Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Spring 2016 Schedule

All eight films will be screened in the Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center located inside the Bill S. Cole University Center (near the corner of E. 13th Street and South Francis) on the campus of East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma.

Tickets are available at the door for $10 per person or $5 for students (with ID) unless otherwise noted.

Friday, January 8th at 7 pm
"CORIOLANUS." Donmar Warehouse’s production of Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, Coriolanus features an Evening Standard Award-winning performance from Tom Hiddleston (The AvengersWar Horse (film), BBC's The Hollow Crown) in the title role.

When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.

ECU's Foreign Film Festival (Free Foreign Films on Fridays in February at Four)
Friday, February 5th at 4 pm
"MY PERESTROIKA" (Russia). This documentary follows five ordinary Russians living in extraordinary times – from their sheltered Soviet childhood, to the collapse of the Soviet Union during their teenage years, to the constantly shifting political landscape of post-Soviet Russia.

Friday, February 12th at 4 pm
"PHOENIX" (Germany).  After undergoing reconstructive surgery, a concentration camp survivor (Nina Hoss) tries to find out if her husband (Ronald Zehrfeld) betrayed her to the Nazis. Directed by Christian Petzold.

Before the screening, come the University Center at 3 p.m. for a German cabaret experience featuring German sweets and song provided by faculty and students from ECU's Music department.

Friday, February 19th at 4 pm
"PK." (India). 
An alien from another planet who lands in India in begins asking questions no one has asked before. Challenging religious prejudices of all kinds, the controversial new comedy is now highest-grossing film in Indian film history. From the makers of the sensation of ECU's 2015 Foreign Film Festival: "The Three Idiots." Directed by Rajkumar Hirani.

Friday, February 26th at 4 pm
"WILD TALES." (Argentina).
 This Academy-Award nominated black comedy features six hard-hitting shorts exploring themes of revenge. 
Directed by Damian Szifron.

Sunday, February 14th at 2 pm

"THE BEAUX STRATAGEM."Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash.

The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money.

Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and servant, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a maid on the make, a drunken husband, a furious butler, a natural healer and a strange, turbulent priest.

But their greatest obstacle is love. When the Beaux meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs Sullen they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered.

Saturday, March 26 at 2 pm
"JANE EYRE." Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.

From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart.

This acclaimed re-imagining of Brontë's masterpiece was first staged by Bristol Old Vic last year, when the story was performed over two evenings. Director Sally Cookson now brings her celebrated production to the National, presented as a single, exhilarating performance.

Saturday, April 23 at 2 pm
"AS YOU LIKE IT." Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road) as Rosalind.

With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden.

There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.

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