Join the College of Liberal Arts and Eric Braysmith, lecturer in Liberal Arts, for the Friday Night in the Forum film series. The films are shown in their original languages, with English subtitles, and aspect ratios in Forum 1 (FA1) in the Forum Wing of the Wright Administration Building on the USI campus. The venue features stadium seating, digital projection, and digital surround sound. Immediately following each film, Eric Braysmith will lead an informal discussion. For more information, see the Friday Night in the Forum Facebook page.
The film series is free and open to the public.
All showings take place in Forum I, accessible via the first floor of the Forum Wing in the Wright Administration Building. Parking is available in Lot B, located across University Boulevard.
Films begin promptly at 7:30pm | All films include English subtitles
THE GOOD BOSS (2021, Spain, 1:56 min) Awaiting a visit by a committee that could give his company an award for excellence, the owner of an industrial scales manufacturing business tries to resolve any problems from his workers in enough time.
HATCHING (2022, Finland/Sweden, 1:31 min) A young gymnast, who tries desperately to please her demanding mother, discovers a strange egg. She hides it and keeps it warm, but when it hatches, what emerges shocks them all.
AFTER LIFE (1998, Japan, 1:59 min) After death, people have a week to choose only one memory to keep for eternity.
OFFICIAL COMPETITION (2021, Spain, 1:55 min) A wealthy businessman hires a famous filmmaker to help make a smash hit film.
Fall 2022 Screenings
TITANE (2021, 1:48 min) A woman with a titanium plate fitted in her head and murderous intent on her mind embarks on a bizarre journey of identity and unconditional love when she's forced to go on the run.
GIANT (1956, 3:21 min) Wealthy Texas rancher Bick Benedict (Rock Hudson) shakes things up at home when he returns from a trip to the East Coast with a love interest, the refined Leslie Lynnton (Elizabeth Taylor). Bick and Leslie get married, but she clashes with his sister, Luz (Mercedes McCambridge), and wins the admiration of the ambitious young Jett Rink (James Dean). Bick and Jett form a tense rivalry that continues to surface as the years pass and fortunes change in this sweeping drama.
THE CARD COUNTER (2021; 1:51min) William Tell is a gambler and former serviceman who sets out to reform a young man seeking revenge on a mutual enemy from their past. Tell just wants to play cards. His spartan existence on the casino trail is shattered when he is approached by Cirk, a vulnerable and angry young man seeking help to execute his plan for revenge on a military colonel. Tell sees a chance at redemption through his relationship with Cirk.
LAMB (2021, 1:46 min) In rural Iceland, a childless couple discover a strange and unnatural newborn in their sheep barn. They decide to raise her as their own, but sinister forces are determined to return the creature to the wilderness that birthed her.
OKJA (2017, 2:00 min) For 10 idyllic years, young Mija has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja - a massive animal and an even bigger friend - at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when family-owned, multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where an image-obsessed and self-promoting CEO has big plans for Mija's dearest friend. With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission.