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Oct
3
Wed
2018
ahfest Film Fest presents “Doubt: A Parable” (Rated PG-13) @ Muskegon Museum of Art
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm
ahfest Film Fest presents "Doubt: A Parable" (Rated PG-13) @ Muskegon Museum of Art

Film admission is free. Auditorium doors close at 6:00 pm.

Directed by John Patrick Shanley. “What do you do when you’re not sure?” So asks Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a progressive priest at the St. Nicholas Church School in the Bronx, in his sermon. It’s 1964, and things are changing, to the chagrin of rigid principal Sister Aloysius (Meryl Streep). However, when an accusation is leveled against the Father, Sister Aloysius realizes that the only way to get justice is to create it herself. As for the truth of the matter, Father Flynn says, “Doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty.” Shanley’s characters balance on the thin line between truth and consequences. Doubt: A Parable will raise questions and answer none, leaving the audience to grapple with their uncertainties. (https://stageagent.com/shows/play/1121/doubt-a-parable) Also stars Amy Adams.

Muskegon Community College Instructor will introduce the film. Free popcorn and cider will be provided. Wine and beer will be available to purchase for those with proper I. D. at Museum film screenings.

Oct
6
Sat
2018
Buster Keaton Film Festival @ Frauenthal Center
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm
Buster Keaton Film Festival @ Frauenthal Center

October 6 at 8:00pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater for the Buster Keaton Film Festival, co-produced with the Buster Keaton Society. Tickets are $8. Feature film “3 AGES” (58 minutes) as well as the short film “THE LOVE NEST” (20 minutes). Both are silent films starring Buster Keaton released in 1923.

Oct
10
Wed
2018
ahfest Film Fest presents “The Shape of Water” (Rated R) @ Muskegon Museum of Art
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm
ahfest Film Fest presents "The Shape of Water" (Rated R) @ Muskegon Museum of Art

Film admission is free. Auditorium doors close at 6:00 pm.

Directed by Guillermo DelToro. Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab’s classified secret —a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist. Also stars Octavia Spencer.

Muskegon Community College Instructor will introduce the film. Free popcorn and cider will be provided. Wine and beer will be available to purchase for those with proper I. D. at Museum film screenings.

Oct
11
Thu
2018
Brown Bag Film Series: Art21: Identity @ Muskegon Museum of Art
Oct 11 @ 12:15 pm
Brown Bag Film Series: Art21: Identity @ Muskegon Museum of Art

Art 21: Identity “Too often those who are quickest to assert their identity or loudest in proclaiming it have fastened on a single, supposedly fixed aspect of their nature or background to the detriment of the rest,” writes Robert Storr in an essay for the Art in the Twenty-First Century Companion Book. “Whatever the reasons for them, the work of the artists discussed here demonstrate the error and the futility of such ostensibly self-protective but in actuality self-restrictive measures.”

Free film admission, coffee, and cookies. Paid admission is required for entrance to galleries. Doors open at noon.

Oct
17
Wed
2018
ahfest Film Fest presents “The Drop” (Rated R) @ Muskegon Museum of Art
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm
ahfest Film Fest presents "The Drop" (Rated R) @ Muskegon Museum of Art

Film admission is free. Auditorium doors close at 6:00 pm.

Directed by Michael R. Roskam. Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) tends bar in his cousin’s pub and looks the other way when local mobsters use the joint as a temporary bank. His simple life takes a complicated turn when he finds a battered puppy. He asks his neighbor Nadia (Noomi Rapace), for help nursing it back to health, and a mutual attraction sparks between them. However, a robbery at the bar and the return of Nadia’s abusive ex force Bob to face the truth about those he thinks he knows best—including himself.

Muskegon Community College Instructor will introduce the film. Free popcorn and cider will be provided. Wine and beer will be available to purchase for those with proper I. D. at Museum film screenings.

Oct
24
Wed
2018
ahfest Film Fest presents “Moonlight” (Rated R) @ Muskegon Museum of Art
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm
ahfest Film Fest presents "Moonlight" (Rated R) @ Muskegon Museum of Art

Film admission is free. Auditorium doors close at 6:00 pm.

Directed by Barry Jenkins (III). A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron (Ashton Sanders), a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him.

Muskegon Community College Instructor will introduce the film. Free popcorn and cider will be provided. Wine and beer will be available to purchase for those with proper I. D. at Museum film screenings.

Oct
25
Thu
2018
Brown Bag Film Series: Art21: Consumption @ Muskegon Museum of Art
Oct 25 @ 12:15 pm
Brown Bag Film Series: Art21: Consumption @ Muskegon Museum of Art

Art 21: Consumption “All of these artists reference the other kinds of images we are familiar with,” writes Katy Siegel in her essay for the Art in the Twenty-First Century Companion Book. “We spend our whole lives training to understand movies and television and video games and clothes and beds and houses. And so contemporary art often invokes these experiences and objects; art often looks like a commodity, because in a consumer culture, nothing could be more essential.”

Free film admission, coffee, and cookies. Paid admission is required for entrance to galleries. Doors open at noon.

Armand Documentary with Muriel Zandstra @ Muskegon Museum of Art
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm
Armand Documentary with Muriel Zandstra @ Muskegon Museum of Art

Armand Documentary Film Screening with Q&A by director Muriel Zandstra

“Armand” tells the story of a nearly-blind twentieth-century American artist, Armand Merizon. Using personal interviews, historic film footage, and over 100 of his paintings, this film traces Merizon’s search for truth and his portrayal of the social, political, and environmental issues of his times. It is also a story of perseverance as he battled macular degeneration and rheumatoid arthritis. But despite his ailments, he vowed, “I will paint until my nose touches the canvas.”

Muriel Zandstra, film Director, Executive Producer, and close friend of Armand, will hold a Q&A following the screening. Film admission is free and open to the public.

Oct
31
Wed
2018
ahfest Film Fest presents “Ruin Me” (Not Rated) @ Overbrook Theater at Muskegon Community College
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm
ahfest Film Fest presents "Ruin Me" (Not Rated) @ Overbrook Theater at Muskegon Community College

Alexandra (Marcienne Dwyer) reluctantly tags along for Slasher Sleepout, an extreme event that is part camping trip, part haunted house, and part escape room. But when the fun turns deadly, Alex has to play the game if she wants to make it out alive. This Halloween night ahfest film will be screened at Muskegon Community College with an introduction by MCC instructor and actor Tom Harryman, who plays a part in the movie.

Free cider & popcorn.