Check out our Fabulous February Films in our Indie Series

EQUAL MEANS EQUAL

Directed by Kamala Lopez
93 minutes
In these highly-charged political times, this timely film takes an unflinching look at the status of women in teh U.S. today. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, and the healthcare conglomerate to the judicial system. Along the way, she reveals the inadequacy of present laws that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment. Audience Award Winner for Best U.S. Documentary , Traverse City Film Festival.
Thursday, March 23
7:00pm
East Lansing Hannah Community Center
618 Abbot Road, EL

Tickets: $10, $8 for seniors, $5 for students
Available online at michiganwomen.org/marchfilm.aspx

Watch the Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UGsRcxaSAI

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TIMBUKTU

Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako
108 minutes Rated PG-13
In Mali, not far from the ancient city of Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, proud cattle herder Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya and Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town the people suffer from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes abruptly in this stunningly rendered film from a master of world cinema. In French with English subtitles.
*Academy Award nominee, Best Foreign Language Film of 2015
Short discussion follows led by MSU professor of African Studies, Ken Harrow
Sunday, March 26
3:30pm
Studio C!, Meridian Mall,
1999 Central Park Drive, Okemos
Tickets available online www.studioctheatre.com or at theater.
Cash bar and refreshments available.
Alliance Française –
Michigan Capital Area Chapter
in partnership with Studio C! Meridian Mall
Join us to see current French films of note, in French with English subtitles.
Contact info@aflansing.org or AF Film Series Coordinator @ 517-484-7417.

Watch the Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs2dYAlbINY

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BEFORE THE FLOOD

Directed by Fisher Stevens
Narrated by Leonardo Di Caprio
Rated PG   98 minutes
This epic documentary follows Leonardo DiCaprio as he travels the world to examine firsthand the effects of climate change, and to learn more about possible ways to prevent catastrophic damage that could make the Earth unsustainable for human life. During his journey, he speaks with such influential figures as President Barack Obama, Pope Francis and tech innovator Elon Musk, and makes a speech before the United Nations calling for greater action on this issue. Don’t miss this informative film!
Thursday, March 30
7:00pm
East Lansing Hannah Community Center
618 Abbot Road, EL

Tickets: $7, $5 for seniors, students free

Watch the Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UGsRcxaSAI

 

PANEL

Jeff Andresen, MSU Professor of Geology and Climatologist for Michigan, local environmentalists to discuss how climate change affects the Great Lakes area and how you can get involved.
Presented by the Citizens Climate Lobby & The East Lansing Film Festival
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