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Music - Dance - Theatre - Visual Arts - Film

2019 SCHEDULE
Kool & the Gang July 7, 2018. Photo by Appalachian State University.

Tickets for the 2019 season will go on sale May 1.

2019 SCHEDULE: FILM

At-A-Glance Calendar (PDF, 2.4Mb)

Upcoming Events

Young People’s Global Film Series: <em>Sing Street</em>
Jul
2
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
6:00pm
Film

During the economic recession of Dublin, Ireland in 1985, teenager Conor Lawlor is forced to adjust to a new inner-city public school, where the kids are tough and the teachers even tougher. To impress the girl of his dreams, Conor starts his own rock band with a group of nerds and non-musicians.

Weicholz Global Film Series: <em>A Taxi Driver</em>
Jul
3
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
7:00pm
Film

Based on a true story, this film tells the story of a widowed taxi driver from Seoul, who finagles his way into a lucrative fare and unintentionally becomes involved in the 1980 Gwangju Democratic Uprising, a landmark historical event in South Korea’s march toward democracy.

Young People’s Global Film Series: <em>An Elephant’s Journey</em>
Jul
9
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
1:00pm
Film

After the loss of his parents in a tragic accident, Phoenix Wilder, an American teenager, moves to Africa to live with his aunt and uncle. After finding and rescuing a young bull elephant from the nets of poachers, Phoenix and his new pachyderm friend embark on an adventure to stop illegal hunting and find their way home.

Weicholz Global Film Series: <em>Capernaum</em>
Jul
10
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
7:00pm
Film

Capernaum explores the life of Zain, a streetwise, good-natured boy, who deftly negotiates the crowded streets and desperate poverty of modern Lebanon. Living in the unforgiving slums of Beirut with his uneducated parents and a wild pack of younger brothers and sisters, Zain is forced to become the family’s primary breadwinner and problem solver. When he fails to prevent his parents from marrying off his beloved, younger sister, he runs away from his negligent parents and finds himself navigating a world where cruelty and poverty threaten to overwhelm kindness and goodness.

Young People’s Global Film Series: <em>Fanny’s Journey</em>
Jul
16
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
6:00pm
Film

Based on a true story, Fanny’s Journey tells the compelling tale of a daring 13-year-old girl who will stop at nothing to save herself, her two sisters, and a group of young Jewish children from the Nazis.

Weicholz Global Film Series: <em>Perfect Strangers</em>
Jul
17
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
7:00pm
Film

Tapping into our cell phone-obsessed zeitgeist, seven long-time friends meet for an intimate dinner party during a lunar eclipse. When the hostess suggests a party game in which the attendees agree to make all calls and texts public, secrets and lies abound, forcing the participants to question how much they really know about each other.

Young People’s Global Film Series: <em>Storm Boy</em>
Jul
23
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
1:00pm
Film

Based on the 1964 Australian children’s book by Colin Thieve, Storm Boy tells the story of 10-year-old Michael Kingley who lives a lonely life with his reclusive father, Hideaway Tom, on the desolate coastline of South Australia. When a group of hunters kills a majestic pelican and orphans its young on the beach, Mike convinces his father to let him raise the chicks to adulthood.

Weicholz Global Film Series: <em>Becoming Astrid</em>
Jul
24
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
7:00pm
Film

Becoming Astrid is a 2018 biographical drama film about the early years of Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, the world’s third most-translated children’s writer, credited for more than 100 books including Pippi Longstocking. Eager to break free from her conservative upbringing, teenaged Astrid trades her carefree life working on her family’s farm for an internship at a local newspaper. At first, it seems like an ideal outlet, not only for her talents, but also for her desire to become a free-thinking, modern adult woman of the 1920s.

Young People’s Global Film Series: <em>Cinnamon</em>
Jul
30
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
1:00pm
Film

El Molcajete, a traditional Mexican restaurant in downtown Mexico City, is the pride and joy of Maria’s grandmother, Dona Tere. When Maria’s mother suddenly passes away, Dona Tere mourns the loss of her daughter and stops working at the restaurant. Maria must find a way to bring her grandmother back to the restaurant before the traditional flavors, ingredients, and cooking secrets are lost forever.

Weicholz Global Film Series: <em>The Translator</em>
Jul
31
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
7:00pm
Film

The Translator tells the true story of a Russian Literature professor at the University of Havana who is ordered to work as a translator for the child victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster when they are sent to Cuba for medical treatment in the late 1980s. Torn from the abstract world of academia and forced into the relentlessly real world of medicine, the college professor must find a way to connect with the kids and serve as an empathic translator between the doctors and the children’s parents.

Weicholz Global Film Series: <em>Never Look Away</em>
Aug
2
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
7:00pm
Film

Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, Never Look Away tells the story of a young art student, Kurt Barnert who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime Ellie’s father committed decades ago.