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.  

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Stocker Arts Center is Partnering with the Cleveland International Film Festival and we have a couple of amazing opportunities for you because of it! BRYN EVANS, the Writer/Director of "Hip-Hop-eration" will be here from New Zealand. He is coming to Stocker on Wednesday, March 25th in the Cirigliano Studio Theatre at 2:30pm to talk about the making of the film. His talk is free and open to all!

"Hip Hop-eration" is screening at 5:30pm, Friday, March 27 and at 1:50pm, Sunday, March 29 at Tower City Cinemas, 230 W. Huron Rd., Cleveland.

In addition, filmmaker Mika Johnson, who was a student here at LCCC and now teaches film at the Prague Film Institute, created a short film called "Forever Professor" about our own Professor Mark McKinley. His film was also accepted to be screened at the Cleveland International Film Festival. Mr. Johnson will be on campus for several events. His schedule is below. Please come and meet this exciting up-and-coming filmmaker!

Tuesday, March 24 - 2pm - College Center casual set-up - social media launch
Wednesday, March 25 - 11am to 12:45pm - SC120 - Film Appreciation Class/Digital Arts Class - screening and Q & A
Thursday, March 26 - 11am to 12:45pm - PS101 - Film Appreciation Class/Graphic Arts Class
Monday, March 30 - 2:30pm to 4:20pm - SC?? - Film Appreciation Class
Wednesday, April 1 - 3pm to 4pm - Stocker Arts Center Lobby - Reception; 4pm to 5pm - Stocker Cinema Hall - Screening with Q & A

Film Admission: Patrons, except LCCC students/faculty/staff with valid ID, must purchase an annual membership in the LCCC Film Society for $3.00/each, good through the final film of the 2015 Winter/Spring Film Series. The admission price for each film is $6.00/ticket with your membership card.

2015 Winter/Spring Film Series

Coming Next - the final film of the 2015 Winter/Spring Series:

Friday, April 3, 2015 at 7:30pm
"The Beautiful Country"

2005 (R) 125 min.  USA/some subtitles
Director: Hans Petter Moland
Cast: Damien Nguyen, Bai Ling, Nick Nolte, Tim Roth

One of the consequences of the U.S. – Viet Nam war was the children of G.I.s by their Vietnamese wives and lovers. For years, women who were involved with U.S. soldiers were social outcasts, treated as collaborators while their children, even when living with grandparents, endured taunts and abuse. This is the story of one such child, Binh, being forced from his village at seventeen years, going to Saigon to find his mother, then trying to escape to the U.S. with his much younger half-brother, Tam, in 1990. The film lingers on the rigors of the voyage: the sampan, the Malaysian detention camps, the illegal refugee ship, and the underground economy with near-slavery in New York City. It then opens up when Binh leaves New York for Houston to find his father. This is a very powerful film wherein the plight of Asian refugees is movingly and sensitively rendered, and the movie builds, with the help of Nolte, to a wrenchingly poignant conclusion.

“Its epic tale of two cultures tragically entwined is anchored by deep and elemental emotions.” – J. R. Jones, CHICAGO READER

“Generous in spirit and fearlessly observant, this tale of an outcast Vietnamese man’s journey to freedom deserves a place of honor among the great films portraying emigrant tenacity.” – Bill Gallo, DALLAS OBSERVER

“The most stunning beauty comes in human connections, physical touch, unconditional acceptance, familial love – in the treacherous and tender terrain of the human heart.” – Camerin Courtney, CHRISTIANITY TODAY

“The BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY touches on many thorny social issues about the way the world works, but it’s ultimately Binh’s story, a truthful and heartening one.” – Rob Thomas, CAPITAL TIMES

Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF)        

Ticket discounts for Stocker Patrons
Stocker Arts Center is proud to again be a Community Partner with CIFF.  Stocker patrons are entitled to a special $2 off discount for any film during the festival - use the special Stocker code, SACLC, when you purchase your Film Festival tickets. 

Don't miss our sponsored film, "Hip Hop-eration. " 

"Hip Hop-eration"

5:30 p.m., Friday, March 27
1:50 p.m., Sunday, March 29
Tower City Cinemas, 230 W. Huron Road, Cleveland 44113

Year: 2014; Country: New Zealand; Run Time: 93 minutes

While hip hop dance competitions may be dominated by youthful dancers performing gravity-defying dance moves, the World Hip Hop Championship is about to get turned on its head … and then spun around. "Hip Hop-eration" is a documentary that follows a group of senior citizens from New Zealand, ranging in age between 68 and 95 years young, looking to perform in the worldwide dance competition. Beginning on their small NZ island, we follow these dancers as they rehearse, raise funds, and recruit for their troupe to get to Las Vegas for the finals.
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Film Admission (the same as the last three 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 the final film of the 2015 Winter/Spring Film Series. 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.
  • $6/ticket. 
  • $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 2014-2015 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 2015 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!

    *You must hold a valid 2014-2015 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. 

Sorry you missed these great fall films:

Friday, August 29, 2014 - "Philomena"
Friday, October 3, 2014 - "Saving Mr. Banks"
Friday, October 10, 2014 - "August: Osage County"
Friday, October 17, 2014 - "Ida"
Friday, October 31, 2014 - "Lantana"
Friday, November 7, 2014 - "The Contender"
Friday, November 14, 2014 - "Outsourced"  ("Outsourced" replaced the originally scheduled "Monsoon Wedding," which was cancelled by the film distributor because of the lack of a good 35mm print.)
Friday, November 21, 2014 - "What's Cooking?"

Sorry you missed these great winter/spring films:

Friday, January 16, 2015 - "In A Better World"
Friday, January 23, 2015 - "The Road Home"
Friday, January 30, 2015 - "Dolores Claiborne"
Friday, February 20, 2015 - "Bride and Prejudice"
Friday, February 27, 2015 - "The Lunchbox"
Friday, March 6, 2015 - "Bon Voyage"
Friday, March 20, 2015 - "Zelary"

Help Save the LCCC Film Series
Stocker Arts Center needs a digital projector in order to keep the LCCC Film Series going since new films will no longer be distributed in 35mm format. To learn about the “Don’t Let Us Go Dark” campaign led by the LCCC Foundation, please click here. 

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.


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.





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