all films are subjct to change upon availablilty
August 29-31 Captain America – The Winter Soldier
September 5-7 The Fault in Our Stars
September 12-14 X-Men – Days of Future Past
September 19-21 Think Like a Man Too
September 25-28 How to Train Your Dragon 2
October 3-5 22 Jump Street
October 10-12 Edge of Tomorrow
October 17-19 Tammy
October 24-26 Maleficent
Oct 31-Nov 2 The Purge - Anarchy
November 7-9 Into the Storm
November 14-15 Guardians of the Galaxy
November 21-23 Lucy
December 5-7 The Giver
Social Issues of Our Time Film Series
A Contemporary Issues program
September 4 – The House I Live In – From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.
September 18 – Cesar Chavez – The film follows Chávez's efforts to organize 50,000 farm workers in California. Working conditions are very poor, and the workers also suffer from racism and brutality at the hands of the employers and local Californians. To help the workers, César Chávez forms a labor union known as the United Farm Workers (UFW). Chávez's efforts are opposed violently by the owners of the large industrial farms. This film screened to honor Hispanic Heritage Month.
October 2 – The Visitor – A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment. His life consequently changes as he forced to face issues relating to identity, immigration, and cross-cultural communication in post 9/11 NYC. Discussion before the film at 7:00PM. This film screened in conjunction with IFest.
October 9 – The OUT List – Alternately humorous and poignant, The OUT List features a diverse cross-section of accomplished leaders from entertainment, business, sports, and public service sharing intimate stories on childhood, understanding gender and sexuality, building careers while out, and reflecting on the challenges till facing the LGBT community. This film co-sponsored with LGBTQA Services.
October 23 – You Are The One – This powerful documentary explores sexual assault awareness and sexual empowerment on college campuses through the work of two amazing activists and the strong connections they’ve made during their travels throughout the United States. This film co-sponsored by the Women’s Center
November 6 – GMO OMG – How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back? These and other questions take director Jeremy Seifert on a journey from his family’s table to Haiti, Paris, and Norway.
November 13 – Superheroes – A look in to the world of Real Life Superheroes (RLSH) – a national phenomenon comprised of hundreds of men and women who have superhero alter-egos. This film delves into what inspires real life superheroes to patrol city streets with the goal of deterring violent crime and, if necessary, taking the law into their own hands. We are introduced to dozens of real life superheroes across the country. Discussion to follow. This film co-sponsored by the Department of Criminal Justice.
November 20 – Travis: A Soldier’s Story – Featuring the inspiring true story of United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne. Travis lost portions of both arms and legs as the result of an IED (improvised explosive device). Travis is one of just five quadruple-amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive their injuries. The film is an intimate look into the life of a wounded soldier as he faces the unimaginable physical and emotional challenges of this life-altering injury. This film co-sponsored by the WCU Veterans Center
All Contemporary Issues films are shown in Sykes Theatre.
Free to students, faculty, and staff with valid ID. $2 cash to the public.
Thursdays at 7:30PM