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Film Program 2014 / 2015

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Film Title: Kill Your Darlings
Director(s): John Krokidas
Film Origin: USA
Film Release Year: 2014
Synopsis:
This biographical drama explores the early years of Allen Ginsberg and his relationship with Lucien Carr, William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. The creativity of this group would found the Beat Generation, forged in madness, including the murder of David Kammerer.
Screening Time: Fri, 2014-11-07 19:00
Discussant: Dr. Robert Northey

Film Title: Rang De Basanti (Color It Yellow)
Director(s): R.O. Mehra
Film Origin: India
Film Release Year: 2006
Synopsis:
An English girl comes to India to make a film about her grandfather in the British Police Force who fought against the Indians struggling for independence. She recruits university students to play the former revolutionaries with dire consequences.
Screening Time: Fri, 2014-12-05 19:00
Discussant: Dr. Diamond Allidina

Film Title: Finding Vivian Maier
Director(s): John Maloof and Charlie Siskel
Film Origin: USA
Film Release Year: 2013
Synopsis:
This intriguing documentary traces the life story of the late Vivian Maier, a career nanny whose previous unknown caches of photographs earned her the reputation as one of America’s most accomplished street photographers. As the director uncovers the mystery of her life, deep questions
arise about her life and work.
Screening Time: Fri, 2015-01-09 19:00
Discussant: Dr. Mary Eleanor Yack

Film Title: Shine
Director(s): Scott Hicks
Film Origin: Australia
Film Release Year: 1996
Synopsis:
A classical musician’s lifelong affective psychosis determines, for better and worse, his musical creativity. His narcissism is fuelled by the projection from his bitter father onto him as both the family saviour and failure; this impels him to adapt to his psychological vulnerability by experiencing a soaring creativity supported by a new loving object.
Screening Time: Fri, 2015-02-06 19:00
Discussant: Dr. Philip Cheifetz

Film Title: Saving Mr. Banks
Director(s): John Lee Hancock
Film Origin: USA/Australia/Britian
Film Release Year: 2013
Synopsis:
Focused on the development of the 1964 Walt Disney Studios film Mary Poppins, the film explores the relationship between the author P.J. Travers’ early life trauma and how it grew into her famous female creation.
Screening Time: Fri, 2015-03-06 (All day)
Discussant: Dr. Rosemarie Krausz

Film Title: Her
Director(s): Spike Jonze
Film Origin: USA
Film Release Year: 2013
Synopsis:
A lonely writer develops a relationship with his newly purchased operating system that is designed to meet his every need.
Screening Time: Fri, 2015-04-10 (All day)
Discussant: Dr. Sue Baxt

Film Title: Beasts of the Southern Wild
Director(s): Benh Zeitlin
Film Origin: USA
Film Release Year: 2012
Synopsis:
A young girl, with an eccentric and sickly father, and an absent mother, grows up almost alone in the Louisiana Bayous. Does her ability to play, have a fantasy life and “tell her story” contribute to her resilience?
Screening Time: Fri, 2015-05-01 (All day)
Discussant: Dr. Yainik Dushvant

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