Author Archives: Film Board

Film Series: Special Free Preview Screening – Lady Bird

2017. USA. Dir: Greta Gerwig. With Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf. 93 min.


“I’ve tried – and failed – to think of another film that so sharply and humorously shows what it’s like to be a teenage girl.”
“Suddenly, A Shot Rang Out”

“The real surprise is just how honest and personal this film proves to be — again, par for the course with Gerwig, and yet, fairly rare among first-time directors, who haven’t had nearly so much practice simply being real.”
– Peter Debruge, Variety

“‘Lady Bird’ consolidates the style and sensibility of a generation caught between the last gasp of the 20th century and post-9/11 disillusionment like nothing else before. It looks back on that moment less to relish memories of a bygone era than to commune with its impact on young adults today.”
-Eric Kohn, Indie Wire

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Film Series: Funeral Parade of Roses

1969. Japan. Dir: Toshio Matsumoto. With Shinnosuke Ikehata. 105 min.


A cross-dressing performer at an underground gay club contemplates his defining childhood loss and his present love affair with his manager. Not quite doc nor fiction, this radically nebulous experience unveiled Japanese subculture and reportedly influenced A Clockwork Orange.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Film Series: Monday Special Free Preview Screening – Lady Bird

2017. USA. Dir: Greta Gerwig. With Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf. 93 min.


“I’ve tried – and failed – to think of another film that so sharply and humorously shows what it’s like to be a teenage girl.”
“Suddenly, A Shot Rang Out”

“The real surprise is just how honest and personal this film proves to be — again, par for the course with Gerwig, and yet, fairly rare among first-time directors, who haven’t had nearly so much practice simply being real.”
– Peter Debruge, Variety

“‘Lady Bird’ consolidates the style and sensibility of a generation caught between the last gasp of the 20th century and post-9/11 disillusionment like nothing else before. It looks back on that moment less to relish memories of a bygone era than to commune with its impact on young adults today.”
-Eric Kohn, Indie Wire

Monday, Oct 16 / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Film Series: I Am Not Your Negro

2017. USA/France/Belgium/Switz.
Dir: Raoul Peck. Documentary. 93 min.


This urgent doc illuminates the words of James Baldwin, one of the most influential voices of the Civil Rights movement. Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript Remember This House forms the foundation for the images, archival footage, newsreel clips, and interviews brilliantly interwoven by Peck and underscored by Samuel L. Jackson’s evocative narration.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

1995. USA. Dir: F. Gary Gray. With Ice Cube, Chris Tucker. 91 min. 35mm print.


Conceived as a comedy counterpoint to Boyz in the Hood, this quotable old-school hangout movie chronicles – with an emphasis on the “chronic” – a day in the life of a South Central block and the weed-enhanced bromance between Cube and Tucker. With the former recently red and the latter high on his own supply, trouble mounts quicker than you can say “bye, Felisha.”

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Film Series: Daisies

1966. Czech. Dir: Vera Chytilova?. With Jitka Cerhova?. 76 min. 35mm print.


A duo of impish young women wreak revenge against society via destructive pranks targeting capitalist overconsumption, communist hypocrisy, patriarchal condescension, sexual innocence, and conventional narrative itself. Deliriously weird and stunningly anarchic, Daisies was promptly banned by the Czech government due to the “wanton” nature of Chytilova’s avant-garde approach.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Film Series: Tower

2016. USA. Dir: Keith Maitland. Documentary/Animation. 92 min.


Before mass shootings became a depressingly regular event, a 1966 incident at the University of Texas at Austin shook the entire nation. Combining archival footage with rotoscope animation, Maitland retells how a shooter held the campus hostage for 96 minutes from atop the university’s bell tower, and how a few brave souls saved hundreds of lives that day.

There will be a moment of silence before the screening for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Film Series: Zabriskie Point

1970. USA. Dir: Michelangelo Antonioni. With Mark Frechette. 111 min.


Campus activist Mark – alias “Karl Marx” – steals an airplane and embarks on a psychedelic trip through the desert with “a sweet, pot-smoking post-teenybopper of decent inclinations” (N.Y. Times). A soundtrack by Pink Floyd and Jerry Garcia pairs with expansive landscape photography to paint a generation-defining portrait of the American counterculture.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Film Series: Colossal

2017. Canada/Spain. Dir: Nacho Vigalondo. With Anne Hathaway. 110 min.


After her boyfriend evicts her over her alcoholism, Hathaway returns to her childhood home and falls back into damaging patterns with an old friend. Concurrently – perhaps relatedly? – a giant monster appears to be destroying Seoul, South Korea. Hathaway must consider whether her bad behavior is affecting more than herself in this Kaufman-esque kaiju fable about toxic relationships.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Film Series: Under the Sun

12015. Russia. Dir: Vitaly Mansky. Documentary. 110 min.


Conceived as a “time machine” back to the Stalin-led Soviet Union, this controversial doc depicts the totalitarianism of North Korea with chilling objectivity. The country’s Ministry of Culture oversaw production of the film, yet viewers can witness the artificial staging and scripting of scenes featuring an eight-year-old preparing for Kim Jong-il’s birthday celebration.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free