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coming of age 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 Wednesdays at 1:30 pm
Wednesday afternoon matinees continue with cinematic explorations about "coming-of-age", in all its forms and variations, featuring films from Brazil, Italy, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Mexico, Australia, and the USA.

bronx tale   A Bronx Tale
September 4 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Robert De Niro (USA, 1993) 121 min. Rated R

A story about a boy growing up in the Bronx in the 1960’s who finds love while encountering racism and violence as he receives a “street” education from a local gangster, despite his father’s disapproval. Directed by and starring Robert De Niro.

city of god   City of God - CANCELLED
September 11 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund (Brazil/France, 2002) 130 min. Rated R

Based on a true story; two brothers growing up in the slums of Rio de Janeiro take different paths in life. One turns to gang life and violence as a drug dealer and the other becomes a photographer and documents the life of violence in “the city of god”.

cinema   Cinema Paradiso
September 18 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore (Italy, 1988) 155 min.

A famous Italian film director, Salvatore (‘Toto’), returns to his native home in Sicily to attend the funeral of his childhood friend, Alfredo, who was a projectionist for the “Cinema Paradiso”, and where Toto developed his love of films. This bittersweet story relives his childhood in flashbacks of memories of his friendship with Alfredo, and of his first love, Elena.

kolya   Kolya
September 25 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Jan Sverák (Czech Republic, 1996) 105 min.

A middle-aged cellist enjoys life as a bachelor but is struggling to pay the bills, so he decides to marry a Russian woman for money, but ends up with her five-year-old son when she decides to leave him. A humorous and sweet story about a man that is transformed by a young boy. Won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

marvin's room
  Marvin’s Room
October 2 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Jerry Zaks (USA, 1996) 98 min.

Two estranged sisters are reunited after 20 years when one learns that she has leukemia and needs a donor to survive. Diane Keaton stars as Bessie who has been caring for their sick father for 17 years. Meryl Streep plays Lee, who is trying to get her life together after ending a bad marriage, and Leonardo DiCaprio plays Hank who is one of Lee’s sons and has been living in a mental institution.

whale rider   Whale Rider
October 9 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Niki Caro (New Zealand/Germany, 2002) 101 min.

Shot on location in New Zealand this film tells the story of a young Maori girl who struggles against patriarchical tradition to prove that she is the leader of her tribe.

american quilt   How to Make an American Quilt
October 16 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse (USA, 1995) 109 min.

Starring Wynona Ryder, Anne Bancroft, and Maya Angelou; this film adaptation of the novel by Whitney Otto portrays a young graduate student who has retreated to her grandmother’s house to contemplate her boyfriend’s marriage proposal, and learns about the many forms of love from 7 women who are making her a quilt.

stealing beauty   Stealing Beauty
October 23 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci (Italy/France/UK, 1996) 118 min. Rated R

This film explores a young American girl’s personal journey into womanhood as she travels to an artist’s retreat in Tuscany where she hopes to discover the identity of her father. Starring Liv Tyler and Jeremy Irons.

jack and rose   The Ballad of Jack & Rose
October 30 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Rebecca Miller (USA, 2005) 112 min. Rated R

A coming-of-age story about a 16-year-old girl living isolated with her father on a once thriving commune and struggling with the limits of family, sexuality, and his declining health. Starring Camilla Belle, Daniel Day-Lewis, Catherine Keener, and Paul Dano.

y tu mama   Y tu Mamá También
November 6 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Alfonso Cuarón (Mexico, 2001) 106 min. Rated R

A coming-of-age story about two teenage boys who go on a road trip with an older woman that has recently learned of her husband’s infidelity. Known for its controversial sexuality, this film went on receive nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Foreign Language film.

high art   High Art
November 13 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Lisa Cholodenko (USA, 1998) 101 min. Rated R

Lisa Cholodenko's Sundance award-winning romantic drama about a young photo-magazine editor who stumbles into a relationship with a former photo-prodigy and heroin-addicted neighbor. Features great performances by Ally Sheedy, Patricia Clarkson, and then newcomber Radha Mitchell.

harold and maude   Harold and Maude
November 20 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Hal Ashby (USA, 1971) 91 min.

The story about a self-destructive and attention seeking wealthy, young man who becomes friends with an anarchistic and vivacious seventy-nine year old woman who teaches him about life and love. A cult classic film with music by Cat Stevens.

muriels wedding   Muriel's Wedding
December 4 at 1:30 pm
Directed by P.J. Hogan (Australia, 1994) 106 min.

Muriel Heslop (Toni Collette) is a naïve, overweight and socially awkward young woman who is obsessed with having a glamorous wedding and marriage with the hopes that it will improve her life and provide her escape from home. As she follows her dreams, and makes mistakes along the way, she is transformed. Accented with music by ABBA, this film is both funny and poignant.



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