The inaugural Bates College Film Festival, organized by rhetoric professor Jonathan Cavallero and his Film Festival Studies students, opened Wednesday with short films involving Bates people.

The following films will be shown througout the week.

Bates Film Festival

• Shorts, a collection of 90 minutes of shorts, free, Muskie Archives, Bates College, 70 Campus Ave, [email protected], 5 p.m. Thursday, March 22.

• “Anote’s Ark,” a portrayal of changing climate and the challenges of rising sea levels for residents and local leaders in Kiribati, free, Muskie Archives, Bates College, 70 Campus Ave., [email protected], 8 p.m. Thursday, March 22.

• “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer” and “Small Platelet Dining” (short), a celebration of the 20th anniversary of this blockbuster horror franchise, free, Olin 104, 75 Russell St., [email protected], 7 p.m. Friday, March 23.

• “White Rabbit,” a narrative feature following a Korean-American performance artist and her exploration of identity, free, Olin 104, 75 Russell St., [email protected], 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 23.

• “Crime and Punishment,” a groundbreaking documentary about systematic injustice in the NYPD, free, Olin 104, 75 Russell St., [email protected], 7 p.m. Friday, March 23.

• “Frank Serpico,” a story about a one-man crusade for reform in the NYPD in the early 70’s, free, Olin 104, 75 Russell St., [email protected], 10 p.m. Friday, March 23.

• “The Father and the Bear,” the emotional journey of a retired actor, diagnosed with dementia, who wants to perform one last time, free, Olin 104, 75 Russell St., [email protected], 9 a.m. Saturday, March 24.

• “The Light of the Moon,” the story of a young professional’s struggle as she recovers from rape, free, Olin 104, 75 Russell St., [email protected], 1:45 p.m. Saturday, March 24.

“Sonita,” the story of a teenage Afghan refugee, living in Iran, who uses rap music as a tool for justice, free, Olin 104, 75 Russell St., [email protected], 4:15 p.m. Saturday, March 24.

• “By the Time It Gets Dark,” a dramatic portrayal of the 1976 Thammasat University massacre in Thailand, free, Olin 104, 75 Russell St., [email protected], 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 25.

• “The Florida Project,” screened by Bates Filmboard, a story about childhood wonder and the struggles of adulthood, free, Olin 104, 75 Russell St., [email protected], 7 p.m. Friday, March 30.

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