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graphic novel films 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
Graphic novel films have entered the mainstream of cinema and have been described as everything from modern mythology to mindless spectacle. But have films based on graphic novels transcended from entertainment to art? Join host Bryan Seagrave, a Daytona State College staff member and movie blogger ( and guests from the Daytona State College Graphic Novel Book Club to discuss the influence and impact of each film.

  The Crow
January 31 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Alex Proyas (USA, 1994) 102 min. Rated R

Based on the graphic novel by James O'Barr, this fantasy film follows a rock musician who is brought back to life by a crow one year after he and his fiancée are murdered. Starring Brandon Lee, son of Bruce Lee.

perdition   Road to Perdition
February 7 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Sam Mendes (USA, 2002) 117 min. Rated R

A crime film adapted from the graphic novel by Max Allan Collins which takes place during the Great Depression and follows a mob enforcer and his son as they seek vengeance against a mobster who murdered their family.

300   300
March 7 at 7:00 pm *Rescheduled to show on Friday, May 16th.
Directed by Zack Snyder (USA, 2006) 117 min. Rated R

A fantasy, action-adventure film based on the 1998 comic series by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley, that revolves around King Leonidas who leads 300 Spartans into battle against the Persian King Xerxes, and his army of more than 300,000 soldiers.

sin city   Sin City
March 21 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Robert Rodriguez (USA, 2005) 124 min. Rated R

This neo-noir, crime, action-thriller film based on Frank Miller's graphic novel series explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption.

V   V for Vendetta
March 28 at 7:00 pm
Directed by James McTeigue (USA, 2005) 132 min. Rated R

This action-thriller film based on the 1982 graphic novel by Alan Moore and David Lloyd tells the story of a young woman who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked vigilante known only as "V".

watchmen   Watchmen
April 4 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Zack Snyder (USA, 2009) 162 min. Rated R

An adaptation of the comic book by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons that takes place in an alternate 1985, where former superheroes exist, and discover something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.

scott pilgrim   Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
April 11 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Edgar Wright (USA, 2010) 101 min. PG-13

A comedy based on the graphic novel series by Bryan Lee O'Malley about a young Canadian musician who meets the girl of his dreams but learns that he must defeat her "seven evil exes” in order to date her.

kick ass   Kick Ass
April 18 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Matthew Vaughn (USA, 2010) 117 min. Rated R

A superhero action-comedy based on the comic book by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. tells the story of an ordinary teenager who sets out to become a real-life superhero, calling himself "Kick-Ass".

xmen   X-Men: First Class
April 25 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Matthew Vaughn (USA, 2011) 132 min. PG-13

A superhero film based on the X-Men characters in the Marvel Comics. Set in 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, the U.S. government enlists the help of the X-Men superheroes to stop a dictator from starting World War III.

dark knight   The Dark Knight Rises
May 2 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Christopher Nolan (USA, 2012) 165 min. PG-13

This superhero film is the final installment in Christopher Nolan's film trilogy, whereby Batman is forced to come out of retirement as new threats face Gotham city, a city which brands him an enemy.

man of steel   Man of Steel
May 9 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Zack Snyder (USA, 2013) 143 min. PG-13

Based on the DC Comics character Superman, this action-adventure film reveals the character's origins and his journey to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do.



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