CSI Fine Arts Center

CSI Film Series - The hottest ticket in town!

Welcome to the CSI Film Series! This series is designed to help you discover (or rediscover!) your favorite films across a variety of genres. All films are screened in the beautiful CSI Fine Arts Recital Hall on the College of Southern Idaho campus. (Please note, no food or drink is allowed in the Recital Hall.) Each film will be followed by an informal off-site gathering in an atmosphere designed to discuss the film with others and to participate in facilitated cinematic dialogue.

Tickets to the CSI Film Series are $6 each or $25 for the entire series package. Individual film tickets can be purchased at the CSI Box Office from 8:30 - 4:30 p.m. Mondays - Fridays or one hour prior to each show time. Series packages can be purchased at the box office, by calling 732-6288, by using the Arts on Tour ticket order form, or by going online to http://tickets.csi.edu.

For more information, call the College of Southern Idaho at 732-6290.  


The First Grader

The First GraderThursday, January 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 p.m.
Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Sam Feuer
National Geographic Entertainment;
Directed by Justin Chadwick
Rated PG-13; 103 minutes; 2010

In a small, remote, mountaintop primary school in the Kenyan bush, hundreds of children are jostling for a chance for the free education newly promised by the Kenyan government. One applicant causes astonishment - he is Maruge, an old Mau Mau veteran in his 80s, who is desperate to learn to read at this late stage of his life. He fought for the liberation of his country and now feels he must have the chance at the education so long denied - even if it means sitting in a classroom alongside six-year-old children.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Who’s Afraid of Virginia WoolfThursday, January 31 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 3 at 2:00 p.m.

Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton
Warner Bros.; Directed by Mike Nichols
Black and White; Rated PG; 129 minutes; 1966

The film that stunned America in 1966, WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? brought together the nation's most electrifying cinema personalities Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton with the country's most important dramatist, Edward Albee and famed stage director Mike Nichols. It is the story of Martha and George and their embittered, embattled marriage on the campus of a New England college. The film’s incredible power and unflinching truth made it a pivotal picture in American cinema.

Week #3: Submarine

SubmarineThursday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 10 at 2:00 p.m.

Craig Roberts, Sally Hawkins, Paddy Considine
The Weinstein Company; Directed by Richard Ayoade
Rated R; 97 minutes; 2011

Fifteen-year-old Oliver Tate has two big ambitions: to save his parents' marriage via carefully plotted intervention and to lose his virginity before his next birthday. Worried that his mom is having an affair with New Age weirdo Graham, Oliver monitors his parents' bedroom. Meanwhile, Oliver attempts to woo his classmate, Jordana, a self-professed pyromaniac who supervises his journal writing - especially the bits about her. When necessary, she orders him to cross things out.

Devil’s Double

Devil’s DoubleThursday, February 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 17 at 2:00 p.m.

Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, Raad Rawi
Lionsgate; Directed by Lee Tamahori
Rated R; 108 minutes; 2011

Based on actual events, this film recounts the remarkable tale of Latif Yahia, an Iraqi army lieutenant who was summoned to Saddam Hussein's palace in 1987 and ordered to become the fiday, or body double, of his notorious eldest son, Uday. Many of his countrymen might have considered this a great honor, but it was merely the beginning of a hellish nightmare for Latif. Under the constant threat of harm to his family, he had no choice but to play the role of silent witness while his nefarious captor indulged in countless brutal and depraved fantasies with no regard for human life.

Annie Hall

Annie Hall Thursday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts
United Artists; Directed by Woody Allen
Rated PG; 93 minutes; 1977

 Annie Hall chronicles the ups and downs of obsessive, neurotic, NY comedian Alvy Singer’s (Woody Allen) relationship with Midwest ditz Annie Hall (Diane Keaton) in 1970s socialite Manhattan. Allen allows us a glimpse of his personal life in this semi-autobiographical portrait of the amorous partnership between Allen and Keaton.