Film and Speaker Series

Films presented in the UHCL Film and Speaker Series not only provide entertainment, but also address relevant issues in the world today. Speakers have expertise in at least one of the issues raised by the movie.

Check back with us at www.uhcl.edu/movies, as movies are updated periodically throughout the semester.

Fall 2018 Films

  September 8 - Won't You be My Neighbor
 

Won't You be My Neighbor film poster

Won't You be My Neighbor (PG-13)

Saturday, September 8
7 p.m., SSCB Lecture Hall
Speakers:
Beth Hentges, Ph.D.
Christine Walthers, Ph.D.

Free with UHCL Student ID. All others, $4.
Free parking.
RottenTomatoes trailer

An intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.

  September 15 - Incredibles 2
 

The Incredibles 2 film poster

Incredibles 2 (PG)

Saturday, September 15
4 p.m., SSCB Lecture Hall
7 p.m., SSCB Lecture Hall

Free to groups with any UHCL ID. All others $4.
Free parking.
RottenTomatoes trailer

It's really fun, paced beautifully and gorgeously detailed. Get there early and see everything.  It's a family film with everyone's favorite family of superheroes. This time Helen is in the spotlight leaving Bob  at home with the kids, Violet and Dash, to navigate the day-to-day heroics of "normal" life. It's a tough transition for everyone. Then a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot!

  September 29 - Leave No Trace
 

Leave No Trace film poster

Leave No Trace (PG)

Saturday, September 29
7 p.m., SSCB Lecture Hall
Speaker: Russell Anderson

Free with UHCL Student ID. All others, $4.
Free parking.
RottenTomatoes trailer

This is truly a moving and heartfelt film. An Iraq War veteran suffering from PTSD, lives with his 13-year-old daughter, in a public park outside Portland, Oregon. They live in almost total isolation, only entering town for occasional food and supplies. Upon being discovered, the two are forced to reenter society. It is a difficult transition.

  October 13 - A Fantastic Woman
 

A Fantastic Woman film poster

A Fantastic Woman (R)

Saturday, October 13
7 p.m., SSCB Lecture Hall
Speaker: Joanna Eleftheriou, Ph.D.

Free with UHCL ID. All others $4.
Free parking.
RottenTomatoes trailer

In our increasingly polarized time, "A Fantastic Woman" bridges the gap between ignorance and understanding through the transcendent power of art. A gently heart-wrenching, quietly furious movie.

  October 26 - Intelligent Lives
 

image from Intelligent Lives film

Intelligent Lives (NR)

Friday, October 26
7 p.m., Bayou Building 2512
Speaker: TBA

Free admission. Free parking.
RottenTomatoes trailer
Intelligent Lives challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment and intimate relationships.

  October 27 - BLACKkKLANSMAN
 

BlacKKKlansman film poster

BLACKkKLANSMAN (R)

Saturday, October 27, 2018
7 p.m., SSCB Lecture Hall
Speaker: Kimberly D. Dodson, Ph.D.

Free with UHCL ID. All others $4.
Free parking.
RottenTomatoes trailer

An incredible true story of an American hero. It's the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth  is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.

  November 2 - Crazy Rich Asians
 

Crazy Rich Asians film poster

Crazy Rich Asians (PG-13)

Friday, November 2
7 p.m., Bayou Theater
Speaker: John Gorman, Professor Emeritus

Free admission.
Free parking.
RottenTomatoes trailer

It's simply great fun, a winsome romantic comedy and an occasionally over-the-top luxury fantasy that never flags. Through painfully honest and emotional moments, the movie becomes irresistibly relatable.

  November 10 - Mankiller
 

Mankiller film poster

Mankiller (NR)

Saturday, November 10
7 p.m., SSCB Lecture Hall
Speakers: Christina Cedillo and Maria Curtis, Ph.D.

Free admission.
Free parking.
RottenTomatoes trailer

The film follows the life of Wilma Mankiller, the first woman to be elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, from her childhood in Oklahoma to her rise to power, overcoming obstacles to usher in an era of improved stability and prosperity for the Cherokee Nation.  Vincent Schilling of Indian Country Today described the film as "perfectly crafted to deliver a message of hope, empowerment and inspiration."

Presented in partnership with Delta Xi Nu Multicultural Sorority, Inc.

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