Things have been busy at BMFI! Check out the schedule for the coming week:
Opening this week for limited screenings is Winter's Bone, the heart-wrenching drama about modern life in the Ozark Mountains based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell and directed by emerging talent Debra Granik. Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky and Mao's Last Dancer will continue at BMFI another week.
Experience Gotterdammerung, the final opera in Wagner's epic Ring cycle, on the big screen on Wednesday, September 15 at 7:00 pm or Sunday, September 19 at 1:00 pm. These HD presentations kick off BMFI's Fall Opera Series and conclude the Ring cycle as performed by the Catalan performance troupe La Fura dels Baus in Valencia, Spain.
See The Day After Peace on Tuesday, September 21 at 5:00 pm. Jeremy Gilley's documentary about his struggle to effect world peace for just one day a year will be shown in honor of the International Day of Peace. Admission to this inspirational film is FREE for BMFI members.
Get some industry insight from local producer and Bryn Mawr College alum Sheena Joyce at a screening of her charming 2005 documentary Rock School on Wednesday, September 22 at 7:30 pm. This screening is the first in a four-film series celebrating Bryn Mawr College's 125th Anniversary.
Attend a fascinating conversation, moderated by WHYY's Elisabeth Perez-Luna, with former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt as she recounts her shocking true story about being kidnapped and held hostage for six-and-a-half years. Celebrating the release of Betancourt's new memoir, this event on Thursday, September 23 at 7:30 pm will also feature a screening of the award-winning 2003 documentary The Kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt.
To get more out of our programming and your favorite movies, sign up for our exciting new Film Courses and our fall season of Talk Cinema! Hurry--our Film History Discussion Group: 1945-Present begins Monday, September 20, and the One Day Seminar: Cinema of the 1960s takes place on Saturday, September 25.
Lebanon, an unflinching look at the 1982 invasion of Lebanon by Israeli forces culled from director Samuel Moaz's firsthand experiences as an Israeli solider in the conflict, will start a run at BMFI in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more information about daily moderated discussions that will accompany selected screenings of this gripping film.
We'll see you at the movies!