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April 2015

900 Days: Myth and Reality of the Leningrad Blockade

April 2, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cole Cinema, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
free
900 Days film poster

Jessica Gorter's "900 DAYS" contrasts the devastating and unforgettable stories recounted by survivors of the Siege of Leningrad, the infamous German blockade, which caused the deaths of more than a million people during World War II, with the triumphant memorials fabricated by the Russian state.

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October 2015

Sustainability Documentary Film Series: Urban Roots

October 28, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free
urban roots

Every week through early November, the Office of Sustainability will host a documentary film screening in Cole Cinema. The theme that ties these films together is ‘action’. Learn how people all over the world, from 4th graders in California to Buddhist nuns in the Himalayas, are getting involved to turn the direction of our world towards a sustainable future.  

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September 2016

TFMS Film Series – Zeinabu irene Davis’s “Spirits of Rebellion”

September 19, 2016 @ 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Cole Cinema, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
Free

Tenth Annual TFMS Film Series Black Films Matter: The L.A. Rebellion Monday evening screenings, 8:15 p.m. September 19, October 3, & October 17 Cole Cinema, Campus Center FREE and open to the public Monday, September 19  “Spirits of Rebellion” (2015) │ 8:15 p.m. │ Cole Cinema a documentary about the L.A. Rebellion and the artists associated with the movement, with filmmaker Zeinabu irene Davis. This year’s series will feature work of the L.A. Rebellion, a movement of independent Black filmmakers…

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October 2016

TFMS Film Series – Haile Gerima’s “Bush Mama”

October 3, 2016 @ 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Cole Cinema, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
Free

Tenth Annual TFMS Film Series Black Films Matter: The L.A. Rebellion Monday evening screenings, 8:15 p.m. October 3 & October 17 Cole Cinema, Campus Center FREE and open to the public Monday, October 3  “Bush Mama” (1979) │ 8:15 p.m. │ Cole Cinema a celebrated, seminal film of the L.A. Rebellion, by Ethiopian filmmaker and Howard University professor of film, Haile Gerima. With an introduction by Mark A. Rhoda, visiting associate professor of theater, film, and media studies at St.…

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TFMS Film Series – Charles Burnett’s “Killer of Sheep”

October 17, 2016 @ 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Cole Cinema, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
Free

Tenth Annual TFMS Film Series Black Films Matter: The L.A. Rebellion Concluding screening, 8:15 p.m. Cole Cinema, Campus Center FREE and open to the public Monday, October 17  “Killer of Sheep” (1978) │ 8:15 p.m. │ Cole Cinema a celebrated, seminal film of the L.A. Rebellion, with filmmaker Charles Burnett. Declared by the National Society of Film Critics one of the “100 Essential Films” of all time. The screening of Charles Burnett’s “Killer of Sheep” concludes this year’s series on…

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The Gap Film Series – “A Tale of Two Schools”

October 26, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Cole Cinema, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States

Tavares Gross is just starting first grade, but he's already way behind.  He doesn't know his letters.  He doesn't even know what a book is for.  And Tavares is not alone.  Across the country, schools are struggling with their most basic job: teaching kids to read.  What does it really take to turn our schools around? Morgan Freeman tells the intimate story of a tumultuous year at two vulnerable schools. Read more information about the film here.

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April 2017

The Wellness Center and PHEs present: The Illusionists

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cole Cinema, Campus Center, SMCM
St. Mary's City, MD 20619 United States
Free
The Illusionist movie poster

A documentary about the marketing of unattainable beauty around the world Sex sells. What sells even more? Insecurity. Multi-billion dollar industries saturate our lives with images of unattainable beauty, exporting body hatred from New York to Beirut to Tokyo. Their target? Women, and increasingly men and children. "The Illusionists" turns the mirror on media, exposing the absurd, sometimes humorous, and shocking images that seek to enslave us. Followed by a discussion led by Serena Shapero, development and outreach director

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October 2017

The Missiles of October: What the World Didn’t Know

October 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cole Cinema, Campus Center, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States

  The Cuban Missile Crisis +55 On the 55th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the secret deployment of Soviet missiles in Cuba brought the world to the brink of an unthinkable nuclear war, Emmy-award winning filmmaker Sherry Jones presents "The Missiles of October: What the World Didn't Know." This gripping documentary is told through minute-by-minute accounts of those who were involved from the United States, the Soviet Union and Cuba. Today, as North Korea's nuclear missile program reaches…

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The GAP Film Series: I Learn America

October 26 @ 8:00 pm
Cole Cinema, Campus Center, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States

In this film five resilient immigrant teenagers come together over a year at the International High School at Lafayette and struggle to learn their new land. The International High School is a New York City public school dedicated to serving newly arrived immigrant teenagers, with more than 300 students speaking two-dozen languages from 50 countries. The students strive to master English, adapt to families they haven’t seen in years, confront the universal trials of adolescence, and search for a future…

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December 2017

The GAP Film Series: Documented

December 7 @ 8:00 pm
Cole Cinema, Campus Center, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States

In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in the New York Times Magazine. This film chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist; and his journey inward as he reconnects with his mother, whom he hasn't seen in person in over 20 years.

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