For as little as $2.50 with a student ID, or $5 without one, you can watch award-winning independent films at Thursday at the Theatre, sponsored by the AWC Foundation, in Yuma's Historic Art Theatre on Main Street.
The evening event begins at 7 p.m. The doors open at 6:30 pm so that film viewers will have time to purchase $2 bags of popcorn, $2 sodas and find a good seat. Before the feature film, AWC Professor Michael Miller gives an introduction and any disclaimers, and an award-winning short film is shown.
After both films, interested viewers are welcome to stay and join Professor Miller's film class to discuss and critique the films.
May 1, 2014 - Watchtower
Turkey, France, Germany | 2012 | Drama | Turkish w/ English subtitles | 100 minutes
"(A) lovely gem...Original, well-made and dramatically fulfilling" - Wendy Mitchell, Screendaily
Synopsis Haunted by a tragic incident, Nihat isolated himself by becoming a fire warden in a remote observation tower far out in the wilderness. Seher lives in a makeshift room at a rural bus station, and she has taken a job as a bus hostess to escape her own traumatic past. Destined to come to a crossroads, they go about their solitary lives until their fates collide. Beginning at first as muted antagonism, their relationship quickly turns into tender domesticity as they settle together at Nihat's mountain-side watchtower. Yet the weight of the past presses on the silence between them, serving as the ultimate catalyst in their impassioned relationship with each other, and with higher powers that guide their spiritual lives.
All films start at 7:00pm, located in the Historic Yuma Theatre, 254 Main Street, downtown Yuma
$5 admission ($2.50 for AWC/NAU students with ID) includes a short film, hosted discussion
Sponsored by KAWC Colorado River Public Media, AWC/NAU Academic Library, the Yuma Art Center