LCCC FILM SOCIETY
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2014 Winter Film Series Dates
Coming Next - the final film of the 2013-2014 season:
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 7:30pm
2012 (PG) 98min Saudi Arabia/subtitles
Director: Haiffa Al-Mansour
Cast: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Sultan Al Assaf
WADJDA is a 10-year old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, a neighborhood boy she shouldn’t be playing with, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately so that she can beat Abdullah in a race. But Wadjda’s mother won’t allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue. So Wadjda decides to try and raise the money herself. It won’t be easy, especially for a troublemaker like herself, but she refuses to give in and is determined to fight for her dreams. WADJDA is a movie of firsts: the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and the first feature film made by a female Saudi filmmaker.
WADJDA was #4 on the ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY Must List on February 14, 2014. The magazine said of the film "The Saudi Arabian gem (directed, notably, by a woman, Haifaa Al Mansour) about a Converse-wearing girl who desperately wants a green bicycle is as charming as it is gently revolutionary."
“A sharply observed, deceptively gentle film… The movie presents the facts of its heroine’s life with calm authority and devastating effectiveness. With impressive agility, WADJDA finds room to maneuver between harsh realism and a more hopeful kind of storytelling. There is warmth as well as austerity in Wadjda’s world, kindness as well as cruelty, and the possibility, modestly sketched and ardently desired, of change. Buoyant.” – A.O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“The film marks a huge triumph for its female director…a remarkable film twice over.” – Kenneth Turan, LOS ANGELES TIMES
“You’ll stand up and cheer. A world class piece of cinema” – Bob Strauss, L.A. DAILY NEWS
“It’s always fascinating to discover what can make us happy, both as moviegoers and citizens of the world. WAJDJA does the trick…funny and touching in equal measure.” – Joe Morgenstern, WALL STREET JOURNAL
“More than a critique of Saudi society, WADJDA offers a character with universal resonance and appeal.” – Peter Keough, BOSTON GLOBE
Film Admission (the same as the last two seasons!)
Patrons, except LCCC students/faculty/staff with valid ID, must purchase an annual membership in the LCCC Film Society for $3.00/each, which is good through April 18, 2014. The admission price for each film is $6.00/ticket with your membership card.
- Films start at 7:30pm and are shown in the Hoke Theatre of Stocker Arts Center.
- $3/each - Annual memberships, remain the same price they have been and are good for the entire season!
- AND BEST OF ALL...Any Time Tix are available for the entire year! You can purchase as many Any Time tickets as you think you'll need all at once and use them for any of the films that play during the 2013-2014 Film Series. Buy 10 and use 2 per film for 5 films, or buy 5 and use 1 per film for 5 films -- it's your choice. Any Time Tix will expire as of the last film of the 2014 Winter/Spring series, so don't buy too many. There are NO REFUNDS for Any Time Tix that you purchase but don't use...so make sure you use them all!
*You must hold a valid 2013-2014 annual membership in the LCCC Film Society (or be an LCCC student/faculty/staff member with a current validated ID) in order to purchase Film or Any Time Tix.
*Any Time Tix are good for the FILM SERIES ONLY and cannot be transferred or used for any live events occurring at Stocker Arts Center.
All films begin at 7:30 pm and are shown in the Hoke Theatre of Stocker Arts Center.
The Stocker Box Office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 6 pm and 90 minutes prior to ticketed events, including films. You can reach the Box Office at (440) 366-4040. (closed December 23, 2013 through January 3, 2014).
Sorry you missed these great Fall films:
Friday, August 30, 2013 – AMOUR
Friday, September 6, 2013 – 11 FLOWERS
Friday, September 20, 2013 – PROMISED LAND
Friday, October 4, 2013 – STARBUCK
Friday, October 11, 2013 – QUARTET
Friday, October 18, 2013 – RUST AND BONE
Friday, October 25, 2013 – LINCOLN - Special FREE Film Event
Friday, November 1, 2013 – YOU WILL BE MY SON
Friday, November 8, 2013 – RENOIR
Friday, November 15, 2013 – WHAT MAISIE KNEW
Friday, November 22, 2013 – UNFINISHED SONG
Sorry you missed this great Winter/Spring film:
Friday, January 31, 2014 – LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER
Friday, February 14, 2014 – LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED
Friday, February 21, 2014 – THE OTHER SON
Friday, February 28, 2014 – THE INTOUCHABLES
Friday, March 7, 2014 – THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
Friday, March 21, 2014 – THE PATIENCE STONE
Friday, April 11, 2014 - THE GREAT BEAUTY
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE STOCKER ARTS CENTER FILM SOCIETY
The Stocker Arts Center Film Society is truly an alternative cinema, as most of these films have not played in Lorain County and are not always readily available on video. Audiences have the opportunity to sample the gourmet flavor of prize-winning foreign films as well as the exciting energy and originality of contemporary independent American and international cinema.
The LCCC Film Society's series focuses on human relationships, moral and social issues, cultural and religious diversity and universal human emotions and aspirations, including humor, disappointment and tragedy.
The first Film Series film was premiered on campus more than 40 years ago by Professor Emeritus Robert Dudash (who is still the LCCC Film Society Director!), making it the longest running non-academic activity at LCCC.