Janaury - February Indie Films USCB Center for the Arts Ticket Prices: Adult $7 Senior $6 Student $5
Box-office 843-521-4145 THE RED BALLOON/ PLASTIC BAG
Tuesday, January 29 at 7 PM THE RED BALLOON (1956) A film by Albert Lamorisse, France – 34 minutes – with English subtitles Newly restored, Albert Lamorisse’s exquisite THE RED BALLOON remains one of the most beloved children’s films of all time. In this deceptively simple, nearly wordless tale, a young boy discovers a stray balloon, which seems to have a mind of its own, on the streets of Paris. The two become inseparable, yet the world’s harsh realities finally interfere. With its glorious palette and allegorical purity, the Academy Award–winning THE RED BALLOON has enchanted movie lovers, young and old, for generations. “One of the great children’s films of all time. Which means it’s a great film for grown-ups, too.” – Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
A film by Ramin Bahrani, Voiced by Werner Herzog, Music by Kjartan Sveinsson of Sigur Ros, USA – 18 minutes This short film by American director Ramin Bahrani (Goodbye Solo) traces the epic, existential journey of a plastic bag (voiced by Werner Herzog) searching for its lost maker, the woman who took it home from the store and eventually discarded it. Along the way, it encounters strange creatures, experiences love in the sky, grieves the loss of its beloved maker, and tries to grasp its purpose in the world. In the end, the wayward plastic bag wafts its way to the ocean, into the tides, and out into the Pacific Ocean trash vortex — a promised nirvana where it will settle among its own kind and gradually let the memories of its maker slip away.
2013 OSCAR SHORTS
Thursday, February 7 SHORT FILM FROM SAVANNAH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 7 PM Shorts HD at 7:15 Once again Emerging Pictures will offer the hugely popular (and digital only) ACADEMY AWARD-NOMINATED SHORTS. Nominees will be announced on January 15th, and the Academy Awards ceremony takes place on February 24th. The shorts programs will open theatrically on February 1st.
January - February 2013 USCB Center for the Arts
Ticket Prices: Adult $7 , Senior $6 Student $5 Box-office 843-521-4145 For more info:
Tuesday, January 15 at 7 PM Excellence in Cinematography – Sundance Film Festival 2012 Directed by Jeff Orlowski English Acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change an a cynic about the nature of academic research. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In CHASING ICE, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse camera to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Traveling with a team of young adverturers across the brutal Arctic, Balog risks his career and his wellbeing in pursuit of the biggest story facing humanity. As the debate polarized America, and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, CHASING ICE depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mis-
sion to delivery fragile hope to our carbon-powered planet.
STRUCK BY LIGHTING
Tuesday, January 14 at 7 PM 1 hr 24 mins, rated NR High school senior Carson Phillips (Chris Colfer) was destined for bigger things than his close-minded small town could ever offer. He was on a path to greatness, but destiny had a different plan when he was suddenly killed by a bolt of lightning in his school parking lot.
Demonstrating that life is what happens while you’re busy planning your future, Carson recounts the last few weeks of his life via witty, insightful flashbacks, including a blackmail scheme targeting the popular kids in school that he concocts with his best friend (Rebel Wilson, PITCH PERFECT) and a home life that includes a mother (Allison Janney, JUNO, “The West Wing”) who’s more interested in the bottle than her son’s future and an estranged father (Dermot Mulroney, MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING) who suddenly appears with a pregnant fiancée (Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”).
A ROYAL AFFAIR-Thursday, January 24 at 7 PM
Official Selection: 2012 Berlin Film Festival: Winner – Best Actor & Best Script Starring Mads Mikkelsen and Alicia Vikander Danish with English subtitles, 2 hrs 17 mins, rated R
A ROYAL AFFAIR is the true story of an ordinary man who wins the queen’s heart and starts a revolution. Centering on the intriguing love triangle between the ever more insane Danish King Christian VII (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard), the royal physician who is a man of enlightenment and idealism Struensee (Mads Mikkelsen) and the young but strong Queen Caroline Mathilda (Alicia Vikander), A ROYAL AFFAIR is the gripping tale of brave idealists who risk everything in their pursuit of freedom for their people… Above all it is the story of a passionate and forbidden romance that changed an entire nation.