Film Movement Summer Series Features “The Best of the Best”

See some very good films at Hodges Library for free

This summer, the UT Libraries is screening four of the best Film Movement films that have been shown in the last two years. Film Movement features award-winning independent and international films that are not often shown in regular movie theaters. The UT Libraries began showing Film Movement films in 2005. Each of the four films has a summer theme or setting. This gives you a good chance to catch up on the Film Movement series and see some very good films for free.

All films are shown in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of Hodges Library on the UT campus. Showings begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

Film Schedule

July 19: The Rage in Placid Lake (Australia) running time: 89 minutes
Australian Singer-Songwriter Ben Lee stars as Placid Lake in this dark, coming-of-age comedy. Lake’s hippy parents have raised him to always challenge people’s perceptions. But after a lifetime of bullying, he decides to rebel by taking a job at an insurance company. The quirky film is full of quotable lines and off-the-wall moments.

July 26: The Man of the Year (Brazil) running time: 106 minutes
In this vibrant and thrilling crime saga, Maiquel (Murilo Benicio) has lost a bet and dyed his hair blond. This little event triggers a head-on collision with destiny in which Maiquel goes from nobody to hero to outlaw…all in 24 hours.

August 2: Wilby Wonderful (Canada) running time: 99 minutes
This bittersweet comedy is about the difference a day makes. Over the course of twenty-four hours, the residents of the tiny island town of Wilby try to maintain business as usual in the face of very unusual business. The film stars Sandra Oh, of Grey’s Anatomy and Sideways.

August 9: Ginger and Cinnamon (Italy) running time: 82 minutes
While vacationing on the Greek “Isle of Love”, a repressed 30 year old Stefania reluctantly plays chaperone to her precocious 14 year old niece, Meggy, who plans to lose her virginity before the summer is over.

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