Arts & Entertainment

Fall film series kicks off Sept. 26

OK, movie hounds. The Battelle Film Series has a lineup of movies starting Sept. 26 that will tug at your heart, as well as make you laugh, cry and tap your toes to the beat.

The series begins with a documentary, Iraq In Fragments, a post-war look at Iraq and its people who are pulled in different directions by religion and ethnicity.

The film is not rated and is in Arabic/Kurdish language with subtitles. Showtime is 8 p.m. in the Battelle Auditorium in Richland.

The series includes eight films. A season pass is $13. Individual movies cost $3. Tickets are available at the door or at or call 375-6811.

Here's the rest of the schedule:

- Oct. 10: The Edge of Heaven is a film from Germany, Turkey and Italy about six people whose lives intersect in Germany and Turkey. Not rated but probably R.

- Oct. 24: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, a beloved classic that was nominated for 11 Academy Awards in 1939, features Jimmy Stewart in the title role. It's the movie that catapulted Stewart into fame. The story follows an honest and simple man who's thrust into politics as a stooge for a corrupt man when he's named to finish out the term of a deceased senator. Not rated.

- Nov. 7: 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days is a Romanian drama about a young woman who seeks an illegal abortion in the 1980s. Not rated but probably R.

- Nov. 21: Stranger than Paradise, a comedy, is about three friends who spend their time doing nothing, then decide to take a road trip that leads to money and chaos. Not rated.

- Dec. 5: Protagonist is a documentary that explores people with obsessive needs for control and self-mastery. Rated R.

- Dec. 19: I'm Not There tackles the elusive genius of Bob Dylan. The film features six different people, including one woman, who portray Dylan in the film. Rated R.

- Jan. 9: Sita Sings the Blues is an animation film that takes a witty look at 1920s jazz musical version of the Indian epic Ramayana. Not rated.