USCB January documentaries and films

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“Melcancholia” Tuesday, Jan. 10, 7 p.m.

In this beautiful movie about the end of the world, Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgård) are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg), and brother-in-law John (Kiefer Sutherland). Despite Claire’s best efforts, the wedding is a fiasco, with family tensions mounting and relationships fraying. Meanwhile, a planet called Melancholia is heading directly towards Earth… “Melcancholia” is a psychological disaster film from director Lars von Trier.

 

“The Black Power Mixtape” Tuesday, Jan. 17, 7 p.m.

 

“Rejoice & Shout” Thursday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m.

Perhaps the most intense and emotional music one can ever hear is the best of African-American Gospel music. Packed with evocative photos, rare audio recordings, stirring film appearances and TV performances, “Rejoice & Shout” covers the 200 year musical history of African-American Christianity. Culled from hundreds of hours of music, “Rejoice & Shout” features the crème de la crème of Gospel music.

“Rejoice & Shout” traces the evolution of Gospel through its many musical styles—spirituals and early hymns, four-part harmony-based quartets, the integration of blues and swing into Gospel, the emergence of Soul, and the blending of Rap and Hip Hop elements.

 

“The Way” Tuesday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m.

The Way is a powerful and inspirational story about family, friends and the challenges we face while navigating this ever-changing and complicated world.  Martin Sheen plays Tom, an American doctor who comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France to collect the remains of his adult son (played by Emilio Estevez), killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking the Camino de Santiago, also known as “The Way” of Saint James. Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage to honor his son’s desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesn’t plan on is the profound impact the journey will have on him.

Filmed entirely in Spain and France along the actual Camino de Santiago.