[Note from Barb: Act One alumn, Lauri Deason, asked me to post a notice about an upcoming film festival being hosted by her church...and Lauri is not someone to be denied! Here follows the announcement. I only add that if Lauri is involved, it will be great. And also that the film "After the Truth" was written by Christopher Riley, the Director of our Act One Writing Program.]
UPC Presents FilmFest 2005:
June 16, 17 & 18 in Larson Hall at UPC
Join us for all or part of this three-day event focusing on the themes of justice and reconciliation. FilmFest includes four films: "12 Angry Men," "Hotel Rwanda," "The Green Mile," and "After the Truth." Following each film there will be an interactive panel discussion featuring experts and filmmakers.
FilmFest is a partnership event with First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue and other local area churches to raise money for International Justice Mission and their efforts to open an office in Rwanda.
For questions or additional info please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206/524-7301, ext. 330.
Tickets are $10/film or $30 for all four films and will be available at UPC on Sundays, May 29, June 5 and June 12. Additional dates & locations to purchase tickets will be posted as soon as they are available. Seating is limited.
(Parents are encouraged to use their discretion with children ages 17 and under. Ratings are listed along with the movies below.)
Thursday, June 16, 7 p.m.
FilmFest presents "12 Angry Men," rated PG
This Oscar award winning film starring Henry Fonda and Jack Klugman is heralded as one of the all-time great theatrical releases. "12 Angry Men" focuses on a jury's deliberations in a capital murder case. What begins as an open-and-shut murder case soon becomes a mini-drama of each juror's prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused and each other.
Friday, June 17, 7 p.m.
FilmFest presents "Hotel Rwanda," rated PG
(due to violence, disturbing images and brief strong language)
Don Cheadle stars in the true-life story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsis refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda. In the face of these unspeakable actions, inspired by his love for his family, an ordinary man summons extraordinary courage to save the lives of over a thousand helpless refugees by granting them shelter in the hotel he manages.
Saturday, June 18, 1:30 p.m.
Filmfest presents "The Green Mile," rated R
(due to violence, language and some sex-related material)
Starring Tom Hanks as Paul Edgecomb, a slightly cynical veteran prison guard on Death Row in the 1930s. His faith and sanity deteriorated by watching men live and die. Edgecomb is about to have a complete turnaround in attitude when they discover one of their prisoners, a convicted murderer, has a special gift.
Saturday, June 18, 7 p.m.
Filmfest presents "After the Truth," unrated
(contains references to violence and sex; subtitled)
Written by Christopher and Kathy Riley, this international award-winning German film is about the famous Nazi doctor, Josef Mengele - the "death angel of Auschwitz" who comes back from his hideout in Argentina to Germany as an 87-year-old man. He must stand up in front of a court for his crimes. The young solicitor, Peter Rohm, has to defend him but Rohm - himself an expert on Mengele and his crimes - feels unable to do this. When he decides to take on the case he endangers not only his relationship with his wife but also their lives.