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‘Nice Guys’ kicks off annual series

Trine University’s free Overlooked Film Festival begins Thursday, Sept. 29, and will continue through Nov. 3.

The Overlooked Film Festival gives Trine students, faculty, staff and members of the community the opportunity to watch 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 Theatre, Rick L. and Vicki L. James University Center, 720 Thunder Drive.

“The Overlooked Film Festival has been a great outreach to the local community for the university. We commonly get people who drive in from as far away as Coldwater and Auburn. Watching films with an audience is a great communal experience because they amplify everything—laughs, scares, and thrills. You can’t re-create that feeling watching at home,” said Justin Young, assistant professor and director of the film festival.

“Time Out of Mind” is the theme for this year’s festival.

“I’m excited by a variety of films that delve into alternative histories and unique perspectives on time periods,” Young said.   

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Humanities Institute and the Department of Humanities and Communication, the following films are scheduled to be viewed:

Sept. 29 — “The Nice Guys.” Russel Crowe and Ryan Gosling star as down-on-their-luck private eyes investigating a murder in 1970s Los Angeles. Rated R.

Oct. 6 — “Sing Street.” A group of schoolyard outcasts in early 1980s Dublin unite to perform rock, new age, punk and more for the same reason any other guy does — to impress a girl. Rated PG-13.

Oct. 13 — “Love and Friendship.” Based on a novel by Jane Austen titled “Lady Susan,”Kate Beckinsale shines in this witty comedy as a mother trying to marry her daughter off into money. Rated PG.

Oct. 20 — “April and the Extraordinary World.” Featuring the voices of Susan Sarandon, J.K. Simmons and Paul Giamatti, this originally French film tells the story of a young orphan and her talking cat as they unravel a great mystery. Rated PG.

Oct. 27 — “Midnight Special.” Michael Shannon and Kirsten Dunst star in the story of a young boy with powers who is being pursued by a cult and by the U.S. government. Rated PG-13.

Nov. 3 — “Eddie the Eagle.” The true story of Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, played by Taron Edgerton, who in 1988 stunned Britain by competing to be its first Olympic ski jumper in decades. Hugh Jackman and Christopher Walken also star. Rated PG-13.

Attendees seeking concessions may purchase popcorn and drinks from the sisters of Phi Sigma sorority outside of the theatre. Fabiani Theatre seats 320 guests and attendees are encouraged to arrive early if they have specific seating preferences.