Sunday Night at the Movies: Syriana

Sun, 12/06/2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

See Syriana at Media Island, 816 Adams Street SE, this Sunday at 7:00!
Movie from 2005 still relevant and still thrilling!

Movie Junkies: Horror for the Holidays at the Midnight Sun Performance Space

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Need an escape from the holiday cheer? We will be kicking off our twice monthly Movie Junkies nights at the Midnight Sun just in time for Scary Christmas! We have picked out some of our favorite horror films to share with you.

Also in the spirit of giving, these movie nights will include a short or two to round out the evening; just like in the old days.

The Wanted 18

Sun, 11/08/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

The Rachel Corrie Foundation (RCF) is pleased to sponsor the documentary film The Wanted 18 at the Olympia Film Society's 32nd Annual Film Festival Sunday, November 8, at 12 p.m.  Tickets are on sale at the festival website and at the historic Capitol Theater, 206 5th Avenue SE, Olympia.  Following the noon screening, RCF will host a Q&A with Palestinian director Amer Shomali via Skype. The film is co-directed by Canadian director Paul Cowan. 

About the film:

"It’s 1987 and the Israeli army is in hot pursuit of eighteen dairy cows in the town of Beit Sahour, in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The cows are declared a threat to Israel’s national security after a group of Palestinians begin producing milk for the town’s residents...Humorous and thought-provoking, The Wanted 18 shows the power of mass mobilization and nonviolent resistance to the Israeli Occupation during the First Intifada..." More here from Just Vision

"...the astonishing true story of a Palestinian uprising of cows on the lam from the Israeli Army.... Featuring claymation, archival footage, and a light hearted tone, The Wanted 18illustrates this courageous act of rebellion with a farcical tone that emphasizes the ludicrousness of the situation, while also underlining its historical value and weight."  Film trailer and more from the Olympia Film Festival

The Look of Silence - Screening and Post-film Discussion at OFS Thursday

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 6:30pm

Evergreen professors Eric Stein and Larry Mosqueda will facilitate a post-film discussion following the screening of The Look of Silence, Thursday, September 24, 6:30 pm, at the Olympia Film Society, 206 5th Avenue SE, in downtown Olympia.  Produced by master filmmakers, Werner Herzog and Errol Morris, The Look of Silence is Joshua Oppenheimer's follow-up to the Oscar-nominated documentary The Act of Killing.

In this powerfully moving film, survivors of the 1965 Indonesian genocide face the men responsible for incomprehensible atrocities.  The focus is on Adi, a traveling optometrist, whose family was devastated by the past.  While giving eye exams and fitting glasses, Adi uses the opportunity to confront the aging perpetrators, challenging them to accept responsibility for the horrific events that have not only affected his family, but crippled the spirit of an entire nation.  

The film is in Indonesian with English subtitles. Tickets for this 6:30 pm screening can be purchased at the Capitol Theater box office 1/2 hour before showtime.   

The post-film discussion is sponsored by the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice.  For information, call (360)754-3998.  

Subversion: W.S. Burroughs & Noise Experiments with Marian Wallace and V. Vale

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Thursday, October 22 at the Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave. SE

6:00pm doors / 6:30pm film
$7 general admission / $5 OFS members

Tickets available online & at the Capitol Theater box office

Mezzanine Lounge open (21+ w/ ID)

Cut-ups, analog tape loops, celluloid and fire. W.S. Burroughs and Kurt Kren. Performance Art and painting on film. These are all part of the experimental films of Marian Wallace. In the ’70s, before today’s global Noise-Music bands and festivals, a few avant-garde artists and groups began using the cut-up, sampling, subliminals, noise, musique concrète, films and video to provide immersive Black Humor concert experiences, as documented in RE/Search’s Industrial Culture Handbook. Marian Wallace’s “Artists of the Industrial Scene” features interviews with Mark Pauline (SRL), Johanna Went (Performance Artist), Genesis P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV), Jerry Casale (DEVO) and other ground-breaking musicians and artists. This short-feature will be screening with other short experimental films from then and now.

Post-film Q&A with Marian Wallace and V. Vale (RE/Search Publications). Presented by Olympia Zine Fest.

Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Rachel Corrie Foundation presents
ARRESTING POWERResisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon
Film Screening and Post-film Discussion and Q&A with Filmmakers Erin Yanke, Julie Perini & Jodi Darby and Documentary Subject Shirley Isadore 
Olympia Film Society - Capitol Theater, 206 5th Avenue SE, Olympia, Washington
6:00pm doors / 6:30pm film
$5.00 – $10.00 sliding scale admission
Tickets available at the box office

The Throwaways: Film Screening and Q&A with Director

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

After screening at film festivals and theaters across the country, award-winning documentary The Throwaways is coming to the Olympia Timberland Library for its PNW premiere.  The film is a personal exploration of the devastating impact of police brutality and mass incarceration on the black community told through the eyes of formerly incarcerated activist filmmaker Ira McKinley.

Screening - New Elwha River Film

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
From today's inbox:
I'm writing to invite you to a screening of the newly completed documentary, Return of the River. The film documents the take-down of the Elwha Dam—the largest dam removal project to ever take place in the United States—and the work to restore the river eco-system and salmon runs it supported. The take-down represents the culmination of persistent efforts by the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe, who, after many years, were able to enlist the support of environmental and government agencies to forge the agreements that led to the demolition of the dam and restoration of the river to its free-flowing state.
The film was directed and produced by Jessica Plumb and John Gussman, Washington State residents. They spent 4 years making it. It is beautifully photographed and meticulous in its attention to community process. The film not only addresses the environmental imperatives and cultural values that motivated people to work towards the restoration of the river, but the process by which diverse communities and constituencies came to agree on the importance of taking down the dam.

MOVIE NIGHT: Double Feature at the Midnight Sun presented by Theater Artists Olympia

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 7:30pm - 11:30pm

Join us for our first ever movie night!

Localoops Phantasmagoria at The Northern

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

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