We don't charge admission, but we do ask for donations to support BCP and the Film Club program. $2-3 per person is suggested, but any level of donation is much appreciated.
Food and drink - including popcorn - are available for purchase in "The Clubhouse" cafe in the BCP Hex Room . These items may be taken into the theater, but please clean up after
- July 22: Black Panther (USA - 2018)
- July 29: As Good as it Gets (USA - 1997)
Sunday, July 15 @ 1:00pm - Human Flow (Germany - 2016) - 2 hours, 20 minutes
Ratings: IMDB - 6.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes - 91%, Roger Ebert: 4/4 (Rated "PG-13")
From The Guardian (UK):
The exiled Chinese conceptual artist Ai Weiwei has here created an ambitious, humane and often shocking cine-essay on the subject of migrants and the 21st century migrant condition. With his camera crew, he travels around the world, and finds a globalised story of desolation and desperation. These are people who are frantic enough to jettison everything in their lives and leave – and who by that token have become enigmatic, opaque, difficult to interview. It is not just the language barrier. They have detached themselves from the cultural context in which they have grown up and have not yet been granted admission to that context in which the privileged interviewer or film-maker exists. The connective tissue of conversation has not been cultivated. It puts a greater onus on imagery, on making pictures do the work.
Weiwei’s approach is clearly not to furnish political explanations, still less political solutions – although these are touched on towards the end of the film – but rather to make the leap of empathy, to understand what being a migrant is like in human terms.
Ai Weiwei’s film is most potent when it is on the move, following this human flow as people trudge onwards. His camera appears to be mounted high above the stream of refugees, or evidently hovering in a drone. What is particularly striking are the scenes of migrants attempting to cross into Hungary, and heading for Germany. Perhaps it is because we are used to crowd scenes in fiction, and because the TV news does not show migrants en masse and at length, that the sight of this extraordinary crowd is not at first startling. The realisation sinks in after a few seconds. This is a real-life exodus, but one in which the Red Sea, once parted, is now closing up as it sees them approaching.
Link to trailer
We don't charge admission, but we do ask for donations to support BCP and the Film Club program. ========================================================================