BUEI & Bermuda Docs Weekend Film Series
On Sunday, October 30th BUEI and Bermuda Docs present their Weekend Film Series,
3 p.m. – Love & Friendship (UK-US-Ireland-France-Netherlands/ 94 minutes / Rated: PG (US))
Love & Friendship is an adaptation of young Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan. It concerns beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale) who has come to Churchill, the estate of her in-laws, to wait out colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. While ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and for her daughter, Frederica, played by Morfydd Clark. Chloë Sevigny plays Lady Susan’s friend and confidante Alicia Johnson, with Stephen Fry as her husband, the “very respectable” Mr. Johnson. The waters are troubled by the arrival at Churchill of the handsome, eligible Reginald DeCourcy (Xavier Samuel) and silly but cheerful — and very rich — Sir James Martin (Tom Bennett). After a series of dramatic turns at Churchill, Lady Susan finally risks destruction when her jealous rival, Lady Lucy Manwaring (Jenn Murray), arrives in London to make a shocking revelation, leading to the denouement of denouements.
“A delightful comic romp that fans of the classic English author will love.” – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
5.15 p.m. – Do Not Resist(USA / 72 minutes / Rated: 14A)
Do Not Resist is an urgent and powerful exploration of the rapid militarisation of police forces in the United States. Starting on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, as the community grapples with the death of Michael Brown, DO NOT RESIST offers a stunning look at the current state of policing in America and a glimpse into the future. The Tribeca Film Festival winner for Best Documentary puts viewers in the centre of the action – from a ride-along with a South Carolina SWAT team and inside a police training seminar that teaches the importance of “righteous violence” to the floor of a congressional hearing on the proliferation of military equipment in small-town police departments – before exploring where controversial new technologies including predictive policing algorithms could lead the field next.
Winner, Best Documentary, 2016 Tribeca Film Festival
“Brings the government’s programme of channelling military hardware to law enforcement across the nation starkly to light.” — Variety
Tickets are $15 each and are available at Oceans Gift Shop. Call 294-0204 to book your tickets.