Hettenhausen Center Announces 2019-2020 Film Art Series

(LEBANON, Ill., August 27, 2019) — The Hettenhausen Center for the Arts’ Film Art Series at McKendree University will present eight critically acclaimed films during the 2019-2020 season at the Lebanon, Ill., campus. Before each film, a university professor will briefly discuss the film’s theme or concept in an informal “Screen Talk” at 6 p.m.

Admission is free. Some films contain adult themes or language and may not be appropriate for everyone. For more information, visit theHett.com, or call 618-537-6863. The schedule is as follows:

Sept. 10: “The Big Sick” (2017) — A comedian and a graduate student deal with their cross-cultural romance, a mysterious illness, feisty parents and family expectations. Rated R; 2 hours. ScreenTalk host: Dr. Brenda Boudreau, professor of English.

Sept. 25: “Eighth Grade” (2018) — An introverted, socially anxious teenage vlogger tries to survive the last week of her awkward eighth grade year before graduation. Rated R; 1 hour, 33 min. ScreenTalk host: Dr. Jenny Mueller, professor of English.

Oct. 24: “The Red Shoes” (1948) — A young dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina. Not rated; 2 hours, 14 min. ScreenTalk host: Dr. Jessica Campbell, assistant professor of English.

Nov. 19: “A Midwinter’s Tale” (1995) — Theater actors performing “Hamlet” in a provincial village face their own temptations, disappointments and joys. Rated R; 1 hour, 39 min. ScreenTalk host: Dr. Nichole DeWall, associate professor of English.

Jan. 29, 2020: “Three Identical Strangers” (2018) — A true story of adopted triplets who met and discovered they were separated at birth under mysterious circumstances. Rated PG-13; 1 hour, 36 min. ScreenTalk host: Dr. Brenda Boudreau, professor of English.

Feb. 10: “Sorry to Bother You” (2018) — A telemarketer discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed. Rated R; 1 hour, 51 min. ScreenTalk host: Dr. Lauren Thompson, assistant professor of history.

Feb 20: “If Beale Street Could Talk” (2018) — A woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime. Rated R; 1 hour, 59 min. ScreenTalk host: Dr. Martha Patterson, professor of English.

March 4: “Museum Hours” (2012) — A Viennese security guard befriends an enigmatic visitor and a museum sparks explorations of their lives, the city and the ways in which works of art reflect and shape the world. Not rated; 1 hour, 51 min. ScreenTalk host: Amy MacLennan, associate professor of art.