The 2017 Jackson College Winter Film Series begins Monday, January 16th at the Michigan Theatre with “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at 7:15pm. Explore filmmaking and enjoy movies from classic to contemporary when Jackson College’s 41stAnnual Winter Film Series kicks off, hosted by Jackson College professor and JTV Entertainment Correspondent Dave DeBaker.
The Winter Film Series is held annually at the Michigan Theatre in downtown Jackson as part of the College’s English 210 Introduction to Film class. Community members are welcome. Doors open at 7 p.m., and films begin at 7:15 p.m. on Mondays; cost $5 per person. Contact the Michigan Theatre at 517.783.0962 for more information.
· Jan. 16 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016). The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.
· Jan. 23 – The Cameraman (1928). Hopelessly in love with a woman working at MGM Studios, a clumsy man attempts to become a motion picture cameraman to be close to the object of his desire.
· Jan. 30 – Edward Scissorhands (1990). A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation.
· Feb. 6 – An American in Paris (1951). Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.
· Feb. 13 – The Apartment (1960). A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.
· Feb. 20 – Moonlight (2016). A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
· March 6 – Rushmore (1998). The extracurricular king of Rushmore preparatory school is put on academic probation.
· March 13 – Thelma & Louise (1991). An Arkansas waitress and a housewife shoot a rapist and take off in a ’66 Thunderbird.
· March 20 – Jurassic Park (1993). During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.
· March 27 – Incarcerating US (2016). Incarcerating US exposes the US prison problem and explores ways to unshackle the Land of the Free.
· April 3 – Fences (2016). A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.
· April 10 – Oscar Winner (to be announced).