Mahmud Nasir (comedian Omid Djalili) may not be the most observant Muslim, but deep down he is a true believer. His life is turned upside down when he learns he was adopted-but most scandalous is that his birth mother was Jewish! And his given name was Solly Shimshillewitz! As Mahmud tumbles into a full-scale identity crisis, a true comedy of religious errors unfolds. With Richard Schiff and Matt Lucas. | Read MoreComedy
Nearly a half-century ago, an all-star cast (including Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, and Gene Kelly) and director brought this fictionalized version of the infamous 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial to the big screen. Join us as we revisit this modern classic in recognition of Charles Darwin's 200th birthday as well as the 150th anniversary of the publication of his seminal (and to some, still controversial) On the Origin of Species. | Read MoreDrama
From Alfred Kinsey to Howard Hughes, Hollywood has tapped a less than likely source for dramatic story lines and it seems to be paying off. Join Harry Evans, author of They Made America as he moderates a discussion about how the stories of scientists and innovators are leaping to the big screen and box office success.
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Once the show begins at this drive-in theater, the concession stand closes for the clerk's private performance, but tonight his victims seek revenge during Intermission Time.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Character Flaws program. | Read MoreHorror
Join us for a conversation with Academy Award®-winning director Sydney Pollack, who seamlessly translates the craft of filmmaking both in front of and behind the camera. Pollack will discuss his new film, the first ever to be shot inside the United Nations, as well as screen clips from his many celebrated movies. It's an evening not to be missed.
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Three miles below the earth, the people of Finland are constructing an enormous tomb to lay to rest their share of humans' 300,000 tons of nuclear waste. To avoid disaster, it must remain untouched for at least 100,000 years. In this poetic, hauntingly beautiful, and thought-provoking doc, Danish filmmaker Michael Madsen ponders how to warn future civilizations that the buried treasure of our nuclear era—unlike the pyramids and great tombs of pharaohs—must never, ever be discovered. | Read MoreDocumentary
The absolute top of the earth is a place few try to reach on foot. Even fewer succeed. With the vast arctic ice vanishing rapidly, photographer, extreme adventurer, and environmental advocate Sebastian Copeland sets out to reach the North Pole on the centennial of Admiral Peary's reach in 1909. This inspiring documentary follows their tumultuous two-month trek—not just through piercing cold and merciless terrain, but straight into the depths of the soul. | Read MoreSports and Documentary
Forget 4-H, the kids are not alright in Iowa. A harrowing account of the methamphetamine addiction ravaging the sons and daughters of the heartland, who should be out working in the local Wal-Mart or milking cows on the family farm but instead have turned into hallucinating tweakers and depraved crank monsters.
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