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!
Directed by Paul Verhoeven
Rated R 130 minutes
Michèle (Isabelle Huppert) seems indestructible. Head of a successful video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Yet her life is changed forever after being assaulted in her home by an unknown assailant. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control. Isabelle Huppert’s riveting performance keeps us in the game on the edge of our seats. Huppert’s performance won this year’s Golden Globe for Best Actress. In French with English subtitles.
WATCH THE TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-iBBgcp7PY
Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 88%
Directed by Pablo Larrain
Rated R 107minutes
Inventive, intelligent, and beautifully filmed, Neruda transcends the traditional biopic structure to look at the meaning beyond the life of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet and politician. We follow an investigator who searches for Neruda who is a fugitive in his own country because of his Communist leanings during the 1940s.
In Spanish with English subtitles.
WATCH THE TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neUwXV_cSwM
Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 96%
THE RED TURTLE (La Tortue Rouge)
Directed by Michael Dudok de Wit
Rated PG 80 minutes
Nominated for a Best Animated Feature Oscar, The Red Turtle is a beautiful, meditative, film about a man’s life after being shipwrecked on a deserted island. The man attempts to escape the island but is thwarted repeatedly by a large red turtle. With a mixture of magic and lovely storytelling we follow the man’s life on the island with breathtaking imagery and rich themes. A treat for adults and children equally.
WATCH THE TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw7BggqBpTk
Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 93%
Directed by Maren Ade
Rated R 162 minutes
Winner of 33 awards and 58 nominations, Toni Erdmann is a funny, tragic, complex character study of the relationship between a daughter and a father that unfolds with surprises and recognizable situations. Winfried, a retired music teacher, visits uninvited his businesswoman daughter, Ines, only to be rebuffed. He returns disguised crassly to mess up her life. Constantly entertaining, hilarious in parts, well-acted and compelling emotionally. In German with English subtitles.
WATCH THE TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0uwi5EPnpA
Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 92%