Archive for September, 2010

October Movies

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Reel Injun
Thursday October 21, 2010
Slater Auditorium at NFA, Norwich
Free of charge
Doors: 6:00 pm
Movie: 6:30 pm

Norwich Community Cinema in conjunction with the PBS series Independent Lens present Reel Injun.

Hollywood has made over 4000 films about Native people; over 100 years of movies defining how Indians are seen by the world.

Travelling through the heartland of America, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond looks at how the myth of “the Injun” has influenced the world’s understanding – and misunderstanding – of Natives.

With candid interviews with directors, writers, actors and activists, including Clint Eastwood, Jim Jarmusch, Robbie Robertson, Sacheen Littlefeather, John Trudell and Russell Means, and clips from hundreds of classic and recent films, Reel Injun traces the evolution of cinema’s depiction of Native people from the silent film era to today.

The Song of Sparrows
Friday October 22, 2010
Slater Auditorium at NFA, Norwich
Suggested donation $5
Doors: 7:00 pm
Movie: 7:30 pm

Karim works at an ostrich farm outside of Tehran, Iran. He leads a simple and contented life with his family in his small house, until one day when one of the ostriches runs away. Karim is blamed for the loss and is fired from the farm. Soon after, he travels to the city in order to repair his elder daughter’s hearing aid but finds himself mistaken for a motorcycle taxi driver. Thus begins his new profession: ferrying people and goods through heavy traffic. But the people and material goods that he deals with daily starts to transform Karim’s generous and honest nature, much to the distress of his wife and daughters. It is up to those closest to him to restore the values that he had once cherished.


Saturday October 9, 2010
Donald L. Oat Theater, Norwich
Donation: $7.00
Doors: 7:00 pm
Movie: 7:30 pm

Norwich Community Cinema is pleased to present this award winning film in Norwich on October 9th.

Kylie lives with 5 siblings and an overworked mother. Next door, Dylan is growing up with an abusive father and the memory of his runaway brother. One day, after a violent altercation with his father, Dylan and Kylie flee. Together they make their way to the magical lights of downtown Dublin to search for Dylan’s brother and the hope of a new life. Dublin, as shown through the innocent eyes of our young protagonists, is a kaleidoscope of magic, wonder and mystery. But as the night wears on, Dublin takes on a darker character and the two children learn that they have to rely on the kindness of strangers and the sagely wisdom of Bob Dylan to persevere.