Author Archives: Film Board

Film Series: The Leopard

1963. Italy. Dir: Luchino Visconti. With Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon. 187 min.

 

The times, they are a-changin’ (in 1860s Sicily). During the tumultuous unification of Italy an aging aristocrat contemplates history, class, and his family’s legacy in the face of imminent political and social upheaval. From ballroom to battlefield, lavish cinematography and magnificent settings transmit a powerful sense of nostalgia for a bygone era.

Tonight’s screening of the digital restoration of The Leopard will be the PREMIERE SCREENING on the Goldsmith Family Cinema’s new 4K DCP (Digital Cinema Projector).

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

Film Series: Obvious Child

2014. USA. Dir: Gillian Robespierre. With Jenny Slate, Gaby Hoffmann. 84 min.

 

In this humbly subversive rom-com, a twenty-something comedian gets more than she bargained for when her drunken one-night stand gets her pregnant – just in time for Valentine’s Day. Slate gives a stellar turn as a young woman adrift in her newfound adulthood, while the film balances plenty of laughs with an earnest and refreshingly honest handling of the unwanted pregnancy.

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

Film Series: Morvern Callar

2002. UK. Dir: Lynne Ramsay. With Samantha Morton. 97 min.

A supermarket clerk wakes up Christmas morning to find her boyfriend has committed suicide, leaving behind a completed manuscript for a novel. Morton’s captivating and deeply enigmatic performance (along with a great soundtrack featuring Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin, and Velvet Underground) anchors a pictorial, strange, yet evocative study of loss.

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

Film Series: Chinatown

1974. USA. Dir: Roman Polanski. With Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway. 130 min.

LA, 1937: A private detective who specializes in catching adulterers becomes entangled in a much larger plot involving murder, corruption, and water… Perhaps Polanski’s most iconic film, Chinatown is touted by many as the “perfect script” but succeeds just as well in atmosphere, as homage to the Hollywood noir and foreboding love letter to the City of Angels.

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

Film Series: Peeping Tom

1960. UK. Dir: Michael Powell. With Carl Boehm, Anna Massey. 101 min.

It’s Psycho by way of The Red Shoes: a lurid proto-slasher about a repressed young man who films women as he murders them. Though stylish and eerily prescient of our obsessions with sex, death, and voyeurism, Peeping Tom was so shocking in its day that it all but ended Powell’s career – one critic found it “more nauseating than a leper colony.”

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

Film Series: Jaws

1975. USA. Dir: Steven Spielberg. With Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw. 124 min.

Nothing says dread on the open sea like “We’re gonna need a bigger boat.” The movie that gave birth to the blockbuster and Spielberg’s career as an A-list director surprises at every turn, eliciting laughter and screams while steadily building the suspense of a monster lurking just beneath the surface.

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

Film Series: Pariah

2011. USA. Dir: Dee Rees. With Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans. 86 min.

 

Alike is a 17-year-old African-American woman living in Brooklyn and embracing her identity as a lesbian. Lyrical dialogue and stunning color cinematography from one of today’s rising talents support a moving lead performance by Oduye, who emanates emotion as a teen struggling with the complexities of love, self-definition, and growing up.

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

Film Series: The Triplets of Belleville

2003. France. Dir: Sylvain Chomet. Animated. 78 min.

 

An old woman must rescue her cyclist grandson from the wine-swilling French mafia with the aid of the titular trio: aging stars fond of improvisational jazz and dining on frogs. This odd-yet-endearing feature is mostly dialogue-free, relying instead on whimsical sounds and music as well as a charmingly grotesque visual style.

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

Film Series: An American In Paris

1951. USA. Dir: Vincente Minnelli. With Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron. 113 min.

Kelly dances and woos Caron amidst cafe?s, canals, and catchy Gershwin tunes like “S’Wonderful” and “I Got Rhythm.” This sparkling musical may represent the apex of MGM’s extravagant Technicolor production design – after all, why go to Paris when you can build it better in studio? – with the climactic art-inspired dream ballet as its pie?ce de re?sistance.

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

Film Series: Edge of Tomorrow

2014. USA. Dir: Doug Liman. With Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt. 113 min.

Live. Die. Repeat. This entertaining barrage of aliens, death, and more death plops Cruise and Blunt into the thick of a bullet-riddled battlefield with a serious case of Groundhog Day-ja? vu. The futuristic action proceeds at a frenetic yet admirably intelligent pace, making the big-screen spectacle both intimate and unexpectedly witty.

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