Film Columbia 2012

crandell theater chatham

Many of the screenings are at the Crandell.

Film Columbia -- the annual film festival in Chatham -- is October 17-21 this year. And the schedule is now out. As in years past, it includes upcoming films that you've probably heard about -- or will hear about -- as well as panels, discussions, and parties.

A few of the selections that caught our eye are after the jump.

Tickets go on sale to the general public this Sunday (September 30). The screenings often sell out.

A few selections from the slate that caught our eye:

October 17, 7 pm, Crandell Theater
A Dustin Hoffman-directed film set in a home for retired opera singers.

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God
October 18, 7:30 pm, Crandell Theater
A documentary by Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer) about sexual abuse in the Catholic church.

October 19, 6:30 pm, Crandell Theater
An Australian-German film about post WWII German. The Hollywood Reporter calls it an "immersive drama" with "spellbinding visuals and [a] prickly subject." Australia's entry for the foreign film Oscar.

Hyde Park on Hudson
October 19, 8:45 pm, Crandell Theater
Bill Murray as FDR. Producer James Schamus and writer Richard Nelson will be there to answer questions.

Rust & Bone
October 20, 2:45 pm, Crandell Theater
Marion Cotillard as a killer whale trainer who loses her legs to one of the whales. Apparently a lot better than the premise sounds. (Also: there's Marion Cotillard.)

The Sapphires
October 20, 5:30 pm, Crandell Theater
Four Australian aboriginal sisters tour 1968 Vietnam performing for troops. Reportedly got a standing ovation at Cannes.

Animation for Grownups
October 20, 1 pm, Morris Memorial
A series of international animation for adults, hosted by animator Gary Leib (American Splendor).

October 21, 10 am, Crandell Theater
Melissa Leo stars as a woman trying to adjust after being released from prison. Shot in the Hudson Valley. It sounds grim, but Leo is apparently very good in the film.

Cloud Atlas
October 21, 7:30 pm, Crandell Theater
An adaption of the book, by the Wachoskis and Run Lola Run director Tom Tykwer. It sounds crazy -- possibly in both the good and bad way.

Just a handful of selections. Here's the whole slate.

Earlier on AOA: Siobhan talked with organizers of Film Columbia last year about the festival's growing popularity


17 GIRLS is a great movie. It's French, but it's based on a true story from Massachusetts about a group of teenage girls who make a pact to all get pregnant at the same time. Check it out!

The Saturday Night Sneak has to be The Master. Dying to see that one.

My guess is "Amour."

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