Each Fall and Spring semester the Rush Library Film Series brings free screenings of documentary, foreign, and independent films to the Edison State College community. Faculty Librarian and U.S. History Professor Jane Bigelow leads a discussion after each screening. Email with suggestions for future screenings.
|NOW PLAYING - Fall 2013|
When You Feel Love
Directed by Steve Chase
After realizing his previous mistakes, a young man comes to understand what it really means to be in love.
Friday, September 20, 7pm
This short film was directed by Edison State College Fine Arts Professor Steve Chase, features music composed by the Rush Library's Chris Ludvigsen, and stars ESC alumni Jed Krause and Willie Filkowski. When You Feel Love was featured in the Short Film Corner at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in May 2013. Free food and drinks will be served before the screening, and a Q&A with the film's director and composer will follow the 25 minute film.Read more about the film in an article recently published in the Fort Myers edition of the Florida Weekly News.
PersepolisDirected by Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi
Marji is an audacious and outspoken Iranian girl who grows up in Iran and Austria during the Islamic Revolution.
Friday, October 4, 7pm
"You'd have to be blind not to see the excellence of Persepolis, an affecting, amusing, visually arresting adaptation of Marjane Satrapi's graphic-novel memoir about growing up during the Iranian Revolution and coming of age amid the punk-rock intellectuals of Vienna." –Nathan Lee, The Village Voice
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Directed by Milos Forman
Based on Ken Kesey's celebrated novel, Milos Forman's film adaptation of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest tells the story of Randle McMurphy, played by Jack Nicholson, who pretends to be mentally ill to avoid prison. Sentenced to the state mental hospital, McMurphy befriends fellow inmates and rebels against the tyrannical head nurse. Forman's film won five Academy Awards for best picture, best director, best lead actor, best lead actress, and best adapted screenplay.
Saturday, October 12, 2pm
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is being screened as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, October 7-12, sponsored by the School of Health Professions. Free food and drinks will be served before the screening, and a discussion with Librarian and U.S. History Professor Jane Bigelow about the history of the treatment of the mentally ill in America will follow the screening.Click here to learn more about this film
The Singularity is Near
Directed by Anthony Waller and Ray Kurzweil
Based on Ray Kurzweil's bestselling book, The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology, the film, which is part documentary, part science fiction, explores transhumanism and the evolving union between humans and machines.
Monday, November 18, 7pm
The Singularity is Near is being screened as part of the "Dueling Documentaries" event, sponsored by the Humanities Colloquium. Free food and drinks will be served before the screening, and a discussion with Humanities Professors Dr. Wendy Chase and Dr. Catherine Wilkins will follow the screening.Click here to learn more about this film