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"Frozen" Director Chris Buck

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Chris Buck

Oscar-Winning Director of Frozen

University of Saint Francis and Cinema Center are partnering to present a weekend of events with Disney's Academy Award-winning director, Chris Buck.  His Film, FROZEN, became the highest-grossing animated film of all time, and continues to work its magic on children and adults all over the world.  By combining forces to bring this caliber of creative talent to Fort Wayne, Cinema Center and USF will showcase their roles in guiding students to create their finest work, and being a venue whose mission is to share a storyteller's final product.

 

Film Screening with a lecture by Chris Buck

Saturday, October 4th at 7pm

USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center - 431 W. Berry St.

This film screening and lecture is free and open to the public.  Featuring the voices of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, "Frozen" is the coolest comedy-adventure ever to hit the big screen. When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna's sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

 

Closer Look Lecture with Chris Buck

Sunday, October 5th at 1pm

USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center - 431 W. Berry St.

The lecture is designed for high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in animation, film, and computer arts.  This lecture is free and open to the public.

 

About Chris Buck:

His career has gradually risen from animating classics including "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" and "Fox and the Hound," to directing Academy Award-winning "Frozen."  He's also directed "Tarzan" and "Surf's Up," which was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.  Buck studied at CalArts.  In his last year there his animated film about a female tennis player got him a job animating at Disney. 

 

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The Trip to Italy

 

Michael Winterbottom's largely improvised 2010 film, The Trip, took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon-or semifictionalized versions thereof-on a restaurant tour around northern England. In this witty and incisive follow-up, Winterbottom reunites the pair for a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets' grand tour of Italy and indulging in some sparkling banter and impersonation-offs. Rewhetting our palates from the earlier film, the characters enjoy mouthwateringmeals in gorgeous settings from Liguria to Capri while riffing on subjects as varied as Batman's vocal register, the artistic merits of "Jagged Little Pill," and, of course, the virtue of sequels. Winterbottom trains his camera to capture the idyllic Italian landscape and the gastronomic treasures being prepared and consumed while keeping the film centered on the crackling chemistry between the two leads. The Trip to Italy effortlessly melds the brilliant comic interplay between Coogan and Brydon into quieter moments of self-reflection, letting audiences into their insightful ruminations on the nuances of friendship and the juggling of family and career. The result is a biting portrait of modern-day masculinity.

 

"3.5/4 Stars.  If Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon were even 7 percent less amusing, "The Trip to Italy" would have no reason to exist, even with its casually gorgeous scenery and shattering close-ups of seafood pasta fresh out of the kitchen." - Chicago Tribune.

 

"You come for the conversation, and in that, 'The Trip to Italy' rarely disappoints." - Los Angeles Times.

 

"3/4 Stars.  The pair bicker cheekily and needle each other in clever, amusing ways. At their best, they have almost a syncopated rhythm to their comical sparring." - USA Today.

 

108 min., Unrated. 

 

 

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Rich Hill - Last Shows!

 

Rich Hill, MO could be any of the countless small towns that blanket America's heartland, but to teenagers Andrew, Harley and Appachey, it's home. As they ride their skateboards and go to football practice, they are like millions of other boys coming of age the world over. But faced with difficult circumstances - isolation, instability, and parental unemployment - adolescence can be a daily struggle just to survive. With no road map and all evidence to the contrary, they cling to the hope that even they can live the American dream. Winner of the 2014 Sundance Grand Jury Prize, RICH HILL is an irresistibly moving and inspirational portrait of the challenges, hopes and dreams of rural America's youth.

 

"4/4 Stars.  'Rich Hill' doesn't just make you feel like you know these boys; it makes you care about them." - Washington Post.

 

"3.5/4 Stars.  Instead of drowning us with statistics, they show us real lives, flesh-and-blood people." - Philadelphia Inquirer.

 

"3.5/4 Stars.  The title is a woozy irony: The three high-school boys portrayed in the documentary 'Rich Hill' will never be rich, though this gently heartbreaking film certainly is." - New York Post.

 

91 min., Unrated.

 

 

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Gone Girl - Sneak Preview Showing

Thursday, October 2nd at 7:00pm

$15 General Admission

$10 Member Admission

 

No Cinema Center passes, Patron Member discount or Lincoln discount can be applied to the purchase of this event's ticket.

 

Join Cinema Center in partnership with The New York Film Critics Series for a special screening of Gone Girl before it's in theaters!  A recorded live event with Peter Travers interviewing Best-Selling Author/Screenwriter Gillian Flynn will be after the movie.  Come join us for the Sneak Preview fun!

 

GONE GIRL - directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn - unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

 

145 min., Rated R.

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