Film Art Series

6:00 PM ScreenTalk – Before each film, a McKendree University professor will briefly discuss the film’s theme or concept.

Some films contain adult themes or language and may not be appropriate for everyone.




Play the The Big Sick (2017) VideoThe Big Sick (2017)

Tuesday, September 10, 2019, @ 6:00 p.m.


A comedian and a grad student deal with their cross-cultural romance, a mysterious illness, feisty parents and family expectations.

ScreenTalk host: Dr. Brenda Boudreau, professor of English

Rated R; 2 hours.





Play the Eighth Grade (2018) VideoEighth Grade (2018)

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, @ 6:00 p.m.


An introverted, socially anxious teenage vlogger tries to survive the last week of her awkward eighth grade year before graduation.

ScreenTalk host: Dr. Jenny Mueller, professor of English

Rated R; 1 hour, 33 min.




Play the Red Shoes (1948) VideoThe Red Shoes (1948)

Thursday, October 24, 2019, @ 6:00 p.m.


A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina.

ScreenTalk host: Dr. Jessica Campbell, assistant professor of English

Not rated; 2 hours, 14 min.





Play the A Midwinter’s Tale (1995) VideoA Midwinter’s Tale (1995)

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, @ 6:00 p.m.


A group of theater actors plays “Hamlet” in a provincial village, faced with their own temptations, disappointments, and joys.

ScreenTalk host: Dr. Nichole DeWall, associate professor of English

Rated R; 1 hour, 39 min.

Interests: Music, Communication, Journalism, Theatre, Art




Play the Three Identical Strangers (2018) VideoThree Identical Strangers (2018)

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, @ 6:00 p.m.


The true story of three adopted young men who met and discovered they were separated at birth under mysterious circumstances.

ScreenTalk host: Dr. Brenda Boudreau, professor of English

Rated PG-13; 1 hour, 36 min.

Interests: Music, Communication, Dance, Journalism, Art, Psychology, Sociology




Play the Sorry to Bother You (2018) VideoSorry to Bother You (2018)

Monday, February 10, 2020, @ 6:00 p.m.


A telemarketer discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed.

ScreenTalk host: Dr. Lauren Thompson, assistant professor of history.

Rated R; 1 hour, 51 min.

Interests: Dance, Music, Psychology, Sociology, Art, Economics, Theatre, English




Play the If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) VideoIf Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

Thursday, February 27, 2020, @ 6:00 p.m.

In collaboration with Campus Activities Board (CAB):

A woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime.

ScreenTalk host: Dr. Martha Patterson, professor of English

Rated R; 1 hour, 59 min.

Interests: Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Philosophy, Education, Art, English




Play the Museum Hours (2012) VideoMuseum Hours (2012)

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, @ 6:00 p.m.


In Vienna, a 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.

ScreenTalk host: Amy MacLennan, associate professor of art

Not rated; 1 hour, 51 min.

Interests: Sociology, Psychology, Art, Philosophy