Film

Summer Series of FILM kicks off June 10, 2015
doors at 6 p.m. / film at 7 p.m.
EX MACHINA (2015) Sponsored by Knox Legal Advisors, LLC.
Genre: Drama/Sci-Fi.

Now entering our 4th year, our series has proven itself to be a welcome addition to downtown Erie’s arts scene. Curated by award-winning filmmaker John C. Lyons, our weekly series is a celebration of the social and cultural experience of cinema and showcases an eclectic program of quality films and filmmakers. Each film is followed by an open audience discussion, guest panel, and/or Q&A with the filmmakers. With an affordable $5 admission and adult beverage and food options available, FILM at the Erie Art Museum is the perfect place for both cinephiles and casual viewers alike to gather, enjoy, and discuss the art of film.

• June 17, 2015
ALIVE INSIDE (2014) with Panel Discussion.
Sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care, Presbyterian Homes and
UPMC Hamot.

Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, fights
against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music's ability to combat
memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. Genre: Documentary/Memory.

 

• June 24, 20 15
THE OVERNIGHT (2015)
Alex, Emily, and their son, RJ, are new to Los Angeles. A chance meeting at the park introduces them to the mysterious Kurt, Charlotte, and Max. A family "playdate" becomes increasingly interesting as the night goes on. Starring Taylor Schilling of “Orange is the New Black, Adam Scott of “Parks & Recreation” and Jason Schwartzman.
Genre: Comedy.

 

• July 1, 2015
CITIZENFOUR (2014) with Panel Discussion.
Sponsored by Erie Reader.
This year’s Oscar award-winner for Best Documentary. A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward
Snowden.
Genre: Documentary/Privacy.

 


• July 8, 2015
THE KEEPING ROOM (2015) Special Preview Screening.
Left without men in the dying days of the American Civil War, three Southern
women - two sisters and one African-American slave - must fight to defend their home and themselves from two rogue soldiers who have broken off from the fast-approaching Union Army.
Genre: Drama/Western.


• July 15, 2015
BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT (1982/2007)
Sponsored by Erie Reader and Velocity Network.
The 2007 “Final Cut” gave director Ridley Scott full artistic control, perfecting a visually stunning masterpiece even further. Deckard (Harrison Ford) traverses through neon lights and shadows in a rain-soaked future that has inspired countless imitations in sci-fi movies ever since. If ever there was a movie meant to be seen on the big screen, this is it.
Genre: Sci-Fi/Thriller.

 

• July 22, 2015
THE MIDNIGHT SWIM (2014) with filmmaker Q&A.
Spirit Lake is unusually deep. No diver has ever managed to find the bottom,
though many have tried. When Dr. Amelia Brooks disappears during a deepwater dive, her three daughters travel home to settle her affairs. They find themselves unable to let go of their mother and become drawn into the
mysteries of the lake.
Genre: Mystery/Drama.

 

• July 29, 2015
WEB (2013) with filmmaker Q&A.
Sponsored by Larson Texts and Velocity
Peruvian children living in remote villages in the Amazon Jungle and Andes
Mountains experience the One Laptop per Child program, gaining access to the Internet for the first time. The film considers both the benefits and
complications that arise from digital connections.
Network. Genre: Documentary/Technology.

 

• August 5, 2015
DIGGING FOR FIRE (2015)
The discovery of a bone and a gun send a husband and wife on separate
adventures over the course of a weekend. Starring Jake Johnson of “New Girl”, Rosemarie DeWitt, Sam Rockwell, Brie Larson, Anna Kendrick and more.
Genre: Drama/Comedy.

 

• August 12, 2015
SLOW WEST (2015)
At the end of the nineteenth century, 16-year-old Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-
McPhee) journeys across the American frontier in search of the woman he
loves. He is joined by Silas (Michael Fassbender), a mysterious traveler, and
hotly pursued by an outlaw along the way.
Genre: Action/Western.


Presented by the Film Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania