|Enjoy dinner at Daytona State College's Cafe 101 and follow up with a comfortable seat in the Museum's Madorsky Theater for a look at some great and classic films. Meals at Café 101 are available by reservation only and must be booked separately by calling (386) 506-3859. 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!|
|DINNER AND A MOVIE - Select Wednesdays at 7:30 pm|
This interdisciplinary feature film series presents a range of recent cinema titles that examine family relationships. Join series host, Daytona State College faculty member and film specialist Eric Breitenbach for background information, discussion and audience Q & A.
|What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
January 30 at 7:30 pm
Directed by Lasse Hallstrom (U.S., 1993) 118 min.
A prisoner of his dysfunctional family's broken dreams, Gilbert (Depp), lives in tiny Endora, IA., as the breadwinner and caretaker for his retarded brother Arnie (DiCaprio), two sisters, and his morbidly obese shut-in mother. His long-running affair with a lonely housewife (Mary Steenburgen) ends after he meets Becky (Juliette Lewis), a thoughtful young woman who teaches Gilbert to finally consider his own happiness for a change. A heart-felt film with a break-out performance by the then up-and-coming actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
February 6 at 7:30 pm
Directed by Jane Campion (New Zealand, Australia, France, 1993) 121 min.
Narrated by her mind’s voice, a mute Scotswoman, Ada McGrath (Holly Hunter), is shipped off along with her young daughter Flora (Anna Paquin), by her father who sold her into marriage to a New Zealand frontiersman. Choosing not to speak, she expresses herself through piano playing and sign language for which her daughter has served as the interpreter. The marriage dissolves after Ada engages in a forbidden love affair with the gruff, Maori tattooed neighbor (Harvey Keitel). Erotic, disturbing and beautiful; The Piano won three awards: Best Actress for Hunter, Best Supporting Actress for Paquin, and Best Original Screenplay.
|Murmur of the Heart
February 13 at 7:30 pm
Directed by Louis Malle (France, Italy, West Germany, 1971) 118 min.
A controversial teen coming-of-age film set in France at the time of the Indo-China War; Laurent is 14 years old and anxious to lose his virginity. As he tries to make the most of sexual encounters, they are always interrupted; however, an opportunity arises while his mother takes him for a rest-cure, for his heart murmur, at a very conventional spa. With enough scandalous behavior in this film to make 100 made-for-TV movies, this happy and oddly innocent tale is told with fondness.
February 20 at 7:30 pm
Directed by Lance Hammer (U.S., 2008) 96 min.
An intimate family drama set in the Mississippi Delta that brings three lives together through the circumstances that befall them. After a tragic suicide shakes up the static living arrangements of Marlee and James, her 12 year old son, who is becoming entangled in drugs and violence, she is forced to find safe harbor with a man she has been feuding with since James’ birth. As a new purpose emerges, they navigate grief, test new waters, and tentatively move forward with their lives.
|The Ice Storm
February 27 at 7:30 pm
Directed by Ang Lee, (1997) 112 min.
Adapted from Rick Moody’s novel of American malaise and tragic souls, The Ice Storm, set on Thanksgiving weekend in 1973, refers to both a natural phenomenon and a metaphor for a wealthy Connecticut family that is slowly falling apart as they act out unspoken resentments, sexual experimentation, and confusion about the politics and social mores of their time. Directed by Ang Lee, and featuring, Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver, and the then up-and-coming stars: Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood, and Katie Holmes.
|Angels and Insects
March 6 at 7:30 pm
Directed by Philip Haas (U.S., U.K., 1995) 116 min.
After having spent years living in the Amazon studying animals and insects, a naturalist, returns home to Victorian England penniless, having lost all his possessions at sea from a shipwreck. Hired to catalog an aristocrat’s insect collection, he falls in love and marries the man’s daughter, to the dislike of her brother. Several years into the marriage, it becomes apparent that there is a deep secret in this eccentric household. A dramatic and lush period piece with extravagant costumes and scenery.
|Scenes from a Marriage
March 20 at 7:30 pm
Dir. Ingmar Bergman (Sweden, 1973) 168 min.
Utilizing a hyper-realistic cinematic style with extreme close-ups, and strings of rapid, articulate monologues, this film was originally created as a six-part series for television. Scenes from a Marriage presents a close-up examination of a relationship as it slowly falls apart, and investigates the toll it takes on both parties.
March 27 at 7:30 pm
Directed by Alexander Payne (U.S., 2011) 115 min.
Based on the novel of the same name, this comedy-drama features George Clooney as a land baron who is trying to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife becomes comatose from a boating accident. Soon after learning that his wife must be disconnected from life support, he finds out that she has been having an affair. Critically acclaimed, this film won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, two Golden Globe Awards for Best Picture (Drama) and George Clooney won Best Actor in a Drama.
April 3 at 7:30 pm
Directed by Martin Scorsese (U.S., 1980) 129 min.
A modern classic, this biographical, sports drama/art film adapted from Jake LaMotta's memoir Raging Bull: My Story stars Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta; an Italian American middleweight boxer whose jealousy, anger issues and poor judgment destroyed his career and family life. The film has been deemed "culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant" by the U.S. Library of Congress and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry in 1990.
April 10 at 7:30 pm
Directed by Wes Anderson (U.S., 2001) 110 min.
Royal Tenenbaum (Gene Hackman) has been kicked out of the hotel where he has been living and returns to his eccentric family hoping to make amends with them, after 22 years of separation from his wife and kids. His quirky and prodigal children are all experiencing a post-success slump as they grapple with their father’s return, and his insensitivities. Starring Gene Hackman and Anjelica Huston, with Danny Glover, Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, and Owen Wilson.
April 24 at 7:30 pm
Directed by Asghar Farhadi (Iran, 2011) 123 min.
Caught between wanting to leave Iran to create a better life, and the need to stay and care for a father with Alzheimer’s Disease, this middle-class couple face interpersonal conflicts as they try to make honorable decisions for themselves and their family. This is the first Iranian film to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and Golden Bear Awards at the Berlin International Film Festival. The film was also nominated for the Best Original Screenplay Academy Award - a rare occurrence for a foreign language film.
May 1 at 7:30 pm
Directed by Terry Zwigoff (U.S., 1995) 120 min.
An intimate portrait that took 9 years to make about underground cartoonist Robert Crumb (R. Crumb). This widely acclaimed documentary is a dark, comic ride through the stream-of-consciousness of artistic genius, and weird sexual obsessions of Crumb, with a devastating look at his eccentric and troubled family. This film received both the Grand Jury Prize and best cinematography prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
|Life Is Sweet
May 8 at 7:30 pm
Directed by Mike Leigh (U.K., 1991) 103 min.
A situation comedy about a working-class family living in the London suburbs and struggling through the day-to-day of life’s complexities and their own pain and rage and personal dramas. Wendy, the mother, is the backbone of the family and skeptical of her husband’s (Andy) plan to turn an old van into a food truck, while their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola, are complete opposites and have strange and troubling issues all their own. How they navigate through life and each other lies the essence of this film.
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