|Movie admission by donation - No reserve theater seating. All screenings occur in the Southeast Museum of Photography’s Madorsky Theater, Daytona campus of Daytona State College. Hosseini Center (Building 1200). Sorry, no popcorn!
Exhibition film seasons and film festivals at the Southeast Museum of Photography are co-sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary Writing and Research at Daytona State College.
|MUSEUM FILM SERIES - Select Fridays at 7:00 pm|
A common theme in films, The Outsider, typically represents an individual who does not conform to society or a particular group of people, and who are often struggling with their own demons or beliefs. This series of classic and contemporary films capture the essence of the many ways in which one can be an outsider - in dramatic film fashion.
|Rebel without a Cause
February 1 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Nicholas Ray (U.S., 1955) 111 min.
This groundbreaking film about troubled teens disenfranchised with their parents provided social commentary on the 1950’s youth, and explored the differences and conflicts between generations. Starring the cultural icon James Dean as a rebellious, middle class teenager with a troubled past trying to fit in with his new peers, only to find more trouble. Natalie Wood stars as his love interest. The film was released less than one month after Dean's fatal car crash in September 1955. In 1990, this film was added to the U.S. Library of Congress's National Film Registry as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
|Once Upon a Time in the West
February 8 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Sergio Leone (Italy, 1968) 175 min.
An epic spaghetti western starring Henry Fonda as the villain in the struggle for a piece of land near a fictional town called Flagstone which contains the region's only water source that railroad tycoons want to claim. After they kill her husband and children, the owner of the land Jill Mcbain, played by Claudia Cardinale, falls under the protection of a mysterious stranger with a harmonica and a notorious desperado who have joined forces against a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.
| Taxi Driver
March 1 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Martin Scorsese (U.S., 1976) 130 min .
The fourth film by Scorsese, it explores the psychological madness of a mentally unstable and lonely Vietnam war vet Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) who works as a nighttime NY taxi driver, and lashes out at the world that has alienated him, and in the process, attempts to rescue/liberate a young 12-year old prostitute named Iris (Jodie Foster) from her predatory pimp "Sport" (Harvey Keitel). Taxi Driver is now a classic Scorsese film combining elements of film noir, the western, horror and urban melodrama film genres, and it re-established Robert De Niro as a tremendous acting talent.
|The Dark Knight
March 8 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Christopher Nolan (U.S., U.K., 2004) 152 min.
Batman (Christian Bale), the police Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman), and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), set out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good, but they soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as the Joker (Heath Ledger), who throws Gotham into anarchy and forces the Dark Knight ever closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante. Starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Morgan Freeman.
|There Will be Blood
March 22 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (U.S., 2007) 158 min.
The film is loosely based on Upton Sinclair's 1927 novel Oil! It tells the story of a down-and-out gold miner-turned-oilman, Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) who is raising his son Paul “Eli” Sunday (Paul Dano), and is on a ruthless quest for wealth during Southern California's oil boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 2009, it was chosen by Entertainment Weekly, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, the Chicago Tribune and At the Movies as the best film of the first decade of the 21st century.
|Up in the Air
April 5 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Jason Reitman (2009) 109 min.
A comedy-drama film adaptation of the 2001 novel of the same name, written by Walter Kirn starring George Klooney as Ryan Bingham who makes his living traveling to workplaces around the U.S. and informing workers of their dismissals in place of their employers, who fear doing it themselves. Ryan also delivers motivational speeches promoting the “travel light” philosophy that applies to a life free of burdens like relationships with people as well as things. This philosophy loses its weight after his traveling job is threatened to be grounded, and the people and relationships begin to affect him.
|The Social Network
April 12 at 7:00 pm
Directed by David Fincher (U.S., 2010) 121 min.
Drawn from multiple sources, the film captures the early days of Facebook and a culture-changing phenomenon in the making -- and the way it pulled a group of young Harvard educated and tech–savvy revolutionaries together and then split them apart. Starring Jesse Eisenberg as founder Mark Zuckerberg, along with Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin and Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker, the other principals involved in the creation of Facebook. It received eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor (Eisenberg), and won three for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Film Editing.
April 26 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Mike Cahill (U.S., 2011) 92 min.
Directed by Mike Cahill in his feature film debut, this science fiction/drama film is about a bright young woman, Rhoda Williams, who has just been accepted into MIT's astrophysics program and aspires to explore the cosmos. John Burroughs is a brilliant composer who has just reached the pinnacle of his career and is about to have a second child, but tragedy strikes, and the lives of these strangers become irrevocably intertwined on the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth.
May 3 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (U.S., 2011) 110 min.
This neo-noir crime drama film was adapted from the 2005 James Sallis novel of the same name starring Ryan Gosling as a garage mechanic and Hollywood stunt driver by day, and a getaway driver for heist operations by night. As he tries to escape his shady past, he falls in love with his neighbor (Carrie Mulligan) whose husband is in jail. He gets more than he bargained for when he meets up with him and unknowingly becomes entangled with the East Coast mafia. Drive won the Best Director Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and received a standing ovation.
|FILMS | LECTURES | SEMINARS|
The Southeast Museum of Photography is a service of Daytona State College
1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. (Building 1200) Daytona Beach, FL, 32114, (386) 506-4475
Free Admission & Parking
Click HERE for museum hours of operation
Daytona State College prohibits discrimination and assures equal opportunity in employment and education services to all individuals without regard to age, ancestry, belief, color, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, and veteran status. For more details, read our Equal Opportunity Statement or contact: Job B. Clement, Chair of the Equity Committee at 386-506-3403 or 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, Fl. 32114.