all films are subject to change upon availability
August 28-30 – Pitch Perfect 2
September 4-6 – Avengers – Age of Ultron
September 11-13 – Furious 7
September 18-20 – Inside Out
September 25-27 – Tomorrowland
October 2-4 – Jurassic World
October 9-11 – Magic Mike XXL
October 16-18 – Ant Man
October 23-25 – Minions
October 30-November 1 – Insidious Chapter 3
November 6-8 – Ted 2
November 13-15 – Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
November 20-22 – Vacation
December 4-6 – It's a Wonderful Life
Film for Thought Series
September 17– Ivory Tower: As tuition rates spiral beyond reach and student load debt passes $1 trillion (more than credit card debt), Ivory Tower asks: Is college worth the cost? From the halls of Harvard, to public colleges in financial crisis, to Silicon Valley, filmmaker Andrew Rossi assembles an urgent portrait of a great American institution at the breaking point.
September 24– Submit—The Documentary: Submit the Documentary exposes the most epic struggle in the digital, Internet age: cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is bullying by means of electronic technology committed through email, instant messaging, mobile applications, social media, chat rooms, and blogs or through messages and images sent through a cell phone. Because of the anonymity, kids who never thought of being a bully are becoming harassers. By exploring the complicated dynamics behind cyberbullying, Submit the Documentary describes the impact and outcomes of advanced technology and human nature in a lawless, new, social frontier.
October 1– The Hunting Ground: From the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team behind The Invisible War, comes a startling exposé of sexual assault on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. Co-sponsored by the WCU Women’s Center.
October 8– Do I Sound Gay?: Is there such a thing as a "gay voice"? Why do some people "sound gay" but not others? Why are gay voices a mainstay of pop culture but also a trigger for bullying and harassment? Do I Sound Gay? explores these questions and more and includes revealing interviews with Margaret Cho, Tim Gunn, Don Lemon, Dan Savage, David Sedaris, and George Takei.
October 15– Just Eat It: We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines, and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food. What they find is truly shocking.
October 22– To Write Love On Her Arms: Based on the true story that started a global movement, To Write Love on Her Arms presents a vision of hope, healing, and redemption. Emmy Award winner Kat Dennings stars as Renee, a Florida girl who struggles with addiction and abuse. In a creative blend of artistic fantasy and music conflicted with hard reality, Renee discovers the value of genuine friendships and embarks on a daunting yet courageous journey towards recovery. The film also stars Chad Michael Murray, Rupert Friend, and Corbin Bleu.
October 29– The True Cost: The True Cost is a documentary film exploring the impact of fashion on people and the planet. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?
November 5– 3 1/2 Minutes: On Black Friday 2012, four middle-class African-American law-abiding teenagers stopped at a gas station to buy gum and cigarettes. One of them, Jordan Davis, argued with Michael Dunn, a white man parked beside them, over the volume of music playing in their car. The altercation turned to tragedy when Dunn fired 10 bullets at the unarmed boys, killing Davis almost instantly. The seamlessly constructed, riveting documentary film 3½ Minutes explores the danger and subjectivity of Florida's Stand Your Ground self-defense laws by weaving Dunn's trial with a chorus of citizen and pundit opinions, and with Jordan Davis’s parents’ wrenching experiences in and out of the courtroom.
November 12—The World According to Sesame Street: A documentary which examines the creation and co-production of the popular children's television program in three developing countries: Bangladesh, Kosovo and South Africa.
All Film for Though screenings are shown in Sykes Theatre.
Free to students, faculty, and staff with valid ID. $2 cash to the public.
Thursdays at 7:30PM