Local movie buffs again have a chance to see highly acclaimed movies on the big screen at the 2011 Free Fall Film Festival at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The films are free and open to the public.
All but one of the films will be shown at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays in Leach Theatre of Missouri S&T’s Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla, Mo. The Kid will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Room 125 Physics Building.
“We are delighted to present a diverse lineup of films free to the community again this fall,” says Dr. James J. Bogan Jr., Curators’ Teaching Professor of art history and film at Missouri S&T and director of the film series.
“The festival is in its 37th year, but it was not always free,” he says. “I would like to thank the chancellor, the Student Union Board, the Campus Performing Arts Committee, and the arts, language and philosophy department, whose combined resources make this program available to all at no charge.”
Bogan encourages the community to take a chance on films they might not see otherwise. “And remember to disconnect your phone and enjoy two hours in the great trance of film viewing,” he says.
The Fall 2011 Missouri S&T Free Film Festival includes the following motion pictures:
- Exit Through the Gift Shop – Aug. 30
- 127 Hours – Sept. 6
- Blue Valentine – Sept. 13
- Source Code – Sept. 20
- Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb – Sept. 27
- Jane Eyre – Oct. 4
- Another Year – Oct. 11
- The King’s Speech – Oct. 18
- The Kid – Oct. 25
- Mon Oncle – Nov. 1
- The Illusionist – Nov. 8
- Even the Rain – Nov. 15
- Inside Job – Nov. 29
- Run Lola Run – Dec. 6
The Missouri S&T Film Festival is supported by the Missouri Arts Council and the university’s Campus Performing Arts Series; Curtis Laws Wilson Library; Student Union Board; office of the chancellor; civil, architectural and environmental engineering department; and arts, languages and philosophy department.
For more information about the Fall 2011 Missouri S&T Free Film Festival, call 573-341-4185.