Island Film Series presents...
These films will be shown at the St. Simons Island Casino at 7:00 p.m. They are free and open to all, although a $3.00 donation is suggested to offset film and theater rental fees. Most of these films are subtitled, even the ones in English.
for february - March 2017...
Wednesday, February 8. Marshland. Spain, 2014, directed by Alberto Rodriquez. Set in 1980 in southern Spain, a serial killer is on the loose. Two homicide detectives who appear to be poles apart must settle their differences and bring the murderer to justice before more young women lose their lives. This swept Spain’s GOYA Awards winning 10 prizes. In Spanish with English subtitles; 105 minutes; Rated R.
Friday, February 17. Elvis and Nixon. USA, 2016, directed by Lisa Johnson. The untold true story behind the meeting between Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon) the King of Rock 'n Roll, and President Richard Nixon (Kevin Spacey) resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives. 87 minutes; Rated R.
Wednesday, February 22. Testament of Youth. UK, 2015, directed by James Kent. A powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it’s a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times. 130 minutes; Rated PG 13.
Wednesday, March 1. Love and Friendship. UK, 2016, directed by Whit Stillman. Based on a Jane Austen novella and set in the 1790s, this centers on beautiful widow Lady Susan Vernon, who has come to the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and her rather reluctant debutante daughter. 92 minutes; Rated PG.
Wednesday, March 15. Rams. Iceland, 2015, Directed by Grímur Hákonarson. Two sheep farmers, estranged brothers who haven’t spoken in 40 years, are forced to work together when a rare disease threatens to wipe out both of their flocks in rural Iceland. 93 minutes; in Icelandic with English subtitles; Rated R.
Wednesday, March 22. Queen of Katwe. USA, directed by Mira Nair. A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess. 120 minutes; Rated PG.