Spring 2018 Film Schedule

Baby Driver

  • January 24 @ 7 PM
  • January 25 @ 7 PM

Talented getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After meeting the woman (Lily James) of his dreams, he sees a chance to ditch his shady lifestyle and make a clean break. Coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), Baby must face the music as a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

Marshall

  • February 8 @ 7 PM

IFS is honored to team with the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center to celebrate Black History Month.  In Marshall, young lawyer Thurgood Marshall travels to conservative Connecticut when a wealthy socialite accuses a black chauffeur of sexual assault and attempted murder. He soon teams up with Sam Friedman, a local Jewish lawyer who's never handled a criminal case.  

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Yuri Kochiyama: Passion for Justice

February 12 @ 6:30 PM

IFS is happy to collaborate with the Asian/Pacific American Student Services to present this film!  Yuri Kochiyama was a Japanese American woman who lived in Harlem for more than 40 years and had a long history of activism on a wide range of issues. Through extensive interviews with family and friends, archival footage, music and photographs, Yuri Kochiyama chronicles this remarkable woman’s contribution to social change through some of the most significant events of the 20th century. Please join us after the screening for a panel discussion.

Oscar Shorts

  • February 28 @ 7 PM (Animated, Live-Action)
  • March 1 @ 7 PM (Live-Action, Animated)

These are short films that have been nominated for an Academy Award for either Best Short Live Action or Best Short Animated Film of 2018.  A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 4th.

Moving Parts

March 7 @ 7 PM

IFS is proud to screen this film written and directed by UNC film instructor Emilie Upczak.  After the death of her father, Zhenzhen hires a smuggler to take her to the Caribbean island where she gets her a job at a restaurant.  When the smuggler demands more cash, the delicate beauty is forced into a compromising position.  IFS is honored to have Emilie Upczak join us after the film to discuss her work.

Confirmation

  • March 21 @ 7 PM
  • March 22 @ 7 PM

IFS partners with Prevention Education & Advocacy Services to show Confirmation.  The confirmation hearings for Judge Clarence Thomas (Wendell Pierce) become a media spectacle when his former colleague Anita Hill (Kerry Washington) accuses the Supreme Court Justice nominee of sexual harassment.  Please join us after the film for an important topical discussion. 

3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

  • April 4 @ 7 PM
  • April 5 @ 7 PM

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command, Officer Dixon -- an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence -- gets involved, the battle is only exacerbated.

Flame and Citron

April 26 @ 7 PM

IFS is honored to once again partner with the Holocaust Memorial Observance Committee to show this film.  Gunman Flame (Thure Lindhardt) and his partner Citron (Mads Mikkelsen) assassinate Nazi collaborators for the Dutch resistance.  When they begin to doubt the validity of their assignments, their morally complicated task becomes even more labyrinthine.