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filmmovement 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 1:30 pm
FILM MOVEMENT FEATURE SERIES: CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL CINEMA
Emerging directors present film festival and alternative titles ranging from searing drama to quirky romances and comedies in this new series of contemporary cinema from around the world. Presented in association with Film Movement, a global, non-profit independent film distributor.

foreign letters   Foreign Letters
September 6 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Ela Their (USA, 2012) 102min.

Based on the filmmaker's own experience, Foreign Letters is a story about the power of friendship to heal us. Ellie, a 12-year-old immigrant girl from Israel meets Thuy, a Vietnamese refugee her age. Their friendship develops as they teach each other about life in America. Eventually they betray each other, and Ellie must give up her most prized possession in order to save their friendship.

piano   The Piano in a Factory
September 13 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Zhang Meng (China, 2010) 105 min.

When Chen's estranged wife reappears asking for a divorce and custody of their daughter, the musician girl decides she will live with whoever can provide her with a piano. Chen concocts a preposterous plan to make a piano from scratch! He persuades a bunch of reluctant, but loyal, misfit friends to help him forge the instrument. A comedy that artfully blends music and romance.

your eyes   Before Your Eyes
September 20 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Miraz Bezar (Turkey, 2009) 102 min.

This coming-of-age crime thriller tells the story of ten year old Gulistan and her brother Firat who live in the heart of Turkish Kurdistan. Tragedy strikes when their parents are shot down by paramilitary gunmen before their very eyes. Left orphaned, they soon run out of money. Gulistan meets a part-time escort Dilara, and is shocked to discover her client is the murderer of her parents, and quickly devises a plan for revenge.

prairie   Prairie Love
September 27 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Dusty Bias (USA, 2011) 81 min.

After a high plains drifter finds a man lying unconscious in the middle of the road, he learns that he's on his way to meet his penpal girlfriend for the first time as she's being released from prison. Desperate for a girlfriend of his own, the drifter hatches a plan to steal his new companion's identity.

free men   Free Men
October 4 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Ismaël Ferroukhi (France, 2011) 99 min.

In German-occupied Paris, a young Algerian named Younes earns his living as a black marketeer. Arrested but given a chance to avoid jail, Younes agrees to spy on a Paris Mosque. At the Mosque, Younes meets an Algerian singer and is moved by her beautiful voice and strong personality. Once he discovers that she is Jewish, he stops collaborating with the police and transforms into a fully-fledged freedom fighter.

seven minutes   Seven Minutes in Heaven
October 11 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Omri Givon (Israel, 2008) 98 min.

Galia, a young woman from Jerusalem, and her boyfriend Oren board a local bus that explodes, leaving Oren in a coma and Galia with severe burns and memory loss. The film begins one year after the attack, upon Oren's death. As Galia undergoes physical and mental therapy, she attempts to stitch together the shattered fragments of her life and soul.

dreams   Dreams of Dust
October 18 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Laurent Salgues (Burkina Faso/Canada/France, 2006) 86 min.

Mocktar, a Nigerien peasant, goes looking for work in Northeast Burkina Faso, Africa, where he hopes to forget his past. He quickly learns that the gold rush ended twenty years before, and the people of this wasteland exist simply from force of habit. Soon he is fighting not only to survive, but also to provide a better future for a woman and her child.

nurse   Nurse. Fighter. Boy
October 25 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Charles Officer (Canada, 2008) 93 min.

Jude is a single mother who works as a caregiver. Silence is a boxer who fights illegally to survive. Ciel is a boy who delves into music, conjuring dreams for his mother. During the last week of summer, a late-night brawl finds the fighter in the nurse's care causing their three fates to be forever entwined.

day break   Day Break
November 1 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Hamid Rahmanian (Iran, 2005) 85 min.

In Iran, capital punishment is based on Islamic law, which gives the family of the victim ownership of the offender's life. This compilation of true stories revolves around the imminent execution of Mansour, a man found guilty of murder. As Mansour's execution is postponed again and again, he is stuck inside the purgatory of his own mind, caught between life and death, retribution and forgiveness.

amador   Amador
November 8 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Fernando Leon de Aranoa (Spain, 2010) 113 min.

Marcela, a young immigrant, finds a summer job looking after Amador, a bed-ridden elderly man whose family is away. She thinks her financial problems are solved, but Amador dies shortly thereafter, and leaves her jobless. Faced with a difficult moral dilemma, Marcela will prove that death can't always stop life.

hospitalite   Hospitalité
November 15 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Koji Fukuda (Japan, 2009) 95 min.

A quiet Japanese family’s life is turned upside down when a man appears claiming to be the son of a financier who once helped his father. In return for his past help, he moves in, and their quiet lifestyle is quickly forgotten as they are comically tossed about in confusion as visitors run amuck in their home and stir up the monotony of their former life.

king   King of Devil’s Island
November 22 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Marius Holst (Norway, 2010) 116 min.

This true story of the infamous Bastøy Boys Home correctional facility in Norway, begins with the arrival of seventeen-year-old Erling, a rumored murderer, who immediately clashes with the facility's governor who believes rigid discipline and harsh punishment is the only way you can rehabilitate these boys. Erling revolts against the abuse and rouses the boys out of their resigned existence, and encourages them to fight.

queen   Queen of Hearts
December 6 at 1:30 pm
Directed by Valérie Donzelli (France, 2009) 84 min.

Thirty-something Adele is devastated after a painful breakup. Her distant cousin reluctantly takes her in and helps Adele salvage her personal and professional life, and suggests that she sleep with other men to get over her heartbreak. Adele bounces from one lover to the next in search of her perfect companion but can't escape the visage of her ex, until she recognizes the man who just may hold the answer to her broken heart.

  
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