A teenage daughter of lesbian mothers, Tru struggles at her new high school as an outsider until high school quarterback Lodell takes an interest in her. This narrative feature film
explores the themes of love and acceptance that we all seek. The film also features an exciting and eclectic soundtrack from legendary musicians such as Melissa Etheridge, Rufus Wainwright, Janis Ian and Roslyn Kind, as well as up-and-comers like Sheva and Lanky. Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmakers presented by the FCCJ Artist Series. Kent Campus Auditorium – 7 pm, Info: 632-3373 or artistseries.fccj.org
Monthly Meeting of The International Laurel & Hardy Appreciation Society
Movies to be screened at the meeting: the silent newsreel Grand Hotel: The 1932 L&H Tour, the news short A Ship’s Reporter (1950), where Oliver Hardy is interviewed and L&H’s only TV appearance, on a 1955 segment of This Is Your Life. Pablo Creek Library, 13295 Beach Blvd. 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Info: 246-0312 or leaveemlaughingtent.com
Not Just for Baby Boomers Film Series
Enjoy free showings of Boomers’ favorite films on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month at 5:45 p.m. in the Main Library’s Hicks Auditorium. Info: 630-1741. February 12 Casablanca Classic film set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. February 26 A Raisin in the Sun A substantial insurance payment could mean either financial salvation or personal ruin for a poor black family.
Through Feb. 22
The Dark Knight
To coincide with the height of the Academy Award voting, Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Dark Knight will open again at the IMAX Theater for an encore presentation. This is the first digitally remastered Hollywood release that will include sequences actually shot with an IMAX(r) camera. Rated PG-13. Coming Feb. 13 Under the Sea will transport moviegoers to some of the most exotic and isolated undersea locations on Earth, including Southern Australia, New Guinea and others in the Indo-Pacific region. Narrated by Jim Carrey, moviegoers will experience face-to-face encounters with some of the most mysterious and stunning creatures of the sea on the largest IMAX screen in North Florida. For film schedules and ticket information, visit wgv.com or call 940-IMAX. The World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX(r) Theater is located in St. Augustine off I-95, exit 323.
Around The World in Film at Theatre MOCA
MOCA will be showing award-winning films from the Jacksonville Film Festival on Thursdays at 7:30 pm. Cost is $6 for Members; $8 for Non-Members; or purchase the new MOCA Series Pass at $42 for Members ($54 Value) and $56 Non Members ($72 Value). Info: 366-6911 x208.
February 5: Dohaa (Dark Waters) – Winner- Best International Feature Film at 2008 Jacksonville Film Festival. Set in rural western India, Dark Waters, is the story of physical lust and its horrific consequences for two tender lives. Based on the Marathi novella Kaleshar Pani by noted author H.M. Marathe, the film presents a portrait of an impoverished rural life in India.
February 12: Familia Tortuga (Turtle Family) – A tender, moving story about a family of three generations in modern day Mexico.
February 19: Unrelated – Lonely forty-something Anna is childless and her unhappy marriage is crumbling. A holiday with old friends teases her with glimpses of a jubilant life she could have lived. As sexual tensions bubble under the surface, Anna faces new opportunities, but must come to terms with old problems.
February 26: Homeland – Despite their differences, Kobi and Leila fall in love, but can this love overcome the ancient hatreds and unhealed wounds dividing Israelis and Palestinians?