Battelle Film Club's fall series begins Sept. 13 in Richland

Dori O'Neal, Tri-City HeraldSeptember 12, 2013 

"Life in a Day" is the first film in the Battelle Film Club’s fall series.


What were you doing on July 24, 2010? Hollywood legends the late Tony Scott and his brother Ridley asked the world that question in 2011 via YouTube.

More than 80,000 people from around the world responded sending videos that shared their thoughts, dreams and stories of what they were doing on the day in question.

The filmmakers decided to turn those responses into a documentary, which was directed by Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald.

They titled the film, Life In A Day, and it will open the Battelle Film Club's 2013 fall film series Sept. 13 at the Battelle Auditorium in Richland.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students. A series pass is $20.

Here's a look at the rest of the season:

-- Sept. 27: The Return, a Russian-made mystery thriller that is unrated.

It follows two brothers whose long-absent father turns up again and the two teenagers have different memories of him. The older is eager to have his dad back in his life while the younger one is more cautious and wary.

-- Oct. 11: The Sapphires, a Australian musical biography that tells the story of an Aboriginal female group who started out singing country western and transformed into a polished R&B group.

The film is rated PG and is a blend of comedy, drama and music.

-- Oct. 25: Renoir, an R-rated French film about a father-and-son team of artists. When a young girl enters their world, the lives of the father and son are forever changed.

-- Nov. 8: Stories We Tell, a PG-13-rated documentary about Sarah Polley, an accomplished writer and director who received a message from a reporter who revealed he had uncovered a long-buried family secret.

-- Nov. 22: Babette's Feast, a Danish/Swedish/French film rated G about two deeply religious sisters who lead an austere life in an isolated Danish village. They take in a French refugee to work as their housekeeper, who ends up winning the lottery and decides to spend some of her winnings serving a French feast to the aging sisters, their father and the community they live in.

-- Dec. 6: My Man Godfrey, an unrated romantic comedy. It deals with a socialite who hires a derelict to be her family's butler. But the socialite ends up falling in love with the guy, which makes him uncomfortable. The movie stars William Powell and Carole Lombard.

-- Dec. 20: The Missing Piece, an unrated documentary that tells the story behind the Italian mason who stole the Mona Lisa and took it to Italy. The theft is considered to be the greatest art heist of the 20th century.

-- Jan. 3: 11 Flowers, an unrated Chinese/French film about China's cultural revolution and an 11-year-old boy and his family who are forced to relocate their home by the government.

-- Jan.17: Summertime, an unrated English romantic drama about an elementary school secretary who takes a long overdue holiday to Venice, hoping to add some romance to her life.

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