2005-2009

2009

April 30, 2009

With Sasha Grey, popular adult film star

Steven Soderbergh's drama chronicling the life of a $2000-an-hour sex escort. The film was met with critical acclaim following a test screening at the Sundance Film Festival.

March 30, 2009

With Marta Kauffman '78, Emmy Award-winning producer

The story of poet and diarist, Hannah Senesh, captured by the Nazis during World War II while attempting to rescue Jewish people behind enemy lines in her native Hungary. Narrated by three-time Academy Award nominee Joan Allen.

February 12, 2009

With Michael Shannon, Academy Award nominee

Set in the 1950s, the film follows Frank and April Wheeler and their mediocre life in a Connecticut suburb. Unsatisfied with their lives, the couple decides to pursue a new life in France. But when the move sparks fighting, jealousy and obstacles, will the couple's dreams be lost?

2008

December 3, 2008

With Kate Beckinsale ("Serendipity," "Underworld") and Alan Alda ("M*A*S*H," "The West Wing")

Story of newspaper reporter Rachel Armstrong (Beckinsale), who writes a story that reveals the identity of an undercover CIA agent. Alan AldaThe government demands to know her source, but she and her attorney (Alda) refuse to cooperate, and she is thrown into jail.

Is she doing the right thing? At what cost to herself and her family? And who, incidentally, is she protecting?

November 15, 2008

With Mark Ruffalo, 2008 Best Actor contender

Based on a true story of two childhood friends from Boston who turned to underworld crime as a way to survive. Will they be able to escape and find redemption? Co-starring Ethan Hawke.

November 13, 2008

With Melissa Leo, 2008 Best Actress contender

Two women—one white, one Mohawk, both single mothers faced with desperate circumstances—confront hard ethical choices and seek comfort and justice in a cold world.

November 3, 2008

With Richard Jenkins, 2008 Best Actor contender

An intimate drama about a college professor, Walter Vale, who discovers a pair of homeless, illegal aliens in his New York apartment. When he invites the couple—a young Syrian musician and his Senegalese girlfriend—to stay, an unlikely friendship develops.

October 30, 2008

With Lisa F. Jackson, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker

"The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo," a film produced and directed by Lisa F. Jackson, features the stories of women who have been kidnapped, raped and tortured by soldiers. A civil war has been raging in the Democratic Republic of Congo since the late 1990s, and tens of thousands of women and girls have fallen victim to brutal acts of sexual violence.

September 9, 2008

With Barbet Schroeder, Award-winning French movie director

In this film, Schroeder examines terrorism over the last 50 years through the eyes of notorious French lawyer Jacques Vergès, an attorney known for representing well-known war criminals. Born in 1925, Vergès made a name for himself in the 1950s for defending clients such as Algerian terrorist bomber Djamila Bouhired.

April 17, 2008

With Errol Morris, Academy Award-winning director

In this film, Morris examines photographs that depict abuse and torture of prisoners held by the United States in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Accusations and photographs of prisoner abuse began circulating in 2004, which led to the removal of more than a dozen American soldiers and officers from duty.

2007

Oct. 22-23, 2007

With award-winning documentary filmmaker Werner Herzog; discussion with director Errol Morris

The film, which is directed, written and narrated by Herzog, presents the daily lives of Antarctica's human residents -- a small community of adventurers, scientists and researchers who live in McMurdo Station for periods of time each year.

2005

Nov. 7, 2005

With legendary actor Eli Wallach; introduced by director Errol Morris

A popular star of stage and screen, Wallach has appeared in more than 70 films and worked with many of the larger-than-life Hollywood legends, including Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, Gregory Peck and Henry Fonda.