Events

Community + Campus Film Series, Five Seasons

The Museum, in collaboration with Railroad Square Cinema, presents this series of films related to current exhibitions and collections. Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf is a documentary about landscape designer Piet Oudolf, who describes his creative process from his abstract sketches to his conventional notions of  beauty, public space, and nature. This screening is presented in conjunction with Occupy Colby: Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale That Society Has the Capacity to Destroy, on view at the Colby College Museum of Art through January 5, 2020. Free and open to the public. Unrated. 1h 16 min.

slice: movie making

television and film is a huge industry and there are many opportunities available beyond acting or directing. in this week of slice, students will workshop with professionals in mass media communications and film and video production to find out more about the diverse jobs in the film industry while exploring grip, lighting, camera rigs, and more!

slice (students learning innovative creative endeavors) is a pilot provides young adults with unique experiences to learn more about career paths in the creative arts. students ages 13-19 explore the behind-the-scenes operations at a historic opera house, an award-winning public library, a vibrant community art studio and education space, a nationally recognized art museum, a local music center, and an independent arthouse cinema. partnering with arts professionals throughout the city, each afternoon will be filled with interesting programming, inspiration, and pizza.

Free | Pre-Registration Required

Music in the Congo – film screening

This film is a look into the work of renowned classical flutist Kaori Fujii with the self-taught musicians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo who changed the course of her career. We will be joined by Jessica Jane Hart, filmmaker and photographer. This event is co-hosted by Colby’s Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

Run Lola Run – 35mm

There’s rarely been more concentrated cinematic energy than in this incredibly compact, thrilling movie—nor could there be much more energy than in star Franka Potente’s unforgettable embodiment of Lola, whose movie this just plain is. “Run Lola Run is a madly spinning top of a movie—one that, I suspect, will eventually be regarded as the art-house smash that heralded the 21st century… The ferociously infectious, candy-colored jump-cut style of Run Lola Run is pure, propulsive pop. The movie would have been unthinkable prior to the age of MTV and Tarantino, Oliver Stone and Trainspotting. Still, for all its pulsating, razor-edited exuberance, the film is ultimately as unique as its sources. In its speed and elegant hyper-precision, its celebration of action as devotion, it’s a new-style girl-power daydream. The film’s burbly techno soundtrack never stops, and neither does its heroine, Lola, a tattooed Berlin punkette with flame-red hair who has just 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 marks for her boyfriend, Manni. He owes the money to a gangster, but he left a plastic bag full of cash on the subway, where it fell into the hands of a derelict. At noon, Manni plans to walk into a supermarket and commit a desperate robbery, virtually ensuring his doom”—Entertainment Weekly. Only Lola can save him. But there will be no less than three endings to this story…. R. 1999. In German with English subtitles. 81 Min.

Teen Movie Night

 

Join us in the Teen Room at 4pm every Thursday

for a screening of a popular NEW movie!

The movie changes every week!

Please visit our website, call (207 ) 872-5433, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

to discover which movie we’ll be showing!

These events are free and open to attendees ages 18 and under!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Community + Campus Film Series: Moby Dick

The Museum, in collaboration with Railroad Square Cinema, presents this series of films related to current exhibitions and collections. Director John Huston’s classic film adaptation of Herman Melville’s novel Moby-Dick will be shown in conjunction with the exhibition, Alex Katz/Moby Dick on view at the Colby College Museum of Art through March 1, 2020. The film, which is set in 19th-century New England, tells the story of the lost whaling ship Pequod and its captain’s self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick. Colby College Museum of Art Anne Lunder Leland Curatorial Fellow Olivia Fountain will introduce the film. This screening is free and open to the public. Unrated. 1h 56 min.