February 2008

 

Monday, February 4th, 2008
3:30pm Matinee Only

From Jane Austen's last work, comes this intelligent, passionate translation to the motion picture screen.  Originally produced by the BBC in Britain, the film received such critical acclaim that it was released in the USA as a full theatrical engagement. Roger Michell has assembled a cast that is so perfectly suited for their roles that one can't imagine anyone else playing Austen's beautifully rounded characters.  The period is meticulously reconstructed and we are swept there naturally and without pretension.

Persuasion
stars Amanda Root and Ciarán Hinds, with Fiona Shaw, Sophie Thompson, Judy Cornwell and Emma Roberts. It will be presented in Wide Screen Dimension.  This is a Dolby SR Soundtrack and will be presented in 6 Channel Total Surround MegaSound.  Released thru New Yorker Films.

A special thanks to the Jane Austen Society of North America for conceiving this project, to Ciarán Hinds for his generous participation in this CinEvent and to Professor Foster Hirsch for his help and encouragement in bringing these rarely seen films to the screen.

A Sony Pictures Release
Distributed though New Yorker Pictures

Starring
Amanda Root and Ciarán Hinds
with Susan Fleetwood, Corin Redgrave and Fiona Shaw

Original Music by Jeremy Sams
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
Screenplay by
Nick Dear
Cinematography by John Daly

Directed by
Roger Mitchell

Meet the Artists
For this Special CinEvent, Ciarán Hinds, star of the film will be the Honored Guest Artist and will discuss the film and the film-making process.  The discussion will be hosted by author and film scholar Professor Foster Hirsch of the Brooklyn College Film Department and will be held in the theatre following the screening. 

 

 

      Visit Ciaran Hinds Website

Presented in
WIDE SCREEN DIMENSION

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The Wolfe Institute
in cooperation with the Departments of Human
Resource Services, English, Film and Africana Studies,
the Black Faculty and Staff Association, the Office of
Affirmative Action, Compliance and Diversity, the
Office of Alumni Affairs, the Office of Institutional Advancement,
the Black History Month Committee,
The Center for Student Development and Leadership Programs and
Brooklyn Center Cinema, by special arrangement with the Weinstein Company and MGM
Presents


Tuesday, February 26th, 2008
3pm Matinee Only

A powerful drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team; the team went on to challenge none other than the prestigious (and naturally favored to win) Harvard in the national championship. Critics rave about the acting, directing and emotional impact of the story.  Underdogs can still be champions.       

The Weinstein Company - Harpo Films - MGM Pictures

Starring
Denzel Washington, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Whitaker,
with Jermaine Williams and Forest Whitaker

Original Music by Peter Golub and
James Newton Howard

Based on the true story by Jeffrey Porro
Screenplay by
Robert Eisele Doyle
Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot

Directed by
Denzel Washington

A Panavision Picture Presented in

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