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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Summer Series: Great Films of 2016


La La Land: June 27th at 5:30 in the Technology Lab

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in-between auditions. Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars. A chance encounter leads sparks to fly, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain. 

Lion: July 25th at 5:30 in the Technology Lab

A 5-year-old boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, with the help of Google maps, and dedicated friends, he sets out to find his lost family. Based on a true story, and the novel ’A Long Way Home’ by Saroo Brierley.

I am Not your Negro: August 29th at 5:30 in the Technology Lab

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, ’Remember This House’. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book Baldwin never had a chance to finish. 

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