Just further proof that the Argus should change its motto to “Argo Fuck Yourself.”
Nothing quite signals the start of a new semester like the unveiling of a new Film Series calendar. Today the Wesleyan Fucking Film Series’ prestigious social media intern awoke from a deep slumber to share the news. Here’s a preview.
Possibly to mark the recent departure of longtime Director of Media and Public Relations David Pesci, the Film Board has chosen to honor Pesci’s legacy by screening a film starring his estranged brother Joe, Goodfellas—arguably the best gangster film ever. (I jest, they’re not actually related, but getting to see Goodfellas on the big screen almost makes up for the number of times the Film Board has ignored my request for Once Upon a Time in America.) If you think you can nail the “You think I’m funny?” monologue, come prepared to do it into the Goldsmith microphone.
Other highlights on the new calendar include the excellent Oscar-nominated Argo, which is further proof that the Argus should change its motto to “Argo Fuck Yourself”; Cold War favorite Dr. Strangelove, which continues a recent string of Kubrick classics that has also included Full Metal Jacket and The Shining; and Coen brothers masterpiece No Country for Old Men, which will make you nostalgic for that time in high school when you creepily called everyone “friendo.” Because Halloween is too long to wait, they’re also showing Alien.
Oh, and the first movie of the semester is West Side Story. Get ready for singing, if you’re into that sort of thing.
High on the list of Historically Important Films That I Haven’t Seen and You Probably Haven’t Either Unless You’re Lucas San Juan ’13 are Cassavetes crime flick The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Godard adaptation Pierrot Le Fou, and James Stewart western Winchester ’73. They’re all free Saturday night features, so you have no excuse for not going.
When reached for a comment, a member of the Film Board texted, “The curiously uncontroversial Israeli Film Series soldiers on!” Then ze asked to remain anonymous. But it’s true, the Ring Family Israeli Film Festival is still going strong, featuring five free Thursday night films, with guest speakers ranging from Technical and Programming Manager Marc Longenecker to Professors Teter and Russ-Fishbane.
Here’s the full list of all films:
Wednesday, January 23: West Side Story
January 24: 5 Broken Cameras
January 25: Argo
January 26: Pierrot Le Fou
Wednesday, January 30: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
January 31: My Australia
February 1: Alien
February 2: Black Narcissus
Wednesday, February 6: Minority Report
February 7: The Fifth Heaven
February 8: Wreck-It Ralph
February 9: Artists and Models
Wednesday, February 13: Goodfellas
February 14: Off-White Lies
February 15: Bring It On
February 16: Winchester ’73
Wednesday, February 20: Cloud Atlas
February 21: The Five Houses of Lea Goldberg
February 22: No Country for Old Men
February 23: One Hour With You
Wednesday, February 27: Holy Motors
February 28: Footnote
March 1: Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
March 2: The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
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