FILM at the EAM Opens Wednesday with Great Films and Big Names

Categories:  Film    Arts & Culture/Entertainment
Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 9:54 PM
FILM at the EAM Opens Wednesday with Great Films and Big Names by Jim Wertz

Those who complain about the lack of great movies that come through Erie have probably never been to FILM at the Erie Art Museum.

The weekly film series - a program of the Film Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania - returns with its Fall 2014 season this Wednesday with one of the year’s most acclaimed films, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood.

But Boyhood is just the beginning. There will be ten weeks of great film this season.

This season’s films are “a selection of films that will challenge how we look at ourselves, relationships to our universe and one another, and our futures while often pushing the boundaries of the medium,” says FILM at the EAM curator John C. Lyons.

Each season of FILM at the EAM has a theme. Lyons will unveil this season’s theme on Wednesday night at the season opener.

And there’s one more exciting piece of film news ahead of opening night.

If you’ve been to FILM before you know that the event frequently features Q&As with filmmakers and actors. This year may feature the biggest names yet.

Lyons confirmed yesterday that he has secured a Skype Q&A with Chuck Palahniuk, the author of Fight Club and a series of other works he describes as “transgressional fiction.”

Palahniuk fans will want to get in line early. Dates on that Q&A and the rest of the Fall program will be announced Wednesday before Boyhood. Doors open at 6PM.

Forget “the movies.” See you at FILM.  

Jim Wertz can be contacted at jWertz@ErieReader.com, and you can follow him on Twitter @Jim_Wertz. 

 

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