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Leonard Oakland Film Festival 2016

Leonard Oakland Film Festival

Make plans to join us for the eighth annual Leonard A. Oakland Film Festival on Feb. 20-22, 2016. This year’s
7 p.m. showings will feature alumni filmmakers, an international film, and an evening about faith and film led
by Matthew Rindge, Ph.D., professor of religious studies at Gonzaga University.


Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016
7 p.m., Robinson Teaching Theatre
Alumni filmmakers Ryan Graves, ’11, and Kelly McCrillis, ’09, will join us to show their new feature-length film, EMILY.

Film No. 1: EMILY (2015)
Nathan and Emily are a young married couple in Portland, Ore. Their daily struggles are typical for twenty-somethings: career anxieties, finding time for friends, being there for family. As a couple, they've done well to help each other out. When Nathan suffers a devastating crisis of faith, his and Emily's once-contented marriage collapses. He struggles desperately to find himself and to remain the husband Emily married, cared for, and loved. Meanwhile, Emily's own faith is challenged as she's forced to question what it means to stay true to her husband. They both know that the marriage must change. But into what?

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016
7 p.m., Robinson Teaching Theatre
Film No. 2: Ida (2013)
Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.

Monday, Feb. 22, 2016
7 p.m., Robinson Teaching Theatre
Matthew Rindge, Ph.D., professor of religious studies at Gonzaga University, will be discussing his second book, Profane Parables: Film and the American Dream, due out in April, and introducing the final film, Fight Club, which is featured in the book. At GU, Rindge teaches Bible and Film, Bible and Ethics, and Life and Teachings of Jesus.

Film No. 3: Fight Club (1999)
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soapmaker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into much, much more.