SPRING SCHEDULE 2018

THE 19TH ANNUAL ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS

International collection, 2017; 92 min. NR. English and subtitles. Direction and screenplay: various; Curator: Ron Diamond.

The 19TH ANNUAL ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS presents 16 exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. At a time of increasing social instability and global anxiety about a range of issues, the works in this year’s show have a special resonance, presenting compelling ideas about our place in society and how we fit into the world.

“Because animation is such a natural medium for dealing with abstract ideas and existential concerns, the ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS has always included a number of thoughtful and engaging films,” says founder and curator Ron Diamond. “However, more than in previous years, I believe that this year’s program really offers contemporary animation that expresses deeply felt issues in our own country and around the world.”

These films include Niki Lindroth von Bahr’s Annecy Grand Prix-winning The Burden, a melancholy, funny and moving film that explores the tribulations, hopes and dreams of a group of night-shift employees, uniquely capturing the zeitgeist of our time. At the other end of the spectrum, David OReilly’s playful and profound Everything, based on the work of the late philosopher Alan Watts, explores the interconnectedness of the universe and the multiplicity of perspectives that underlie reality.

Reviews

“An exceptional program that starts off strong and only gets better as it goes…. a must-see for anyone seriously interested in animation”- Hollywood Reporter.

“For viewers weary of the overly detailed look of many recent American CG features, the Show of Shows offers a welcome reminder that an animated film can be as intimate and personal as a signature”- LA Times.
NOTE: THIS IS A SPECIAL CO-PRESENTATION BETWEEN CINEMA 320 AND CINEMA-WORCESTER.

Days/Times

Tuesday March 6 – 7:30PM;
Wednesday March 7 – 7:30PM;
Saturday March 10 – 7:30PM;
Sunday Sunday March 11 – 1PM, 3PM.

Tickets

$6.00 adults, $4.00 seniors, $3.00 Clark students, faculty and staff (with ID)

LOVING VINCENT

Poland, United Kingdom 2017; 94 min. PG-13. English. Direction: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman; Screenplay: Dorota Kubiela, Hugh Welchman, Jacek Dehnel.

On July 27, 1890 a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers. The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly. This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now one of the most famous artists in the world. His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot. Loving Vincent tells that story, using 65,000 individually oil-painted, photographed frames of film.

Reviews

“It was a pleasure to become happily lost in this unique film’s world of color and line, and to see two filmmakers’ mad dream come true” – Seattle Times.

“An animated film like no other, Loving Vincent is a staggering visual achievement”- Total Film.

“An engrossing exploration of the artist’s final days, rendered in his signature painting style”- Village Voice.

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE, BEST ANIMATED FEATURE OF 2017

Days/Times

Tuesday March 20 – 7:30PM;
Wednesday March 21 – 7:30PM;
Saturday March 24 – 7:30PM.
Sunday March 25 – 1, 3PM.

Tickets

$6.00 adults, $4.00 seniors, $3.00 Clark students, faculty and staff (with ID)

JANE

USA, 2017; 90 min. NR. English. Direction and writing: Brett Morgen.

Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of Jane Goodall, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world.

Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Goodall — a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world’s most admired conservationists.

Reviews

“Few films this year offer up such lush and formal components. Morgen has made a film of deep emotional beauty. Required viewing for anyone seeking a classic in the making” – Indiewire.

“Transcends the boundaries of both nature films and biographies. Its epic elements of adventure, romance, and spiritual connection possess a sweep equal to any narrative film. A wondrous, moving, and truly stirring portrait that puts us right there with Goodall to share in her discoveries…a truly stirring legacy portrait.”- Hollywood Reporter.

Days/Times

Sunday April 15 – 1, 3PM.
Tuesday April 17 – 7:30PM;
Wednesday April 18 – 7:30PM;
Saturday April 21 – 7:30PM.
NOTE THIS SHOW WEEK STARTS WITH SUNDAY AND ENDS SATURDAY.

Tickets

$6.00 adults, $4.00 seniors, $3.00 Clark students, faculty and staff (with ID)

THE INSULT

Lebanon, 2017; 112 min. R. Subtitles. Direction: Ziad Doueiri; Screenplay: Joelle Touma, Ziad Doueiri.

In present-day Beirut, a trivial dispute over a misplaced drainpipe mushrooms into a nationally-sensationalized legal battle between Lebanese Christian Tony (Adel Karam) and Yasser (Kamel El Basha), a Palestinian refugee. Tony is a hotheaded mechanic who repairs cars while constantly marinating himself in inflammatory speeches from his hero, the late Lebanese Christian leader Bachir Gemayel, who was assassinated 35 years ago (see also Waltzing With Bashir). Yasser is a much older, embittered man whose clandestine refugee status is a continual threat to his employment. As the media circus surrounding the case threatens a social explosion in divided Lebanon, Tony and Yasser must reconsider their values and beliefs as revelations of trauma complicate their understanding of one another.

Reviews

“While the issues it engages are timely and important, the film’s claim to fame really comes from its terrific accomplishments on every front, from writing and directing to acting and cinematography” – RogerEbert.com.

“Karam and El Basha (he justifiably won the Best Actor prize at the Venice Film Festival) give the kind of performances that keep you riveted. Even at its most blunt and obvious, this is a movie that stumps for empathy. Who can argue with that?”- Rolling Stone.

“Overall The Insult is a compelling, timely movie. Doueiri is doing what artists do: Making the personal universal, while at the same time showing the impact a few poorly chosen words can carry”- Arizona Republic.

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE, BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF 2017.

Days/Times

Tuesday May 1 – 7:30PM;
Wednesday May 2 – 7:30PM;
Saturday May 5 – 7:30PM;
Sunday May 6 – 1, 3:15PM.

Monday, May 7: CINEMA 320 GOES ON SUMMER BREAK. THANKS FOR 36 YEARS OF YOUR SUPPORT!

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