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Films & Schedules - Thursday, February 26, 2015

BLACK COAL, THIN ICE

Thu, Feb 26, 2015
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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BLACK COAL, THIN ICE

DIRECTOR: DIAO YINAN - CHINA

Haunted by a botched police investigation five years earlier, former policeman Zhang has retired to a distant mining town in Northern China in an attempt to drink his past away. But when a new string of murders unfold in strikingly familiar fashion to the old case, Zhang sees a chance to atone for the sins of his past. A one-man investigation team, he vows to unearth the brutal killer at all costs, and his journey takes him down a dark road from which there is no return. Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film at the Berlin Film...

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QUOD ERAT DEMONSTRANDUM

Thu, Feb 26, 2015
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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QUOD ERAT DEMONSTRANDUM

DIRECTOR: ANDREI GRUZSNICKI - ROMANIA

The story of the man on the edge becomes a film about people who are at crossroads. Set in Romania, 1984, a mathematician’s decision to publish a paper in a magazine, edited by an American university and not asking for the authorities’ permission, triggers a chain of events that will change his friends’ lives. After all, decisions with no consequences do not exist. What follows is a tense story of paranoia and betrayal—skillfully shot in black and white with remarkable attention to period details—in which the issues explored are anything but black and white. “The film tries to reproduce the...

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