|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.
|EXHIBITION FILM SERIES - Select Wednesdays at 1:30 pm|
A GIRL AND HER ROOM
Wednesday afternoon matinees continue with our exhibition film series: A Girl and Her Room. Inspired by the exhibition and book of the same name, these dramas, comedies and satirical masterpieces draw us into the confusing, beguiling and compelling world of the modern adolescent.
|Welcome to the Dollhouse
September 5 at 1:30 pm
Dir. Todd Solodonz (U.S., 1995) 87 min.
This relatively low budget, independent film was a surprise success starring Heather Matarazzo as the preteen outcast Dawn Weiner "Wiener Dog" who is desperately trying to survive the 7th grade in suburban NJ with un-attentive parents, mean classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister, and her own insecurities. This film won the Grand Jury Prize for best dramatic feature at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival.
September 12 at 1:30 pm
Dir. Michael Lehmann (U.S., 1989) 102 min.
A dark comedy set at a cliquish high school in Ohio, “The Heathers”, comprised of the prettiest and most popular girls in town, rule the school through intimidation, contempt, and sex appeal. As a Heathers member, Winona Ryder begins to exhibit a conscience, and together with her boyfriend, Christian Slater, plot to avenge all the unfortunate victims of the group - with deadly consequences.
|Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
September 19 at 1:30 pm
Dir. Sara Sugarman (U.S., 2004) 89 min.
A teen musical comedy featuring Lindsay Lohan as “Lola”, a 15-year-old girl who grew up in New York City and desperately wants to be a famous Broadway actress, only she has just moved with her family to suburban New Jersey. But no matter who or what gets in the way, Lola won't give up on her life's ambition: to be a star!
|A Summer in La Goulette
September 26 at 1:30 pm
Dir. Férid Boughedir (France, Belgium, Tunisia, 1996) 89 min.
The year is 1967 in La Goulette - a small harbor town in the suburbs of Tunis. In a fit of teenage rebellion three 16-year-old-girls, Meriem, Gigi and Tina have decided to lose their virginity and each of them has her eyes on a boy of a different religion. This leads their close families to cut off all ties with one another. With their bonds being so strong, they make up, just before the Six Day War breaks out in the Middle East, tearing apart Jews and Arabs the world over.
|The Breakfast Club
October 3 at 1:30 pm
Dir. John Hughes (U.S., 1985) 97 min.
Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. Starring Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson and Emilio Estevez; it is considered to be one of the best high school films of all time as well as John Hughes’ most memorable work.
|10 Things I Hate About You
October 10 at 1:30 pm
Dir. Gil Junger (U.S., 1999) 99 min.
A modern day high school comedy-romance based on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, is titled after a poem written by the female lead (Julia Stiles) to describe her bittersweet romance with the male lead (Heath Ledger). Known as Julia Stiles breakout performance and nominated for best soundtrack by the Teen Choice Awards.
|New Best Friend
October 17 at 1:30 pm
Dir. Zoe Clarke-Williams (U.S., 2002) 90 min.
A North Carolina sheriff (Taye Diggs) investigates the near-fatal drug overdose of an underachieving college girl and uncovers many sordid details of her life before and during her descent into drugs and debauchery. Considered to be the smartest dissection of the complex world of class envy, social acceptance, and the seduction of privilege since Heathers.
|Pieces of April
October 24 at 1:30 pm
Dir. Peter Hedges (U.S., 2003) 80 min.
Taken from a 1972 hit song by Three Dog Night, Pieces of April is an independent comedy-drama about April Burns (Katie Holmes), who struggles to cook Thanksgiving dinner in her dingy, cramped New York apartment for her estranged family. Patricia Clarkson won many awards for Best Supporting Actress in her role as April's cancer-ridden mother.
|Dazed and Confused
October 31 at 1:30 pm
Dir. Richard Linklater (U.S., 1993) 95 min.
A comedy about the adventures of incoming high school and junior high students on the last day of school in 1976. Their paths variously intersecting at a freshmen hazing, a local pool parlor and finally at a keg party. Like George Lucas' American Graffiti, Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused is an affectionate look at the youth culture of a bygone era. Considered to be a cult film classic, and includes then up-and-coming actors such as Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey, Parker Posey, and Milla Jovovich.
|The Squid and the Whale
November 7 at 1:30 pm
Dir. Noah Baumbach (U.S., 2005) 81 min.
This film tells the semi-autobiographical story of two boys in Brooklyn dealing with their parents' divorce in the 1980s. Shot on Super 16mm, mostly using a handheld camera, the film won awards for best dramatic direction and screenwriting and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.
November 14 at 1:30 pm
Dir. Catherine Hardwicke (U.S., 2003) 98 min.
Originally meant to be a comedy, this film written by Hardwicke and Nikki Reed, the film's co-star, is a semi-autobiographical film inspired by Reed's life at age 12 and 13. Written in six days, the film caused controversy upon its release because it dealt with topics such as drug and alcohol abuse, underage sexual behavior and self-mutilation.
November 28 at 1:30 pm
Dir. Terry Zwigoff (U.S., 2001) 111 min.
Based on a comic book of the same name, Enid (Thora Birch) and Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson) are recent high school graduates, best friends and social outcasts. Seymour played by Steven Buscemi is a lonely 40-ish vintage record collector who is targeted by Enid for a practical joke. Enid soon learns that she shares a connection with Seymour and their relationship entangles and disrupts Seymour’s life in dramatic ways. Enid and Rebecca find their relationship has diverged as well.
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