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Fall 2017 Film Schedule

American Honey

  • September 6 @ 7 PM
  • September 7 @ 7 PM

Star (Sasha Lane), an adolescent girl from a troubled home, runs away with a traveling sales crew that drives across the American Midwest selling subscriptions door-to-door. Finding her feet in this gang of teenagers, one of whom is Jake (Shia LaBeouf), she soon gets into the group's lifestyle of hard-partying nights, law-bending days and young love.

I Am Not Your Negro

  • September 20 @ 5:30 PM
  • September 21 @ 7 PM

IFS is honored to team with the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center for this event!  In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a 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 only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.  Please join us after the screenings for student panel discussion moderated by Talia Carroll and our own Langston Mayo.

Tickling Giants

October 5 @ 6 PM and 7 PM (see below for description)

Please join us at 6 PM for a speech and Q & A session led by Sarah McLaughlin with thefire.org, a first amendment advocacy group, immediately followed by a 7 PM screening of Tickling Giants.  The career of Egyptian heart surgeon-turned-political satirist Baseem Youssef is chronicled in this documentary directed by Daily Show producer Sara Taksler. Youssef gave up his lucrative medical profession in 2011 to become one of Egypt's most powerful television voices of dissent against an oppressive regime.  

The Way He Looks

October 10 @ 7 PM ONLY

IFS celebrates National Coming Out Week with the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center.  In The Way He Looks, Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel.  We will be hosting a panel discussion after the film moderated by Stephen Loveless, director of GSRC.  


October 19 @ 7 PM ONLY

IFS is proud to partner with the Cesar Chavez Center to show this film!  Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century. Please join us after the film for a round table discussion moderated by Dr. Jonathan Alcantar. 

It Comes at Night

  • October 25 @ 7 PM
  • October 26 @ 7 PM

After a mysterious apocalypse leaves the world with few survivors, two families are forced to share a home in an uneasy alliance to keep the outside evil at bay -- only to learn that the true horror may come from within.


The Great Divide

November 9  @ 7 PM ONLY

IFS is pleased to announce a collaboration with Go West Film Fest to screen this film! The Great Divide illustrates the timeless influence of water in both connecting and dividing an arid state and region. From Ancient Puebloan cultures and the gold rush origins of Colorado water law to agriculture, dams, diversions and conservation; the film reveals today’s critical need to cross “the great divide,” replacing conflict with cooperation.  We are hosting Dr. Michael Welsh, UNC history professor, who will moderate a discussion following the film.