In celebrating the Lorain County Community College Stocker Arts Center’s 35 years of contributing performances, gallery exhibits, concerts and other introductions to the world of arts and entertainment, the Stocker Center continued their annual LCCC Film Series which began on Sept. 11.
The LCCC Film Society’s focus is on human relationships, moral and social issues, cultural and religious diversity and universal human emotions and aspirations, including humor, disappointment, and tragedy through what would be considered “alternative films”.
The first film in the series was “Boyhood” directed by Richard Linklater and stars Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, and Academy Award Winner Patricia Arquette. The film, which won three Golden Globes including Best motion Picture Drama and Best Director, and an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, depicts the literal growth of a family.
Ellar Coltrane stars as Mason, a young boy who as he grows up in a modern family of a single mother trying to find her way and a biological father who despite the circumstances makes an effort to be in his and his sister’s lives. Through this coming of age story Mason learns about life, love and the constant rebuilding and recovering that many people experience by the time they are 18-years-old and ready to go out into the world.
The free showing of the film attracted dozens of audience members and gave many a chance to laugh, sympathize and ponder on the life of Mason and his friends and family.
The rest of the season plans to introduce and reintroduce films from around the world including the US, United Kingdom, Denmark, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Italy and Sweden to local audiences.
The film series, which began over five decades ago, by professor Emeritus Robert Dudash is the longest running non-academic activity at LCCC. Dudash is still the president of the society now.
Tickets are available in person at the Stocker Arts Center Box Office, online, by phone, or by mail. For more information on ticket prices, payment information, policies, and handicap accommodations contact the Stocker Arts Center Box Office at 440-366-4040.
Friday September 18th:
Still Mine (2013. PG-13. Canada. 102 minutes). Directed by Michael McGowan and starring James Cromwell and Geneviève Bujold.
Friday September 25th:
The Hunt (2012. R. Denmark/Subtitles. 111 minutes). Directed by Thomas Vinterberg
and starring Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp. A Discussion session will follow the film in the Stocker Cinema Hall.
Friday October 2nd:
I’ll See You In My Dreams (2015. PG-13. USA. 95 minutes.). Directed by Brett Haley
and starring Blythe Danner, Sam Elliott, Rhea Perlman.
Friday October 9th:
Gloria (2014. R. Chile/Subtitles. 108 minutes.) Directed by Sebastian Lelio and starring Paulina Garcia, Sergio Hernández, Diego Fontecilla, Fabiola Zamora. A Discussion session will follow the film in the Stocker Cinema Hall.
Saturday October 24th:
Life Itself (2014. R. USA. 120 minutes). Directed by Steve James and starring Roger Ebert, Martin Scorsese, Gene Siskel.
Friday October 30th:
Run Boy Run (2014. R. Germany/Subtitles. 108 minutes). Directed by Pepe Danquart and starring Andrzej Tkacz, Jeanette Hain, Rainer Bock and Kamil Tkacz.
Friday November 6th:
Cinema Paradiso (1988. R. Italy/Subtitles. 170 minutes). Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore and starring Marco Leonardi, Salvatore Cascio, Philippe Noiret and Antonella Attili.
Friday November 13th:
As It Is In Heaven (2004. Not Rated. Sweden/Subtitles. 130 minutes). Directed by Kay Pollak and starring Michael Nyqvist, Frida Hallgren and Helen Sjoholm. A discussion session will follow the film in the Stocker Cinema Hall.
Friday November 20th:
Far From the Madding Crowd (2015. PG-13. United Kingdom. 119 minutes). Directed by Thomas Vinterberg and starring Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge and Matthias Schoenaerts.
Friday December 11th:
The Imitation Game (2014. PG-13. United Kingdom. 114 minutes). Directed by Morten Tyldum and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley.