The Gatekeepers is a documentary from 2012. The film interviews former heads of Israel’s Secret Service, allowing them to share the history of the organization and their insights about conflict.
Fed Up is a documentary film from 2014 that examines how and why we eat what we eat.
The Spectacular Now is an independent film from 2013. Seemingly a coming-of-age story for a high school senior and the girl he meets in his final year, the film explores deeper themes about attraction and maturity.
Fruitvale Station is an independent film from 2013 centering around the life of Oscar Grant III in the final days of 2008.
The Attack is a drama from Lebanon centering around an Arab doctor working in Tel Aviv. A suicide bombing in the city forces him to come to terms with the secrets revealed in its aftermath.
The Waiting Room is a character-driven documentary film that uses extraordinary access to go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients. The film — using a blend of cinema verité and characters’ voiceover — offers a raw, intimate, and even uplifting look at how patients, staff and caregivers each cope with disease, bureaucracy and hard choices.
French chef Michel Bras, one of the most influential chefs in the world, has decided to hand over his renowned 3-Michelin-Star restaurant to his son Sébastien. Having worked with his father for 15 years, Sébastien is ready. But it’s not easy to take over the family business when your father is a master in his field. Filmed in the gorgeous Aubrac region in the South of France, home to the Bras family for generations, Step Up to the Plate offers a rare glimpse into the Bras’ culinary process while capturing one of the most closely watched transitions in the world of haute cuisine. — (C) Cinema Guild
Discover the congruities of daily life in Sidney, OH, as documentary filmmaker Turner Ross offers an inquisitive look at everyday life in Middle America. It’s a typical Midwestern town: population 20,000. Here in Sidney, life is a shared experience. As the viewer explores the town and its many diverse inhabitants, what emerges is a compelling portrait of small-town America. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Started in 2005, the General Education Film Series provides opportunities to increase students’ cultural, artistic, and information literacy by presenting films that contain themes not commonly found in Hollywood cinema. GEFS also fosters interdisciplinary understanding and critical thinking through the medium of independent and foreign cinema.
Managed by Wade Edwards (French) and David Shoenthal (Mathematics), GEFS receives financial support from the General Education program, the LCVA, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.