LCCC Film Series


LCCC's Film Series screens the world's finest art, independent, classic and foreign films to educate and enrich the greater Lorain County community and beyond. For more information on the Film Series or to be added to the mailing list, please call the Box Office at (440) 366-4040. All films are screened in Stocker Arts Center's Hoke Theatre.

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Film Admission: Exciting News: No annual membership required during our Stocker 35th anniversary season. The cost of admission is just $7 per person per film.

2016 Spring Film Series 

Coming Next: 

Friday, April 29 at 7:30pm - Hoke Theatre

2015 (PG-13) 111 min. Ireland
Director: John Crowley
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Jim Broadbent, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Julie Walters 
BROOKLYN tells the profoundly moving story of Ellis Lacey, a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Ellis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Ellis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Ellis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. The film buttresses outstanding performances from Saoirse Ronan and Emory Cohen with a rich period drama that tugs at the heartstrings as deftly as it satisfies the mind. Oscar nominated for Best Feature Film, 2015.

“It’s possible to be heartwarming and tough-minded, as this wonderful film demonstrates. And it’s possible to be both “old-fashioned” and vibrant too. It’s the best new/old film in town.” – Peter Rainer, CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

“With compassion, a touch of melancholy and a sense of wonder, BROOKLYN reveals the profound truths in a simple, familiar story, ending on a note that’s achingly bittersweet, no matter where you’re from.” – Connie Ogle, MIAMI HERALD

“The film is a portrait of two worlds that ache with family lost and freedoms found. It is a beautiful film to experience.” – Ty Burr, BOSTON GLOBE

“I could have hung out with everyone in BROOKLYN for hours: It’s a world you won’t want to leave.” – Will Leitch, THE NEW REPUBLIC


Friday, May 13 at 7:30pm - Hoke Theatre


2014 Unrated 100 min. France/China/subtitles
Director: Philippe Muyl
Cast: Baotian Li, Xin Yi Yang

The NightingaleZhigen, an old Chinese farmer, has lived alone in Beijing for over 20 years after moving to the city to allow his son Chongyi to attend university. He decides to make the long journey from Beijing to Yangshuo to honour the promise he made to his wife to bring back the bird that has been his only companion in the city. His daughter-in-law Qianying, a beautiful rich career woman, asks him to take along his granddaughter Renxing, an only child brought up in the lap of luxury. While grandfather and granddaughter set out on their journey – one travelling back in time, the other discovering her roots – Chongyi and Qianying ponder the meaning of the life they have led in the sole pursuit of success and money. The contrast between the natural world and soulless modernity is movingly presented in this beautifully photographed film. Official submission of China to the Best Foreign Language film category at the 2015 Academy Awards.

“THE NIGHTINGALE demonstrates the ways urbanization has sapped our appreciation of country values and landscape. Mr. Muyl’s unforced direction, coupled with the cinematographer Sun Ming’s lovely images and Armand Amar’s unintrusive musical score, reminds us of what we are missing.” – Andy Webster, NEW YORK TIMES

“Well acted and beautifully photographed, the movie offers a window into both modern urban and traditional Chinese life.” – Nick Dent, DAILY TELEGRAPH (Australia)

“Vibrant, uplifting and authentic.” – Cameron Williams, FILMINK (Australia)



Film Admission

There will be no annual membership required during our Stocker 35th anniversary season! The cost of admission is just $7 per person per film!

  • Films start at 7:30pm and are shown in the Hoke Theatre of Stocker Arts Center.
  • $7/ticket. 
  • 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 2015-2016 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 2016 Winter/Spring series, so don't buy too many. There are NO REFUNDS for Any Time Tix that you purchase but don't make sure you use them all!*

    *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.

Sorry you missed these great Fall films:

Friday, September 11, 2015 - BOYHOOD
Friday, September 18, 2015 - STILL MINE
Friday, September 25, 2015 - THE HUNT
Friday, October 2, 2015 - I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS
Friday, October 9, 2015 - GLORIA
Saturday, October 24, 2015 - LIFE ITSELF
Friday, October 30, 2015 - RUN BOY RUN
Friday, November 6, 2015 - CINEMA PARADISO
Friday, November 13, 2015 - AS IT IS IN HEAVEN
Friday, November 20, 2015 - FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD
Friday, December 11, 2015 - THE IMITATION GAME

Sorry you missed this great Spring series film:

Friday, April 1, 2016 - MUSTANG
Friday, April 8, 2016 - COMING HOME
Friday, April 22, 2016 - JIMMY'S HALL 


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 48 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.