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Fall 2018 Film Schedule

Pulp Fiction

  • August 29 @ 7 PM
  • August 30  @ 7 PM

Come join us for our season opener featuring the classic Quentin Tarantino film Pulp Fiction.   In this ultra-hip, multi-strand crime movie, Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield are hitmen with a penchant for philosophical discussions.  Their storyline is interwoven with those of their boss, gangster Marsellus Wallace, his actress wife, struggling boxer Butch Coolidge, master fixer Winston Wolfe, and a nervous pair of armed robbers.

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

  • September 12 @ 7 PM
  • September 13 @ 7 PM

In Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet from Stardom) looks back on the legacy of Fred Rogers, focusing on his radically kind ideas. While the nation changed around him, Fred Rogers stood firm in his beliefs about the importance of protecting childhood. Neville pays tribute to this legacy with the latest in his series of highly engaging, moving documentary portraits of essential American artists.

 

Sorry to Bother You

  • October 3 @ 7 PM
  • October 4 @ 7 PM

In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, Calif., telemarketer Cassius Green finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers a magical key that leads to material glory. As Green's career begins to take off, his friends and co-workers organize a protest against corporate oppression. Cassius soon falls under the spell of Steve Lift, a cocaine-snorting CEO who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams.

Handsome Devil

October 9 ONLY at 6:30 PM

IFS is honored to partner with the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center to celebrate National Coming Out Day by showing Handsome Devil.  This film centers on an ostracized teenager at a rugby-obsessed all boys boarding school in Ireland whose new roommate is the school's new rugby star-player. The two form an unlikely friendship until it is tested by those around them.

Welcome to Leith

October 18th ONLY @ 7 PM

IFS is privileged to team with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences's Diversity Advisory Board to show Welcome to Leith, in which white supremacist Craig Cobb tries to take over a small town in North Dakota. As his behavior becomes more threatening, residents wrestle with democratic principles as they try to get rid of their unwanted neighbor.

 

Liyana

October 25 ONLY @ 7 PM

IFS is thrilled to announce that we are hosting Emmy-nominated cinematographer and director/producer Aaron Kopp.  In Liyana, a Swazi girl embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin brothers.  Their fictional character’s journey is interwoven with poetic and observational documentary scenes to create a genre-defying celebration of collective storytelling.  Please join us after the film for a Q & A session with Aaron Kopp!

Hereditary

  • October 31 @ 7 PM
  • November 1 @ 7 PM

Come join us on Halloween night to watch the creepy horror film Hereditary.  When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter and grandchildren begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry, trying to outrun the sinister fate they have inherited. 

Can't make it Halloween night?  Come the night after, if you dare! 

Meet the Robinsons

November 6 ONLY @ 7 PM

We are thrilled to partner with the Office of the President and UNC's Student Senate to screen Meet the Robinsons.  In this film, boy genius Lewis gives up hope of retrieving his latest invention, which was stolen by Bowler Hat Guy. Then a young time-traveler named Wilbur Robinson arrives on the scene to whisk Lewis away in his time machine where the boys uncover an amazing secret.  Please join us after the film for a panelist discussion including President Andy Feinstein.  

 

Yojimbo

  • November 8 ONLY @ 7 PM

IFS is proud to once again partner with the Go West Film Fest to show this film!  In Yojimbo, a nameless ronin, or samurai with no master, enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the local gambling trade. The ronin convinces both silk merchant Tazaemon and sake merchant Tokuemon to hire him as a personal bodyguard, then artfully sets in motion a full-scale gang war between the two ambitious and unscrupulous men.

 

The Breadwinner

  • November 15 ONLY @ 7 PM

IFS is honored to team with the Center for International Education to celebrate International Education week by showing The Breadwinner.  In this film, Parvana is an 11-year-old girl who lives under Taliban rule in Afghanistan in 2001. After the wrongful arrest of her father, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy to support her family. Working alongside a friend, she soon discovers a new world of freedom and danger. Drawing strength from the fantastical stories she invents, Parvana embarks on an epic quest to find her father and reunite her family.