Welcome to the Kalamazoo Film Society

Come to Celebration Cinema in Portage to see the latest film selected by KFS.

    • Admission is $7.00 when you show your KFS membership card.
    • Dates and film selections are subject to change. Please consult the Celebration Cinema website for the most up-to-date information.

Now Showing: The Shape of Water

manchester_poster.jpg“The Shape of Water finds Guillermo del Toro at his visually distinctive best — and matched by an emotionally absorbing story brought to life by a stellar Sally Hawkins performance.”

Directed by Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon

See review by Kenneth Turan at The L.A. Times.

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 February Indie Film Series

The Florida Project

manchester_poster.jpg“The Florida Project offers a colorfully empathetic look at an underrepresented part of the population that proves absorbing even as it raises sobering questions about modern America.”

Directed by Sean Baker

Starring: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe

See review by Peter Rainer at The Christian Science Monitor.

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Loving Vincent

manchester_poster.jpg“Deeply interesting as a visual experience, Loving Vincent is a movie that deserves to be seen.”

Directed by Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman

Starring: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk

See review by Moira MacDonald at The Seattle Times.

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In the Fade

manchester_poster.jpg“A bleakly prescient look at how the world we live in defines us, In the Fade is itself the homemade bomb of nails and fertilizer, one that will leave you shaken and stirred.”

Directed by Fatih Akin

Starring: Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Numan Acar

See review by Jake Coyle at The Associated Press.

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2017 Oscar Nominated Short Films

manchester_poster.jpg“Offerings range from the cute to the transcendent, from love stories to probing political dialogues about immigration and racial identity.”

ANIMATED SHORTS (Estimated Running Time: 83 minutes)
Dear Basketball – Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant, USA, 5 minutes
Negative Space – Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, France, 5 minutes
Lou – Dave Mullins and Dana Murray, USA, 7 minutes
Revolting Rhymes – Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer, UK, 29 minutes
Garden Party – Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon, France 7 minutes
Lost Property Office (additional film) – Daniel Agdag, Australia, 10 minutes
Coin Operated (additional film) – Nicholas Arioli, USA, 5 minutes
Achoo (additional film) – details TBD

LIVE ACTION SHORTS (Estimated Running Time: 97 minutes)
DeKalb Elementary – Reed Van Dyk, USA, 20 minutes
The Silent Child – Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton, UK, 20 minutes
My Nephew Emmett – Kevin Wilson, Jr., USA, 20 minutes
The Eleven O’Clock – Derin Seale and Josh Lawson, Australia, 13 minutes
Watu Wote/All of Us – Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen, Germany, 22 minutes

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS (to be split into two programs)
PROGRAM A (Estimated Running Time: 102 minutes)
Traffic Stop – Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, USA, 30 minutes
Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 – Frank Stiefel, USA, 40 minutes
Edith + Eddie – Laura Checkoway and Thomas Lee Wrights, USA, 29 minutes

PROGRAM B (Estimated Running Time: 82 minutes)
Heroin(e) – Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon, USA, 39 minutes
Knife Skills – Thomas Lennon, USA, 40 minutes

See review by Robert Abele at The L.A. Times.

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