College of the Canyons’ Hasley Hall room 101 will be the source of free independent film screenings every Friday evening throughout the semester.
Students, friends and family members are welcome to fill in the 103 seats available in the Hasley Hall theater.
Gary Peterson, the Department Chair of Cinema, has been hosting the event every Friday evening with the single motive to “bring good movies to the Santa Clarita Valley.”
The films being screened are chosen weekly by Peterson himself and are backed with positive reviews from the prominent website, RottenTomatoes.com.
Throughout the night, three screenings are shown. The first screening starts at 4:30 pm, the second at 6:30 pm and the third at 8:30 pm.
Films shown this Friday, 3/14, will be:
In a World (Rated R) Starts – 4:30 pm
Length: 93 Min. (1hr. 33 min.)
Achievements: Winner of 4 awards including Best Screenplay at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival
Plot: The daughter of a successful voice-over actor about to receive a life-time achievement award, is not only overshadowed by her father’s success, but also gets kicked out of the house while struggling as a Vocal Coach.
Rotten Tomatoes: 92% positive reviews
The Attack (Rated R) Starts – 6:30 pm
Length: 102 Min. (1hr. 42 min.)
Achievements: Winner of 3 awards including the Cineuropa.org Award at the Istanbul International Film Festival
Plot: A Palestinian surgeon loses his wife after a suicide-bombing inside a restaurant.
Rotten Tomatoes: 89% positive reviews
A Hijacking (Rated R) Starts – 8:30 pm
Length: 103 Min. (1hr. 43 min.)
Achievements: Winner of 11 awards including Top Five Foreign Language Films from The National Board of Reviews, USA.
Plot: A cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates taking hostages and asking for millions as ransom.
Rotten Tomatoes: 95% positive reviews