10/23/2017 - 7:15pm
Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas: Artsquest Center at Steelstacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA

Directed by James Redford, 1 hour 

Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune.

Resilience, however,... Read more

10/25/2017 - 6:00pm
Chandler-Ullman Auditorium

Moufida Tlatli, Director 1994

Set in 1960s Tunisia as the country is emerging from the yoke of colonialism, this film focuses on Alia (Ghalia Lacroix), a singer who visits the palace where her mother, Khedija (Amel Hedhili), was once employed. The journey triggers unpleasant recollections about the way her mother was treated by male members of the privileged class. In a series of flashbacks, Alia looks back on her adolescent self (Hend Sabri) and begins to piece together key details... Read more

11/01/2017 - 6:00pm
Chandler-Ullman Auditorium

Sion Sono, Director 2011

Inspired by the popular Manga, and directed by Japanese provocateur Sion Sono (Guilty of Romance, Suicide Club), Himizu centers upon two teenagers, struggling for survival in a town devastated by the 2011 tsunami. Alienated from his family and devoid of hope for the future, Yuichi becomes a vigilante and commits a string of violent acts upon the world’s evildoers, including his abusive father. Keiko is a former classmate who has an obsessive fascination with... Read more

11/08/2017 - 6:00pm
Chandler-Ullman Auditorium

Toni Erdmann, Director 2016 

Winfried Conradi (Peter Simonischek) is a divorced German music teacher with a penchant for jokes. His adult daughter Ines (Sandra Hüller) is a driven business woman who travels around the world. Father and daughter could not be... Read more

11/15/2017 - 6:00pm
Chandler Ullman Auditorium

Fernando Pérez, Director  1998 

“Like so many characters in Latin American literature, the three major characters in Fernando Perez's lush, hallucinatory film Life Is to Whistle walk around with an awareness of the supernatural that simultaneously inspires... Read more