30th Anniversary. As these high school goofballs travel back in time to score some heavy dudes like Napoleon, Socrates, and Billy the Kid for their history presentation, they wrote themselves into the teen-movie pantheon.
Essential Cinema: Lee Chang-Dong: From the director of Burning, this award-winning South Korean film tells the story of a woman who's been diagnosed as being in the early stages of Alzheimer's, and the comfort she finds in a poetry class after her grandson is suspected of a heinous crime.
CineClub México: Berenice, who has been facially scarred by the fire that also took her husband's life, moves in with her money-lending godmother in a provincial Mexican town. The two only leave the house on Sundays to go to church and the movies. Then Berenice meets a young doctor who is aroused by her scars and who awakens her dormant emotions. Ultimately, this path leads to her self-emancipation. Read a full review of La Pasión Según Berenice.
This film is a candid, thoughtful, and courageous exploration into what it means to be Black in America and in the world. Sixteen Black folks of different ages, backgrounds, religions, nationalities, and skin tones are featured, including former City Council Member Ora Houston.