‘Love & Friendship’ & ‘Do Not Resist’ To Screen

October 28, 2016

An award-winning documentary about the increasing militarisation of American police forces and a comic romp based on a novella by Jane Austen are set to screen at the Weekend Film Series on Sunday, October 30.

In Love & Friendship, screening at 3.00pm, beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon [Kate Beckinsale] visits the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society.

While ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and a future for her eligible but reluctant daughter, Frederica. In doing so she attracts the simultaneous attentions of the young, handsome Reginald DeCourcy [Xavier Samuel], the rich and silly Sir James Martin [Tom Bennett] and the divinely handsome, but married, Lord Manwaring [Lochlan O’Mearáin], complicating matters severely.

Trailer for Love & Friendship:

The film, which also stars Chlöe Sevigny and Stephen Fry, is rated ‘PG’ by the Motion Picture Association of America “for some thematic elements”.

Screening at 5.15pm, Do Not Resist is an urgent and powerful exploration of the rapid militarisation of police forces in the United States.

The film, which won the top documentary prize at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, starts on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, as the community grapples with the death of Michael Brown, and offers a stunning look at the current state of policing in America and a glimpse into the future.

Trailer for Do Not Resist

It puts viewers in the center of the action – from a ride-along with a South Carolina SWAT team and inside a police training seminar that teaches the importance of “righteous violence” to the floor of a congressional hearing on the proliferation of military equipment in small-town police departments – before exploring where controversial new technologies including predictive policing algorithms could lead the field next.

The film was rated ’14A’ [persons younger than 14 must be accompanied by an adult] for its screening at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

Tickets for both films are on sale now at the Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI or by calling 294-0204.

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