Fall 2018 Film Festival at PVCC

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August 29th, 2018 : Jean De Florette

6:30 p.m. | Free Admission

Center for Performing Arts

City-dweller Jean de Florette (Gerard Depardieu - Cyrano De Bergerac, Green Card) moves his family to the Provence countryside in the 1920s to forge a new life as a farmer. But his proud, cocky neighbouring rival Le Papet (Yves Montand - Wages Of Fear, Manon Des Sources) schemes with his simple-minded nephew Ugolin (Daniel Auteuil - Queen Margot, Manon Des Sources) to acquire some nearby land ensuring the novice owner never discovers an all-important natural spring on the property. Claude Berri's stunning adaptation of the acclaimed Marcel Pagnol novel is the winner of numerous international awards and one of the world's most popular foreign language films.


September 12th, 2018 : The Day I Saw Your Heart

6:30 p.m. | Free Admission

Center for Performing Arts

Families are complicated... Especially when Eli, the father, who's about to be 60, is expecting a baby with his new wife. Upon hearing this news, his two grown daughters, Dom, who is trying to adopt, and Justine, who flits from one boyfriend to the next, are shocked. To get closer to Justine, whom he has never gotten along with, Eli has the bright idea of making friends with all of her exes...without her knowledge. But when Justine falls in love again and Eli is about to ruin everything, this family is on the verge of falling apart. Will they all be able to make peace before it's too late?


September 26th, 2018 : Les Cowboys

6:30 p.m. | Free Admission

Center for Performing Arts

A father sets out to find his missing daughter with the help of his son. You're quite the artsy one, aren't you? Fandango MOVIECLIPS FILM FESTIVALS & INDIE TRAILERS is the destination for...well, all things related to Film Festivals & Indie Films. If you want to keep up with the latest festival news, art house openings, indie movie content, film reviews, and so much more, then you have found the right channel.


October 3rd, 2018 : Les Cowboys

6:30 p.m. | Free Admission

Center for Performing Arts

In the still of the night, three lives are about to cross...a woman abandoned, a stranger awaiting his chance and, a best-selling author who imagines the thriller of the year. Deceptively layered and intriguingly misleading, this highly anticipated new film from Oscar-winning director Claude Lelouch (A MAN AND A WOMAN) stars Dominique Pinon and Fanny Ardant as an unlikely pair caught up in a game with high stakes -- and deadly consequences.

Spring 2018 Film Festival at PVCC

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Welcome to the Film Festival at PVCC! Sponsored by the Center of International Studies, the festival theme for 2018 is International films. Join us in the Center for Performing Arts on the following Wednesday nights. Admission is free!


January 31st, 2018

6:30pm

COMING HOME
(China, PG-13; 2014)

Lu Yanshi (Chen Daoming) and Feng Wanyu (Gong Li) are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner, just as his wife is injured in an accident. Released during the last days of the Cultural Revolution, he finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife has amnesia and remembers little of her past. Unable to recognize Lu, she patiently waits for her husband's return. A stranger alone in the heart of his broken family, Lu Yanshi determines to resurrect their past together and reawaken his wife's memory.


February 14th, 2018

630pm

THE ITALIAN
(Russia, PG-13; 2005)

For most Russian orphans, the chance to be adopted is a dream come true. But six-year-old Vanya Solntsev has other hopes. After discovering his mother is still alive, the abandoned boy teaches himself to read so as to learn her address from his personal files. Before a wealthy Italian couple can claim him for their own, Vanya sets off on a perilous journey to find his only remaining family. Pursued by orphanage staff and the police, the determined runaway must now face the most difficult challenges of his young life in this incredible story inspired by true events.


February 28th, 2018

630pm

PHOENIX
(Germany, PG-13; 2014)

A spellbinding mystery of identity, illusion, and deception unfolds against the turmoil of post-World War II Germany in the stunning new film from acclaimed director Christian Petzold (Barbara, Jerichow). Nelly (Nina Hoss), a German-Jewish nightclub singer, has survived a concentration camp, but with her face disfigured by a bullet wound. After undergoing reconstructive surgery, Nelly emerges with a new face, one similar but different enough that her former husband, Johnny (Ronald Zehrfeld), doesn't recognize her. Rather than reveal herself, Nelly walks into a dangerous game of duplicity and disguise as she tries to figure out if the man she loves may have been the one who betrayed her to the Nazis. Evoking the shadows and haunted mood of post-war Berlin, Phoenix weaves a complex tale of a nation's tragedy and a woman's search for answers as it builds towards an unforgettable, heart-stopping climax.


