|Enjoy dinner at Daytona State College's Cafe 101 and follow up with a comfortable seat in the Museum's Madorsky Theater for a look at some great and classic films. Meals at Café 101 are available by reservation only and must be booked separately by calling (386) 506-3859. 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!|
|DINNER AND A MOVIE - Select Wednesdays at 7:30 pm|
|IT'S OK TO LAUGH
This interdisciplinary feature film series presents titles that explore humor and satire in recent cinema. Join Daytona State College faculty members and film specialists for background information, discussion and audience Q & A.
September 12 at 7:30 pm
Dir. Percy Adlon (USA, W. Germany1987) 95 min.
German tourist Jasmin Münchgstettner has separated from her husband and is now at the most desolated motel on earth. Brenda, a tough and short-tempered truck stop owner, allows Jasmin to work at the café that is frequented by colorful characters. With an ability to empathize with everyone who visits and a passion for cleaning, Jasmin transforms the café and all those in it.
|Pee Wee's Big Adventure
September 19 at 7:30 pm
Dir. Tim Burton (USA, 1985) 90 min.
Pee Wee Herman loves his bike more than anything else, and when it’s stolen, he travels across the country to get it back. Of course this leads to his big adventure, filled with mix-ups, chases, and quirky characters, culminating with the rescuing of animals from a burning pet shop. Written by Paul Ruebens (Pee Wee), Phil Hartman and Michael Varhol.
September 26 at 7:30 pm
Dir. Arthur Hiller (USA, 1979) 103 min.
An American action-comedy film, starring Alan Arkin and Peter Falk, who are the fathers of the bride and groom about to be married. After the men meet each other at an introductory dinner, Vince (Falk) leads Sheldon (Arkin) on a wild and hilarious CIA caper that ends with a big payout for the newlyweds.
|Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday
October 3 at 7:30 pm
Dir. Jacques Tati (France, 1953) 114 min.
The pipe-smoking, well-meaning but clumsy character Monsieur Hulot (Jacques Tati) joins the "newly-emerging holiday-taking classes" for a summer vacation at a modest seaside resort. Hulot’s character has an unforgettable combination of bafflement at the modern world, with an eagerness to please and just the right amount of eccentricity.
October 10 at 7:30 pm
Dir. Hal Ashby (USA, 1979) 130 min.
Chance (Peter Sellers) is a middle-aged man who lives in the townhouse of a wealthy man in Washington D.C. When his benefactor dies “Chauncey” must venture out on his own for the first time. After an accident puts him in contact with the President, he becomes a media sensation with his gardening wisdom.
|A Fish Called Wanda
October 17 at 7:30 pm
Dir. Charles Crichton (U.S., Britain, 1988) 109 min.
A heist-comedy film starring John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and Michael Palin about a London-based gangster, a stressed out animal lover with a bad stutter, a sexy con artist, and their "weapons man" (Kevin Kline), who fancies himself an intellectual, all come together to embark on a jewel heist but things go disastrously wrong.
|Monty Python’s Life of Brian
October 24 at 7:30 pm
Dir. Terry Jones (United Kingdom, 1979) 94 min.
A satirical comedy about Brian Cohen (Graham Chapman), a young Jewish man who is born on the same day as, and next door to, Jesus Christ, and is subsequently mistaken for the Messiah. Controversial at the time of its release and banned in parts of the U.K., Norway and Ireland, it was a box-office success, and considered to be one of the funniest films of all time.
|Little Big Man
October 31 at 7:30 pm
Dir. Arthur Penn (U.S., 1970) 139 min.
A Western film about a Caucasian boy named Jack Crabb (Dustin Hoffman), who survived the massacre of his parents' wagon train by the Pawnee. Found by a Cheyenne warrior, Jack is raised in the Cheyenne village. Now an old man looking back, he tells of his life with the Indians and fighting General Custer. Considered to be an anti-establishment film, it demonstrates a clear social conscience, and was recognized to be a criticism of the U.S. military in the Vietnam War.
|It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
November 7 at 7:30 pm
Dir. Stanley Kramer (U.S., 1963) 161 min.
A madcap comedy about the epic pursuit of $350,000 in stolen cash by a colorful group of strangers. Everyone experiences multiple comedic setbacks en route to the money, while they try to keep the other from possessing the suitcase containing the cash. Starring Spencer Tracey, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Jimmy Durante and the list goes on.
November 14 at 7:30 pm
Dir. Wes Anderson (U.S., 1996) 92 min.
A quirky, optimistic caper comedy about three young Texans aspiring to become master thieves. After rescuing Anthony from a self-imposed stay at a mental hospital, they set out in pursuit of Dignan’s 75-year plan. They rob a local bookstore for a small sum of money and then “go on the lam” to a border hotel. Complications arise and they separate only to reunite for another heist which lands one of them in jail. Wes Anderson’s directorial debut, starring Luke and Owen Wilson in their feature acting debut, also starring James Caan. Written by Anderson and Owen Wilson.
November 28 at 7:30 pm
Dir. Jared Hess (U.S., 2004) 92 min.
Napoleon Dynamite, a geeky, alienated teenager lives in Preston, Idaho with his grandmother, his older brother Kip, and their pet llama,Tina. While juggling his strange family life, and mean kids at school, Napoleon helps his friend, Pedro from Ciudad Juárez, to become class president - and to help him win, performs an elaborate impromptu dance performance. A break-out cult classic of the nerd genre, it’s a must see!
|Kung Fu Hustle
December 5 at 7:30 pm
Dir. Stephen Chow (China, Hong Kong, 2004) 95 min.
Sing (played by Chow), is a loser in life who attempts, and fails miserably, to produce a self-image of a “bad guy” in order to join the Axe Gang. A humorous, nostalgic, special-effects-filled, action-packed martial arts epic set in early '40s China. Features fight choreography by legendary masters of martial arts cinema Yuen Woo Ping and Sammo Hung. The cartoon style of the film, accompanied by traditional Chinese music, is often cited as its most striking feature. The film was praised for the return of many retired kung fu actors from the 1970s.
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