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Tickets Now Available for LCCC’s Stocker Arts Center Winter/Spring 2013 Film Series

Film lovers will enjoy the excitement and variety of the Stocker Arts Center Winter/Spring 2013 Film Series at Lorain County Community College.

Patrons, except LCCC students/faculty/staff with valid ID, must purchase an annual membership in the LCCC Film Society for $3 each, which is good through the end of the 2013 Film Series. The admission price for each film is $6 with the membership card. In addition to tickets to individual shows, anytime tickets are available for $6 each and may be used at any film from now through the end of the 2013 film series.

The Stocker Arts Center box office is open Mondays through Fridays from 12-6 p.m. and one-and-one-half-hours before ticketed events, including films. For more information, call the box office at (440) 366-4040 or go to www.stockerartscenter.com

The Stocker Arts Center Film Series is truly an alternative cinema, as most of these films have not played in Lorain County and are often not readily available on video. Audiences have the opportunity to sample the gourmet flavor of prize-winning foreign films, and the exciting energy and originality of contemporary independent American and international cinema.

The Stocker Arts Center’s Film Series focuses on human relationships, moral and social issues, cultural and religious diversity, and universal human emotions and aspirations, including humor, disappointment and tragedy.

Below is a partial listing of films in the LCCC Stocker Arts Center Film Society’s Winter/Spring 2013 Film Series. For more information on the Film Series or to be added to the mailing list, please call the Box Office at (440) 366-4040.

2013 Winter/Spring Film Series

A ROYAL AFFAIR, Friday, January 4, 2013, 7:30 p.m.: 2012 (R) 137 min. Denmark/subtitles Director: Nikolaj Arcel Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander, Mikkel Boe Folsgaard.
Winner of the Best Actor and Best Screenplay awards at the Berlin Film Festival, “A Royal Affair” is an epic tale of a passionate and forbidden romance that changed an entire nation. Denmark, 1766, English Princess Caroline Mathilde is married to the mad and politically ineffectual King Christian VII. Ignored by the wild king who chooses to live scandalously, Caroline grows accustomed to a quiet existence in oppressed Copenhagen. When the King returns from a tour of Europe accompanied by Struensee, his new personal physician, Queen Caroline finds an unexpected ally within the kingdom. The attraction between the two is initially one of shared ideals and philosophy, but soon turns into a passionate and clandestine affair that would divide a nation. Committed to the ideals of the Enlightenment that are banned in Denmark, Struensee convinces the King to assert his previously untapped power to remove the conservative political council and implement drastic social changes to Danish society. As the court plot their return to power and the downfall of the queen and Struensee, the consequences of their affair are made clear and the entire nation will be changed forever. This is a magnificent historical drama, universally praised by film critics from around the world.

ROBOT AND FRANK, Friday, January 11 - 7:30 p.m.: 2012 (PG-13) 90 min. USA Director: Jake Schreier Cast: Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Liv Tyler.
Set in the near future, Frank, a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank's son chooses a different option: against the old man's wishes, he buys Frank a walking, talking humanoid robot programmed to improve his physical and mental health. What follows is an often hilarious and somewhat heartbreaking story about finding friends and family in the most unexpected places. The film is a warm, clever satire on the loss of personality in the digital age, and the disposable nature of modern life. The more we come to rely on technology for everything, the less we ourselves are practically capable of, giving rise to a generation of limited, purposeless people. What “Robot and Frank” highlights is not just the fragility of aging, but also the value of a mind filled with life experience and skills.

 

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