Film screenings usually begin at 7 pm (Earlier start times will be indicated). All films are unrated, but intended for mature audiences. Neither advance reservations nor tickets are needed to attend any of the films in the series. All films are shown in the Neville Theater (132 seating capacity) unless otherwise noted. All films are free and open to the public.
* Please note, because most of the films are foreign-made, they have SUBTITLES. They are not dubbed into English.
Spring 2014 Schedule
Wednesday, January 5, 2014 Doors open at 6:30pm, Presentation begins at 7:00pm
Bomber (USA, 2009). A bittersweet family drama tracing one veteran's efforts to make amends for the destruction he caused during World War II. Alistar, an 83-year old veteran decides to return to Germany for a long planned journey of atonement. When Ross, his useless son agrees to drive him there, a nightmare family road trip ensues. Present by Prof. David Coury (German, UW-Green Bay)
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 The Neville Museum will only have extended Wednesday hours on the first Wednesday of every month from 5pm-8pm.
Sound City (USA, 2013). Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighter’s guitarist Dave Grohl produced this documentary and tribute for rock music lovers. The film tells the history of Sound City and their huge recording device; exploring how digital change has allowed 'people that have no place' in music to become stars.
Presented by Prof. Michelle McQuade-Dewhirst (Music, UW-Green Bay)
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Doors open at 6:30pm, Presentation begins at 7:00pm
Hannah Arendt (Germany, 2012) Acclaimed German director Margarethe von Trotta's re-telling of the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann. Best known for coining the phrase “the banality of evil,” Arendt closely followed the trial in Jerusalem and Eichmann’s "Nuremberg defense" in which he argued that he was only following orders, and that he could not possibly be charged with war crimes.
Presented by Prof. Derek Jeffreys (Philosophy, UW-Green Bay)
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 The Neville Museum will only have extended Wednesday hours on the first Wednesday of every month from 5pm-8pm.
La Sirga (Columbia, 2012) Alice, a young Columbian refugee, is uprooted by armed conflict in her country. Memories of the war are constant, so she tries to reshape her life in La Sirga, a decadent hostel on the shores of a great lake in the highlands of the Andes. There she will try to settle down as fear and the threat of war threaten to resurface in this beautifully shot film that explores the impact of political violence. Presented by Prof. Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz (Spanish, UW-Green Bay)
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Doors open at 6:30pm, Presentation begins at 7:00pm
Italian Film Evening. The Green Bay Film Society again teams up with the Italo-Americano Club of Green Bay to present an evening of Italian cinema.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 The Neville Museum will only have extended Wednesday hours on the first Wednesday of every month from 5pm-8pm.
Key of Life (Japan, 2012) A case of stolen identity and one determined bride-to-be intersect in this comedy from famed Japanese filmmaker Kenji Uchida. Struggling actor Sakurai is out of work and out of luck. When a mysterious man slips and falls at the bathhouse, Sakurai switches locker keys and identities with the man, who turns out to be a hit man named Kondo. As the truth about Kondo and Sakurai comes to light, they must scramble to resolve the chaos of this topsy-turvy chain of events.
Presented by Prof. Clif Ganyard (History, UW-Green Bay)
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Doors open at 6:30pm, Presentation begins at 7:00pm
Native American Film Evening. Our annual celebration of Native American filmmaking.
Presented by Prof. J P Leary (First Nations Studies, UW-Green Bay)
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 The Neville Museum will only have extended Wednesday hours on the first Wednesday of every month from 5pm-8pm.
Beer Hunter, the Movie (USA, 2013) The Green Bay Film Society teams up with Titletown Brewery to present a documentary film about the beloved and influential beer and whiskey journalist Michael Jackson. His books on beer and whiskey have sold millions of copies, and his 1993 Discovery Channel television series, 'The Beer Hunter', has inspired brewers and beer enthusiasts and has shaped the course of the craft brewing.
Presented by Brent Weycker, (Titletown Brewery)
All films are suggested for mature audience and free and open to the public. Screenings are at 7:00pm in the auditorium of the Neville Public Museum.
Sponsors: Green Bay Film Society
Brown County Library
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Neville Public Museum of Brown County
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