The Bay Film Series announces their winter 2016 schedule. The Film Series at Bay College shows the best in modern art film including independent, documentary, and foreign movies.
On February 4th
, we are pleased to be showing SUFFRAGETTE. Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three-time Award winner Meryl Streep, lead the cast of a powerful drama about the women who were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain. The story centers on Maud (Mulligan), a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.'s growing suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst (Streep), Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life. Directed by BAFTA Award winner Sarah Gavron from an original screenplay by Emmy Award winner Abi Morgan.
On February 25th
, TRUMBO will be shown. In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston, nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for this role) was Hollywood's top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice of the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.
Lastly on April 21st
, THE DANISH GIRL will be screened. A topical biopic filled with stunning performances. Eddie Redmayne is nominated for Best Actor and Alicia Vikander for Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars for their performances in this film. Inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener, this love story documents how Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
All Film Series movies are shown in the Besse Center Theater at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available at the box office or can be purchased online. For more information, go to the Bay College website page www.baycollege.edu/tickets
. Students with valid ID can get a reduced admission charge of $2.