Upcoming Special Events

THE LIFE AND MIND OF MARK DEFRIEST

Once known as Houdini for his multiple and improbable jailbreaks, Mark DeFriest was condemned to Florida’s worst prison after a lone psychiatrist reversed four court appointed psychiatrists and declared Mark was faking mental illness. More than 30 years later, Mark is still struggling to understand how to survive a rigid and unforgiving system, while his remaining supporters forge an unlikely alliance to argue for his freedom in front of the Florida Parole Commission.

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UNFILTERED: FALL DOC SERIES

LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM

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MONOCHROMATIC: CONTEMPORARY FILM IN BLACK + WHITE

This summer the Cosford Cinema is showcasing the glorious cinematography of 5 contemporary films shot in classic black and white. The choice gives each film a timeless quality and will make you wonder why there was a switch to color in the first place. The films selected come from throughout Europe including Poland, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and France. Each have been festival favorites and won numerous awards. Join us all summer long for this gorgeous films and breathtaking cinematography.

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GODARD À GO GO

One of cinema’s greatest directors, Jean-Luc Godard has consistently challenged and changed the medium of film as both a film critic and director. After over 100 films produced, he remains electrifying and enigmatic. As he transitioned from young cinephile to a leading critic at the Cahiers-du-Cinema to master of the French New Wave, Godard has honed his skills and changed the course of film.

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THE NEW MEXICAN NEW WAVE

Numerous epochs make up the cinematic history of Mexico, from the silent era to today it has remained one of, if not, the leading producer of film in Latin America. Nuevo cine Mexicano, or New Mexican Cinema, of the 1990s and 2000s marks the nations rise to the international spotlight since its first Golden Age during the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. New Mexican Cinema, the product of increased government support, produced three of Mexico's best known directors in recent memory: Alfonso Curon, Guillermo del Torro, and Alejandro González Iñárritu.

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