Films

The Film Series, Monday evenings at 7 pm at Zoetropolis Art House. Films run throughout June and July. It is an exciting series that includes feature films plus a silent film classic with live original music by Tom (flute) and Laurie Reese (cello) of TRP (The Reese Project).

Location:  Zoetropolis Art House, 315 W James St, Lancaster, PA

2017 Film Series: Mondays, 7 pm 

June 2017

June 5: “Persepolis” (2007) — This award-winning animated film is based on director Marjane Satrapi’s autobiographical comic book by the same name, about a young girl’s coming-of age set against the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution. Drama/Biography. Running Time: 96 minutes. Trailer.

June 12:  “Like Water For Chocolate” (1992) — The story of Tita De La Garza, the youngest daughter in a family living in Mexico at the turn of the twentieth century. Tita’s love, Pedro Muzquiz, comes to the family’s ranch to ask for Tita’s hand in marriage. Because Tita is the youngest daughter, she is forbidden by a family tradition upheld by her tyrannical mother, Mama Elena, to marry. Pedro marries Tita’s oldest sister, Rosaura. Drama/Romance. Running time: 123 minutes. Trailer.

June 19:  “Mamma Mia!” (2008) — Donna, an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter’s wedding with the help of her two friends. Her daughter, Sofie, has secret plans to figure out who her real father is so he can walk her down the aisle. Musical/Romantic Comedy. Running time: 109 minutes. Trailer.

June 26:  “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (2012) — Hushpuppy, an intrepid six year old girl, lives with her dad, Wink, in “the bathtub,” a southern delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares Hushpuppy for the unraveling of the universe. Drama film/Fantasy. Running time: 93 minutes. Trailer.

 

July 2017

July 3:  “The Eagle Huntress” (2016) — Aishol-pan, a 13 year old girl, trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter (using eagles to hunt with), and rise to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. Documentary/Adventure/Family. Running time: 87 minutes. Trailer.

July 10:  “Fargo” (1996) — a reality-based crime drama set in Minnesota in 1987. Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) is a car salesman in Minneapolis who has gotten himself into debt and is so desperate for money that he hires two thugs (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) to kidnap his own wife. Crime film/Drama film. Running time: 98 minutes. Trailer.

July 17:  Buster Keaton’s “College” (1927) — Silent Film Classic. This hilarious film depicts Ronald (Keaton) as a book-worm, attempting to impress his girl by his athletic prowess at college. Ronald tries his hand at all the different sports, failing miserably at each. His antics lead to some seriously funny scenes. In the end, Ronald uses all the skills he has learned in athletics to save his girl. Live original score by Tom Reese (flute) and Laurie Reese (cello) of TRP (The Reese Project). Silent film/Comedy. Running time: 66 minutes. Trailer.

July 24:  “The Devil Wears Prada” (2006) — Andrea, a small town girl in her first job out of college, tries to navigate the waters of the high-powered fashion magazine world. Drama film/Romance. Running time: 110 minutes. Trailer.

July 31:  “Frida” (2002) — The story of artist Frida Kahlo. Drama/Biography/Romance. Running time: 123 minutes. Trailer.

Current events are also posted on our Calendar

  • June 5 – Persepolis
  • June 12 – Like Water for Chocolate
  • June 19 – Mamma Mia
  • June 26 – Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • July 3 – The Eagle Huntress
  • July 10 – Fargo
  • July 17 – Buster Keaton’s “College” (with live music)
  • July 24 – The Devil Wears Prada
  • July 31 – Frida