Spring 2017 Film Schedule
- February 8 @ 7 PM
- February 9 @ 7 PM and 9:15 PM
IFS is proud to partner with the college of Humanities and Social Sciences for this special event! Inspired by actual events, Pride details the unlikely friendship forged between a small community of striking miners in Wales and gay-and-lesbian activists who raise funds to feed their families. With no end to the strike in sight, the urban activists venture into the countryside to deliver their donation in person, and find they have more in common with the people of this community than anyone on either side could have expected.
- February 15 @ 7 PM
- February 16 @ 7 PM and 9:15 PM
IFS is happy to announce a partnership with the college of HSS for this special event! Set against the antebellum South, The Birth of a Nation follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.
- February 22 @ 7 PM ONLY
- February 23 @ 7 PM ONLY
These are short films that have been nominated for an Academy Award for either Best Short Live Action or Best Short Animated Film of 2017, and this is your chance to see them before Oscar night on February 26. Please note that the last animated short PEAR CIDER AND CIGARETTES is not appropriate for children.
- March 8 @ 7 PM
- March 9 @ 7 PM and 9:15 PM
IFS is pleased to collaborate with the Center for International Education for this special event! In Girl Rising, nine unforgettable girls live in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls’ remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice.
March 30 @ 7 PM
IFS is honored to team with Africana Studies to present this film. Men of Bronze is the definitive story of black American soldiers of the 369th U.S. combat regiment, the 15th Infantry from New York, know as the "Harlem Hellfighters," who served with the French army in World War I. The film uses photographs, interviews with veterans, and film from the French and American national Archives, offering an inspiring tribute to these unsung heroes and an unforgettable look at World War I.
- April 12 @ 7 PM
- April 13 @ 7 PM and 9:15 PM
Yared Zeleke’s remarkable feature debut tells the story of young Ephraim, a half-Jewish, Ethiopian boy who is sent by his father to live among distant relatives after his mother’s death. Ephraim uses his cooking skills to carve out a place among his cousins, but when his uncle decides that his beloved sheep must be sacrificed for the next religious feast, he will do anything to save the animal and return home.
April 19 @ 7 PM ONLY
IFS is proud to work once again with the Center for International Education for this special presentation. After their village is destroyed and their parents killed by Northern militia, Sudanese orphans Theo, his siblings and other survivors make a difficult journey to a refugee camp in Kenya. Thirteen years later, the group gets the chance to settle in the U.S. They are met in Kansas by Carrie Davis (Reese Witherspoon), who has been charged with finding them jobs. However, seeing how adrift they are in 20th-century America, Carrie endeavors to help them in rebuilding their shattered lives.
- April 27 @ 7 PM only
Holocaust Memorial Observances of Northern Colorado and Greeley is pairing with IFS to screen this searing drama in which a concentration camp inmate is tasked with burning the dead and discovers the body of his young son. He must choose between participating in the clandestine uprising being planned among the prisoners, or securing a proper Jewish burial for his child.