Tag Archives: film

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: Vertigo

1958. USA. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. With James Stewart, Kim Novak. 128 min.


A former police detective, driven to early retirement by an incident that left him with a paralyzing fear of heights, is hired as a P.I. to follow a friend’s wife, who has been behaving abnormally. Hitchcock spins a dizzying whirlpool of storytelling magic, slowly revealing bits and pieces of the psychological obsession at the film’s beating heart.

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

Film Series: Legally Blonde

2001. USA. Dir: Robert Luketic. With Reese Witherspoon. 96 min.


Elle Woods is just “too blonde” for her East Coast, blue-blood boyfriend…who dumps her, reunites with his brainy prep school ex, and heads to Harvard Law School. Elle must wage the battle of her life to get into Harvard, win back her guy, and, most importantly, show the world what she’s really made of.

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

Film Series: Withnail and I

1987. UK. Dir: Bruce Robinson. With Richard E. Grant. 107 min.


Loosely derived from the director’s recollection of his student years in the 1960s, this British cult classic portrays two unemployed actors who spend their days dodging rent bills and drinking. Longing for a vacation away from the mess, the two fellas set off for an idyllic country trip that goes fantastically awry.

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