Spring 2017 Season


at West Mall 7 - Door 6pm - Film 6:30pm

The Salesman - d. Ashgar Farhadi

Ambitious. Thought provoking. Well acted. After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. Eventually, an incident linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life. Directed by the Oscar-winning director of THE SEPARATION.  Rated PG13 - Drama, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

Movie Trailer & Official Film Website:  http://www.thesalesmanfilm.com

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at Icon Event Hall + Lounge - Door 6pm - Event begins at 6:45pm

1984 - d. michael radford

On April 4, 2017, over 140 art house movie theatres across the country in 124 cities and in 41 states, plus four locations in Canada, will be participating collectively in a NATIONAL EVENT DAY screening of the 80's movie 1984 starring John Hurt, who sadly died January 25, 2017. This date was chosen because it's the day George Orwell's protagonist Winston Smith begins rebelling against his oppressive government by keeping a forbidden diary.

In 2017, the novel 1984 hit the New York Times and Amazon bestseller lists again. In a world of "alternative facts," and the media dubbed "an enemy of the people," local educators are seeing the timeliness of teaching this novel once again.

Join us as we host Michael Radford's directorial efforts on screen - along with a compelling opportunity to choose from three post-film "electives" from three Ph.D.'s from Augustana University's English department. This is your chance for some tuition-free learning from three leading professors of writing, film and literary criticism!

Film is rated R - Food & Beverage availble for purchase - All ticket sales final.

Choose to stay and attend one of these post-film talks at Icon Event Hall:

Dr. Jeffrey Miller - Who Controls the Present Controls the Past: 1984 in 1984

Description: Our post-film conversation will first consider the aesthetic and industrial elements that define Michael Radford's re-vision of Orwell's novel. We will then consider the social and political contexts of the film in its time and examine its place in the Cold War history of dystopian films. Extra credit: Visit this YouTube site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zfqw8nhUwA.

Dr. Darcie Rives-East - We Are Big Brother, and Big Brother is Watching:  Orwell's 1984 and Our Modern Surveillance Society

Description:  Our discussion will focus on how 1984 relates to and frames our contemporary debates about the ethics and efficacy of state surveillance.  We will also discuss the connections between 1984 and our larger surveillance culture in which we enjoy voluntarily watching and policing each other through social media (with particular focus on gender, race, and sexuality).  

Dr. Patrick Hicks (Writer-in-Residence) - Doubleplus Good: The History that shaped 1984, and Why it Needs to be Taught.

Description:  Authors write about what they see happening around them, and in this post-film discussion, we will be examining what role Orwell's background, the Third Reich, and the Soviet Union, all had in shaping his masterwork, 1984. Aside from examining the history that influenced the novel, we will also talk about how this narrative has been used in the classroom.

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at West Mall 7 - Door 6pm - Film at 6:30pm

Nominated for Academy award - based on true story

Based on extraordinary true events, writer/director Martin Zandvliet’s stunning, multi award-winning new film is a nail-bitingly tense thriller about a group of young German prisoners of war in Denmark in the immediate aftermath of World War II, which examines both the repercussions of retribution and the value of forgiveness.

In the days following the surrender of Nazi Germany in May 1945, a group of German soldiers – most barely out of their teens – are put to work by their Allied captors. With minimal training, they are set the dangerous task to locate and disarm their own hidden weapons that still litter the beaches along Denmark’s west coast, under the supervision of a righteous and embittered Danish sergeant, Rasmussen (Roland Møller, in a superb performance). Scornful of the Germans for their five-year occupation of his country, he ruthlessly marches his squad out on the dunes each day to prod for mines. Yet this risky task soon challenges even Rasmussen, who grows more and more conflicted in his feelings toward his young charges.

Zandvliet’s powerful and morally complex tale is riveting viewing, with a potency that echoes Peter Weir’s Gallipoli and Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker but an impact truly of its own. This unforgettable film demands to be experienced on the big screen.

Drama - Thriller - In German/English/Danish - with English Subtitles - Rated R (violence, images, language) - All ticket sales final.

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