Marshall Artists Series Fall International Film Festival set
Here's a look at the schedule for the Marshall Artists Series Fall International Film Festival at the historic Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center.
"Skateistan: Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul" -- 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 -- special screening of ground-breaking documentary film, "Skateistan: Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul" followed by a Q&A with Huntington native skateboard industry veteran Bryan Ridgeway and Skateistan volunteer Niki Williams . Tickets are $10.
"A Separation" (Iran) -- at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15. This Oscar winner is a compelling drama about the dissolution of a marriage.
"The Kid With the Bike" (Belgium) -- 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17. After being abandoned by his father, Cyril obsessively tries to find his bicycle -- his father must have cared enough about him not to sell that off, he reasons. Almost by accident, he becomes the ward of a kind hairdresser, a woman who seems surprised to find herself so determined to help him.
"Applause" (Denmark) -- 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. Critically acclaimed, tough and coming of age actress Thea Barfoed ends her rehab and confronts a hard choice. During her heavy drinking period she divorced and lost custody of her two boys, but now wants them to be a part of her life again. However, she must first prove to her ex-husband that she is worth the try.
"Beasts of the Southern Wild" (USA) -- 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17. In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a 6-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. This tiny hero, desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions.
"Footnote" (Israel) -- 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. Uriel and his father, Eliezer, are both professors in Talmudic Studies at Jerusalem's Hebrew University. Uriel is often recognized for his broader approach to teaching; Eliezer's only real recognition is a footnote hidden somewhere within the pages of an old obscure tome. Eliezer learns that he has been chosen as the recipient of a prestigious Israel prize and Uriel finds himself in a dark struggle. Will he stand by his father's success or sabotage him for his own advancement?
"Headhunters" (Norway) -- 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. Roger, a charming scoundrel and Norway's most accomplished headhunter, is living a life of luxury well beyond his means and stealing art to subsidize his expensive lifestyle. When his beautiful gallery owner wife introduces him to a former mercenary in the possession of an extremely valuable painting, he decides to risk it all to get his hands on it. In doing so, he discovers something which makes him a hunted man.
International Film Festival tickets are $7.50 per film and can be purchased at the event. Film Festival series tickets are also available for $90 which includes passes to both the fall and spring film festivals plus the special Skateistan screening. To order season passes in advance of the festival, call 304-696-3326.
Patrons can also visit www.marshallartistsseries.org to view film trailers or to download film schedule.