The Charlotte Film Society Presents the

Saturday Night Cine Club

July-December 2012 Schedule

Location: Theatre Charlotte • 501 Queens Road • Charlotte

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Theatre Charlotte

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SATURDAY, JULY 28th, 2012 

CIRKUS COLUMBIA

Directed by Danis Tanovic (Bosnia-Herzegovina)

(113 mins.) In Bosnian with English Subtitles

 7:30 PM  Saturday, July 28th, 2012 (box office opens at 7:00pm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis: Following the fall of the communist regime in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1991, Divko Buntic returns to his former home after a 20-year exile in Germany. Returning with an attractive young girlfriend, a flashy new Mercedes, a pocketful of cash, and a lucky black cat, things are looking good for Divko. When his cat goes missing things begin to fall apart: trouble with his girlfriend and the fledgling relationship with his estranged son are strained as the entire town scrambles to find the cat and collect the cash reward being offered. Divko’s personal tumult mirrors the country’s situation at large with signs appearing that the Bosnian War is coming. As the war looms, tensions run high and Divko must decide whether to stay in his newly reestablished home or retreat. (Strand Releasing)

Discussion after the film will be led by Robert Reimer, PhD, Chair and Professor of Languages and Culture Studies, UNC Charlotte

$5 for Film Society members, $8 for non members (cash, credit card, or check)

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 25th, 2012 

THE HEDGEHOG (LE HERISSON)

Directed by Mona Achache (France/Italy)

(98 mins.) In French and Japanese with English Subtitles

 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM  Saturday, August 25th, 2012 (box office opens at 7:00pm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:  Inspired by the beloved New York Times bestseller, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, THE HEDGEHOG is the timely story of Paloma (Garance Le Guillermic) a young girl bent on ending it all on her upcoming twelfth birthday.  Using her father’s old camcorder to chronicle the hypocrisy she sees in adults, Paloma begins to learn about life from the grumpy building concierge, Renée Michel (FRENCH TWIST’s Josiane Balasko). When Paloma’s camera reveals the extensive secret library in Renée’s back room, and that the often gruff matron reads Tolstoy to her cat, Paloma begins to understand that there are allies to be found beneath the prickliest of exteriors.  As the unlikely friendship deepens, Paloma’s own coming of age becomes a much less pessimistic prospect.

Discussion after the film will be led by Dr. Roger Baumgarte

$5 for Film Society members, $8 for non members (cash, credit card, or check)

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SEPTEMBER, 2012

In September, we’ll celebrate the Film Society’s 30th anniversary with a grand Members-Only event. Stay tuned for details!

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20th, 2012 

THIS IS NOT A FILM

Directed by Jafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb (Iran)

(75 mins.) In Persian with English Subtitles

 7:30 PM  Saturday, October 20th, 2012 (box office opens at 7:00pm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:  This clandestine documentary, shot partially on an iPhone and smuggled into France in a cake for a last-minute submission to Cannes, depicts the day-to-day life of acclaimed director Jafar Panahi (OFFSIDE, THE CIRCLE) during his house arrest in his Tehran apartment. While appealing his sentence – six years in prison and a 20 year ban from filmmaking – Panahi is seen talking to his family and lawyer on the phone, discussing his plight with Mirtahmasb and reflecting on the meaning of the art of filmmaking.

Discussion after the film will be led by Sam Shapiro, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library System Program Coordinator

$5 for Film Society members, $8 for non members (cash, credit card, or check)

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SATURDAY,  NOVEMBER  17th, 2012 

THE MILL & THE CROSS 

Directed by Lech Majewski (Poland, Sweden)

(97 mins.) In English and Spanish with English Subtitles

 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM  Saturday, November 17th, 2012 (box office opens at 7:00pm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:  Pieter Bruegel’s epic masterpiece The Way To Calvary depicts the story of Christ’s Passion set in Flanders under brutal Spanish occupation in the year 1564, the very year Bruegel created his painting. From among the more than five hundred figures that fill Bruegel’s remarkable canvas, THE MILL & THE CROSS focuses on a dozen characters whose life stories unfold and intertwine in a panoramic landscape populated by villagers and red-caped horsemen. Among them are Bruegel himself (played by Rutger Hauer), his friend and art collector Nicholas Jonghelinck (Michael York), and the Virgin Mary (Charlotte Rampling).

Discussion after the film will be led by Richard Maschal, former visual arts critic for the Charlotte Observer and author of Wet-Wall Tattoos: Ben Long and the Art of Fresco

$5 for Film Society members, $8 for non members (cash, credit card, or check)

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER  1St, 2012

SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN (SHEVA DAKOT BE GAN EDEN)

Directed by Omri Givon (Israel)

(94 mins.) In Hebrew with English Subtitles

 7:30 PM  Saturday, December 1st, 2012 (box office opens at 7:00pm)

 

 

 

 

 

 


Synopsis:
 When a bomb explodes in a Jerusalem bus, Galia’s (Raymonde Amsalem) beau loses his life, and she loses her memory of the events following the attack. To reclaim her life, Galia must now reconstruct those moments in this thriller told through a mixture of flashbacks, halluci- nations and present-day narrative of Galia’s investigations. The film’s intricate plot reveals itself slowly with a surprising final act. “Part transcendental love story, part gritty psychological thriller … SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN handles a difficult subject with imagination and emotional veracity.” – Variety. Not Rated.

Discussion after the film will be led by Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer Arts Writer

$5 for Film Society members, $8 for non members (cash, credit card, or check)