Saint Frances
Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

Saint Frances

Saint Frances

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FILMMAKER ALEX THOMPSON AND WRITER/STAR KELLY O’SULLIVAN IN ATTENDANCE FOR Q&A!

Flailing thirty-four-year-old Bridget (Kelly O’Sullivan) finally catches a break when she lands a much-needed job nannying six-year-old Frances (Ramona Edith-Williams) and meets an actual nice guy. But an unwanted pregnancy introduces an unexpected complication. Just as Bridget decides to end the pregnancy, she begins to clash with the obstinate Frances and struggles to navigate growing tensions between Frances’ moms. Amidst her tempestuous personal relationships, a reluctant friendship with Frances emerges, and Bridget contends with the inevitable joys and shit-shows of becoming a part of someone else’s family.

Screenings

Charlestowne Mall Cinema 18
3740 E Main St, St Charles, IL 60174

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 7:30pm
Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 3:30pm


About the Film

Rating: R (for language and adult content)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Run Time: 98 mins
Cast: Kelly O'Sullivan, Ramona Edith-Williams
Filmmaker:
Alex Thompson
Language:
English

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Mike Wallace Is Here
Sep
28
7:15 PM19:15

Mike Wallace Is Here

Mike Wallace Is Here

Deemed the “enemy of the people” by our current president, journalism in America is on the chopping block. Lies, fake news, propaganda, and verbal subterfuge threaten to cripple our First Amendment. This fascinating exposé of 60 Minutes’ fearsome newsman Mike Wallace turns his hard-hitting, no-holds-barred journalistic style loose on Wallace himself, who is considered by many to be the inventor of the form. Mike Wallace unflinchingly interrogated the biggest figures of the 20th century. During 50 years on the air, his aggressive reporting style and showmanship redefined what America has come to expect from broadcasters.

Screenings:

Charlestowne Mall Cinema 18
3740 E Main St, St Charles, IL 60174

Friday, September 27 at 1:45 PM
Saturday, September 28 at 7:15 PM
Sunday, September 29 at 1:15 PM


About the Film

Rating: PG-13
Genre:
Documentary
Run Time:
91 mins
Cast: Mike Wallace
Filmmaker:
Avi Belkin
Language:
English

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Shorts Block #3
Sep
28
5:30 PM17:30

Shorts Block #3

Shorts Block #3

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Screenings:

Charlestowne Mall Cinema 18
3740 E Main St, St Charles, IL 60174

Saturday, September 28 at 5:30 PM
Sunday, September 29 at 3:45 PM


Films

Next Edition 20 mins
The students of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida, have to figure out how to channel their fear while maintaining their journalistic integrity, as they publish the first edition of their school newspaper in the aftermath of the deadliest high school shooting on record.

All Inclusive 10 mins
Stunning, surreal, and precisely composed, the views of life on board a palatial cruise ship in Corina Schwingruber Ilic's documentary yield a pointed commentary on luxury, excess, and what some people consider fun.

Green 14 mins
An undocumented Turkish pedicab driver, unwittingly draws police attention, endangering his brother, his community, and himself.

Runner 13 mins
A woman goes for a jog and witnesses something she can't run away from.

Pickle 15 mins
A couple recounts the various animals they have adopted as pets over the course of their marriage. Pickle explores the human capacity to care for all creatures throughout their sometimes greatly protracted lives until their occasionally sudden and unfortunate deaths.

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Lost in Paris
Sep
28
5:15 PM17:15

Lost in Paris

Lost in Paris

Filmed in Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon’s signature whimsical style, LOST IN PARIS stars the filmmakers as a small-town Canadian librarian and a strangely seductive, oddly egotistical vagabond. When Fiona’s (Gordon) orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her 88-year-old Aunt Martha (Emmanuelle Riva) who is living in Paris, Fiona hops on the first plane she can and arrives only to discover that Martha has disappeared. In an avalanche of spectacular disasters, she encounters Dom (Abel), the affable, but annoying tramp who just won’t leave her alone. LOST IN PARIS is a wondrously fun and hectic tale of peculiar people finding love while lost in the City of Lights. Subtitled.

Screenings

Charlestowne Mall Cinema 18
3740 E Main St, St Charles, IL 60174

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 7:00pm
Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 5:15pm


About the Film

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy, Foreign
Run Time: 83 mins
Cast: Fiona Gordon, Dominque Abel, Emmanuelle Riva
Filmmaker:
Fiona Gordon, Dominque Abel
Language:
English, French

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Jay Myself
Sep
28
5:00 PM17:00

Jay Myself

Jay Myself

Acclaimed photographer Jay Maisel bought a six-story, 72-room building on the Bowery in 1966. Ever since, the site has served as his home, studio and repository for a breathtaking collection of items that inspires his photographic work. But now it must be emptied out following its sale in the largest private real estate deal in NYC history. As Maisel prepares for this monumental move, a true end of an era, he reflects on his life and work for the camera of his mentee, photographer and filmmaker Stephen Wilkes.

