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Court Square Theater is proud to announce its new partnership with Visulite Cinemas! We’ve brought in a state-of-the-art projector and we’ll be featuring an exciting lineup of first run films as well as some favorite classics.
All showtimes can be found below and on Fandango.
This ninety-minute film takes audiences on an epic journey across nine countries and over 1,400 years of history. It explores the richness of Islamic art in objects big and small, from great ornamented palaces and the play of light in monumental mosques to the exquisite beauty of ceramics, carved boxes, paintings and metal work. It revels in the use of color and finds commonalities in a shared artistic heritage with the West and East. The film also examines the unique ways in which Islamic art turns calligraphy and the written word into masterpieces and develops water into an expressive, useful art form. Like all art, Islamic art carries with it the fundamental values and perspectives of the artists who created it as well as those who commissioned and paid for it. It incorporates the basic themes of transcendent beauty common to all creative endeavors. The film reveals the variety and diversity of Islamic art, offering a window into Islamic culture and a variety of perspectives on enduring themes that have propelled human history and fueled the rise of world civilization over the centuries.
This film is presented by Islamic Association of the Shenandoah Valley and will feature an introduction by Dr. Abdelraham Rabie. A public reception funded by James Madison University will follow the film in the lobby of Court Square Theater.
Trailer here: http://www.upf.tv/watch/treasures-of-islam-trailer.html
Tuesday, March 18 at 7:00 PM
The City Dark
Is darkness becoming extinct? When filmmaker Ian Cheney moves from rural Maine to New York City and discovers streets awash in light and skies devoid of stars, he embarks on a journey to America’s brightest and darkest corners, asking astronomers, cancer researchers and ecologists what is lost in the glare of city lights. Blending a humorous, searching narrative with poetic footage of the night sky, The City Dark provides a fascinating introduction to the science of the dark and an exploration of our relationship to the stars.
Followed by a panel discussion on light pollution in Harrisonburg, the Valley, and the nation.
Presented as a part of Starry Nights Harrisonburg. Find more information on events at their website HERE.
Monday, March 24 at 7:00 PM
REEL CHANGE FILM FESTIVAL
James Madison University and the School of Media Arts and Design announce the 3rd Annual Reel Change Documentary Film Festival.
ALL FILMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The festival exposes issues relevant to the James Madison University and greater Harrisonburg communities. It seeks to educate and engage audiences while celebrating the documentary medium as a tool for awareness, action and change.
These films will explore environmental issues, sustainability and health, human rights, social justice, diversity, change makers, and fulfilling personal passions. This year the festival will also feature a student short documentary film competition and a community-based 90 seconds film festival focused on light pollution issues in the local region.
A documentary film that brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use.
Tuesday, March 25 at 7:00 PM
*Followed by a panel discussion.
WILLIAM AND THE WINDMILL (2013)
This feature-length documentary tells the story of a young Malawian William Kamkwamba, who builds a power-generating windmill from scrap parts setting in motion a series of events that will forever change his life.
Wednesday, March 26 at 7:00 PM
*Featuring a Q&A with the director
THE ACT OF KILLING (2013)
A documentary film that challenges former Indonesian death squad leaders too reenact their real-life mass-killings in the genre style of the American movies they love. Nominated for the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary.
Thursday, March 27 at 7:00 PM
*Followed by a panel discussion
An intimate portrait of original Riot Grrrl Kathleen Hanna, the former lead singer of the legendary punk band Bikini Kill, outspoken feminist icon and cultural lightning rod.
Friday, March 28 at 7:00 PM
*Followed by a panel discussion
OMG GMO (2013)
Saturday, March 29 at 2:30 PM
*Followed by a Q&A with the director
Also on Saturday, March 29:
5:30 pm- **Student Short Documentary Film Competition
6:30pm- **Starry Nights Harrisonburg 90 Seconds Film Competition
For more information please visit the festival’s website at http://reelchangefest.com
ALL FILMS ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC
Wild Virginia presents Gasland II
In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar®-nominated film GASLAND, filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level (in 32 countries worldwide).
GASLAND PART II, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most important environmental issues facing our nation today. The film argues that the gas industry’s portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families, and endangering the earth’s climate with the potent greenhouse gas, methane.
In addition the film looks at how the powerful oil and gas industries are in Fox’s words “contaminating our democracy”.
Tickets are free, but expected to go quickly.
Donations are gladly accepted.
Wild Virginia will also will host a short discussion after the show to take questions from the audience.
Monday, April 7
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Free, reservations encouraged.
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