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Bay Film Series announces changes to movie schedule

ESCANABA — “We’ve had to make some alterations to our schedule,” says Bay College Film Series coordinator Nanci Love, “The release dates for some of our titles got changed.” Starting in December, the Film Series is doing its traditional “Race to the Oscars” slate of films.

On December 8, the film series will be showing Three Thousand Years of Longing, starring Idris Alba and Tilda Swinton. Magic meets academia — Dr. Alithea Binnie is comfortable with her life of research and facts, but when attending a conference in Istanbul, she encounters a Djinn who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom.

On January 26, the film series will show She Said, a real-life journalistic thriller. Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan star as the two New York Times reporters who broke Hollywood’s Harvey Weinstein scandal that lead to the #Metoo movement. Movie Nation praises the film as “a thoroughly engrossing account of how one of the touchstone stories of our time came to light.” The film is favored as a Best Picture contender.

On February 16, the series continues with TAR, which focuses on a German conductor and author as she navigates the currents of art, power, creativity, and consequences. Star Cate Blanchett is the odds-on favorite for the Best Actress category (Gold Derby). James Berardinelli of ReelViews says the film “possesses an emotional and intellectual honesty that makes it seem more real than countless made-for-mass-consumption biopics.” The Detroit News called it a “stark and shattering work.”

On March 2, the film series will collaborate with Bay College’s Diversity Committee to show the documentary Warrior Lawyers: Defenders of Sacred Justice, by Michigan filmmaker Audrey Geyer. More information will be announced closer to the screening of this important work.

Women Talking is scheduled for April 13, another film highly favored on Gold Derby for getting a Best Picture nomination. As described on Rotten Tomatoes, the movie is about women who question “Do nothing. Stay and fight. Or leave. In 2010, the women of an isolated religious community grapple with reconciling a brutal reality with their faith.”

All Bay Film Series movies are shown in Bay College’s Besse Center Theater at 7 p.m. in Escanaba. Tickets are available at the Box Office or can be purchased online. K-Bay Students can purchase tickets at a reduced admission.

Tickets must be purchased in person to receive discount. Visit the Bay College Events Calendar (https://events.baycollege.edu/MasterCalendar) or www.baycollege.tix.com to purchase tickets and for more details.

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