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Human Capital

Apr 9

Human Capital 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Dino Ossola, a small-time real estate agent who dreams of bigger things; Serena Ossola, his teenage daughter who dates a spoiled rich brat; Carla Bruneschi, an actress who has given up her career to marry a wealthy businessman; Massimiliano Giovanni Bernaschi, her husband, a powerful player; Massimiliano Bernaschi, the troubled son of the Bernaschis; Roberta Ossola, a psychologist, Dino's second wife; Donato Russomano, a brilliant drama teacher who is stuck on Carla; Luca Ambrosini, a teenager frowned upon by others; an anonymous cyclist... They are all shareholders of the human capital.

Free Event


World Cinema Series: Mountains May Depart

Mar 20

World Cinema Series: Mountains May Depart 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

China, 1999. Childhood friends Liangzi and Zhang are both in love with Tao, the town beauty. Tao eventually decides to marry the wealthier Zhang. They soon have a son he names Dollar... From China to Australia, the lives, loves, hopes and disillusions of a family over two generations in a society changing at breakneck speed.

Free Event


World Cinema Series: The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Feb 22

World Cinema Series: The Reluctant Fundamentalist 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland.

Free Event


World Cinema Series: Even the Rain

Jan 25

World Cinema Series: Even the Rain 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Spanish director Sebastián, his executive producer Costa and all his crew are in Bolivia, in the Cochabamba area, to shoot a motion picture about Christopher Columbus, his first explorations and the way the Spaniards treated the Indians at the time. Costa has chosen this place because the budget of the film is tight and here he can hire supernumeraries, local actors and extras on the cheap. Things go more or less smoothly until a conflict erupts over the privatization of the water supply. The trouble is that one of the local actors is a leading activist in the protest movement. Not Rated (103 minutes)

Free Event


Millie and the Lords

Sep 25

Millie and the Lords 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Millie and the Lords tells the story of Milagros Baez, a young, working class under-confident Puerto Rican woman whose life is changed for the better when she begins to learn about the Young Lords Party and her rich Puerto Rican history. This event is part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Free Event


World Cinema Series: Leviathan

Apr 4

World Cinema Series: Leviathan 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.

Free Event


World Cinema Series: Timbuktu

Mar 22

World Cinema Series: Timbuktu 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed.

Free Event


Feb 21

World Cinema Series: Coming Home 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer remembers him.

Free Event


World Cinema Series: Labyrinth of Lies

Jan 25

World Cinema Series: Labyrinth of Lies 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

A story that exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II.

Free Event


World Cinema Series: The Official Story

Nov 15

World Cinema Series: The Official Story 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.

Free Event


World Cinema Series: Tangerines

Apr 6

World Cinema Series: Tangerines 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Zaza Urushadze's "Tangerines" (2013) (not rated).War in Georgia, Apkhazeti region in 1990. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in.

Free Event


World Cinema Series: Monsieur Lazhar

Mar 22

World Cinema Series: Monsieur Lazhar 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Philippe Falardeau's "Monsieur Lazhar" (2011) (PG-13). At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.

Free Event


World Cinema Series: When We Leave

Feb 17

World Cinema Series: When We Leave 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Feo Aladag's "When We Leave" (2010) (unrated). Umay is a young woman of Turkish descent, fighting for an independent and self-determined life in Germany against the resistance of her family. Her struggle initiates a dynamic, which results in a life-threatening situation.

Free Event


World Cinema Series: Brick Lane

Jan 26

World Cinema Series: Brick Lane 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Sarah Gavron's "Brick Lane" (2007) (PG-13). A young Bangladeshi woman, Nazneen, arrives in 1980s London, leaving behind her beloved sister and home, for an arranged marriage and a new life. Trapped within the four walls of her flat in East London, and in a loveless marriage with the middle aged Chanu, she fears her soul is quietly dying.

Free Event


World Cinema Series: El Norte

Nov 11

World Cinema Series: El Norte 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Gregory Nava's "El Norte" (1983) (R) Mayan Indian peasants escaping labor and a murderous Guatemalan government head to America in hopes for something better.

Free Event