JCC Film Festival
The Jackson County Center will host a film festival on April 26th beginning at 1p.m. Admission is free. Refreshments will be sold to benefit the JCC Campus Activities Board. There will be a chance to win four $25 gas cards. All of the movies being shown are intended for a college-level audience.
Showing at: 1:15 p.m.
Amelie 2001 France - 2 hours 1 minute The title character is a single waitress who decides to help other lonely people fix their lives. Her widowed father yearns to travel but won't, so to inspire the old man she sends his garden gnome on a tour of the world; with whispered gossip, she brings together two cranky regulars at her café; she reverses the doorknobs and reprograms the speed dial of a grocer who's mean to his assistant. Gradually she realizes her own life needs fixing, and a chance meeting leads to her most elaborate stratagem of all.
Showing at 1:15 and 8:00 p.m.
2 Selections of Short Films approximately 1hour 30 minutes each A mixture of genres thrown in together to give the viewer a taste of foreign and independent films.
Showing at: 3:30 p.m.
Taxi to the Dark Side 2007- US - Runtime: 1 hour 46 minutes. An in-depth look at the torture practices of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, focusing on an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed in 2002 (Documentary)
Showing at 3:30 p.m.
4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 days Romania 1 hour 53 minutes During the final days of communism in Romania, two college roommates Otilia and Gabita are busy preparing for a night away. But rather than planning for a holiday, they are making arrangements for Gabita's illegal abortion and unwittingly, both find themselves burrowing deep down a rabbit hole of unexpected revelations.
Showing at 5:45 p.m.
The Kite Runner 2007 US 2 hours Based on one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, "The Kite Runner" is a profoundly emotional tale of friendship, family, devastating mistakes, and redeeming love. In a divided country on the verge of war, two childhood friends, Amir and Hassan, are torn apart forever.. Now, after 20 years of living in America, Amir returns to a perilous Afghanistan under the Taliban's iron-fisted rule to face the secrets that still haunt him and take one last daring chance to set things right.
Showing at: 5:45 p.m.
Survive Style 5 Japan - 2004 2 hours - "Survive Style 5" is a wonderfully bizarre movie.. It's difficult, in fact, to even categorize this film into a genre. It contains dark comedy, but also elements found in action, horror, science fiction, and drama. In this bizarre film, five seemingly independent stories somehow come together: A man kills and buries his wife only to find her quite alive when he arrives home--over and over again; A salary man, with a wife and two kids, sees a famous hypnotist only to be permanently turned into a man who thinks he's a chicken; An advertising executive loses it and comes up with some of the most absurd commercials ever seen; A gang of young criminals find out they have homosexual tendencies; An English assassin (played by British soccer player Vinnie Jones) looks for new clients.
Showing at 8:00 p.m.
Persepolis 2007 France 1 hour 35 minutes Based on the graphic novel of the same name, "Persepolis" is the poignant story of a young girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. It is through the eyes of the precocious and outspoken 9-year-old Marjane that we see a people's hopes dashed as fundamentalists take power--forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. Clever and fearless, Marjane outsmarts the "social guardians" and discovers punk, ABBA, and Iron Maiden. (Animated)
For additional information, contact Marilyn Love at JCC (ext. 269; 372-6992).