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Film Series: Spring 2013

As a public service, admission is free to students, faculty, staff, and members of the College community.

Unless otherwise noted, all films will be shown in the Norman James Theatre in Smith Hall at 7:30 p.m. on FridaySunday, and Monday evenings.

February 8th, 2013

  • Image preview 7:30pm - 9:30pm: Film Series: Pitch Perfect
    The WC Film Series kicks off with “Pitch Perfect.” Showing February 8, 10 & 11.

    Arriving at her new college, Beca finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into one that she never would have picked on her own- alongside mean girls, sweet girls and weird girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together.

February 15th, 2013

  • Image preview 7:30pm - 9:30pm: Film Series: Looper
    Showing February 15, 17 & 18.

    In the futuristic thriller Looper, time travel will be invented- but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a “looper”- a hired gun, like Joe- is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good… until the day the mob decides to “close the loop,” sending back Joe’s future self for assassination.

March 1st, 2013

  • Image preview 7:30pm - 9:30pm: Film Series: Beasts of the Southern Wild
    Showing March 1, 3 & 4.

    Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink, in the Bathtub, a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe; for a time when he’s no longer there to protect her. With the waters rising and Wink’s heading fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother.

March 22nd, 2013

  • Image preview 7:30pm - 9:30pm: Film Series: Seven Psychopaths
    Showing March 22, 24 & 25.

    This very dark comedy follows a struggling screenwriter who inadvertently becomes entangled in the violent Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster’s beloved Shih Tzu.

March 29th, 2013

  • Image preview 7:30pm - 9:30pm: Film Series: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    Showing March 29, 31 & April 1.

    Author Stephen Chbosky adapts his own best-selling novel about Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider freshman who attempts to remain hopeful for the future while dreading every day of the present. Charlie is taken under the wings of two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to their circle of misfit friends.

April 5th, 2013

  • Image preview 7:30pm - 9:30pm: Film Series: Argo
    Showing April 5, 7 & 8.

    When militants seize control of the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the height of the Iranian Revolution, CIA agent Tony Mendez creates a fake Hollywood film production in order to rescue a group of American diplomats who have sought refuge at the home of a Canadian ambassador. Inspired by actual events.

April 12th, 2013

  • Image preview 7:30pm - 9:30pm: Film Series: Tomboy
    Showing April 12, 14 & 15.

    The WC Film Series continues with “Tomboy.” This special event is sponsored by the Washington College Encouraging Respect of Sexuality Alliance (EROS); members of the alliance will be leading a discussion following the screening.

    A family moves into a new neighborhood, and a 10-year-old named Laure deliberately presents as a boy named Mikhael to the neighborhood children. It is heavily implied that Mikhael is a closeted transgender boy. This film follows his experiences with his newfound friends, his potential love interest, Lisa, his younger sister and his parents. It focuses in on the significance of gender identity in social interaction from an early age, the difficulties of being transgender and young, and how Mikhael navigates these in the background of childhood play and love.

April 19th, 2013

  • Image preview 7:30pm - 9:30pm: Film Series: Bully
    The Film Series for Spring 2013 concludes with “The Bully Project.” Showing April 19, 21 & 22.

    This year, over 5 million American kids will be bullied at school, online, on the bus, at home, through their cell phones and on the streets of their towns, making it the most common form of violence young people in this country experience. The Bully Project is the first feature documentary film to show how we’ve all been affected by bullying; whether we’ve been victims, perpetrators or stood silent witness. The world we inhabit as adults begins on the playground.

    imageDOUBLE FEATURE SPECIAL EVENT: To celebrate Earth Day, the screening of Bully on April 22 will be preceded by a screening of “In Organic We Trust” and a cyber Q&A with the film’s director, R. Kiplin Pastor. This event is sponsored by the Center for Environment and Society.