Tag Archives: film

Film Series: Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

1965. USSR. Dir: Sergei Parajanov. With Ivan Mykolaichuk. 97 min. 35mm print.


This subversive Soviet-era gem weaves Ukrainian folklore into a tragic story of obsession and sorcery. Filled with haunting portraits of the rural countryside and feverish, frenetic camerawork, the film’s unique visual language was so innovative and rebellious that Parajanov found himself blacklisted from Soviet cinema.

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

Film Series: Alien

1979. USA. Dir: Ridley Scott. With Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt. 117 min.


In space, no one can hear you scream…
but the Goldsmith Cinema has great acoustics. Rest assured, between the eerie atmosphere, conniving corporate plotting, and one of the most memorable monsters to ever stalk the screen, this movie is still grade-A nightmare fodder. And don’t forget Weaver’s star turn as science fiction’s ultimate heroine.

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

Film Series: A Tale of Love and Darkness

2015. Israel/USA. Dir: Natalie Portman. With Portman, Amir Tessler. 95 min.


Portman’s directorial debut adapts the memoir of Amos Oz, who spent his post-WWII youth in what was then Mandatory Palestine, a region on the cusp of partition and civil war. Young Amos reflects on his mother (Portman), a European immigrant whose grimly recounted stories signal a deepening depression.

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

Film Series: Female Trouble

1974. USA. Dir: John Waters. With Divine, David Lochary. 97 min. 35mm print.


“Oh, honey, I’d be so happy if you’d turn nellie.” When her parents fail to buy her a pair of cha-cha heels, Divine, already the Filthiest Person Alive, ups the ante with a violent bout of criminal fashion modeling. Waters’ breathtaking, hilarious transgressions will have you vomiting with delight.

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

Film Series Special Screening: Get Out

2017. USA. Dir: Jordan Peele. With Daniel
Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford.


We’re delighted to present a free preview screening of this socially conscious horror flick. A young black man heads upstate to meet his white girlfriend’s parents, where he makes a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries.

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

Apply to the Film Board!

Hey You!

Do you ever look at the Film Series calendar and think, “Wow, why did they choose that? Why didn’t they put this movie up? I could do such a good job picking movies for this series.”

Then why not Apply to the Film Board!

Bring the Wesleyan campus the films you know they want to see! Gain experience curating an artistic enterprise! Argue with film nerds for hours with a tangible result at the end!

Applications must be submitted as a hard copy to the office of Logan Ludwig at the Center for Film Studies by Friday, February 24.

Film Board Application 2017

Film Series: Touch of Evil

1958. USA. Dir: Orson Welles. With Charlton Heston. 111 min. 35mm print.


When a bomb goes o on the U.S. side of the Mexican border, the case becomes the obsession of Welles’ corpulent cor- rupt cop and the border agent who failed to stop it (Heston, lamentably cast as Mexican). is vicious tale of intrigue and suspense is one of the last great examples of classic film noir – do not miss the famously virtuosic opening shot.

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

Film Series: Doctor Strange – in 3D!

2016. USA. Dir: Scott Derrickson. With Benedict Cumberbatch. 115 min.


A smug neurosurgeon loses his livelihood but finds new purpose when he’s drawn into a battle over the power to bend and shape the universe. is inter-dimensional trip blends science, philosophy, and magic as pretext for mind-bending visual effects, livening a well-trod genre with cheeky wit and awesome spectacle.

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

Film Series: When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

1960. Japan. Dir: Mikio Naruse. With Hideko Takamine. 111 min.


The claustrophobia of womanhood in 1960s Japan is set to cocktail jazz as a fiercely independent bar hostess navigates life in the Ginza district. Unwavering humanism flavors this subtle concoction in which love and commerce lose all distinction, bringing depth to the bitter taste of heartbreak.

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

Film Series: Fargo

1996. USA. Dir: Joel & Ethan Coen. With Frances McDormand. 98 min.


A car salesman hires incompetent kid- nappers to hold his wife for ransom, initiating a shocking series of crimes that unsettle the still Minnesota winter. In a morally gray, snow-white landscape, McDormand shines as a seven-month pregnant police chief who ventures into the elements in order to restore justice.

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