“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” will be featured at ISU’s Bengal Theater in the Pond Student Union on Sunday, April 27, at 3:30, 5:45, and 8 p.m. Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig star in this Satellite Award winner about a daydreaming LIFE magazine photo editor who leaves his world of safety to track down a missing cover photo and begins to experience what he’s only heretofore seen in pictures. (Rated PG-13) Admission is $2 for the public, or $1 with a Bengal ID. For trailer and more information, go to www.pocatellofilmsociety.com/secret.
An encore evening of Oscar nominated “Philomena” will be shown as part of a Double Feature night on Wednesday, April 30, at 6:00 & 8:00 p.m. in the Bengal Theater, with healthy foods documentary “In Organic We Trust” playing at the same times in the Little Wood River Room. ”Philomena” is based on the true story, starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, that follows a woman who spends most of her life searching for her child, given away by her church when she conceives out of wedlock. The Seattle Times calls the film, “An utterly charming combination of road trip, odd-couple comedy and heart-touching true story that will leave few dry-eyed.” (Rated PG-13) Admission is $2 for the public, or $1 with Bengal ID. For trailer and more information, go to www.pocatellofilmsociety.com/philomena.
Then “In Organic We Trust” is a winner at the Mexico Film Festival and Wild and Scenic Film Festival, taking an eye-opening look at how products are labeled and marketed and how large corporations may be misusing the organic label. Ultimately, the inspiration of the film is in the comeback that local and healthy foods are making in many innovative forms in communities across our country. This film is not rated, but should be suitable for all ages. (Rated PG) Admission is free. Donations are welcome. For trailer and more information, go to www.pocatellofilmsociety.com/organic.
And Oscar winner, “Her” will play on Wednesday & Thursday, May 14 & 15, at 5:30 and 8 p.m. in the Bengal Theater, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, and Amy Adams in a modern fable about a lonely writer who develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need. Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times calls the movie, “One of the more original, hilarious and even heartbreaking stories of the year.” (Rated R) Admission is $2 for the public, or $1 with Bengal ID. For trailer and more information, go to www.pocatellofilmsociety.com/her.