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book always better Movie admission by donation - No reserve theater seating. All screenings occur in the Southeast Museum of Photography’s Madorsky Theater, Daytona campus of Daytona State College. Hosseini Center (Building 1200). Sorry, no popcorn!
Exhibition film seasons and film festivals at the Southeast Museum of Photography are co-sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary Writing and Research at Daytona State College.
MUSEUM FILM SERIES - Select Fridays at 7:00 pm
The films presented in this series will put the statement, “The book is always better than the film,” to the test as each film is arguably better than the book that they are based on. Host Bryan Seagrave, a Daytona State College staff member and movie blogger (, will introduce each feature as well as lead an audience discussion after each showing comparing the film to the book.

September 6 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock (USA, 1960) 109 min. Rated R

Phoenix office-worker Marion Crane steals $40,000 from her employer to start a new life with her boyfriend. When she goes missing her sister and boyfriend visit the last place she was seen only to find it run by a voyeuristic, taxidermist loner who’s possessed by his dead mother adopting her personality and dress.

blade   Blade Runner
September 20 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Ridley Scott (USA, 1982) 117 min. Rated R

In a cyberpunk vision of the future, humanoid androids have escaped from an outer space mining colony and taken refuge on Earth. The year is 2019, and ex-detective Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to track down and eliminate the androids and discovers disturbing secrets about future plans of the androids' manufacturer, the Tyrell Corporation.

fight club   Fight Club
October 4 at 7:00 pm
Directed by David Fincher (USA, 1999) 139 min. Rated R

Edward Norton plays the unnamed narrator, an “everyman”, who is discontented with his white-collar job and forms a “fight club” with soap maker Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) to channel primal male aggression into a new form of therapy.

thank you   Thank You for Smoking
October 11 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Jason Reitman (USA, 2005) 92 min. Rated R

A satirical comedy about a spokesman and lobbyist for the tobacco industry who makes a living defending the rights of smokers and cigarette companies by using heavy spin tactics while struggling to be a good role model for his 12-year-old son.

the prestige   The Prestige
October 25 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Christopher Nolan (USA, 2006) 130 min.

At the end of the 19th Century, two young stage magicians become enemies after a séance goes wrong and one of their wives die. From this moment on, their lives become a web of deceit and exposure as they feud to outwit and destroy one another with terrible consequences.

no country   No Country for Old Men
November 1 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Ethan Coen & Joel Coen (USA, 2007) 122 min. Rated R

Welder and hunter Llewelyn Moss finds a pickup truck surrounded by a sentry of dead men from a drug deal gone bad along with heroin and two million dollars in cash. When Moss takes the money, he sets off a chain reaction of catastrophic violence that not even the law can contain.

winters bone   Winter’s Bone
November 15 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Debra Granik (Ireland, 2010) 100 min. Rated R

17-year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her absent and drug-dealing father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Risking her life, Ree hacks through her outlaw kin's code of silence, lies, evasions and threats to piece together the truth.

never let me go   Never Let Me Go
November 22 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Mark Romanek (U.K., 2010) 103 min. Rated R

A poignant love story and science fiction drama film adapted from Kazuo Ishiguro's bestselling novel of the same name about three children that live in an alternate history and become entangled in a love triangle. Their lives at a seemingly idyllic English boarding school is revealed to be a terrible truth of their fate, while they must also confront deep feelings of love, jealousy and betrayal that exists between them.

silver linings   Silver Linings Playbook
December 6 at 7:00 pm
Directed by David O. Russell (USA, 2012) 122 min. Rated R

Pat Solitano has lost everything - his house, his job, his wife, and is now living with his parents after spending eight months in a state mental institution. Determined to rebuild his life, remain positive, and reunite with his wife, Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own who offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife.



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