhem, everyone must choose a side. © Roadside Attractions

Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m.;
Sunday through Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. only.

Panel discussion after the Wednesday night screening.

Symphony of the Soil

April 23, 2015 · 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Symphony of the Soil

2012, USA, Directed by Deborah Koons, Not Rated, 104 minutes, DVD.

Filmed on four continents and featuring impassioned scientists, farmers, and foodies, this award-winning film artfully examines the complex, dynamic nature of soil. Join us for this Earth Week presentation!

Following the film, Dr. Rachel Thiet – soil ecologist and professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England – will be on hand for an informal Q&A session.

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.

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

Girlhood

April 24 - 29, 2015

Girlhood

2015, France, Directed by Céline Sciamma, Rated R, 113 minutes, Blu-Ray.

Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection.

Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands. © Strand Releasing

Friday and Saturday at 7:00 & 9:15 p.m.,
Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m.,
Sunday through Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. only.

The KSC Student Film Festival, Part I

April 30, 2015 · 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

The KSC Student Film Festival, Part I

Please join us as we present the first night of our Student Film Festival. All films are created by KSC Film Studies students in Film Production I & II classes.

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

The ABCs of Death 2

May 01 - 07, 2015

The ABCs of Death 2

2015, From several different countries, Directed by 28 different directors, Rated R, 125 minutes, Blu-Ray, in many different languages, including English, and subtitled in English.

The ABC’s of Death 2 is the follow-up to the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning from Nigeria to UK to Brazil and everywhere in between. It features segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film.

The film is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death.

Provocative, shocking, funny and at times confrontational, The ABCs of Death 2 is another global celebration of next generation genre filmmaking.

Friday and Saturday at 7:00 & 9:15 p.m.,
Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m.,
Sunday through Thursday at 7:00 p.m. only.


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