Category Archives: Film

Film Series: The Beguiled

2017. USA. Dir: Sofia Coppola. With Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst. 93 min.


In the quiet gloom of a draughty plantation house, a small group of Southern ladies devote themselves to studies and survival while the Civil War engulfs the world outside their gates. This already repressive atmosphere grows even more tense with the arrival of a wounded Union solider, whom they meet with apprehensive charity and divisive curiosity.

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

Film Series: Cotton Comes to Harlem

1970. USA. Dir: Ossie Davis. With Godfrey Cambridge. 97 min.


This trailblazing Blaxploitation movie follows a tough-cop duo’s fight to bring a swindling preacher to justice. With on-location Harlem as their backdrop, they navigate an unjust system and a lively cast of con men, unafraid to crack jokes and be generally badass along the way. Intro by CFILM Chair Scott Higgins.

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

Film Series: Lemonade

2016. USA. Dir: Kahlil Joseph, Beyoncé Knowles Carter et al. 66 min.


A year and a half after its surprise drop on HBO, Beyoncé’s “visual album” stands a bravura work of visual storytelling, lyrical prowess, and poetic reclamation. The film synthesizes dozens of directors’, writers’, and cinematographers’ visions into one comprehensive package: an exquisite portrait of both the singer’s individual life story and the universal experiences of Black women in America.

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

Film Series: Taipei Story

1985. Taiwan. Dir: Edward Yang. With Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Tsai Chin. 110 min.


The late Yang (Yi Yi, A Brighter Summer Day) directed fellow filmmaker Hou as one half of a young couple navigating the pushes and pulls of the Taiwanese capital’s growing pains. A new restoration elevates this quiet but powerful reflection on the modern Asian city and the allure of the American dream.

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

Film Series: All About Eve

1950. USA. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. With Bette Davis. 138 min. 35mm print.


An aging slay queen with a air for drama takes a conniving young ingenue under her wing – with fabulously explosive consequences. Witness Ms. Davis’ overdue return to the Goldsmith in this classic saga of backstage ambition and betrayal. Seatbelts not included.

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

Film Series: Wonder Woman (in 3D!)

2017. USA. Dir: Patty Jenkins. With Gal Gadot, Robin Wright. 141 min.


For millennia, the Amazons have lived in utopian matriarchal isolation on the island of Themyscira. But when Chris Pine informs her that Hollywood has yet to produce a good superhero film with a female lead, Wonder Woman dons her crown and sets out to save the world.

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

Film Series: Beasts of the Southern Wild

2012. USA. Dir: Benh Zeitlin. With Quvenzhane? Wallis. 93 min.


Fierce, uninhibited six-year-old Hushpuppy grows up in a ramshackle bayou habitat, learning survival skills from her mercurial father in anticipation of an incoming flood. A commune of proud Wes alumni shaped this emotionally delicate and spiritually powerful indie jewel.

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

Film Series: Young Girls of Rochefort

1967. France. Dir: Jacques Demy. With Catherine Deneuve. 120 min.


When a fair comes to town, the titular port whips up into a delectable, sherbet-colored spree of jazz and dance and love, for a weekend of crisscrossing missed connections and second chances. At the heart of the musical excitement are twin sisters – “a pair of carefree young things/waiting for the joys that love brings.”

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

Film Series: Superbad

2007. USA. Dir: Greg Mottola. With Michael Cera, Jonah Hill. 113 min.


Two-time Academy Award nominee Hill and buddy Cera must procure booze for the big senior-year party – how else will they get off the geek list? Plus, Oscar winner Emma Stone and that other girl will be there! Find fresh meaning (or at least rediscover old dick jokes) in this raunchy yet earnest comedy about best friends on the cusp of a new chapter in life.

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

TRAILER: Wesleyan Senior Thesis Films 2017

We’re a couple days late on this, but w/e, some of us have three finals due before the last day of classes. (Why?? Why?????)

Anyways, do you have senior film major friends/crushes/friendcrushes/Wescams? Do you want to see some cool short films that they put a ton of blood, sweat, tears, and Kickstarter money into? Then I highly, highly recommend checking out the Senior Thesis Films at the Goldsmith Family Cinema on May 12-13.

Don’t believe me? Check out this kickass trailer, edited by Ostin Fam ’17: