FREE SCREENING | In Solidarity: Celebrating Asian/Pacific American Directors The advent of photography allowed marriages to be arranged over thousands of miles, resulting in “picture brides”—women who have only an image of their prospective husbands before they travel to their new home
Concert Films On Thanksgiving Day, 1976, five thousand cheering fans came to see the famed rock group the Band give their momentous farewell performance at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom. The Last Waltz combines both intelligent filmmaking and legendary moments in music history.
Noir '46 Burt Lancaster (in his debut performance) is the Swede, a washed-up boxer turned failed criminal waiting for death in a small-town diner. Expanded from an Ernest Hemingway short story, the film is pure noir, but also explores the delicate nature of legacy and what remains when we leave this world.
The Apu Trilogy | Member Movie Night The first installment in Ray’s seminal trilogy focuses on a poor Brahmin family in a remote village in Bengal. GEM members admitted for free. Only members may attend this screening. Your entire party must be present before being seated.
FREE SCREENING | In Solidarity: Celebrating Asian/Pacific American Directors Columbus, Indiana, an unlikely mecca for modernist architecture, is the setting for this thoughtful drama. Jin (John Cho) is estranged from his architect father, but still rushes to his side when the older man falls into a coma.
Race Films In this classic silent film, maverick African American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux tackles the upheaval of Reconstruction after the American Civil War. Jasper Landry (William Stark), a Black sharecropper, is framed for the murder of a wealthy white planter and finds himself on the run from a lynch mob.
FREE SCREENING | In Solidarity: Spotlighting Black Film Artists Stationed in France, young American soldier Turner (Harry Baird) is given a promotion and three-day pass, which he decides to spend in Paris. His wanderings lead him to a nightclub, where he meets Miriam (Nicole Berger), a white French shop clerk, and a romance blossoms.
FREE SCREENING | In Solidarity: Celebrating Asian/Pacific American Directors A worldwide phenomenon upon its release, Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon takes us to the early nineteenth century and the waning days of the Qing dynasty. Nominated for ten Academy Awards, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon took home trophies for Score, Cinematography, Art Direction, and Best Foreign Language Film.
The Apu Trilogy The middle section of the Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy is separated into two parts: a 10-year-old Apu (Pinaki Sengupta) living by the Ganges with his family, and a teenage Apu (Smaran Ghosal) finding success in his studies and earning a scholarship to study in Kolkata.
FREE SCREENING | In Solidarity: Spotlighting Black Film Artists The Good Life Health Food Centre is not a name that would immediately inspire thoughts as fertile ground for a musical revolution, but their weekly hip-hop open mic nights are now the stuff of legend. This documentary, Ava DuVernay’s first feature film, is a loving look back at a place and time that can never be duplicated.
FREE SCREENING | In Solidarity: Celebrating Asian/Pacific American Directors Director Wayne Wang (The Joy Luck Club, Smoke) returns with this story based on a 1995 New Yorker personal essay by Chang-rae Lee. An intimate film about generational separation and healing, the film continues to return to food and its preparation (all prepared for the film by acclaimed Korean-American chef Corey Lee).
Concert Films One of the first rock festivals, the Monterey International Pop Music Festival took place over a weekend in June 1967. It featured the first major American appearances by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, the Who, and Ravi Shankar, in addition to Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, and Simon and Garfunkel
The Apu Trilogy After high school graduation, Apu (Soumitra Chatterjee) is at a crossroads, encouraged to continue with his studies, but barely sustaining himself through private tutoring. On the advice of his friend Pulu (Swapan Mukherjee), he gets away from the city on a vacation to a rural wedding.