The East Lansing Film Society Film Series (ELFS) was created in the fall of 1998 when the only art house movie theater in Greater Lansing, The Odeon, closed. Now the ELFS has partnered with Celebration! Cinema to present first-run independent films at the beautiful, state-of-the-art Studio C! ()

ELFS gives you the chance to see intelligent, creative independent films that are offered in major cities but until now did not have a venue in this area.

Come enjoy films that stimulate, enthral, amuse and enlighten!

Outstanding October Films


DINA

 

Directed by Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles

Rated NR 101 minutes

This wonderful, thoughtful, funny documentary follows the vivacious Dina as she prepares for her marriage to Scott, a Walmart greeter. Dina has experienced great tragedies in her life including the loss of her first husband to cancer. This sensitive film is a snapshot of two ordinary people on the autism spectrum who are determined to carve out a meaningful future together.

WATCH THE TRAILER

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 100%

IN SEARCH OF FELLINI

Directed by Taron Laxton

Rated R 93 minutes

In this coming-of-age adventure, Lucy a small-town girl from Ohio, discovers the delightfully bizarre films of the legendary Italian filmmaker, Federico Fellini and sets off on a journey across Italy to find him. This completely engaging film is inspired by the true adventures of the co-writer, Nancy Cartwright (the voice Bart Simpson). For those of us that grew up on Fellini films, you will love to reengage in his films!

WATCH THE TRAILER

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 100%

MENASHE
 
Directed by Joshua Z. Weinstein
Rated PG 81 minutes

Deep in the heart of New York’s ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish community, Menashe–a kind, hapless grocery store clerk–struggles to make ends meet and responsibly parent his young son, Rieven, following his wife Leah’s death. Tradition prohibits Menashe from raising his son alone, so Rieven’s strict uncle adopts him, leaving Menashe heartbroken. Meanwhile, though Menashe seems to bungle every challenge in his path, his rabbi grants him one special week with Rieven before Leah’s memorial. It’s his chance to prove himself a suitable man of faith and fatherhood, and restore respect among his doubters.In Hebrew with English subtitles.

WATCH THE TRAILER

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 96%

SCHOOL LIFE
 
Directed by David Rane, Neasa Ní Chianáin
Rated PG-13 100 minutes

This observational documentary follows a year in the lives of two inspirational teachers at Headfort, the only primary-age boarding school in Ireland. Housed in an 18th century estate, school life embraces tradition and modernity. For John, rock music is just another subject alongside Math, Scripture and Latin, taught in a collaborative and often hilarious fashion. For his wife Amanda, the key to connecting with children is reading, and she uses all means to snare the young minds. For nearly half a century these two have shaped thousands of minds, but now the unthinkable looms: what would retirement mean? What will keep them young if they leave?

WATCH THE TRAILER

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 100%

 

Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
10/6 10/7 10/8 10/9 10/10 10/11 10/12
12:30 IN SEARCH OF FELLINI MET OPERA MENASHE
3:30 DINA MET OPERA SCHOOL LIFE MENASHE MENASHE SCHOOL LIFE
6:30 MENASHE DINA IN SEARCH OF FELLINI SCHOOL LIFE IN SEARCH OF FELLINI
9:15 SCHOOL LIFE MENASHE DINA IN SEARCH OF FELLINI DINA
Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
10/13 10/14 10/15 10/16 10/17 10/18 10/19
12:30 DINA MENASHE IN SEARCH OF FELLINI
3:30 SCHOOL LIFE DINA MENASHE IN SEARCH OF FELLINI SCHOOL LIFE IN SEARCH OF FELLINI MENASHE
6:30 IN SEARCH OF FELLINI SCHOOL LIFE DINA DINA IN SEARCH OF FELLINI IN SEARCH OF FELLINI DINA
9:15 MENASHE IN SEARCH OF FELLINI SCHOOL LIFE SCHOOL LIFE MENASHE MENASHE SCHOOL LIFE
Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
10/20 10/21 10/22 10/23 10/24 10/25 10/26
12:30 IN SEARCH OF FELLINI SCHOOL LIFE MENASHE
3:30 DINA DINA IN SEARCH OF FELLINI SCHOOL LIFE IN SEARCH OF FELLINI SCHOOL LIFE IN SEARCH OF FELLINI
6:30 SCHOOL LIFE MENASHE DINA IN SEARCH OF FELLINI DINA SCHOOL LIFE
9:15 MENASHE IN SEARCH OF FELLINI SCHOOL LIFE MENASHE MENASHE MENASHE
Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
10/27 10/28 10/29 10/30 10/31 11/1 11/2
12:30 MENASHE SCHOOL LIFE
3:30 IN SEARCH OF FELLINI DINA IN SEARCH OF FELLINI SCHOOL LIFE DINA
6:30 DINA IN SEARCH OF FELLINI IN SEARCH OF FELLINI SCHOOL LIFE IN SEARCH OF FELLINI IN SEARCH OF FELLINI
9:15 SCHOOL LIFE MENASHE DINA MENASHE MENASHE DINA

 

 Find the updated showtimes at celebrationcinema.com/
Read More