Tag Archives: film series

Film Series: The Nile Hilton Incident

2017. Sweden. Dir: Tarik Saleh. With Fares Fares. 106 min.


A young singer is murdered in one of Cairo’s big hotels just a few days before the January 25 revolution and National Police Day. This neo-noir thriller follows a surly cop assigned to the case as he dodges corruption in his department and realizes some of Moubarrak’s people might be implicated in the deadly a air.

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

Film Series: Paris, Texas

1984. W.Germany/France. Dir: Wim Wenders. With Harry Dean Stanton, Hunter Carson. 145 min.


In this wonderfully heartfelt portrait of a broken family, the late Stanton had the role of a lifetime as an amnesiac returning home after years and trying to reconnect with his young son. “New” German filmmaker Wenders (Wings of Desire) lends an outsider’s sense of alienation to the Texan landscape.

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

Film Series: Cleo from 5 to 7

1961. France. Dir: Agne?s Varda. With Corinne Marchand. 90 min.


Awaiting a possible cancer diagnosis, a self-absorbed pop singer spends ninety “real-time” minutes wandering the streets in between short-lived carefreeness and agitating despair. A peripatetic observation of postwar Paris, Varda’s Left Bank landmark explores feminism with a taste of light somberness. Look out for a surprise cameo by Jean-Luc Godard.

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

Film Series: National Treasure

2004. USA. Dir: Jon Turteltaub. With Nicolas Cage. 131 min. 35mm print.


Code-breaking, treasure hunting, American history, and humor are the secret ingredients in this Wes-alum-directed action-adventure heist flick. In a ludicrous pursuit for Masonic loot, the patriotic Cage steals the Declaration of Independence and follows clues with the help of his quippy, tech-savvy sidekick and a fiercely intelligent archivist.

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

Film Series: Paris is Burning

1990. USA. Dir: Jennie Livingston. With Dorian Corey. Documentary. 71 min.


This iconic celebration of queerness chronicles the underground Harlem ball culture of the late 80s, showcasing the vibrant personalities of its predominantly Black and Latinx participants. The historical aesthetics of drag and the minority origins of cultural concepts such as voguing and throwing shade are brought to light in potent critique of oppression.

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

Film Series: Julieta

2016. Spain. Dir: Pedro Almodovar. With Emma Suarez, Adriana Ugarte. 92 min.


The melodramatic auteur’s latest turn arrives with less flamboyance than usual but no less heartbreak. Chance, memory, trauma, and tragedy circle a tale spanning two timelines (and two lead actresses in the title role). Based off of Alice Munro’s short stories, Julieta explores the interiority of a woman reconciling her past and present in glorious detail.

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

Film Series: Girls Trip

2017. USA. Dir: Malcolm D. Lee. With Regina Hall, Queen Latifah. 122 min.


A foursome of friends reconnect during a wild weekend at a music festival, filled with partying, hookups, and female empowerment. The first film with an all-black creative team to net over $100 million, GIRLS TRIP’s inspirational sisterhood and incisive commentary make it more than just another raunchy comedy.

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

Film Series: Sholay

1975. India. Dir: Ramesh Sippy. With Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra. 204 min.


A retired police chief enlists the help of two bandits to defeat a murderous crime lord, unleashing a campy current of action, melodrama, and – of course – musical numbers. At first considered a flop, Sholay has gained so much of a following that it may now be the highest grossing Hindi-language film of all time.

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

Film Series: Princess Mononoke

1997. Japan. Dir: Hayao Miyazaki. With Yoji Matsuda. Animation. 134 min.


After a prince is poisoned in a wild boar attack, he goes in search of a forest god to heal him. En route he encounters an ongoing war between a mining town and an army of spirits, among them a mysterious wolfgirl. Miyazaki utilizes breathtaking animation and a fantastical story to level commentary at industrialization and environmental destruction.

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

Film Series: Thelma and Louise

1991. USA. Dir: Ridley Scott. With Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis. 130 min.


A duo of kickass women murder an unapologetic rapist, jump-starting a cross-country run from the law in which they smash the patriarchy at every pit stop. Monumental in its radical femininity, the film continually exalts its protagonists’ righteous fury and even turns an objectifying gaze on a gloriously shirtless Brad Pitt. Speaker: author Becky Aikman.

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