Author Archives: Film Board

Film Series: Zama

2017. Argentina. Dir: Lucrecia Martel. With Daniel Giménez Cacho. 115 min.

In this hauntingly humorous indictment of imperialism, a Spanish functionary falls into existentialist despair while pining for a promotion. Martel’s uniquely dreamlike style builds an atmosphere of simultaneous dread and wonder that captures the frustrating cruelty of the colonial experience. Also features the best performance by a llama in film history.

Sponsored by the Thomas and Catharine McMahon Fund, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Latin American Studies Program, and the College of Film and the Moving Image.

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

Film Series: Los Angeles Plays Itself

2003. USA. Dir: Thom Anderson. Documentary. 169 min.

“Los Angeles may be the most photographic city, but it’s one of the least photogenic.” Anderson’s cinematic essay extricates fragments of the city from movies across decades and regroups them into an exploration of reality and representation. Extensive film footage reveals the architecture, urban landscapes, and, eventually, the people of Los Angeles.

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

Film Series: Summer 1993

2017. Spain. Dir: Carla Simón. With Laia Artigas, Paula Robles. 97 min.

Six-year-old Frida gets sent to live in the countryside with her uncle and his family after her mother passes away. Her grief makes her an outsider to her family, a child forced to deal with grown-up emotions in order to heal. The film’s quiet nature is captivating and emotionally moving, with a lead child performance that will bring you to tears.

Sponsored by the Thomas and Catharine McMahon Fund, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Latin American Studies Program, and the College of Film and the Moving Image.

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

Film Series: Dreamgirls

Girl group The Dreamettes finally get their big break: they are discovered by an ambitious car salesman and catapult to the top of the ’60s Motown scene. Along the way the group experiences the dark side of fame, and when Queen Bey steals the spotlight and becomes a star – sound familiar? – everything changes, and unforgettably heart-wrenching musical moments follow.

2006. USA. Dir: Bill Condon. With Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson. 130 min.

Girl group The Dreamettes finally get their big break: they are discovered by an ambitious car salesman and catapult to the top of the ’60s Motown scene. Along the way the group experiences the dark side of fame, and when Queen Bey steals the spotlight and becomes a star – sound familiar? – everything changes, and unforgettably heart-wrenching musical moments follow.

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

Film Series: Dangal

2016. India. Dir: Nitesh Tiwari. With Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh. 161 min.

A former wrestler challenges the stigmas of his village by training his daughters into world-class brawlers. After all, “a gold medal is a gold medal, whether it’s a boy or a girl.” Deftly combining the sentimentality of Bollywood and the realism of parallel cinema, this sports biopic has won the hearts of millions across the world.

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

Film Series: Some Like It Hot

1959. USA. Dir: Billy Wilder. With Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon. 121 min.

“I wanna be loved by you, just you, and nobody else but you…” What’s not to love about a couple of fools dressed as women to join an all-female band and escape the mob? Through convoluted comedy hijinks, the bickering buddies learn to regret their wolfish ways even as they cozy up to iconic sex symbol Monroe.

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

Film Series: Black Panther (3D)

2018. USA. Dir: Ryan Coogler. With Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira. 134 min.

Re-immerse yourself in Coogler’s Afrofuturist magnum opus. A charismatic techie, a spy, and a badass general team up, as the women of Wakanda must protect their country from a vengeful Oakland orphan who yearns for the throne. There is also some fellow in a cat suit who does some pretty cool stuff too. Wakanda forever!

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

 

Film Series: Fallen Angels

1995. Hong Kong. Dir: Wong Kar-wai. With Leon Lai. 99 min.

A hit man and his business partner. A mute delinquent and his father. Wong delves into the turbulent side of Hong Kong life while paying homage to gangster flicks. Like Chungking Express and Happy Together, Angels boasts a killer soundtrack and career-defining work from cinematographer Christopher Doyle.

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

Film Thesis Screenings: 16mm Film and Digital Videos

The 16mm and Digital Program

Adam DeSantes

“Choreomania”

Keith Christen

Onward

Rebecca Engle

The Slow Regard of Silent Things

 

Sofie Somoroff

CUT

 

Chris Chen

Prophet

Shane Bannon

Only Strangers Sleep in my Bed

Alex Ryder Pace Pabarcius

Disco Calls

 

João Pedro Pereira-Webber

Galinha

Benjamin Draghi

*The Artist

Emmet Daly

*The King of Hell

 

*Digital Video

 

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Doors open 7:15 / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Film Thesis Screenings: Digital Videos

The Digital Program

Simon Usdan
Block Orange

Gabriel Tagliamonte
ICEHEAD

Ezra Scott-Henning
FRIEND OF MINE

Ali Arminio
After Abby

Alex Fabry
Buried Treasure

Regina Melady
Fancy Ladies

Jonathan Tang
Mama’s Boy

Matt Kleppner
Moving Day

Noah Dirks
Out

Benjamin Yap
An Affair

Ruby Lanet
Dear Sylvia

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Doors open 7:15/ Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5