Filmboard is a student-run Bates club that hosts free showings that are open to both the public and the Bates College community.

Movie Screening Cancellations:

As a Bates-funded and student-sponsored  film series, Filmboard students choose and host all screenings. Thus, please be mindful that on occasion screenings are cancelled due to unavoidable and unforeseen  circumstances. If a screening is cancelled we will post the change to this webpage as soon as possible. To confirm the showing, you may always contact Olin Arts Center (207-786-6135).

Coming Soon: Potential Movies for the Fall Semester

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 Name  Poster Synopsis Rotten Tomatoes
Baby Driver
A talented, young getaway driver relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams, Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
Faces of Harassment    FACES OF HARASSMENT is an experiment in storytelling about trauma. The film was shot in a mobile storytelling van, parked in rich and poor neighborhoods alike across São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and open to any woman. The van was a free, autonomous space, where women spoke to the camera directly, no interviewer or other influence present. FACES OF HARASSMENT offers an honest and unflinching look at the scourge of sexual harassment—and at the radical possibilities for dignity and healing that can happen when women are free to speak completely for themselves.  N/A
Hogtown HOGTOWN is set in 1919 Chicago against the backdrop of the race riots of that year. The story follows an investigation into the disappearance of a millionaire theatre owner during a snowstorm. HOGTOWN is a murder mystery that celebrates the most American of American cities while exploring the intimate lives of many of its people. This period piece is much more a period-less piece, shot in black and white in the often undisguised contemporary city. 100%
Honey Moccasin
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This all-Native production is part of the Smoke Signals new wave of films that examine Native identity in the 1990s. This irreverent appropriation of familiar narrative strategies serves as a provocative spring-board for an investigation of authenticity, cultural identity, and the articulation of the modern Native American experience in cinematic language and pop culture.  N/A
Inside the Chinese Closet The complexities of gay life in modern China collide at the event where Andy and Cherry first meet—a “fake marriage fair” in Shanghai, where a new, cosmopolitan generation of gay men and lesbian women seek to make a deal with a spouse of the opposite sex. Homosexuality has only recently become legal in China, but morally and practically, life is still difficult. INSIDE THE CHINESE CLOSET is a humorous and compassionate portrait of modern gay life, the eternally difficult relationship between parents and children, and the social, cultural, and moral beliefs in flux in China today. N/A
Mr. Six A well respected man residing in what’s left of old-Beijing attempts to exonerate his son from his wrongdoings with his own methods and beliefs. 80%
Office Image result for office 2015 chinese film In this stylish musical, a CEO’s plan to take her company public hits a roadblock when an audit exposes a great deal of corruption. As a result, the stock bonus her former mentor had promised her is in jeopardy. 88%
Rosa Chumbe Abdias do Nascimento Following Rosa, a mature officer who is forced to take care of her grandson after her daughter steal her savings, Rosa Chumbe offers a portrait of the city of Lima, where it entirely takes place, taking in topics such as alcoholism, gambling and faith.
The Room of Bones  room of bones  THE ROOM OF BONES follows the passage of four mothers in the Institute for Legal Medicine as they search for their children’s remains in the midst of three decades of social violence in El Salvador. . Salvadoran filmmaker Marcela Zamora profiles a group of forensic anthropologists in her home country tasked with the noble but gruesome work of unearthing human remains and matching them with names of desaparecidos. The result is a harrowing portrait of a region in crisis.  N/A
The Seventh Fire The Seventh Fire When Rob Brown, a Native American gang leader on a remote Minnesota reservation, is sentenced to prison for a fifth time, he must confront his role in bringing violent drug culture into his beloved Ojibwe community. As Rob reckons with his past, his seventeen-year-old protégé, Kevin, dreams of the future – becoming the biggest drug dealer on the reservation. Terrence Malick presents this haunting and visually arresting nonfiction film about the gang crisis in Indian Country. 93%
Wonder Woman Wonder Woman An Amazon princess (Gal Gadot) finds her idyllic life on an island occupied only by female warriors interrupted when a pilot (Chris Pine) crash-lands nearby. After rescuing him, she learns that World War I is engulfing the planet, and vows to use her superpowers to restore peace. 92%



The 80s Movie!

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off    Ferris Bueller is a clever and tricky fast talker, a legend in his own time. He decides to call out sick from school, feigning illness, to embark on a wild adventure involving his girlfriend, Sloane Peterson, his best friend Cameron Frye, and a Ferrari. From Wrigley Field to the Art Institute of Chicago to a Polish Pride parade, Bueller and friends intend on making the most of their day off. However, Ferris’ sister and the school dean, Ed Rooney, suspect that Ferris is simply pretending to be ill. Both Rooney and Ferris’ sister Jeanie are hot on Ferris’ trail and are determined to catch him and his friends in the act of class-cutting.  81%




Rocky Horror Picture Show    A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.  80%
The Shining A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. 87%