The Rush Library Film Series brings free screenings of documentary, foreign, and independent films to the Florida SouthWestern State College community in the Rush Library Auditorium on the Lee Campus each Fall and Spring semester. Librarian and History Professor Jane Bigelow leads a discussion after each screening. Email with suggestions for future screenings.

Current Screenings
Fall 2013
Half The Sky

When You Feel Love   

Directed by Steve Chase

After realizing his previous mistakes, a young man comes to understand what it really means to be in love.

Friday, September 20, 7pm
Rush Library Auditorium, Lee Campus

This short film was directed by Florida SouthWestern State College Fine Arts Professor Steve Chase, features music composed by the Rush Library's Chris Ludvigsen, and stars FSW alumni Jed Krause and Willie Filkowski. When You Feel Love was featured in the Short Film Corner at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in May 2013.

Read more about the film in an article recently published in the Fort Myers edition of the Florida Weekly News.

Half The Sky

Persepolis

Directed by Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi

Marji is an audacious and outspoken Iranian girl who grows up in Iran and Austria during the Islamic Revolution.

Friday, October 4, 7pm
Rush Library Auditorium, Lee Campus

"You'd have to be blind not to see the excellence of Persepolis, an affecting, amusing, visually arresting adaptation of Marjane Satrapi's graphic-novel memoir about growing up during the Iranian Revolution and coming of age amid the punk-rock intellectuals of Vienna." –Nathan Lee, The Village Voice

Click here for synopsis and reviews
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Directed by Milos Forman

Based on Ken Kesey's celebrated novel, Milos Forman's film adaptation of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest tells the story of Randle McMurphy, played by Jack Nicholson, who pretends to be mentally ill to avoid prison. Sentenced to the state mental hospital, McMurphy befriends fellow inmates and rebels against the tyrannical head nurse. Forman's film won five Academy Awards for best picture, best director, best lead actor, best lead actress, and best adapted screenplay.

Saturday, October 12, 2pm
Rush Library Auditorium, Lee Campus

Click here to learn more about this film


Feature SIN

The Singularity is Near

Directed by Anthony Waller and Ray Kurzweil

Based on Ray Kurzweil's bestselling book, The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology, the film, which is part documentary, part science fiction, explores transhumanism and the evolving union between humans and machines.

Monday, November 18, 7pm
Rush Library Auditorium, Lee Campus

Click here to learn more about this film

Spring 2013
Winter's Bone

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Directed By Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Tuesday, February 5, 6pm
Rush Library Auditorium

Click here to learn more about this documentary film

Fall 2012

Winter's Bone The Illusionist

 

 

Winter’s Bone

Directed by Debra Granik
Friday, September 28, 7pm
Rush Library Auditorium

Click here for a synopsis & reviews

The Illusionist(L’illusionniste)

Directed by Sylvain Chomet
Monday, October 29, 6pm
Rush Library Auditorium

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Spring 2012
Immokalee U.S.A.

Immokalee U.S.A.

Directed by Georg Koszulinski
Monday, January 9, 7pm
U-102
Click here for a synopsis & reviews

 

Fall 2011
The Anatomy of Hate
Play in the Gray
Inside Job

The Anatomy of Hate; A Dialogue to Hope
Directed by Mike Ramsdell
Friday, September 16, 7pm
Rush Library Auditorium

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Play in the Gray

Directed by Kaitlin Meelia
Friday, October 21, 7pm
Rush Library Auditorium

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Inside Job

Directed by Charles Ferguson
Friday, November 18, 7pm
Rush Library Auditorium

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Spring 2011
The Weather Underground
The Weather Underground
The Weather Underground

The Weather Underground

For the Bible Tells Me So

Born into Brothels

 

Restrepo

 

Waiting for Superman

Fall 2010

Fresh

The Weather Underground

Prom Night in Mississippi

Fresh

Saturday, September 4, 7pm
Rush Library Auditorium

The Weather Underground

Saturday, October 2 at 7pm
Rush Library Auditorium

Prom Night in Mississippi

Spring 2010

Food, Inc.

Waltz with Bashir

Everything is Illuminated

Milk

Food, Inc.

Friday, January 22, 7pm
Rush Library Auditorium

 

Waltz with Bashir

Friday, February 19, 7pm
Rush Library Auditorium

 

Everything is Illuminated

Friday, March 19, 7pm
Rush Library Auditorium

 

Milk

Friday, April 23, 7pm
Rush Library Auditorium

 

Fall 2009


Food, Inc.

The Lives of Others

 

 

Persepolis

Friday, October 16, 7pm
Rush Library Auditorium

 

The Lives of Others

Friday, November 20, 7pm
Rush Library Auditorium