Category: Reading IMAX Theater

Capturing the Flag

Capturing the Flag Director: Anne de MareRuntime: 76 minutes In 2013, in Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court invalidates the part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act requiring certain states to submit changes in voting laws to the Justice Department for approval. Almost immediately, certain states take voter suppression measures such as enacting voter […]

Immigration & Refugees Block

Are You Volleyball?! Director: Mohammad Bakhshi Runtime: 15 minutes A group of Arabian spoken asylum seekers arrive to an English spoken country border and can’t keep going. They conflict with border soldiers everyday till a deaf-mute baby becomes a catalyst for better communication between two groups. Elephantbird Director: Masoud Soheili Runtime: 15 minutes A mini-bus […]

Strange Tenants: Ska’d for Life

Strange Tenants: Ska’d for Life Director: Fiona CochraneRuntime: 58 minutes Strange Tenants were the “Godfathers of Australian Ska”, emerging in the 1980s in the wake of UK two-tone ska bands like The Specials but producing original political ska songs unlike most other Australian ska bands. 36 years later they’re still around and still political. Screening […]

Original Sin

Original Sin Original Sin film

Original Sin Director: Jean Lee Runtime: 75 minutes After moving to Spain for her husband, Eva, a Paraguayan woman of class and elegance who always behaves in an appropriate way, finds herself bored, unhappy, and sexually frustrated. After Eva compulsively buys a provocative and offensive piece of art the painter shows up to hand-deliver his […]

StudentFEST

StudentFEST

ReadingFilm’s core mission is to develop the production community in the region. This is our third year of including special competition for student filmmakers in the ReadingFilmFEST. Student filmmakers comprise a special group of independent filmmakers. They have not yet made the connections required of professional filmmakers, but they have fresh ideas and new visions […]

Special Film Presentation: Keep On Keepin’ On

Special Film Presentation: Keep On Keepin’ On Justin Kauflin

Special Film Presentation: Keep On Keepin’  KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON  depicts the friendship of music legend and teacher Clark Terry, 89 and Justin Kauflin, a 23- year-old, blind piano prodigy. Kauflin, who suffers from debilitating stage fright, is invited to compete in an elite Jazz competition, just as Terry’s health takes a turn for the […]

Bored In The USA

Bored In The USA Director: Mike Finazzo Runtime: 82 minutes “Life is simpler in black and white.” This line, uttered midway through Bored in the U.S.A., could well serve as the film’s thesis statement. Following the budding friendship of Kelly (Kelly Lloyd, Wits End), a bored housewife, and Chris (Chris Milner, Comedy Central), a displaced […]

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