The Overlooked Film Festival allows Trine students, faculty, staff and members of
the community to view free films that did not open locally or were generally overlooked
by audiences at the time of release. All films will be shown at 7 p.m. in Fabiani,
Rick L. and Vicki L. James University Center, 720 Thunder Drive.
“It’s always fun exposing people to films they might otherwise miss. There are so
many great films being made today, but all you ever hear about are the blockbusters
like ‘The Avengers’,” said Justin Young, assistant professor and director of the film
The theme for this semester’s festival is “Prisoners of Our Own Device.” With regard
to the films, Young said, “These are all stories of people imprisoned within their
own lives. Sometimes there are outside forces keeping that prison locked, but in all
the cases they have the key to their own salvation —physically, psychologically, spiritually
— whether they realize it or not.”
Sponsored by the Humanities Institute and the Office of the Vice President of Academic
Affairs, the following films are scheduled to be shown:
Oct. 1 – “Big Eyes.” Amy Adams stars as Margaret Keane, a woman whose husband steals
credit for her “big-eyed waif” paintings that are adored across the country. Rated
Oct. 8 – “’71.” In this tense thriller, a young soldier in 1971 Belfast struggles
to survive when he is abandoned by his unit in the middle of the troubles in Northern
Ireland. Rated R.
Oct. 15 – “Love & Mercy.” John Cusack portrays Brian Wilson, the brilliant Beach Boy
whose life story is depicted in this haunting behind-the-music film. Rated PG-13.
Oct. 22 – “Slow West.” When an incident drives the woman he loves to the American
frontier, Jay Cavendish teams up with an outlaw to rescue her from impending danger.
Oct. 29 – “It Follows.” Taking inspiration from John Carpenter’s “Halloween,” this
horror film trails the young people of suburban Detroit while a horrible entity stalks
them. Rated R.
Nov. 5 – “Danny Collins.” Al Pacino portrays a faded rock star who must decide whether
he can make one last great album after a letter from John Lennon encourages him not
to sell out his music. Rated R.
Attendees seeking concessions may purchase popcorn and drinks from the sisters of
Phi Sigma sorority outside of the theatre. Fabiani seats 320 guests and attendees
are encouraged to arrive early if they have specific seating preferences.