Screenings

Charlestowne Mall Cinema 18
3740 E Main St, St Charles, IL 60174

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 4:00pm
Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 5:00pm


About the Film

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 79 mins
Cast: Jay Maisel
Filmmaker:
Stephen Wilkes
Language:
English

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Shorts Block #2
Sep
28
3:30 PM15:30

Shorts Block #2

Shorts Block #2

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Screenings:

Charlestowne Mall Cinema 18
3740 E Main St, St Charles, IL 60174

Saturday, September 28 at 3:30 PM
Sunday, September 29 at 1:45 PM


Films

Homesick 28 mins
Two years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Murai braves danger and wanders through the no-go zone in order to spend time with Jun, his eight-year-old son. Subtitled.

The Climb 8 mins
Kyle is depressed, and a weekend bike ride with his best friend, Mike, should help. Fresh air. Camaraderie. Exercise. But Mike has something to say that might ruin the ride.

Lowland Kids 22 mins
As climate change erases the Louisiana coast, the last two teenagers on Isle de Jean Charles fight to stay on an island that's been their family home for generations.

Albatross Soup 7 mins
Albatross Soup is an animated short hybrid documentary film based on an entertaining yet disturbing lateral thinking puzzle. With the help of the team at Radiolab, over 50 people have been recorded trying to guess this riddle using only “yes” or “no” questions.

The House Is Innocent 13 mins
Trying to overcome their home's macabre past, a couple realize they need more than a coat of paint.

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Summer 1993
Sep
28
3:00 PM15:00

Summer 1993

Summer 1993

In the summer 1993, following the death of her parents, six years old Frida moves from Barcelona to the Catalan province to live with her aunt and uncle, who are now her new legal guardians. The country life is a challenge for Frida – time passes differently in her new home and the nature that surrounds her is mysterious and estranging. She now has a little sister for whom she has to take care of and has to deal with new feelings, such as jealousy. Often, Frida is naively convinced that running away would be the best solution to her problems. Yet, the family does what it can to achieve a fragile new balance and bring normality to their life. Occasional family outings to a local fiesta or a swimming pool, cooking or listening to jazz in the garden bring them moments of happiness. Slowly, Frida realizes that she is there to stay and has to adapt to the new environment. Before the season is over, she has to cope with her emotions and her parents have to learn to love her as their own daughter. Subtitled.

Screenings

Charlestowne Mall Cinema 18
3740 E Main St, St Charles, IL 60174

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 3:00pm
Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 1:15pm


About the Film

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Foreign
Run Time: 93 min
Cast: Laia Artigas, Paula Robles, Bruna Cusí
Filmmaker: Carla Simon
Language: Catalan with English subtitles

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Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Sep
28
1:45 PM13:45

Cold Case Hammarskjöld

Cold Case Hammarskjöld

In 1961, United Nations secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane mysteriously crashed, killing Hammarskjöld and most of the crew. It’s understood that because Hammarskjöld was, at the time, advocating for Congo’s independence (against the wishes of European mining companies and other powerful entities), the “crash” was an assassination. With the case still unsolved 50-plus years later, Danish journalist and provocateur Mads Brügger leads us down an investigative rabbit hole to unearth the truth. Scores of false starts, dead ends, and elusive interviews later, they begin to sniff out something more monumental than anything they’d initially imagined.

Screenings

Charlestowne Mall Cinema 18
3740 E Main St, St Charles, IL 60174

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 6:45pm
Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 1:45pm


About the Film

Rating: R (for language)
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 124 mins
Cast: Mads Brügger
Filmmaker:
Mads Brügger
Language:
English

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Shorts Block #1
Sep
28
1:15 PM13:15

Shorts Block #1

Shorts Block #1

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Screenings:

Charlestowne Mall Cinema 18
3740 E Main St, St Charles, IL 60174

Friday, September 27 at 7:15 PM
Saturday, September 28 at 1:15 PM


Films

Earthrise 30 mins
Earthrise tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968. Told solely by the Apollo 8 astronauts.

Three Pages 15 mins
An unassuming middle-aged accountant learns he has only weeks to live. Rather than tell everyone, Martin is determined to learn the three pages of a Bach adagio for piano he’d abandoned as a child. Subtitled.

Guaxama 14 mins
In Nara Normande's remarkable animation, ever-shifting grains of sand become the means to portray happier times on the beaches of the filmmaker's childhood and to pay tribute to a very special friendship. Subtitled.

Guns Found Here 11 mins
When there’s a gun crime in America, there’s only one place to go to trace the gun back to its owner: Martinsburg, West Virginia. That’s where the ATF’s National Tracing Center handles roughly 8,000 active traces per day — all while inside a government-mandated technology time-capsule that makes searching a database of gun owners impossible.

SEARED: The Journey of a Chef 8 mins
Beaten by a life of injustice and crime, a young man's plan to end it all turns into a life of renewed hope and a passionate career as a chef.

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