March 21st, 2018

630pm

MANUSCRIPTS DON'T BURN
(Iran, NR; 2013)

Based on true events, the story revolves around a manuscript detailing a 1995 failed assassination plot by the Iranian regime against twenty-one writers and journalists. Almost twenty years later, the existence of this document remains a threat and the head of the censorship board has hired two killers, Morteza and Khosrow, to collect the remaining copies and silence the participants. A masterful storyteller, Rasoulof slowly reveals the relevant details, splitting the narrative between the henchmen and their isolated, state-oppressed victims. Shifting tone from suspense to art-house drama, and moving between past and present with seamless fluidity, we follow Morteza and Khosrow on their mission while silently observing the suffocating existence of three surviving writers. Rasoulof was arrested in 2010 alongside fellow filmmaker Jafar Panahi for "acting against national security." He was given a prison sentence and banned from making films for twenty years

Fall 2017 Film Festival @ PVCC

The Film Festival at PVCC is a series of films screened at the Center For Performing Arts over course of the fall semester. This year, the festival theme is Director's Choice, highlighting films from international directors across a variety of genres. Admission to the Film Festival at PVCC is free and open to the public. 

Film Festival at PVCC Presents: Monsieur Hire

August 30th ‧ 6:30 p.m.

PG-13 1989 ‧ Crime film/Drama film ‧ 1h 21m
Monsieur Hire, a misanthropic and voyeuristic tailor, spies on his gorgeous neighbour Alice from across the street. The development of their relationship takes place against the backdrop of another plot, the unsolved murder of a local young woman. Monsieur Hire is hounded by a detective investigating the murder and is also eventually noticed by Alice. Hire propositions Alice to ditch her boyfriend Emile and run off with him to his little home in Switzerland, where he promises to take care of her.

Free Admission ‧ Center for Performing Arts


Film Festival at PVCC Presents: Cautiva

September 13th ‧ 6:30 p.m.

2005 ‧ Indie film/Drama ‧ 1h 55m
In 1994 Argentina, Cristina Quadri (Bárbara Lombardo), a teen from a well-to-do family, leads a charmed life. But when she's summoned in front of a judge one day, she learns the shocking truth of her real parents' disappearance during Argentina's "Dirty War" of the 1970s. Her actual name is Sofía Lombardi, and now she must live with her real grandmother (Susana Campos), a total stranger. With her life forever changed, Cristina works to uncover the deceit that for years kept her from the truth.

Free Admission ‧ Center for Performing Arts


Film Festival at PVCC Presents: The Lunchbox

September 27th ‧ 6:30 p.m.

PG 2013 ‧ Drama film/Romance ‧ 1h 45m
Lonely housewife Ila (Nimrat Kaur) decides to try adding some spice to her stale marriage by preparing a special lunch for her neglectful husband. Unfortunately, the delivery goes astray and winds up in the hands of Saajan (Irrfan Khan), an irritable widower. Curious about her husband's lack of response, Ila adds a note to the next day's lunchbox, and thus begins an unusual friendship in which Saajan and Ila can talk about their joys and sorrows without ever meeting in person.

Free Admission ‧ Center for Performing Arts


Film Festival at PVCC Presents: The Farewell Party

October 11th ‧ 6:30 p.m.

2014 ‧ Drama film/Romance ‧ 1h 35m

Levana and Yehezkel, a married couple in a retirement home, love being together until a pair of devastating challenges suddenly threatens to divide them.

Jazz, Film + Art at PVCC: Three Free Events, One Night

On Wednesday, October 19th, the Center for the Performing Arts will host three FREE events for the campus and community. 

5:30pm – CPA Lobby/Art Gallery: Closing reception for the art exhibit A STRIKING MARK 

6:30pm – CPA Mainstage Theater: TELL NO ONE, the first film of the 2016-2017 Film Festival, whose theme is international mystery and suspense films.

7:00pm – CPA Outdoor Stage: JAZZ UNDER THE STARS featuring music performed by PVCC Jazz Ensembles

Ongoing Spring Film Festival at PVCC: The Page Turner

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 @ 6:30P, Free Admission

The Film Festival at PVCC Presents:

The Page Turner (France, R; 85 min.)

As a child, Mélanie shows great promise as a pianist. As she auditions for a music scholarship, one of the judges, Ariane (Catherine Frot), causes a disruption that throws off the girl's playing. Mélanie locks her piano and does not play again. As a grown woman, Mélanie (Déborah François) sets in motion a long-awaited and elaborate plan for revenge, beginning with obtaining a position as Ariane's assistant.