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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There are probably few places in the world where it's more difficult to be a transexual than the Islamic Republic of Iran. Inside Out follows three Iranians-a middle-aged woman, a high school drop out, and an unemployed newly wed-as they undergo their internal and external metamorphoses. | Read MoreDocumentary
This fascinating documentary tracks the evolution of the world’s largest participatory art project, the wildly popular “Inside Out.” Travel the globe with French artist JR as he motivates communities to define their most important causes by pasting giant portraits in the street, testing the limits of what they thought possible. In capturing the process, Alastair Siddons creates a glowing testament to the power of the image and the role that art can play in transforming lives. | Read MoreDocumentary
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