Oscar-Nominated Film To Screen At Film Series

January 15, 2013

A documentary film that won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and a feature film that is nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category, will screen at the Weekend Film Series, sponsored by Gosling’s, on Sunday January 20.

Comprehensive in scope and heart-wrenching in its humanity, Eugene Jarecki’s Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner grabs viewers and shakes them to their core.

The House I Live In is not only the definitive film on the failure of the U.S. drug war, it is also a masterpiece filled with hope and the potential to effect change.

Over 40 years, the War on Drugs has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made America the world’s largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before.

Filmed in more than 20 states, The House I Live In captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels of America’s War on Drugs.

While recognizing the seriousness of drug abuse as a matter of public health, the film investigates the tragic errors and shortcomings that have meant it is more often treated as a matter for law enforcement, creating a vast machine that feeds largely on America’s poor, and especially on minority communities.

Trailer of The House I Live In :

A Royal Affair is the true story of an ordinary man who wins the queen’s heart and starts a revolution.

Centering on the intriguing love triangle between the ever more insane Danish King Christian VII [Mikkel Boe Følsgaard], the royal physician who is a man of enlightenment and idealism Struensee [Mads Mikkelsen] and the young but strong Queen Caroline Mathilda [Alicia Vikander], A Royal Affair is the gripping tale of brave idealists who risk everything in their pursuit of freedom for their people. Above all it is the story of a passionate and forbidden romance that changed an entire nation.

Trailer of A Royal Affair :

The ‘Weekend Film Series’, sponsored by Gosling’s, is a joint production of Bermuda Documentary Film Festival director Duncan Hall and the BUEI.

The House I Live In will screen at 3 p.m., while A Royal Affair will screen at 5.15 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Oceans Gift Shop at the BUEI, or by calling 297-7314.

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