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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.


  • 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.  


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. Through extensive interviews with family and friends, archival footage, music and photographs, Yuri Kochiyama chronicles this remarkable woman’s contribution to social change. Please join us after the screening for a panel discussion led by Dr. Michelle Low and Dr. Travis Boyce.

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.


March 22 @ 6:30 PM

IFS celebrates Women's History Month and 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. 


March 27 @ 6:30 PM

IFS proudly partners with Asian Pacific American Student Services to screen this Disney/Pixar favorite.  In Moana, an adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder.

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.

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Citizen King

April 10 @ 6:30 PM

From acclaimed film-makers Orlando Bagwell and Noland Walker, Citizen King explores the last five years in the life of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Personal recollections and eyewitness accounts of friends, movement associates, journalists, law enforcement officers, and historians illuminate this little-known chapter in the story of America's most influential moral leader in the 20th century.

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.