Filmboard is a student-run Bates club that hosts free showings that are open to both the public and the Bates College community. All screenings are Fridays at 7pm in Olin 104 unless otherwise noted.
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).
Fall Semester Movie Schedule
|September 8th||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%|
|September 15th||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.|
|October 6th||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%|
|October 13th||Tasuma, The Fighter||A comedy set in contemporary Burkina Faso, Tasuma tells the story of a World War II veteran who has been trying for more than 50 years to obtain his well-deserved military pension. Convinced that he will be paid shortly, Sogo buys a mill on credit for the village. But the money does not arrive. When Sogo is put in prison because he cannot reimburse his loan, the women of the village rally to set him free.||N/A|
|November 3rd||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|
|November 10th||The 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|
|November 17th||Honey Moccasin||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|
|December 1st||Rosa Chumbe||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.||N/A|
|December 8th||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|
|December 15th||Office||A musical set mainly in a corporate high-rise. Two assistants, Lee Xiang and Kat, start new jobs at the financial firm Jones & Sunn. Lee Xiang is an earnest young man who naively enters the world of high finance with noble intentions. Kat on the other hand has a secret.||88%|
|TBD||Big Hero 6||The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.||89%|
|TBD||Four Days in September||Fernando, a journalist, and his friend César join terrorist group MR8 in order to fight Brazilian dictatorial regime during the late sixties. Cesare, however, is wounded and captured during a bank hold up. Fernando then decides to kidnap the American ambassador in Brazil and ask for the release of fifteen political prisoners in exchange for his life.||59%|