"The Art of Film"

The 2017-18 Series will begin on Saturday, November 25!

The Fifth Annual “The Art of Film” Series will continue the theme established in the last four seasons of showing critically acclaimed films from the U.S. and around the world. The films chosen demonstrate an array of techniques their makers use to create these works.  We are delighted to have Justin Peck, UW-Madison Film Studies graduate, returning this season to join us for the three films.  More dates may be scheduled, so keep checking back on our website for the latest information.  Audience members are invited to remain after each film for a lively discussion.

All films are shown in the Center’s Conference Room, adjacent to the Cafeteria. Use the Center’s south entrance (doors near the flagpole) and follow signs to the Conference Room.  Films are projected on a 9’ X 13’ screen with comfortable seating. Audience members are also welcome to bring their own folding chairs if they prefer.

Films begin at 7 p.m. There is no admission charged but we do suggest a $7.00 donation per person, and popcorn and beverages will be available.  

Questions about the series can be directed to info@shelllakeartscenter.org, or by calling 715-468-2414 during business hours.

SLAC “The Art of Film” Film Series 2017-18 Schedule

November 25 - Beasts of the Southern Wild hosted by Justin Peck

 

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USA  (2012) Language- English

PG-13 for thematic material

This exuberant, joyful indie miracle is set in an isolated bayou community, where an indomitable six-year-old girl sets out to save her ailing father and her sinking home in a role that made her the youngest best-actress nominee in history. 

December 16 - A Ghost Story hosted by Justin Peck

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USA (2017) Language- English

Rated R for brief language and a disturbing image

An extraordinary mood piece about a recently deceased man who returns to the suburban home he shared with his wife as a white-sheeted ghost.  It's a ghost story, but not scary.  It's a cinematic poem about love, the passage of time, grief, existence, and the legacies we leave behind.

February 24 - Hail, Caesar hosted by Justin Peck

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USA (2016) Language- English

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and smoking

A sparkling comedy from the Coen Brothers depicting a day in the life of a fixer as he works to keep the studio's stars out of trouble. Featuring spot-on homages to studio filmmaking, gorgeous cinematography, wonderfully memorable characters played by a star-studded cast, and the Coens' trademark oddball sensibilities.

We love our volunteers!!  From help with planning the upcoming films, to making popcorn each night of the series, they help keep our wheels turning!  If you are interested in volunteering with our 5th Annual Film Series in any way, please contact the Arts Center at (715) 468-2414!