presented by

Central Michigan University School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts

and

CMU Film Society

 

co-sponsored by

Central Michigan University Libraries

Celebration! Cinema

CMU College of Communication and Fine Arts

and

Central Michigan Life

 

 

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2016 Festival Dates

February 5th – 7th and 11th – 14th

Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Tickets (on sale beginning in mid-January)

Celebration! Cinema (4935 E. Pickard in Mount Pleasant) and Java City (in the CMU Park Library)

$5 per ticket, $10 for 5 tickets

 

 

 

This Year’s Selections

(Click on titles to see reviews and other information.)

 

Amy (2015)

A documentary explores the life and career of British singer/songwriter and Grammy award-winner Amy Winehouse, whose life was tragically cut short by alcohol and drugs.

Rated R.

 

CMU Film Society Shorts

Join us for several short films made by current and former CMU Film Society students over the past two years. Films include: Here Kitty Kitty, Tundra, Monsters: Or Whatever, Back to Reality, and G for Eugene.

Not Rated.

 

Do I Sound Gay? (2014)

Journalist David Thorpe is having doubts and discomforts about the sound of his voice, so he creates a documentary exploring voices and the mechanics behind “sounding gay.”

Not Rated.

 

Lake Michigan in a Dugout (2015)

This film presents the story of two women who journey around Lake Michigan aboard their handmade dugout sailing canoe,  an adventure that takes them over 1200 miles in 93 days.

Not Rated.

 

Mr. Holmes (2015)

Now retired, an aged Sherlock Holmes (Sir Ian McKellen) battles memory loss as he attempts to solve an old case while becoming a friend with a young fan.

Rated PG.

 

Mutt (2014)

In this film we encounter Meda Paavola, a young Finish - Native American girl, who finds herself torn between two cultures and falls in love.

Not Rated.

 

People, Places, Things (2015)

A graphic artist teacher, who becomes newly single, struggles to move on with his life while also raising his twin daughters.

Rated R.

 

Southpaw (2015)

Just as he is in his prime and on top of the boxing world, tragedy strikes Billy Hope (Jake Gylanhall), sending him spiraling out of control. Tick Wells (Forrest Whitaker), a former boxer and now trainer, takes a chance on Hope to help him regain his former glory – and in the process avenge his family’s tragedy.

Rated R.

 

Superior (2015)

Set in 1969, two friends and recent high school graduates, Derek and Charlie, set off on a 1,300 mile journey to ride their bicycles around the shores of Lake Superior.

Not Rated.

 

The Joe Show (2014)

A shocking and entertaining documentary about America's most controversial sheriff,  Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona.

Not Rated.

 

Une Nouvelle Amie /The New Girlfriend (2014)

A young woman makes a surprising discovery about the husband of her late best friend.

Rated R.

 

Timbuktu (2014)

This film revolves around the city of Timbuktu and the violent fanatics that occupy it and impose their radical laws and practices on its residents. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film – 87th Academy Awards.

Rated PG-13.

 

2016 Festival Schedule

Printable Flyer | Printable Schedule

 

Screening Locations

Celebration! Cinema at 4935 E. Pickard, Mt. Pleasant, MI

Park Library Auditorium on the Central Michigan University Campus

 

Date

Time

Title

Length (mins.)

Location

Country of Origin

2/5

1:15

Southpaw

124

Celebration Cinema!

USA

2/5

3:45

Mr. Holmes

104

Celebration Cinema!

UK/USA

2/5

7:00

Amy

128

Park Library, CMU

UK/USA

2/5

9:30

Do I Sound Gay?

77

Park Library, CMU

USA

2/6

1:30

Mr. Holmes

104

Celebration Cinema!

UK/USA

2/6

2:00

Timbuktu

97

Park Library, CMU

Mauritania/France

2/6

3:45

Southpaw

124

Celebration Cinema!

USA

2/6

4:00

Superior

90

Park Library, CMU

USA

2/6

5:45

Mutt

93

Park Library, CMU

USA

2/6

7:30

Amy

128

Park Library, CMU

UK/USA

2/6

10:00

Une Nouvelle Amie / The New Girlfriend

108

Park Library, CMU

France

2/7

3:30

Lake Michigan in a Dugout

45

Park Library, CMU

USA

2/7

5:00

The Joe Show

105

Park Library, CMU

USA

2/7

7:00

People, Places, Things

85

CMU

USA

2/7

7:00

Southpaw

124

Celebration Cinema!

USA

2/7

9:30

Mr. Holmes

104

Celebration Cinema!

UK/USA

2/7

9:00

Film Society Shorts

60

Park Library, CMU

USA

2/11

7:00

Lake Michigan in a Dugout

45

Park Library, CMU

USA

2/11

8:00

Mutt

93

Park Library, CMU

USA

2/12

7:00

Timbuktu

97

Park Library, CMU

Mauritania/France

2/12

9:00

Superior

90

Park Library, CMU

USA

2/13

5:00

The Joe Show

105

Park Library, CMU

USA

2/13

7:15

Do I Sound Gay?

77

Park Library, CMU

USA

2/13

9:00

Amy

128

Park Library, CMU

UK/USA

2/14

5:30

CMU Film Society Shorts

60

Park Library, CMU

USA

2/14

7:00

Une Nouvelle Amie / The New Girlfriend

108

Park Library, CMU

France

2/14

9:00

People, Places, Things

85

Park Library, CMU

USA