FILM at the Erie Art Museum Begins Third Season

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Friday, February 13th, 2015 at 4:30 PM
FILM at the Erie Art Museum Begins Third Season by Chris Sexauer

FILM at the Erie Art Museum has, in the past three years, made itself a strong presence in Erie’s downtown art scene. Curated by award-winning filmmaker John C. Lyons of the Film Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania, the series has drawn audiences of nearly 75 people a week, hitting the maximum occupancy of 200 on more than a few occasions. They’ve brought a Special Preview Screening, an East Coast premiere, eight Pennsylvania premieres, and 18 live Q&As to the region.

If you haven’t been to a showing yet, now is your chance.

Kicking off their third season, FILM at the Erie Art Museum will include “…four French films, two hard-hitting sports documentaries, two panel discussions, one filmmaker Q&A, and a number of Oscar nominees, including Whiplash, which will be followed by a live performance by jazz band, The Monk’s Brew,” according to Lyons. The series will also reach 100 screenings with the film Pierrot le Fou on March 11.

With affordable ticket prices (only $5!) and ample, comfortable seating, there’re a lot of good reasons to attend. There are also food and drink options available, and some of the events include free samples of the area’s culinary talent. The series isn’t limited to cinephiles, either; anyone that enjoys movies and film is encouraged to attend. So head down to the Erie Art Museum this season to catch some great flicks.

Full Schedule:

February 11 – Double Feature: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her

February 18 – Nightcrawler with Media Panel (Oscar Nominee for Best Original Screenplay)

February 25 – Ida with introduction by Pastor Robert Blank of the Polish Baptist Association (Oscar Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film and Cinematography)

March 4 – Mommy (Independent Spirit Award Nominee for Best International Film)

March 11 – 100th Night of FILM: Pierrot le Fou with French New Wave Pre-party featuring Bertrand's Bistro

March 18 – Champs with Boxing Panel

March 25 – Happy Valley with filmmaker, Amir Bar-Lev, big screen Q&A

April 1 – Whiplash with The Monk’s Brew live jazz performance (Oscar Nominee Best Picture, Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Editing)

April 8 – Girlhood (2015 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection)

April 15 – Two Days, One Night (Oscar Nominee for Best Actress, Marion Cotillard)

April 22 – The Great Invisible

April 29 – Closing Spring FILM: White God (2015 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection, and Un Certain Regard Award at Cannes)

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