Interested in local events or would like to submit your event to post on our calendar?
- This event has passed.
The Western Illinois Museum to offer Film Series in 2020
February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Western Illinois Museum announces the launch of a film series for 2020 with screenings on the first Friday and Sunday of the month. Five movies will be showing at the Western Illinois Museum in February, March, April, May, and November. Friday screenings will be at 7:00 pm and Sunday screenings will be at 2:00 pm.
The series kicks off on Friday, February 7th and Sunday, February 9th, Academy Award weekend, with the documentary film, Honeyland. Winner of three Sundance awards, the film has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary and Best International Featured Film (formerly Best Foreign Language Film) making history as the only film to accomplish this in the same year.
Honeyland’s directors Tamar Kotevska and Ljubo Stefanov’s film gives a rare look at the isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans and Hatidze Muratova, one of the last nomadic beekeepers. When a nomadic family moves in and breaks Honeyland’s basic rule, she must save the bees and restore the natural balance. There will be two screenings, Friday, February 7th at 7:00 pm and Sunday, February 9th at 2:00 pm. The film is 85 minutes and is in Turkish with English Subtitles. There is a suggested donation of $5 at the door.