Author Archives: Film Board

Film Series: Casablanca

1942. USA. Dir: Michael Curtiz. With Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman. 102 min. 

 

You must remember this
A kiss is still a kiss
A sigh is just a sigh
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by

And when two lovers woo
They still say, “I love you”
On that you can rely
No matter what the future brings
As time goes by…

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

Film Series: Paris Is Burning

1990. USA. Dir. Jenny Livingston. Documentary. 71 min.

Take an intimate look into the drag ball culture of 1980s New York City and the magnetic individuals who shaped it. At once wildly exuberant and profoundly tragic, Paris illuminates not only in its depiction of gender performance, but in the roaring vitality of a marginalized community living in the midst of white, straight America.

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

Film Series: Lolita

1962. US/UK. Dir. Stanley Kubrick. With James Mason, Sue Lyon. 152 min.

How did they ever make a movie of Lolita? Kubrick turns his inimitable eye on the tale of Humbert Humbert, a man driven to the ends of the earth by his doomed obsession with the titular nymphet. Its daring cinematic precision livened by caustic wit and dabs of outstanding tenderness, the film remains as titillating as it is poignant.

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

Film Series ON FOSS: Dazed and Confused

Coming this Friday… an outdoor Film Series experience!

1993. USA. Dir. Richard Linklater. With Jason London. 102 min. 

Schooool’s out! Bell-bottom jeans and rock music abound in Linklater’s ‘70s coming-of-age comedy concerning an eclectic group of Texan teens on their last day of school. Pranks are pulled and good times had as incoming freshman desperately try to escape a demoralizing “ass-whooping” and upperclassmen feel the weight of life-changing decisions. Free outdoor screening on Foss Hill, sponsored by the WSA.

FRIDAY (rain date: Sunday) / 8 P.M. / FOSS HILL / FREE

Film Series: McCabe & Mrs. Miller

1971. USA. Dir: Robert Altman. With Warren Beatty, Julie Christie. 120 min.

A vagabond gambler and a tough-minded prostitute strike up a business arrangement that becomes threatened when a predatory mining corporation arrives in town. Altman’s reimagining of the turn-of-the-century Northwestern frontier treads a poignant balance between violence and interpersonal warmth, all delivered with sweeping, painterly beauty.

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

Film Series: The Bourne Identity

2002. USA/Germany. Dir: Doug Liman. With Matt Damon. 119 min.

A man washes up in the Mediterranean with two gunshot wounds in his back and no memory of who he is. Luckily, he still retains a ridiculous set of spy skills that come in handy when he real- izes the CIA wants him dead – making for some incredible fight scenes that are rivaled only by the car chases. Go back to the Bourne basics, before it got over-franchised (seriously: Jeremy Renner?).

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

Film Series: Juan de los Muertos (Juan of the Dead)

2011. Cuba/Spain. Dir: Alejandro Brugue?s. With Alexis Di?az de Villegas. 92 min.

In Cuba’s witty and referential first foray into the zombie flick, residents of Havana scream in panic as the flesh-eating undead swarm the streets. While the media portray the invasion as isolated incidents provoked by US-backed dissidents, the titular survivor resourcefully sets up a black-market zombie-killing business.

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

Film Series: Metropolis (with live accompaniment)

1927. Germany. Dir: Fritz Lang. With Brigitte Helm. 123 min.

If you prefer your futuristic robo-gal to be a destructive doppelganger leading the working class to rebellion against the overlords of their dystopian society, then this ornate and influential silent fable should be right up your alley – and oh what a twisted, Expressionist alley that is. Accompanist Ben Model (MoMA) returns to improvise a live organ score.

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

Film Series: Her

2013. USA. Dir: Spike Jonze. With Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson. 126 min.

Ever just feel like nobody gets you the way Siri does? Awkward introvert Theodore Twombly falls for his computer OS in this love story set in the not-too-distant future. Jonze may have (justifiably) won the Oscar for his screenplay, but the film also boasts some gorgeous use of color and a great score courtesy of Arcade Fire.

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

Film Series: Crystal Fairy

2013. Chile. Dir: Sebastia?n Silva. With Michael Cera, Gaby Hoffman. 98 min.

After chatting up “Crystal Fairy” at a party, douche-y expat Cera accidentally recruits the oft-nude heroine on a quest to find a magical hallucinogenic cactus. Tensions flare as they drive across Chile, thundering towards a secluded beach where the climatic drug trip will play out in all its (strangely moving) glory.

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