‚ÄčThe Bay College Film Series Announces Fall 2016 Schedule


The Bay Film Series announces their Fall 2016 schedule.   The Film Series at Bay College shows the best in modern art film including independent, documentary, and foreign movies.

On Thursday, September 15th, the Fall season begins with WEINER, a documentary focusing on former Congressman Anthony Wiener (D-NY).  Highlighting his catastrophic 2013 race for Mayor of New York City, this behind-the-scenes documentary shows the second widely publicized scandal that derailing his once-promising political career.  The Minneapolis Star Tribune calls the film “a must see,” and Variety says it’s “the most relevant documentary since ‘Fahrenheit 9/11.’”  Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at Sundance.

Our second film, on Thursday, October 6th, will be HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, a comedy/drama from New Zealand.  One of the most highly rated films of the year on Rotten Tomato, the movie is equal parts road comedy and rousing adventure story, with acclaimed performances by Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, and new-comer Rima Te Wiata.   Newsday says, “A lopsided gem full of off-kilter humor, hard truths and real emotion. Great for preteens and up.” 
On Thursday, November 10th, The Film Series shows the German film THE PEOPLE VS FRITZ BAUER (DER STAAT GEGEN FRITZ BAUER).  Nazi war criminals being brought to justice has made for great cinema since1961’s “Judgment at Nuremberg.”  In this thriller, Bauer is faced with prosecuting the architects of Auschwitz while Germany’s postwar government is still run by same politicians who’d been in power under Hitler.  The New York Times raves, “From start to finish, it’s absorbing.”
Lastly on Thursday, December 1st, we will be showing Werner Herzog’s latest documentary, LO AND BEHOLD, REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD.  Critic Katie Walsh summarizes, “Herzog breaks the internet, cracks it open to carefully examine the insides - the glorious possibilities and the devastating potential pitfalls.”  An elegant survey of the genesis of the information highway as well as a shrewd analysis of how the web has reshaped our lives today.
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.
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