2012 Fall Film Series
The Monday night film series is free to students, staff and faculty at ASU and GHSU.
General admission is $3
Join us at 7pm in University Hall 170 for films you can't see anywhere else in town.
The ASU Film Series Committee is pleased to offer this film as the first in its Fall series. Winner of five Academy Awards, The Artist is set in the twilight years of the silent film industry. It is a black and white film that combines romance, melodrama, and comedy about a successful actor who, upon the arrival of sound, has to make a choice that could save or end his career.
Rated PG-13; 100 minutes, France/Belgium, 2011.
Linotype: The Film
Screened in the JSAC Ballroom
Screened in the JSAC Ballroom. Reception at 7pm hosted by Communications and Professional Writing students, including the Bellringer staff, film at 7:30 pm.
A free screening as part of the ASU Lyceum series, this documentary by Douglas Wilson traces the history of the Linotype type casting machine. Called the "Eighth Wonder of the World" by Thomas Edison, it revolutionized printing and society. The film tells the charming and emotional story of the people connected to the Linotype and how it impacted the world (from the official Linotype: The Film website.) Its place in the age of new technology is the focus of the film. The director will be present to discuss the film during a post-screening question and answer session.
Unclassified 15+; 76 mins, USA, 2012
Manhattan Short Film Festival
Always a favorite event of the Fall Film Series! The short films seen here are being screened in the same week in over 250 cities across six continents. The audience views and votes for its favorite short film, and the winner is announced on Sunday October 2nd in New York City. This year’s finalists include films from Spain, the USA, Ireland, Peru, the Netherlands, and Romania.
Louder Than a Bomb
An award-winning documentary about the world’s largest poetry slam involving Chicago-area high school teams. Meet poets like Nova, Nate and Adam, who express their passion for rhymes with raw emotion and amazing talent. And get ready for the ASU Speech Contest on November 8th, which will for the first time feature a student poetry slam competition.
Unrated, 1 hr 40 minutes, USA, 2010.
The true story of Aun San Suu Kyi starring Michelle Yeoh. This drama and love story is centered around a remarkable woman who becomes the focus for democracy in Burma and who sacrifices her roles as wife and mother for the cause. Introduced by Dr Sudha Ratan, Chair of Political Science.
Rated R; 132 minutes, France/UK, 2011.
The Skin I Live In
For Halloween week, a thriller that stars Antonio Banderas as a scientist who attempts to create the perfect skin, in honor of his late wife who died in a car crash. Modelled on Georges Franju’s classic 1960 horror film Eyes without a Face, the film is retold in typical Alomodóvar fashion.
Rated R; 117 minutes, Spain, 2011.
This independent film had its world premiere at the Sundance film festival 2011. It’s a coming-of-age story about a Brooklyn teen’s search for her own identity. Rees wrote the screenplay as she was in the process of coming out as a lesbian; she says that each of the main characters is a pariah, but each is struggling to connect with their own identities as well as with their loved ones. Spike Lee is the film’s executive producer.
Rated R; 86 minutes, USA, 2011.
We Have a Pope
One of Italy’s most revered filmmakers provides a comedic and moving look at the Roman Catholic Church’s process of electing a Pope. Filmmaker magazine says that “Moretti has steadily built his reputation as Italy’s answer to Woody Allen, a dialogue-driven comedic filmmaker who tells accessible tales of urbane neurotics and oddballs in a straightforward way.” (http://www.filmmakermagazine.com/news/2012/04/nanni-moretti-we-have-a-pope/)
Not rated; 102 minutes, Italy, 2011.
The planet Melancholia is hurtling toward Earth on the day of Justine’s wedding. Kirsten Dunst plays the lead character in this solidly acted science-fiction drama. Variety magazine says that the provocative director blends “grand-scale Hollywood effects with intimate, femme-focused melodrama” (http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117945258/).
Rated R; Denmark, 130 minutes, 2011.