|DINNER AND A MOVIE - Select Wednesdays at 7:30 pm|
Poison is a series of films that examines American society, culture and politics. Both documentary and theatrical films address greed, violence, exploitation and deceit. Join series host, Daytona State College faculty member Eric Breitenbach and a variety of additional guest lecturers for background information, discussion and audience
Q & A.
January 29 at 7:30 pm
Directed by Tod Browning (USA, 1932) 64 min.
Part tragic drama, part character study, and in many ways a documentary, with real people cast as the sideshow "freaks”– this film tells the story of a conniving trapeze artist who seduces and marries a sideshow midget.
February 5 at 7:30 pm
Directed by Frederick Wiseman (USA, 1973) 144 min.
This film shows the complex variety of cases before the Memphis Juvenile Court and illustrates such issues as community protection vs. the desire for rehabilitation, the psychology of the offender, and the limits of the courts.
February 12 at 7:30 pm
Directed by Sidney Lumet (USA, 1976) 121 min.
A classic satirical film about a fictional corporate, tabloid-tainted television network whose entertainment value and short-term ratings are more valued than quality.
|Do the Right Thing
February 26 at 7:30 pm
Directed by Spike Lee (USA, 1989) 120 min.
An American drama film by Spike Lee that tells the story of a N.Y. neighborhood's simmering racial tension that comes to a head and culminates in tragedy on the hottest day of the summer.
|Glengarry Glen Ross
March 5 at 7:30 pm
Directed by James Foley (USA, 1992) 100 min.
The film depicts two days in the lives of four real estate salesmen and how they become desperate when the corporate office announces that, in one week, all except the top two salesmen will be fired.
March 19 at 7:30 pm
Directed by David Lynch (France/USA, 2001) 147 min.
A surrealist neo-noir film that tells the story of an aspiring actress newly arrived in Los Angeles, California, who meets and befriends an amnesiac hiding in the apartment that belongs to her aunt.
March 26 at 7:30 pm
Directed by John Sayles (USA, 2002) 141 min. PG-13
A multi-layered look at a fictional Florida coastal community, that subtly explores how race, class, economics, and both national and regional history come together to shape people's lives.
|Capturing the Friedmans
April 2 at 7:30 pm
Directed by Andrew Jarecki (USA, 2003) 107 min. NR
A documentary-drama that focuses on the 1980s investigation of Arnold and Jesse Friedman for child molestation, and inquires not just into the life of a family, but into a community, a legal system, and an era.
|The Bourne Supremacy
April 9 at 7:30 pm
Directed by Paul Greengrass (USA, 2004) 108 min. PG-13
The story of Jason Bourne, a former CIA assassin suffering from amnesia, who is framed for a botched CIA operation, and is forced to take up his former life as a trained assassin to survive.
April 16 at 7:30 pm
Directed by Paul Greengrass (USA, 2006) 111 min.
One of the most critically acclaimed films of 2006, it plays out the real time account of events on one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
April 23 at 7:30 pm
Directed by Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger (USA, 2010) 93 min.
A documentary film that explores the year that American journalist Sebastian Junger and the late British/American photojournalist Tim Hetherington spent in Afghanistan on assignment for Vanity Fair, chronicling the lives of the men from their deployment to the time of their return home.
April 30 at 7:30 pm
Directed by Charles Ferguson (USA, 2010) 105 min. PG-13
A documentary film about the late-2000s financial crisis, done in five parts, the film explores how changes in policy and banking practices helped create the financial crisis.
|Inequality for All
May 7 at 7:30 pm
Directed by Jacob Kornbluth (USA, 2013) 89 min.
A documentary of Robert Reich, former U.S. Labor Secretary, and his passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, as he looks to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap and its devastating impact on the American economy.
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